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Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People i(A108538 works by) (Organisation) assertion
Born: Established: 1997 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
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BiographyHistory

Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People 'was started in 1997 by a trio of actors, Tim McGarry, Sandie Eldridge and Eva Di Cesare. Monkey Baa, based in Sydney, has a national reputation for producing quality theatre for young people.'

The company's chief aims are to:

  • 'Develop Australian theatre of relevance, uniqueness and vitality.'
  • 'Present our work in isolated regional communities nationally.'
  • 'Encourage young people to read Australian literature and experience the power of theatre, with the opportunity of viewing two different art forms expressing the same story.'
  • 'Create a theatrical script suitable for young audiences that is culturally and artistically challenging.'
  • 'Develop and present theatre workshop programs accessible to young people throughout Australia.'

In 2007 the company won the Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia, Best Presentation for Children for Hitler's Daughter : The Play.

Source: Mondey Baa Theatre for Young People website, http://www.monkeybaa.com.au/

Sighted: 07/08/2007

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Multi-Artform Playing Australia $102,353.00

2017 recipient Sydney Theatre Awards Special Award

for 20 years of excellence and extraordinary service to the children and young people of Australia

2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Theatre Arts Projects Organisations $53,602.00

Awards for Works

Thursday's Child 2009 single work drama young adult

'Thursday's Child is Tin, born on a Thursday and like the old nursery rhyme, has far to go. A strange and lonely child who digs, his wanderings take him underneath the earth into the subterranean tunnels that he's pre-destined to roam. Told by his sister Harper Flute, it is a story of an Australian farming family's strength as they battle their way through the great depression of the 1930's. A surreal and epic piece of theatre that explores the themes of memory, fate, family camaraderie and the spirit of determination in a time of great change.'

Source: Monkey Baa.

2010 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children Nominated for the 2009 Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People production.
Hitler's Daughter : The Play 2005 single work drama young adult

'Did Hitler's daughter, Heidi, really exist? Four country children waiting in the rain for the school bus take turns telling stories. In an unusual twist, Anna's story takes the children to Nazi Germany. An intriguing tale about Heidi, a young girl caught in the turmoil of World War II, whose father was one of the most dreaded men in history.

'One of the children, Mark, becomes engrossed in Heidi's story. In his conversations with his friends, his teacher and with his parents, he explores the moral and ethical issues it raises.

'This intriguing play poses powerful questions about a frightening period in history and forces us to examine moral issues in relation to society's fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light.'

Source: Monkey Baa Theatre for Children website, http://www.monkeybaa.com.au/
Sighted: 07/08/2007

2007 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children
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