Is Summer Nights different to FRINGE WORLD?
Summer Nights is an independently curated program which is presented as part of FRINGE WORLD. Every act that is successfully selected for Summer Nights will automatically be registered as part of FRINGE WORLD 2019.
Do I need to register for FRINGE WORLD if I am also applying for Summer Nights?
In short, no. You do not need to register for FRINGE WORLD while your Summer Nights application is being assessed. Once successful we will do all the hard work for you including registration, communication and support.
If I don’t get in to Summer Nights, can I still be a part of FRINGE WORLD?
Absolutely! We will inform you of our decision with enough time to register for another venue or to FRINGE WORLD directly. Check out fringeworld.com.au for further details and deadlines.
Does Summer Nights have a registration cost on top of the FRINGE WORLD registration fee?
No. The only registration fee you will need to pay is the FRINGE WORLD registration fee. For 2019 the registration fee will be $325 for ticketed events and $175 for free events. Summer Nights artists will need to pay registration fees upfront by Tuesday 25 September 2018.
Do I need to be a member of The Blue Room Theatre to apply for Summer Nights?
You will need to become a member of The Blue Room Theatre if you are successfully chosen for the Summer Nights program but do not have to become a member prior. Annual membership ($50 per person) grants you public liability insurance for the length of your run.
What are the venue hire costs for Summer Nights venues?
There are NO venue hire costs for Summer Nights productions. You will need to pay for rehearsal venue space if you choose to rehearse here. As always, space is insanely cheap at just $7 per hour. Check out the details of each venue page to get an overview of what we will provide the Producer. Feel free to drop us a line to chat about the financial split for 2019.
Are there any staff costs associated with presenting at Summer Nights?
The Blue Room Theatre will run Front of House, Box Office and the bar at no cost to artists. In addition, we provide a Production Manager to help with bump ins and outs, as well as changeovers. You will need to supply and pay for your own stage manager/operator to work with our Production Manager during your bump in/out, changeovers and of course to operate the show. We know a tonne of people here in Perth who can do this for you, and are happy to play matchmaker for successful applicants.
If you are successfully programmed as part of Summer Nights at State Theatre Centre and you require additional crew for your tech or performances, associated costs may be passed on to the Producer. Additional crew needed might include sound technicians, follow spot operators or AV technicians. For further information don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If I am coming from the eastern states or overseas, will The Blue Room Theatre pay my flights or accommodation?
Unfortunately we have limited resources and cannot pay for any flights or accommodation.
Will you buy my show to be a part of FRINGE WORLD?
Summer Nights presents works by independent theatre makers but unfortunately we are not in the position to buy shows. All artists maintain an independent status and have total artistic control of their work.
Can I apply for 600 Seconds or MicroMove AND a full length show at The Blue Room Theatre?
Yes. Just fill out a separate application form for each work.
Does Summer Nights provide a publicist for my show?
All successful shows will be part of our extensive marketing campaign but we won’t provide a publicist specifically for your show. We do recommend you hire an experienced publicist and can provide you with a contact list of Perth-based publicists.