The 2017 TaPRA ECR Prize was awarded to Kirsty Sedgman for development of work on audience research including 'Locating the Audience' (Intellect, 2016).
The judges felt that few studies in this field are as successful as this in demonstrating the complexity of research that is able to deliver a real understanding of audience experience while maintaining a sharp critical focus. The work is already having an impact and at a time when the ‘audience experience’ is so often relegated to consumer response and metrics data, Sedgman’s work is a welcome turn to the live and lived experience of and for the people who buy the tickets.
Degree of recognition
Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)