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NOW Due Wednesday, July 27th

Concrete Cabaret #12

Sidewalk Sideshow

Fruits of Fruition Edition

August 27

Hello Pals! What’s growing on? Feeling juicy? Have your roots been digging deeper, nourishing stories inside, ready to flower forth on stage? Join us on August 27th for Concrete Cabaret 12 - Fruits of Fruition! 

We are looking for short acts of slam-style puppet and object-based entertainment to perform at our outdoor cabaret. The cabaret centres around our infamous bicycle-pulled Sidewalk-Sideshow puppet stage, but it doesn’t stop there. We’re open to hearing what you have to offer. Concrete Cabaret has always celebrated the weird, wonky, and wonderful. Harvest your mind-grapes and apply today!

Sidewalk Sideshow Cabaret will pop-up in a west-end Toronto parkette the afternoon of August 27th. We offer a modest honorarium of $50 plus a share of audience donations. Shows must be 8 minutes or less, self-contained, and have no external tech requirements from us. All provincial and federal COVID safety guidelines will be followed.

Deadline to apply is July 27, midnight

Show is August 27th, afternoon

Any questions, please email us at:

What we’re looking for (when there isn't a pandemic happening):

If you are a creator/performer/artist working in the medium of puppetry and performing objects—someone who does things with stuff on stage—and are looking for a place to informally present your works-in-progress or experimental projects in Toronto, consider applying to one of our seasonal cabarets. Online or in person, we aim to showcase experimental puppetry and performing objects in a radically inclusive environment!


We prioritize performances and acts that challenge theatrical norms and our understanding of objects and inanimacy, as well as projects and people telling stories pertinent to, and underrepresented in, today’s political and social climate. Low-tech and short-form pieces fit our cabaret best—performances ranging from 5-15 minutes with minimal setup and tech are preferred. All performers are paid out of ticket sales and provided with a free meal before or during the performance. We look forward to hearing from you!


If you’d like to be part of our fabulous volunteer team to help on the night of the show, please let us know!

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