Performing Lines Highlights at ISPA 2024

Next week will be buzzing with activities for the Performing Lines team as we gather in Perth/Boorloo for the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress.  

Performing Lines Program 2025-2026

We have an enormous program of work in development and being presented across 2025-2026, and we are always keen to speak about the works on behalf of the independent artists that we represent.. For those attending, and those unable to, we have put together a comprehensive document of work across the country. Download below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquires or questions.



Sensorium Theatre and Performing Lines WA will present WONDERBOX, their festival-scale and magical show designed for children living with disability and their caregivers, as part of the Congress. This presents an exceptional opportunity to showcase the production to national and international presenters before it embarks on an extensive national tour in August. Don’t miss the one and only GP performance during the congress on Monday 29 April, at 12:30. Tickets are still available, so secure yours now! If you’re an ISPA delegate and would love to see the show, please reach out to Producer Cecile Lucas at  

Find Tickets Here

Black Brass Live Set

Our fantastic duo Mararo Wangai and Mahamudo Selimane have been invited to showcase a live set of Black Brass during the ISPA award ceremony — it’s bound to be extraordinary! 

Laura Boynes at Pitch New Work

Perth Festival’s 2023 commission work, Equations of a Falling Body by Laura Boynes, is one of the select few works chosen for the Pitch New Work session on Thursday 2nd May. Equations of a Falling Body is a new dance and visual theatre work exploring the unpredictability of our times and the impact of global events on both macro and micro scales. The production creates on-stage conundrums and then stretches their resonance, often resulting in humorous outcomes. It’s an experimental fusion of Laura’s interests in dance, visual art, installation, and object play, revealing themes of risk, loss, resilience, and hope. Laura and Producer Jen Leys have meticulously crafted a compelling presentation for this opportunity. 

Equations of a Falling Body, Laura Boynes

From Here Together Creative Development

Emma Fishwick’s creative development for From Here Together is happening concurrently at the Naval Store in Fremantle/Walyalup during the same week, culminating in an industry showing on Thursday 2 May, at 4pm. If you’re interested in attending, please reach out to our producer, Jen Leys, for more information . 

Kolyang Program Bursary Winners

As part of the Kolyang Program of Industry Development Initiatives Paying It Forward and Supported Opportunities, Performing Lines WA, in collaboration with Perth Festival, is offering 8 Bursaries to support WA independent artists and producers to attend the congress. Among them, Rachel Arianne Ogle and Mark Haslam will enjoy full congress registrations, while Erin Lockyer, Daisy Sanders, Hannah Lee Tungate, Siobhan Maiden, Jay Emmanuel, and Georgia King will be supported to attend the Anthony Field Academy. Keep an eye out for these talented individuals during the congress! 

Throughout the congress, the Performing Lines team, including Senior Producers Jeremy Smith and Sinsa Mansell, General Manager Megan Robert and Associate producer Joo Tan will be available for discussion. Don’t be shy — stop by the Pro-Ex table exchange on Thursday 2 May, at the Concert Hall to learn more about our programs. 

Contact Us

Interim Executive Producer: Megan Roberts

Find a contact for our producing team HERE

Congress Theme: Breakthrough

The 2024 ISPA mid-year congress will focus on real-time examples of new international models of artistic and industry breakthroughs – whether that be through our evolution, or a revolution. Navigating the deeply challenging contexts of recent years, the congress will platform brave examples of transformation, to reinvigorate our passionate pursuit of purpose. (And a purposeful pursuit of passion). Join us in Perth, Australia for unique perspectives and insights from the region and the world. 

About Performing Lines 

Performing Lines is a national company with offices in NSW, Tasmania, Victoria and WA. It produces the work of independent artists across Australia, from concept to premiere and beyond. We champion this sector as a powerful force of contemporary cultural expression, demonstrating the value of artist-led practice. We share this work with others through collaboration, mobility, and reciprocity, bringing people together in a collective quest to make deeper sense of our world. 

Performing Lines is the powerbase that fuels the work of our most innovative performing arts sector. We work in step with artists whose practice is constantly evolving and who are changing the way new Australian work is being made and shared. By supporting new ways of thinking, practicing, and experiencing the arts, we are a leading and formidable national producing force. 

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

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