Call for Performers

Patrick’s Cabaret is a grassroots organization built on what YOU bring to the stage.

We get a lot of requests to participate, and following the steps below helps us stay organized and make sure that everyone gets the attention and consideration they deserve.

How to get involved:

  1. Learn more about all of our programming by checking out the Perform page. This gives you a good overview of what we do and how we work.
  2. Take a few minutes to review the Performance Agreement page, which outlines expectations for artists.
  3. Look through the Call for Performers below and read the details for each event. If you think you’re a good fit, let us know by filling out the Artist Proposal form for that Call for Performers. This short form gives us an idea of who you are and what you want to share with us.

Be sure to sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook to hear about upcoming Call for Performers.

More questions? Want some help figuring out how to get started? Contact Executive Artistic Director and all-around-super-approachable guy Scott Artley at or at 612-724-6273 x4.

Upcoming opportunities

Click on a show name below to learn more about participating. Check out our Facebook page and subscribe to our email list to stay in the loop about upcoming opportunities.  

My Horrifying Holiday 2: It Returns!

Proposals due: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Full Call for Artists:
Proposal Form:

Seeking artists of all disciplines, experience levels, and religious affiliations (including none) to liberate the holiday season. This is an opportunity to transform the customs that have molded or traumatized you and let your freak flag fly. We invite performers to put conventional holidays to rest, and invent and explore a unique holiday through performance. We are here to cummune around what you believe is divine. What subversive and perversive customs deserve celebration? This evening is a safe space for live sacrifice, body modification, and prayer. Let us into your world!


CabarABLE: Embracing the weirdness

Proposals due: Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Full call for Artists:
Proposal form:

CabarABLE is Patrick's Cabaret's annual show featuring artists with disabilities, and 2017 will mark the fourth year we will have hosted this event. Previous years' themes included "Love," "Work," and "Rights/Responsibilities," and this year's theme is all about embracing the awkward and weird moments within our disabilities, and imagining how we can live in a non-inclusive world. Nikki Abramson — who appeared in the 2016 CabarABLE, and recently produced the Fringe Festival show "Beyond Limits" — will be this year's curator.