Sue Giles

Artistic Director/co-CEO
sue@polyglot.org.au

Sue was appointed as the Artistic Director/co-CEO of Polyglot Theatre in 2000, leading the company into new territory with participatory works, community process and inclusion of play in the company’s theatrical offerings for children.  She has directed, written or devised numerous works which have toured nationally and internationally, including for the International Arts Festivals of Perth, Sydney, Darwin and Melbourne, Singapore Arts Festival, National Theatre of Korea, Hong Kong International Arts Carnival, winner Excellent Production Award at Shanghai International Children’s Theatre Festival, UNIMA International puppetry festival in Perth and ASSITEJ International congress in Adelaide and Warsaw, Poland.

Her conceptual work We Built This City has toured continually since 2001 including to Kennedy Center Washington, National Theatre London and through the UK, Asia and the USA. Subsequent interactive works Tangle, Sticky Maze, Paper Planet and Ants have enjoyed similar national and global success.

In 2003, she was the Australian representative at the International Director’s Forum hosted by ASSITEJ Germany.  She has been the Victorian Representative on the National Board of YPAA, one of a panel of leading Australian arts organisations for the ASSITEJ Festival and Congress in Denmark and Sweden and keynote speaker for the YPAA National Symposium in Sydney 2012. Sue was also keynote at the Create, Connect, Empower Statewide Forum in Tasmania 2013, is the International Representative board member of YPAA and on the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International.

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