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PENNY BARON has been working extensively since 1993 as a theatre maker, performer, teacher and director. Since 1993 she has won a total of ten awards for original works she has created with her long standing ensembles Born In A Taxi, The Rhonda Movement, and The Business.
Originally trained in dance, Penny was a member of Dance Arts Dance Company in Dunedin, NZ 1988, and moved to Melbourne and graduated from The John Bolton Theatre School in 1992. She studied and clown, le jeu and text with Phillip Gaulier in London 1996 and movement improvisation extensively with Al Wunder in Melbourne.
Penny is a Co-Artistic Director physical theatre company Born In A Taxi. Born In A Taxi has been creating and performing original and successful works (indoors, site specific and outdoors) for over 20 years. Born In A Taxi has toured extensively to festivals in the UK, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and New Zealand with their shows The Gumboot Family, The Nudies, The Twins, The Angels, The Boat of Faith, The Whales Tale, The Garden Party, and The Curious Game,and have performed numerous works at venues and events around Melbourne. Recent awards for their theatre shows include 2010 Brisbane Powerhouse Performance Award for The Waiting Room (director and performer) 2008 Short and Sweet Melbourne Arts Centre Award for Best Female Actor (Penny), Best Production and Best Independent Theatre Ensemble for 6 Hours Later…
Penny has worked as a performer and director with such companies as Rawcus, Dislocate, Polyglot, The Four Noels, The Dream Masons, Shaken and Suspicious, Weave, Creatabilty, Company 13, and Bell Shakespeare. Most recently Penny has completed a solo residency at VUT Footscray, and was the Movement Director for The Bell Shakespeare production of School for Wives, and performed How High The Sky with Polyglot in the 2012 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.