CALL FOR PERFORMANCES | FOREPLAY: A PRE-CONFERENCE CABARET

Planning to attend ATHE 2013?  Got charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent?  Show it off and serve it up at FOREPLAY, a cabaret hosted by the ATHE LGBTQ Focus Group, and co-sponsored by the American Theatre and Drama Society, the Black Theatre Association, the Latina/o Focus Group, the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group, and the Women and Theatre Program.

FOREPLAY will be on Wednesday July 31st 2013, 8-11pm at the conference location: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando FL.

Tickle us with comedy, tease us with burlesque, arouse us with acrobatics, beguile us with butoh, seduce us with step, get us hot and bothered with showtunes, titillate us with poetry, make us gag on your eleganza, and leave us wanting more.

FOREPLAY is a chance to socialize with members from a variety of focus groups, and with a wide range of performance interests.  We hope you’ll attend after your own pre-conference and/or before you start your official ATHE experience; it promises to be a wonderful affair!

We invite proposals for performance of all kinds, particularly those that play with and push the boundaries of gender, sex, and sexuality.  We especially encourage applications from artists who engage race, disability, class, and citizenship in their performance. Artists need not be members of the above Focus Groups—all ATHE attendees are welcome to submit—and we hope you will take this as an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to make performances.

Please send your proposal in a Word document that includes:

1) performance details: title, duration (under 8 minutes), name and affiliation of performer(s), A/V requirements*
2) performance description, up to 200 words
3) artist bios, up to 100 words each
4) contact info
5) links to any relevant online video or audio samples, or samples of writing if the performance is script-based

*please note that you may need to provide your own A/V materials in consultation with the –pre-conference planner

Send your application before May 15th 2013 to kareem.khubchandani@u.northwestern.edu.  Feel free to contact him with any questions.  Applicants will be notified of final decisions by June 15th.

We’re excited to see you at FOREPLAY!

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