Who We Are

Who We Are

Performing Lines produces provocative contemporary performance by Australia’s most audacious independent artists.

We curate a portfolio of work that is propelled by pressing questions and new ways of seeing the world. We champion the unconventional, the marginal, the rebellious and the new.

Our purpose is to champion risk and to ensure that the breadth and plurality of Australia’s creative potential is represented and celebrated.

Performing Lines is led by Executive Producer Marion Potts, and manages teams in Sydney, Perth and Hobart, with a network of producers and presenters around the country and the world.

Lz Dunn’s Aeon. Image by Daniel Grant.

We Are Producers

We work closely with artists and arts companies to make amazing projects happen. We work nationally with offices in Sydney and Perth, and manage Tasmania Performs in Hobart

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We Champion Artists

Respect for artists is central in all that we do. We’re advocates for independent artists, always questioning assumptions and pushing boundaries to make work in more supportive and innovative ways, and finding new paths to connect them to presenters and audiences.

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Ghenoa Gela & Rachael Maza developing My Urrwai. Image by Jamie James.

Amrita Hepi’s A Call to Dance. Image by Sarah Walker.

We Take Risks

Throughout our 35 year history, Performing Lines has consistently backed artistically challenging and rigourous work. We don’t shy away from big ideas and important conversations, and our programming champions diversity, risk and exploration.

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We Are Values-Driven

We believe in:

  • freedom of expression, independence of thought;
  • inclusivity and the value of diverse experience, perspectives and practice;
  • robust provocation and the questioning of assumptions;
  • exploration, discovery and the importance of reaching beyond our grasp;
  • versatile options for artists that allow for their ambitions to be realised;
  • respectful and ethical collaboration with all partners.

Sensorium Theatre’s Whoosh! Image by Christophe Canato.

Tasmania Performs’ The Season by Nathan Maynard. Image by Simon Pynt.

We Lead By Example

Performing Lines is committed to achieving industry best practice in all that we do, whether that is producing shows, community engagement programs or supporting artists and the broader arts sector through skills development initiatives.

Our board, led by Bill Harris, is similarly committed to the highest standard of ethical governance.

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Click here to read our current Reconciliation Action Plan

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.