CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Performing Lines is currently completing two longitudinal studies: the Road Work Intrinsic Impact Study, and the Blak Lines Indigneous Community Engagement Study. Please see below for interim findings from both bodies research.
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH
To strengthen engagement with Indigenous communities throughout its tours, Performing Lines piloted a part-time coordinator role alongside Queensland Theatre Company’s Head Full of Love, which toured nationally in 2015 as part of Blak Lines. Following the successful pilot, this role was extended to cover the 2016 and 2017 tours of Australian Theatre for Young People's Sugarland, and Insite Arts and Compagnia TPO's Saltbush.
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. 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 the tours.
PHASE TWO REPORT
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.