Sydney Theatre Company
Actor on a Box
The Nelson Meers Foundation was involved in a 3 year project with the STC that engaged their youngest audiences – children between 3 and 7 years of age. The STC’s Actor on a Box project, part of the Company’s fantastic STC ED program, combined the STC’s best actors and directors and classic storytelling, from Aesop’s Fables to Henry Lawson. There was a moral to every tale, presented in an intimate, family-friendly format and delivered in rich and imaginative style.
The 2010 production of The Loaded Dog received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Production for Children.
Why did we fund this project? We believe in encouraging greater opportunities for the development of young audiences. Not only does this encourage the sustainability of the cultural sector, it ignites the imagination of the participants, both young and old.