Celebrating Ten Years!

Poetry in Action is a theatre company dedicated to bringing poetry to life through performance. The enthusiastic reaction to our performances and the support of our donors has enabled us to become one of Australia’s most widely travelled and innovative theatre companies, having performed in hundreds of communities to hundreds of thousands of young people.

2016 sees us entering our tenth year of operations and travelling even more widely than ever before. Please look below at the shows we have on offer this year or, if you’re interested in finding how you can help Poetry in Action continue its good work, please visit our support us page.

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Our Shows

Poetry at Play: the Poet’s Quest (years 7+8)

This brand new show brings all the joy, fun and silliness of language to life and takes its young audience on a hysterical journey through time! This show educates and entertains by using a selection of humorous and engaging poetry from around the world in a dynamic...
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The Power of Poetry (years 8+9+10)

An irreverent and wildly entertaining show, Power of Poetry introduces students to poetry that contains some large ideas and lots of heart. This show follows a fractured attempt by the PIA troupe to present a show with their star actor, Candice, missing in action....
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Silence to speech (years 9+10+11)

‘The act of moving from silence to speech is a revolutionary gesture.” bell hooks Can words really start fires that change the world? When a young environmental protestor decides to take on the demolition of a forest, she is going to need more than just a banner to...
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Words of War (years 10+11+12 or any students studying war poetry)

Now entering it’s tenth consecutive year, this show is back once again due overwhelmingly popular demand and ever growing audiences. Words of War follows the life of World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen and the influences in his life that lead him to become one of the...
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