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"Cerita Anak (Child's Story)" to Pitch Once More!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments)

Today, we’re highlighting Ceritak Anak (Child’s Story) co-created by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre which was shared with us at the New York 2018 ISPA Congress.

The work draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and a small boy's true tale of arrival in Australia. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean. Audience members, both young and old, are passengers and storytellers on this exquisite adventure.

We caught up with Polyglot Theatre’s Executive Director, Viv Rosman. Here’s what she had to share about the pitch experience:

“It was a huge thrill to be selected to pitch Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s production of Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) at the NYC Congress this year, particularly as it’s reasonably rare for Theatre for Young Audiences to feature in Pitch New Works. It was a terrifying and exciting experience, and it was wonderful to have many conversations afterwards with delegates who were keen to discuss the work. A lot has happened for the production since January! The work was presented by the Perth International Arts Festival and toured to Jogjakarta as a special event of ArtJOG, the important contemporary art fair.

In November, the production is heading to Adelaide for the Oz Asia Festival and most excitingly, it has just been selected to perform at the IPAY Showcase in 2019. Held in Philadelphia each January, the IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) Showcase is the world’s most significant TYA market and selection is highly competitive. Members of IPAY’s selection committee attended my presentation in Pitch New Works, so there’s no doubt that the opportunity played an important role in the work’s selection. IPAY is such an exciting forum for the production, and we’re excited to see the touring opportunities that may arise from it.”

With a proven track record for success. ISPA's Pitch New Works program continues to assist works in development with securing touring dates, regional agents, co-commissions, premiere, and more.

Interested in presenting Cerita Anak (Child’s Story)? Contact Viv Rosman, Executive Director, Polyglot Theatre or North American Agent, Laura Colby, Elsie Management