Boys and girls of legal age wouldn’t you like to see something strange? After our sold out visit to Springfield with The Simpsons and our stop in the digital playground of Nintendo, The Underground Peepshow wants to tap into your dark side and take you on a twisted ride into the universe of one of the most visionary story tellers of our generation with a tribute to Tim Burton!
Tim Burton has been entertaining people with his dark and twisted, yet lovable characters for over 20 years. With so many characters in his body of work it’s tough to pick a favourite. Maybe you’d like to dust off your copy of The Guide For The Recently Deceased and strip off your stripes on our new home stage at the Projection Booth Metro!
We are currently seeking nerdy burlesque performers who would just die to embody one of Burton’s iconic characters. From Saturday, August 11 to Sunday, August 19, 2012, we will be accepting pitches for Burton themed burlesque acts. If you are interested in being involved in our show, we’d love to hear from you!
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Doors open: 9PM
Venue: Projection Booth Metro (677 Bloor St West, Toronto)
- You must be 19 years or older to pitch.
- You may pick any character from a Tim Burton film, story, poems, etc. Be creative!
- Your pitch must be for an original act created specifically to debut at this show.
- As this is burlesque, full frontal nudity is not allowed. Pasties and panties are required.
- Men are welcome to pitch an act. We do love our boylesque!
- Tim Burton has created a roster of iconic characters, with some more popular than others. With a diverse pool of characters, we highly recommend submitting more than one pitch. Pitching more than one character increases your chances of having your act selected for the show.
- Double acts are also welcome, though we highly suggest that you also submit a solo pitch since spaces for double acts are limited.
- All experience levels are welcome to submit a pitch. Remember, life’s no fun without a good scare! So don’t be afraid to pitch if you’ve never done it before.
Please submit your pitch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your real name
- Your stage name
- Your contact information (email and phone number)
- Your stage experience (burlesque or other)
- Your chosen Burton character
- Please give a detailed description of your idea for your Burton act, including music and costume.
- In 150 words or less, please tell us about yourself so we can get an idea of who you are.
- How did you hear about the Underground Peepshow?
- If you are not chosen for this show, would you be interested in volunteering during the event?
- Please attach a headshot of you to the email
If you have made the short list, we will be contacting you at the end of August. Please note that if you make the short list, you may be required to perform an act for us so we can get a sense of your style and what you are about. If your act rattles our bones, you will be required to attend one dress rehearsal to be set within the week of the show, as well as a tech rehearsal on the day of the actual event. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.