Presented by The Blue Room Theatre

600 SECONDS – AFTER HOURS

AFTER HOURS web option 1

7 - 11 Feb

  • AGES

    18+
  • RUNNING TIME

    Approx. 70min

Late night lock in

Like your local Snap Fitness, we’re going (almost) 24 hours here at Summer Nights. For those that like to work out late, catch our brand-new short works program curated and trained by the infamous Ash Baroque. From club-style spots such as drag and cabaret, performance art, to comedy bits, these five experimental works are resultsguaranteed latenight fun.   

Lineup coming soon …

About 600 SECONDS

After some time off, Boorloo’s favourite short works program, 600 SECONDS, will return to Summer Nights in 2023! This training ground for performance will put makers through their paces to create and present a 10-minute piece. There are three (training) programs to choose from: storytelling and theatre in HIIT, dance with MOVEMOVEMOVE, and experimental anything and everything in between late-night spots in AFTER HOURS. Take your pick or try all three. 

About the Curator – Ash Baroque

Infamously revered as The Prize Vulgarian, Ash Baroque is a theatre artist, creative director and producer. His work oscillates between provocative anarchy and tender rumination’s on the human condition. Baroque’s performance proposes a myriad of questions and confronts a vast array of subject matter, whilst plotting a revenge fantasy on the patriarchy. Born from queer art punk, Ash’s powder-keg persona is an homage to hedonism, reclaiming the individualist amidst an increasingly homogenised society. An authentic radical!

In 2009, founder Ash Baroque & co-director Strykermeyer birthed Voix de la Ville. Together they devoted their energy into fostering a space that facilitated visibility for queer arts and a
platform for alternative performance. Throughout the last decade, they produced a plethora of performance works and parties. In 2019, Voix de la Ville’s final instalment “Bonfire of the Vanities” was presented in the opening program of The Rechabite.

Most recently, Ash Baroque supported Methyl Ethel throughout their national tour of Australia, adding to his growing list of performance spaces; Glastonbury (UK), NYC Downlow (UK), Kashpoint (UK), Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (NSW), Perth Festival (WA) amongst many more…


Image by Nicolee Fox

  • Curator and Mentor

    Ash Baroque