Monkey Baa Theatre Company

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Keep Mothball’s Story Alive!

Monkey Baa’s award-winning production Diary of a Wombat has been selected to present at the prestigious 40th Anniversary IPAY Showcase in Philadelphia.

Can you help us get there?

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Monkey Baa’s award-winning production of Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s Diary of a Wombat has been an incredible success.

This success presents us with an urgent new challenge.

Diary of a Wombat has been selected to present at the prestigious 40th Anniversary Showcase at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) in Philadelphia in January 2018.

It was the only Australian work selected to showcase a full production, on stage in front of 500 people! Most of the key US and international venue and festival delegates will be there.

The problem is, it will cost approx. $53,064 for Mothball to take her 8-human cast and crew plus the set, costumes, props and cello to Philadelphia. That’s a lot of carrots!

IPAY is the gateway to the world. Its where the best of the best present. Success there means new international stages and tours for Mothball. We know this we were selected to showcase our Helpmann awarded production of Hitler’s Daughter at IPAY in 2010.

Back then, people like you came together and raised around $30,000 to help get the show there. Hitler’s Daughter subsequently earned the opportunity to tour across the USA. The production is still going, in 2019 the show will return and conduct a 25-venue tour of Australia.

It’s very important for young people everywhere that the story doesn’t end for Diary of a Wombat. Once they experience Mothball’s show, we know they will fall in love with her.

Mothball connects with young people.

And young people are at the heart of everything we do.

The beautiful, sophisticated and critically acclaimed production, with almost no dialogue, inspires and delights young people and their families. All thanks to one very naughty wombat.

With your support, Mothball’s story will continue.

That means, thanks to you, Mothball’s story will continue to brighten the lives of young people all around the world.

If you love Australian theatre, this will make a difference to Monkey Baa too.

Success internationally helps us to continue to make great theatre for Australian audiences.

That means more wonderful Australian stories, for you, our Monkey Baa family.

Please support Monkey Baa today so Mothball can continue to strut her stuff, defy all the rules, train humans and most importantly, keep eating carrots!

More information here!

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Monkey Baa is a multi-award winning theatre company that creates, tours and curates new Australian theatre and drama-based education programs for young people, their families and educators.

Since 1997 we have conducted over 25 national tours to 135 regional and remote communities across every state and territory of Australia, 3 international tours, over 2500 performances, engaging with over 1.2 million young people via a production or workshop.

Our mission is to share uniquely Australian stories, with young people at the heart of everything we create.

Australia’s leading professional theatre company for young audiences, we are unique within the landscape – the only company that tailors its work to follow a young person from early childhood into adulthood. Our education program is endorsed by BOSTES and offered by the NSW Dept of Education’s Arts Unit.

“The kind of works Monkey Baa creates require the audience to participate, allowing the children to be co-creators. This level of engagement creates a profound learning experience: the children literally walk out of the theatre more intelligent than when they walked in.”
Jackie French AM (Author, Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 & Monkey Baa Patron)

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