2022.10.23 Summer Nights-1064.EDIT-WEB

600 SECONDS Applications Now Open

Our Short Works Program, 600 SECONDS will return to Summer Nights in 2024!

If you have the nugget of an idea that might not be a fully-fledged festival show, 600 SECONDS could be perfect for you. You will create and present a 10-minute performance piece and receive a small seed fund and support from a program mentor.

Each program will present in the Theatre over a week during Summer Nights. Artists will be supported by The Blue Room Theatre and their program mentor to test out their idea in a lineup format set against the backdrop of a fun and exhilarating festival environment.

All applicants and pitches should demonstrate a consideration of the selection criteria: their creative vision and a desire to meaningfully engage with the mentorship offer and development opportunities of participating in the programs.

In 2024 there will be two programs, with 5 shorts in each.

600 SECONDS – MAKES mentored by internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary performer and maker Ofa Fotu.

600 SECONDS – MOVES in partnership with STRUT Dance mentored by legendary powerhouse Co-Directors James O’Hara & Sofie Burgoyne.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 17 October 2023.

Download the 600 Seconds Application and Info pack


About Summer Nights

Straddling the scorching seasons of Birak and Bunuru, we come together at The Blue Room Theatre to bask in good company and share in a festival of performance: a whirlwind of new collaborations, social commentary, dance, theatrical playfulness, and heartfelt stories.

Didn’t make it to our Info Session? Download the slides below.

Slides here

Image credit: Nicolee Fox