Polyglot Theatre’s Sticky Maze Premieres in South Korea

Polyglot Theatre’s Sticky Maze will be performed for the first time in South Korea as part of the ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) Korea International Summer Festival on 26 and 27 July, with additional performances at the Hanam Arts Centre and Ansan Cultural Square.

Now in its 25th year, the ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival will be held from 19 to 30 July. Polyglot Theatre is part of an international program of children’s theatre which includes 14 performances from 11 different countries. The festival focuses on programming high-quality theatre for young audiences.

“We are very excited to bring Sticky Maze to South Korea and we are particularly honoured to be part of the ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival. Polyglot performed Paper Planet in Daejeon two years ago with a wonderful response, and we hope our young audiences in Seoul, Hanam and Ansan will enjoy experiencing Sticky Maze just as much!” Viv Rosman, Executive Director – Polyglot Theatre.

Starting as a see-through construction of sticky tape stretched out to form a maze, Sticky Maze invites children and families to enter the space and ‘fill-in’ the walls with pieces of newspaper. Over time, the maze is filled with instructions, directions and messages created by the audience. Children and adults become immersed in the ever-changing maze as Polyglot performers facilitate games and lead them on adventures through the space. Sticky Maze is filled with music in each session – played live and directly influenced by the audience.

Sticky Maze is presented by ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival at Marronier Park, Seoul on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 July; Hanam Arts Centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July; and Ansan Cultural Square on Sunday 29 July.

See all dates and performance session times on the Polyglot event calendar.

Polyglot’s tour to South Korea is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation and the Australian Embassy – Republic of Korea.