Call for Artists: Taboo Tongues

Explore what happens when we learn about our backgrounds by uncovering their prohibitions

Fri & Sat, September 8-9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Open Eye Figure Theatre // 506 E 24th St  // Minneapolis, MN 55404

Proposals due: Saturday, August 5th at 11:59

Patrick's Cabaret and Judoka Pop (spoken word artist Eric Tu) present "Taboo Tongues"-- a multi-disciplinary cabaret featuring queer artists and artists on the edge of culture exploring cultural taboos. On the surface, taboos can seem to be mutually exclusive from culture to culture, but in this multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary cabaret, we invite everyone to explore what happens when we learn about our backgrounds by uncovering their prohibitions. We will explore the ways in which the most sacred of sins echo beyond the stage, and we embrace the forbidden across cultures.

We invite artists of any discipline to question and explore taboos in private/public, familiar/unfamiliar, or native/non-native spaces. Take your cultural taboos and throw it into poetry, theater, or dance!

6 acts totaling between 12-15 mins each will be selected to participate in our Taboo Tongues cabaret. Proposals are due by Saturday, August 5th at 11:59 PM, and we will let you know if we can include you in this event by Friday, August 11th.

Ready to propose your activity? Submit an online artist proposal by CLICKING HERE.

Artist Payments

Artists are paid a stipend of $50/night, guaranteed unless the show is canceled, the artist does not perform, or the artist leaves before the end of the event. Additionally, artists will receive advanced tickets to sell for the run of the show. Artists can offer ticket sales to their friends and fans at a discounted rate of $10/each, and keep all of that money-- it goes directly into their pockets. Artists appearing in two nights of a show will get 5 tickets to sell for the run, and artists appearing in only one night of a show will get 2 tickets to sell for the run. Artists can then expect to make up to $150 for 2 nights, and up to $70 for 1 night. This change from our previous policy will actually represent a general increase in payments to artists, which is aligned with our value to compensate artists as best we can.

Event proposals due by Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

We will contact you by Friday, August 11th, 2017 to let you know if we can include you in this event.