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This Week we Farewell Tim McGarry

November 27th, 2017

This week marks the end of an era at Monkey Baa, when founding Creative Director, Tim McGarry leaves the company to pursue his next adventures. Tim’s final day is this Friday 1 December 2017.

Sandie and Eva will continue as Creative Directors and with their team will continue to create high quality work for young people around the world.

For those that know Tim, you would understand wholeheartedly how important he has been to the life of the organisation as one of its founders. In short, he is irreplaceable, and we will miss him dearly. It seems a distant memory that 20 years ago, Tim, Sandie and Eva sat in a Darlinghurst coffee shop to discuss the possibility of creating a theatre company for young people to be known as Monkey Bar. The trio went to the office of Fair Trading to submit paperwork only to discover they could not use the name Monkey Bar. After a quick discussion with the lady at the counter, the name was changed to Monkey Baa, and the rest is history.

Since that time, together with Sandie and Eva, Tim has enjoyed many incredible achievements at Monkey Baa. 30 tours including four international tours, winning 11 awards including the Drover for Touring Legend and five published plays.

This week to celebrate Tim’s departure from the company, we will be sharing photos from Tim’s 20 years at Monkey Baa.

We all wish Tim all the very best as he moves onto his next adventures.

The Monkey Baa Team