Celebrating Twelve 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.

2018 sees us entering our twelfth 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.

Kids Inspired by PIA since 2006


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The Poet’s Quest (years 7-8)

Directed by Darren Gilshenan Back for an encore season after its successful debut in 2016 – join us on The Poet’s Quest! Follow our bumbling hero Blake Williams as he embarks upon a time travelling adventure that brings all the joy and frivolity of language to life....
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The United Nations of Poetry (years 8-10)

Directed by Lizzie Schebesta This funny and poignant show looks at the uniting nature of the art form of poetry. From love poetry written on scraps of papyrus in Ancient Egypt to the poetic traditions of Australia and New Zealand’s first nations and the heightened...
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Fact vs. Fiction (years 9-11)

Directed by Christopher Stollery This dynamic and brand new show from the pen of Joanna Erskine explores the power and impact of language, speeches and poetry in the real and fictional worlds. Who can we trust? Who is deceiving us? How can we possibly tell the...
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Words of War (years 10-12 or any students studying war poetry)

Directed by Samantha Young 2018 will mark 100 years since celebrated World War 1 poet Wilfred Owen died at the age of 25. Much like Owen’s work itself, Words of War reverberates with passion, anger, humour and heartbreak. Featuring an updated script from playwright...
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