Presented by The Blue Room Theatre

600 SECONDS – HIIT

HIIT web

20 - 28 Jan

  • AGES

    15+
  • RUNNING TIME

    Approx 70min

High Intensity Interval Theatre

The rule of this game: our five artists need to get their story told in just ten minutes. Can they Work. It. Out? Under the training of Writing Coach Andrew Sutherland, artists will be put through their paces and seasoned performers will be working a new muscle in this mixed bag of storytelling and text-based performance.  

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 – Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland (he/they) is a Queer Poz (PLHIV) writer and performance-maker creating work between Boorloo, Western Australia and Singapore. His collaborative performance works include Salome deltaMother of Compostsmall & cute oh no30 Day Free TrialPoorly Drawn SharkUnveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes and a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (Intercultural Theatre Institute 2019, Esplanade Singapore 2021).

As a poet, Andrew was awarded Overland’s Fair Australia Poetry Prize 2017, placed third for the Tom Collins Prize 2021 and runner-up in the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 2022. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction can be found in a raft of national and international literary journals and anthologies, including CorditeWesterly, 聲韻詩刊 Voice & VerseRunning Dog, Fourteen Hill’s Queer Sci-Fi issue, EXHALE: an anthology of Queer voices from Singapore, and Margaret River Press’ We’ll Stand in That Place. His debut collection, Paradise (point of transmission), was published by Fremantle Press in August 2022. He is grateful to reside on Whadjuk Noongar boodja.


Image by Nicolee Fox

  • Curator and Mentor

    Andrew Sutherland