In honor of the Festival’s ten year anniversary celebrating “10 Years of Love and Lust,” Performance Director David Crellin (aka Armitage Shanks) seeks performers for the main stage show: “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” a celebration of all things erotic.
“As the Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary and is book-ended by the Fremont Fair and Seattle Pride weekends, I want to present a series of vibrant, sex-positive performances,” says Crellin. “I want to present a flirtatious bacchanal that befits the Festival’s achievements and heralds in the coming of summer.”
Headlining “Things That Go Bump in the Night” will be international burlesque star and performance artist, TIGGER.
Crellin is seeking proposals for original performance pieces.
“This year’s main stage production is about the myriad ways we all view and express love and lust and everything in-between,” Crellin elaborates. Things That Go Bump in the Night is about finding the strange and beautiful corridors in the labyrinth of our sexual adventures.
The show will include visual, graphic scenography by K.D. Boze and Stasia Kato of THE VIRGIN PROJECT.
The proposals can be from any movement-based performance art form: burlesque, dance, circus, variety, theatre, parkour… or as Crellin puts it: “bondage roller skating, levitating hip hop pogo stick mentalists… whatever. Bring it! Think out of the box about thinking about the box — or the shaft. Whatever intersects your erotic geometry.”
The main stage production will include live, original music written by John Woods and Cass King of THE WET SPOTS.
“Erotic” is open to a variety of interpretations from the familiar to the boldly unexpected. Performances should represent the powerful diversity of our personal eroticism.
There is no submission fee to apply for consideration.
Learn more about Tigger, The Wet Spots and The Virgin Project.
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About David Crellin (aka Armitage Shanks)
Crellin has a colorful history of experience, having worked as a circus performer, singer, director, actor, writer, musician, teacher and stuntman in an international career spanning 30 years. He was the co-founder and ringmaster of Circus Contraption, a Seattle-based, one-ring, traveling circus.
Directing and co-writing credits include Squirm Burpee – A Vaudevillian Melodrama, which premiered at the New Victory Theater in New York City’s Times Square; Up, with a Twist for the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA); and The Breaking & Viva Oz Vegas for Can Can Presents.
Accepted Performers Receive:
- Exposure to an audience of thousands of people, including international artists and patrons; the 10th annual Festival anticipates over 10,000 attendees across two-weekends in June
- Main stage performance artists will be compensated with a modest stipend
- Full pass to both weekends of the Festival for self (artist) and a plus one
- Invitation to an exclusive Artist Reception for artist and a plus one (space is limited; RSVP will be required)
- Featured in professionally designed Festival catalog, both in print and PDF
- Promoted on Festival website
Guidelines for Applicants
- It is free to apply.
- Performers must apply by the deadline, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11pm PST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Performers must be willing to work with the Performance Director to adapt their acts for the Festival.
- Selected performers must be available for conceptual meetings in late-April and for rehearsals scheduled to begin in May.
- Performers must be at least 18 years old. All body types, ages (over 18), genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
- Auditions will be required.
You will need to register and provide the following information through our submission website.
- Your legal name and your preferred stage name
- Title, length and detailed description of your act proposal
- Staging requirements
- Contact information (email and phone number)
- Any supporting materials (video, photos, weblink, YouTube, drawings, etc.)
- History of performance experience
- Headshot (high resolution, print ready)
- Brief biography (approximately one paragraph)
Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Performers will be contacted as needed to schedule auditions. Auditions will be held in Seattle, exact dates to be announced.
The tenth annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival will be held June 16-24 at Fremont Studios.
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