“My son goes to Spotswood Primary, a small school with no music or performing arts offered. The Art & Industry Festival is a unique opportunity for our Spotswood kids to get involved in the arts locally. By being exposed to professional guidance and the thrill of being in a festival, new windows will open for these children.”
Penny Baron has been working extensively for the past 24 years as a theatre maker, performer, director and teacher. Co-artistic director of Born in a Taxi, one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded physical theatre ensembles, Penny is also founding member of award winning The Business clown ensemble. Penny has worked with Bell Shakespeare, Polyglot, Rawcus, Weave, Dislocate, the Dream Masons, Shaken and Suspicious, the Grimstones, CreatAbilty and Company 13. She completed a 2-year solo residency at VUT Footscray (2009/10). Most recently she was dramaturge on If These Walls Could Talk by Dislocate (Melbourne International Festival 2014); performed How High the Sky with Polyglot in Hong Kong and Macau (2015) and was lead actor in Dwelling, a large-scale outdoor performance in Big West (2015). She is teaches movement at The John Bolton Theatre School.