THE LAST HURRAH BAR

FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES EACH NIGHT

Join us for one last hurrah!

Grab a drink and swap stories with friends, old and new.

Let nightly guest artists serenade you and break your heart all over again…or have a giggle and a great time.

It’s last call, so raise a glass…to the old broad!

DATES

6pm – 10pm, 5 – 8 & 11 – 15 February 2020

WHERE

Basement
Metro Arts

(Please note, the Basement is currently only accessible via stairs. We are aware of the inconvenience this creates and sincerely apologise.)

TICKETING

The Last Hurrah Bar is open from 6 – 10pm, with a free ticket required from 8:15pm.

LINEUP

Remember Underground
By Company Bad

5 – 8 February

Nine years ago, 지하 Underground opened its doors, transforming the Metro Arts Basement into a tropical themed queer junkbar caught between Brisbane and Seoul.

In Remember Underground old friends Younghee Park, Jeremy Neideck, Nathan Stoneham, and M’ck McKeague reunite to perform songs from the original show in an intimate live music event, and share some of the real-life stories that inspired the original performance.

Unplugged and revealing, Remember Underground will revisit some of the questions that remain unanswered… Can we reconnect after so long? Do we ever fall out of love?

Lucas Stibbard & Friends

11 February

A solo show! 

Music for Chameleons

By Sandro Colarelli

12 February

A swan song for time spent within the walls of Metro Arts.

Warmwaters

By Bridget Boyle & David Megarrity

13 February

Startling folk-flecked tunesmithery!

Dark, Camp Chaos

with Quiche Loraine,
Abbie Bryant and Jennifer Laycock

14 February

A lip-sync lecture by Brisbane’s most prolific Drag Queen.

The Gatling Gun (DJ Set)

15 February

It’s almost closing time. Last call, last chance, last dance.

THE ARTISTS

COMPANY BAD 

Remember Underground

Building on the critical success of projects such as 지하 Underground, The Dokbokki Box, 심청 ⟨Shimchong⟩: Daughter Overboard!, and Nothing To See Here, Company Bad has an interest in trialing new and sustainable approaches to strengthening the cultural and artistic ties between Australia and Korea. Our practice is to experiment with the interweaving of cultures in performance, employing processes and creating products that are multilingual, and that explore the ways that spoken and visual languages interact and communicate with audiences. We hope the impossible ideas of today are the common practices of tomorrow. 

YOUNGHEE PARK

Remember Underground

Younghee is an actor and director who has worked professionally for over 23 years. From the age of 18, she trained in Pansori (Traditional Korean Opera) and Bongsan Mask Dance with National Living Treasures.

Younghee has performed for Motherboard Productions in 지하 Underground for the 2012 Brisbane Festival, 2014 World Theatre Festival and 2014 HiSeoul Festival, and in Deluge: 물의기억 at the 2014 Brisbane Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival, Namsan Arts Center, and Osan Arts Center (Korea). Recently, she directed and co-write an Korean English bilingual children’s Show called The Mystery of the Laboratory B-123 produced by Jongro Cultural Foundation, which won the People’s Choice Award at the   2019 ASSITEJ Winter Festival.

JEREMY NEIDECK

Remember Underground

Jeremy Neideck is a performance maker and academic who has worked between Australia and Korea for over a decade, investigating the interweaving of cultures in performance, and the modelling of new and inclusive social realities. The recipient of scholarships from Aphids, Australia-Korea Foundation, Asialink, and Brisbane City Council, Jeremy has undertaken residencies at The National Art Studio of Korea, The National Changgeuk Company of Korea, and The Necessary Stage (Singapore). Jeremy’s works as a director and performer include 지하 Underground and Deluge: 물의기억 which have enjoyed return seasons in Brisbane and Seoul, with 심청 <Shimchong>: Daughter Overboard! premiering at WTF 2016.

Jeremy holds a PhD from Queensland University of Technology, where he currently teaches across the disciplines of drama, music, and dance. Jeremy also coordinates the first year of QUT’s BFA Acting program where he is also the head of the movement department. Jeremy regularly consults on the architecture and facilitation of collaborative projects and programs of institutional and community transformation.

NATHAN STONEHAM

Remember Underground

Nathan Stoneham is a community and cultural development artist who has been creating contemporary, socially engaged arts processes and performances with communities across Australia and the Asia Pacific region for over ten years.

Career highlights include collaborating with Korean artists to create 지하 Underground, The 떡볶이 Box (The Dokboki Box), and Nothing To See Here. In residence at the LGBT Human Rights Centre in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Nathan created Love Bus – a multisite performance made in collaboration with the local queer community. As an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, Nathan spent a year in Tonga working with a drama troupe promoting sexual health and human rights through performance.

Recipient of the Australia Council for the Art’s Kirk Robson Award and the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship, Nathan’s art practice explores transcultural and queer approaches to making art and friends, bringing people together to imagine new ways of being together.

M’CK MCKEAGUE

Remember Underground

M’ck McKeague is a set and costume designer, performance maker and participatory installation artist making work that often experiments with non-traditional spaces and reimagines the audience-performance relationship. M’ck graduated from QUT’s BFA (Drama) in 2013 and completed the Master of Design for Performance at Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. 

While based in Brisbane, M’ck’s key projects included 지하 Underground, The 떡볶이 Box (The Dokboki Box) and Neverland (well, this is embarrassing). Since relocating to Melbourne, M’ck has collaborated with Embittered Swish, Polyglot Theatre, Elbow Room and All the Queens Men. In 2019, M’ck presented at Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and visited New York City as a guest artist for the Trans Lab Fellowship supported by Public Theatre and WP Theatre.

Dissatisfied with master narratives and the systems and spaces that uphold them, M’ck seeks out collaborative scenographic practices that embrace difference and disrupt privilege in process, form and content.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Remember Underground includes material from 지하 Underground which was originally developed with the support of Metro Arts and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, through the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and through the assistance of Arts Queensland. Remember Underground is supported by QUT Creative Lab. 지하 Underground was created by Jeremy Neideck, Nathan Stoneham, Tak Hoyoung, Park Younghee, Lee Chunnam, Thom Browning, Abe Mitchell, and M’ck McKeague, and was originally produced by Dave Sleswick for Motherboard Productions.