Join us at APACA

Coming to the Performing Arts Exchange or Australian Performing Arts Centres Association Conference? We are too! We'll have producers representing six new projects, and will also be introducing an important new initiative - Performing Country - during the week. See below for more info on each project and the producer you should chat to about it.

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PITCH | Frank Enstein by THE FARM and Co3
With Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer Gavin Webber & Producer Rachael Whitworth

Frank Enstein is an imaginative retelling of the classic tale for children and adults. Magical dance-theatre that explores ideas of self-worth and self-acceptance.

Monday 21 August, 4:00pm | Main Theatre
Producer: Rachael Whitworth | [email protected] |  0409 544 551

ENCOUNTER SESSION | Maybe (   ) Together's selected works
With Lead Artist Alex Desebrock & Senior Producer Fiona de Garis

An introduction to the extraordinary works by Alex Desebrock for young audiences available for touring from WA-based company Maybe ( ) Together

  • Small Voices Louder – A space dedicated to young people for pondering, dreaming and talking about the bigger things in life.
  • Dear Hope Street – Spreading hope around the globe one postcard at a time…
  • Future Postal Service – A high energy and big thinking mail delivery game, capturing the thoughts of children and delivering them to adult’s eyes.
  • Everyday Superhero – a new work in development
  • A discussion on child-curated programming models

Monday 21 August, 5.15pm-6.00pm | Foyer Dress Circle
Tuesday 22 August, 12.15pm-1.00pm | Foyer Dress Circle
Producer: Fiona de Garis | [email protected] | 0417 986 095

ENCOUNTER SESSION | Australia-China Performing Arts Exchange
With Senior Producer Fenn Gordon

The Australia-China Performing Arts Exchange Program (working title) is a partnership between Ping Pong Productions (China) and Performing Lines (Australia) designed to broaden and deepen cultural exchange between our countries. The aim is to increase understanding of, and access to contemporary, independent performing arts in each country.

Monday 21 August, 5.15pm-6.00pm | Orchestra Room
Producer: Fenn Gordon | | +612 9319 0066


ENCOUNTER SESSION | Whoosh! by Sensorium Theatre
With Co-artistic Director Francis Italiano and Producer Rachael Whitworth

WHOOSH! is an interactive space adventure that puts children with profound and multiple learning disabilities, and those on the autism spectrum, in the pilot’s seat. 

Monday 21 August, 5.15pm-6.00pm | Studio
Tuesday 22 August, 12.15pm-1.00pm | Green Room
Producer: Rachael Whitworth | [email protected] | 0409 544 551

PITCH | Blood on the Dance Floor by Jacob Boheme & ILBIJERRI Theatre
With Jacob Boehme and Producer Narelle Lewis

We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.
Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.

Tuesday 22 August, 11.00am | Main Theatre
Producer: Narelle Lewis | | +612 9319 0066
Producer: Emma Corrick | [email protected] | +612 9319 0066

With Brian Lipson & Senior Producer Fenn Gordon

EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is both an exercise in distorted biography and a confessional torrent. Literary giants, sirens, reprobates and infants will cavort in existential quadrille: some are familiar, some are famous, none are comfortable.

Monday 21 August, 1:30pm | Main Theatre
Producer: Fenn Gordon | | +612 9319 0066

Our Tour Development Coordinator Emma Corrick and Marketing Manager Thom Smyth will be joined by Australian Theatre for Young People's General Manager Amy Maiden to discuss the upcoming 2018 tour of Ross Mueller's A Town Named War Boy. All venues on the tour are invited to join us for an informal chat about community engagement, marketing, the State Library's involvement and more.

Open to tour venues - Tuesday 22 August, 9am | Main Foyer

CEO Karilyn Brown and BlakDance Executive Producer Merindah Donnelly will host a breakout session about the new initiative developed by BlakDance, the Blakfulla Performing Arts Alliance, Performing Lines and APACA - Performing Country. This initiative aims to model a framework for long-term, deep and sustainable relationships between Indigenous communities and their local performing arts centres.

Thursday 24 August, 1:30pm | Rehearsal Room

We'll also have some other staff in attendance - come and say hi!

Annette Downs | Senior Producer | Tasmania Performs
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Thom Smyth | Marketing Manager | Performing Lines & Performing Lines WA
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Zainab Syed | Associate Producer | Performing Lines WA
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Cecile Lucas | Marketing Coordinator | Performing Lines WA
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