CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Concrete Cabaret is preparing for a

VERY special Holiday Special (#7)! 

DECEMBER 13th @ 7pm 

LIVE Ticketed Zoom Event $5-10 sliding scale

(and always PWYC)

 

Dear Experimental Puppet Creators of Toronto,

 

Seasons are changing. Nights are getting longer. Winter cozies will be upon us soon. Concrete Cabaret is getting in the mood by planning a holiday special! We’ll have special guests, special puns, and we’re looking for special videos working with the medium of performing objects and puppetry.

Are you someone who does stuff with stuff on stage? Are you looking for a place to informally present your works-in-progress or experimental projects? Muse on what is special to you (and there’s a whole lot of special going), and consider applying! Seriously, we love straight-up puppet janky. Don't be shy!

In keeping with the protocols for safe gatherings, Concrete Cabaret #7 - a VERY Special Holiday Special - will be a live ticketed event on Zoom, Dec 13th at 7pm.

Short-form pieces fit our online cabaret best—less is more! Performances around 3 minutes long are preferred. Successful applicants will receive $50. We look forward to hearing from you!

To Apply, submit the following to concretecabarettoronto (at) 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

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

PROPOSALS DUE NOVEMBER 9th

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 since 2018.