INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH
To strengthen engagement with Indigenous communities throughout its tours, Performing Lines piloted a new part-time coordinator role alongside Queensland Theatre Company’s Head Full of Love, which toured nationally in 2015 as part of Blak Lines.
Gamilaroi woman Denise Wilson was appointed to the role of Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator in March 2015, with funding from Australia Council’s Key Organisations. Working with the Blak Lines Producer and Associate Indigenous Producer, Denise liaised with tour presenters, Indigenous communities, local government and non-government organisations to understand local needs and help develop community engagement plans for each location on tour.
ROAD WORK INTRINSIC IMPACT STUDY
To get a deeper understanding of the audience experience for those attending Road Work touring productions, Performing Lines commissioned Tandi Williams to build, collect and analyse data from audience members.
A longitudinal study covering three productions, an interim report on the first two shows is available. The report looks at No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability's Sons and Mothers, and Side Pony Productions' The Confidence Man.
A full report including final data from Roslyn Oade's Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday will be completed in 2017.