Helpmanns nods for three productions

Performing Lines is excited to acknowledge our multiple nominations in this year’s Helpmann Awards, receiving three out of the four nominations in the Best Regional Touring Production category.

Our tours of Roslyn Oades and Collaborators’ headphone verbatim work Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, Compagnia TPO and Insite Arts’ multimedia journey Saltbush, and Sensorium Theatre’s stunning immersive theatre work for children with profound disabilities Oddysea all received nominations.

Roslyn Oades’ Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts’ Saltbush

“We are exceptionally proud of these productions. We create opportunities for artists to share their work with audiences right around Australia and the world and are committed to ensuring audiences have access to the best of Australian contemporary work – no matter where they live,” said Marion Potts, Executive Producer.

“We are humbled on a daily basis by the talent, drive and tenacity of the artists we work with.”

The nominations are a fitting bookend to the Blak Lines and Road Work touring initiatives – Saltbush and Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday were the final productions in each of the now defunct programs that were supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Performing Lines would also like to congratulate The Farm and performer Joshua Thomson for their nominations for the durational dance performance Tide. We’ll be working with them later this year for the national tour of Cockfight.

A big congratulations as well to our fellow nominee Bangarra, nominated for their national tour of OUR Land People Stories.

The awards will be announced on 15 and 16 July 2018.

See the full list of nominees

Sensorium Theatre’s Oddysea, produced by Performing Lines WA

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.