We are excited to launch our new book Strolling Players’ Spirit Lives On: The Life of Joan & Betty Rayner at the Drama Victoria Jumpstart conference.
In every profession there are great innovators and when it comes to producing theatre for young people, the Rayner sisters certainly fit that description. Their unwavering commitment to bringing theatre to children across Australia (and throughout the world) for six decades, from the 1930s to the 1990s is an important chapter in Australian theatre history. They and their company (the Australian Children’s Theatre) are regarded by many as being pioneers in the field of theatre for young people in Australia.
The book to be launched at Jumpstart documents the extraordinary lives of the Rayner sisters through text and wonderful archival photographs. It will be launched by members of the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation.
Stop by Jumpstart at for morning tea (10:30am) on Saturday 19 March to celebrate with the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation and help launch it into the world!