Developed by Jack Hardiker in collaboration with Craig De Gozdawa, FatherLine is an interactive telephone line about fatherhood. It’s a living library where participants can listen to and add short stories. Offering anonymity and a common technology, the project hopes to capture an intimacy and frankness that might be denied in traditional interview forms. The project includes an early 2000s-style website (www.fatherline.com), helping to make FatherLine (digitally) real and further its narrative. FatherLine is a response to Fatherland, co-created by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns, Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions.