Kids’ theatre in spotlight
North Parmelia Primary School students have been the first audience to preview the Finegan Kruckemeyer production, My Robot.
As part of a partnership between Tianqi Lithium Australia and Barking Gecko Theatre, students travelled to the State Theatre Centre to preview the production on July 1. Tianqi Lithium Australia general manager Phil Thick said the sponsorship gave many students the chance to experience their first trip to the theatre.
“My Robot is a story about diversity, friendship and acceptance — themes that we as an organisation are proud to support,” he said.
“Tianqi Lithium’s sponsorship of the Barking Gecko Access and Education Program is designed to help provide local kids with experiences that they might otherwise not have.”
Barking Gecko Theatre chief executive Helen Hristofski said Tianqi Lithium’s support of younger audiences would help drive engagement with the arts.
“Early exposure to productions and to arts excursions like ours are a proven way to generate an enduring interest in theatre and more generally in culture,” she said.
Mr Thick said the three-year partnership was a perfect opportunity for the company to help local schools offer vibrant arts and cultural experiences.
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