Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tony Mack: Contemporary Australian Theatre for Young Audiences

Different needs and cultural circumstances determine the development of TYA in each country. Tony Mack looks at the influences that have shaped Australian TYA and gives snapshots of current practice in areas such as: Tales of contemporary life, Fantasy worlds, Indigenous performance, Theatre for the very young, Dance for young audiences, Emerging companies and new directions.

November 18, 2009
DePaul Student Center Room 380 (Lincoln Park), 5-7:30 PM,
Free & Open to the Public . Reservations Required.
RSVP to or 773-325-7819

About Tony Mack
Tony is an Australia Council Fellow researching theatre for the very young and developing an online Global Youth Arts Portal. After graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and working professionally as an actor throughout Australia, Tony branched out to work in a variety of roles, as a playwright, director, arts journalist, magazine editor, actor trainer and university lecturer. From 2002–2008 he served as Vice-President of ASSITEJ International. As Chair of the Congress Working Group from 2005–2008, he was responsible for the delivery of the 16th ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival in Adelaide, Australia. He continues to work in the corporate area – presenting, performing and narrating corporate videos and television and radio commercials – and in feature films such as ‘Esther Blueberger’.

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