Online or in person, we aim to showcase experimental puppetry and performing objects in a radically inclusive environment!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 
IT'S A-LIVE (SHOW)!

 

It's a new year and a new outlook. Even if we have a long way to go, we've got SIGNS OF LIFE!

This spring, we're looking for acts from folks who do stuff with stuff...in their living rooms! Concrete Cabaret #8 will be entirely LIVE online!

We're looking for 5-min original pieces that can be performed live from your safe bubble to those tuning in. Embrace the pandemic's limitations: what do you have on hand? how might you use your space creatively as a backdrop to your show? what is a creative way to use the live format virtually?

The cabaret will be April 24th at 7pm. Expect tech rehearsals (at least one) the week before. Successful applicants will receive $50 or more as an honorarium. We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, email the following information to concretecabarettoronto@gmail.com:

(1) your name

(2) contact info

(3) style of performance

(4) title and brief description (150 words or less) of your proposed act

(5) length of your act (must be 5 min or less)

(6) documentation of your work in the form of images or video (either the proposed piece or other recent work).

 

Proposals due: Friday March 5th!

Show: April 24th, live online PWYC event on Zoom, later uploaded on our YouTube channel

Tell us anything else we need to know!
concretecabarettoronto@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned for more news on our 2021 FALL FESTIVAL! 

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. 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!

 

TO APPLY:

send us your name, contact info, style of performance, title and brief description (150 words or less) of your proposed act, length (including setup and breakdown time), technical needs, and documentation of your work in the form of images or video (either the proposed piece or other recent work) to concretecabarettoronto at gmail.com or get in touch through the contact page.

WANNA VOLUNTEER?

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

Keeping puppetry weird in Toronto since 2018.

Generously funded by the Puppet Slam Network, the Toronto Arts Council and viewers like you!