WORK EXPERIENCE MONKEYS!

February 18th, 2016

Monkey Baa welcomes work experience students every year. These students take part in activities such as: attending rehearsals; observing auditions; contributing to creative developments of new work; administrative support; staffing for events in our venue; front of house staff duties; attending performances of shows; creating activities for our Crafty Monkeys in the foyer, and more. …

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Sydney Theatre Award Nominations!

December 21st, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Monkey Baa has received two nominations in the upcoming Sydney Theatre Awards! Snugglepot and Cuddlepie has been nominated in the Best Production for Children category, whilst The Unknown Soldier has been nominated under the Best Production for Young People. On 20 December 2005 nominations were publicly announced for the …

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What has drama got to do with maths? Well, last week we ran a series of workshops supporting the professional learning of teachers in theatre and drama. The workshops are part of a program that will include tailored in-class drama sessions with artists as well as engagement with a drama educator for programming and integration. …

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Li Cunxin comes to Monkey Baa

November 23rd, 2015

On Friday 20 November we were honoured to have Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer at Monkey Baa working with our creative team to develop the script for The Peasant Prince. The children’s version of Mao’s Last Dancer is being developed into a play that will open in April 2016 at Monkey Baa, followed …

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Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2015

Today is Remembrance Day and while we’re reflecting, we’re also looking toward the future and our production of ‘The Unknown Soldier.’ This very special Australian story written by master storyteller Sandra Eldridge is uplifting and deeply relevant to contemporary Australian audiences. It explores how we carry our family’s stories from our past into our present, …

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We are so excited to announce that we will be presenting Bunk puppets’ amazing show ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’ in January 2016. For three days only come and be mesmerized by the creativity and imagination of puppetry as everyday items undergo magical transformations.                     For more information …

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We would like to wish the gorgeous Bec & Tilly, our AIM student placements, a huge CHOOKAS for their Graduating Showcase today! Showcase Details: Directed by Peta Downes & Tony Poli An hour of short, sharp, contemporary scene work performed by the 2015 Bachelor of Performance Graduating Company  

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Applications are now open for the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award 2016! Created ‘to promote interest in Australian drama and to encourage the writing of plays in Australia, to help and give incentive to young writers of plays’, the Award offers the winner a prize to the total value of $30,000 which includes $15,000 cash to the writer and up to $15,000 towards …

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The I Am Jack North American tour has gotten off to an amazing start in Palm Desert CA at the fabulous McCallum Theatre. Thanks so much for welcoming the Monkeys! Full Tour Details as follows: 5-7 October McCallum Theatre Institute Palm Desert, California 9 October The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, California 12-16 October …

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Puppet making – Quark style!

October 6th, 2015

Thanks so much to some of our young patrons who sent in a picture of their fantastic ‘Quark’ puppet making after watching The Secret Life of Suitcases last week.  

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School holiday fun in the foyer!

September 30th, 2015

Thanks to some of our lovely patrons for letting us taking their photo of their fabulous dressing up after they came to see The Secret Life of Suitcases today! Dressing up is free to all so come and join us!    

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The reviews are in for this amazing show by Ailie Cohen. On until Friday please come and join us and become as enchanted as we are!   “This is a lovely, different, entertaining piece of very well executed theatre that has appeal across generations. As Larry himself might say: “D … for Delightful.”  Stage Whispers  “The …

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