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The Children’s Choice Awards

The red carpet is rolled out for a frank group of children who attend all the shows of a festival and hand out chocolate covered awards.  The Children’s Choice Awards is a subversive act that refers us adults to the power relationships inherent in our conceptions of childhood, education and art. The verdict will be implacable!

It’s really interesting to see what things (the children) particularly observe that we as adults might not have noticed.

Shelagh Magadza, The West Australian (2010)

Forget the professional arts critics, it was the Children’s Choice Awards that mattered at this year’s festival.

Emma Knights, Norwich Evening News (2011)

Presentation History

2017
November
The Kyoto Experiment; Kyoto, Japan
2016
August
Edinburgh International Festival; Edinburgh, Scotland
July
LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre); London, England
2014
September
Ruhrtriennale; Gelsenkirchen, Germany
2013
October
Ruhrtriennale; Duisburg, Germany
2012
September
Ruhrtriennale; Bochum, Germany
April
Pazz International Performing Arts Festival; Oldenburg, Germany
2011
October
ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival; Kuopio, Finland
May
Kunstenfestivaldesarts; Brussels, Belgium
Norfolk & Norwich Festival; Norwich, England
2010
June
Magnetic North Theatre Festival; Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
February
Perth International Arts Festival; Perth, Australia
2009
January
PuSH International Performing Arts Festival; Vancouver, Canada
2008
October
Melbourne International Arts Festival; Melbourne, Australia
2007
August
Alley Jaunt; Toronto, Canada

Original Tour Credits

The Original Touring Production of The Children's Choice Awards at Alley Jaunt, Toronto in 2007 was:

Conceived, Directed and Produced by Darren O’Donnell
with School Collaboration by Parkdale Public School