Following the announcement that The Blue Room Theatre will not be producing our traditional Summer Nights program in 2021, we are now thrilled to release this call out as the first in a rolling series of new opportunities for artists to engage and present at The Blue Room Theatre next year. 

MoveMoveMove and 900 Seconds are two programs that build on the success and history of previous short works programs, MicroMove and 600 SecondsFour weeks of dance, theatre and performance will be curated by four fantastic artists who will mentor the creation of a total of 21 new short works, presented to audiences across January – February 2021.

Through these programs, The Blue Room Theatre will provide opportunities for early and mid-career artists alike. All applicants and pitches should demonstrate a consideration of the vision and/or creative provocation of their desired curator/mentor and a desire to meaningfully engage with the mentorship offer. 

Please read the information pack below, and apply by Monday 2 November to be part of this new series of short-works programs.

Application Pack

Info Pack Released and Applications Open: Tuesday 13 October 2020
Applications Close: 5pm, Monday 2 November 2020

Notification by: Friday 20 November  2020

900 Seconds Season Dates:
Wk 1 – Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 January 2021
Wk 2 – Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 January 2021
Wk 3 – Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 February 2021

MoveMoveMove Season Dates:
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 February 2021

900 SecondsIn this twist on The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights favourite 600 Seconds, six original 15minute works will be presented each week for three weeks across January – February 2021. Three mid-career performance makers, Joe Lui, Bernadette Lewis and Jo Morris will curate and mentor a week each, providing a vision for applicants to respond to and a framework of mentorship that is tailored to the programmed works each week.

MoveMoveMoveCurated and mentored by Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson  MoveMoveMove will showcase a collection of three dynamic 15minute works that embrace opportunities to play with new performance spaces and celebrate the rigour and innovation of contemporary dance. The program will not only provide an opportunity to engage and support independent dance artists during Perths summer season, but will also deepen audience engagement and experience of contemporary dance practice, providing a gateway to new audiences with a unique experience of local, fresh, playful taster performances. 

If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Summer Program, please don’t hesitate to contact our Producer Harriet Roberts at harriet@blueroom.org.au or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.