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Industry response to the omission of Best Production for Children and Best Production for Young People from the 2020 Sydney Theatre Awards

December 18th, 2019

Monkey Baa has joined with our industry peers to petition the Sydney Theatre Awards to reinstate categories recognising work for young audiences.

Prior to 2019, separate awards were presented each year for Best Production for Children and Best Production for Young People.  In 2019 these were combined into a single award, Best Production for Children and Young People.  In the 2020 nominations, the category does not exist at all.

As producers and presenters of theatre for children and young people, we are concerned that the public recognition of our practice will suffer due to those awards not being included in the 2020 Sydney Theatre Awards.  Along with our peers we are keen to work with the Awards to improve the situation.

Read the full industry statement here