Extending Connections with Audiences Post-Show


Following on from research into audience responses to Melbourne Talam (2017) and hungry ghosts (2018), Paul Rae has been working with the MTC team on online Q+As. Using Finegan Kruckemeyer’s The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You as a case study, they have been exploring how to extend the connection with audiences post-show. Paul took this picture of Karin Farrell, Harry Tseng and Josh Price during the Q+A at Launceston College in Tasmania. Afterwards, he conducted a workshop with the students to find out more about their responses to the work, and what they would be interested in from an online Q+A. Nick Tranter back at MTC HQ trialled a Q+A using Instagram Stories, and a week later, MTC’s Jeremy Rice hosted one on Facebook (see photos below). The next step will be to evaluate the responses, and work out the best way to implement such initiatives in future.

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