Growing up in the 80s, Polyglot was frequently referenced in my house. Seeing my first Polyglot show, ‘Digger’s Mate’ by Helen Lunn, based on the book ‘Death of a Wombat’, illustrated by Clifton Pugh was a memorable experience, it stayed with me. I was allowed to meet Helen, and the wombat, after the show and I thought that was incredible. It probably fueled my (already strong) desire to work in the arts. I went on to see other performances done by the Polyglot of that era, including ‘Almost a Dinosaur’.
Fast forward about 20 years and I was strongly sick of working in my cushy IT job at a major university and aspired to make the jump professionally into the arts world. I saw the job of Administrator at Polyglot advertised, and was lucky enough to secure the position in late 2005. I loved working on, and to support, all the shows, workshops, festivals and CCD projects Polyglot threw their energies into over 2005-09. Polyglot educated me; created artistic and industry networks, friendships, and partnerships; and gave me a strong, ongoing respect for the company, and Sue’s work. I have an enormous amount to thank it for.
I hope, now having a small family of my own, that my connection with the fantastic work Polyglot does continues through my child and not just through my love of your work.
Thank you Polyglot.