ABSFest 2020 Performance Application
Welcome to our Application.
This year we are seeking a blend of burlesque and variety arts, with emphasis on inclusivity, social commentary, performance art, fandom themes, and classic acts. We remain committed to using our platform to amplify and celebrate the diversity of our community, including artists of Color, LGBTQ+, a wide range of body types, and more.

Our Application Deadline is March 1.

Please take time to answer the questions here thoroughly, as incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please send us your best and most well-documented pieces. This year's application fee is $20. You may submit up to two performance pieces for yourself OR your group on this application.

Your application is not complete, and will not be considered, until we have received your fee, and been given two high resolution, print ready images at futureoftradition@gmail.com. Help us PROMOTE YOU!

APPLICATION FEE can be paid via PayPal. Simply log into your PayPal account and send $20 to futureoftradition@gmail.com, make sure it says 2020 ABSfest Application fee!
Thank you for sharing your art, your passion, and your willingness to BE the change you want to SEE!
What is your stage name, or name of your ensemble? *
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What is your legal name? *
Please list the names of ALL PERFORMERS in the act if this is an ensemble. We understand that your internal line-up may change, PLEASE keep us abreast of the final line-up.
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Do you have a TAG LINE? List here.
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Phone Number *
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Email Address *
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Brief Bio *
Please include a brief history of yourself or your ensemble as you would wish it to appear in print.
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How long have you been performing in this genre? *
Mailing Address
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Social Media Presence *
In addition to allowing us to get to know your online presence, this helps us to promote your presence at the festival if you are selected.
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Performance History *
Tell us about yourself, your act, and where you've gone with it.
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Please list any titles, awards, honors, or appearances relevant to our festival. *
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Please describe your proposed act (1) *
Please describe the style, feel, tone, and length of the piece you would like to perform, the title of any music that you will use, and any/all props. Our pick-up posse will retrieve costumes and props, but please do not plan to leave anything on stage such as water, confetti, broken glass etc. Consider sharing your most POLISHED and highly creative pieces.
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Please describe your proposed act (2)
Please describe the style, feel, tone, and length of the piece you would like to perform, the title of any music that you will use, and any/all props. Our pick-up posse will retrieve costumes and props, but please do not plan to leave anything on stage such as water, confetti, broken glass etc. Consider sharing your most POLISHED and highly creative pieces.
Your answer
Video Links: *
No application will be considered that is not accompanied by relevant video. Place all relevant links below! Video does not necessarily need to be of your proposed act/s but should reflect your skill level and style if not.
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Photo Links (or email separately)
Please include photographer credit!
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Electronic Signature: *
By checking this box I / We agree to the following: I/we grant ABSfest and Future of Tradition Productions permission to use my name and likeness for the purposes of promoting current and future events. I affirm that the act I am presenting is either entirely my own work, or if it is the work of another, that I am performing with their express permission, knowledge, and consent. I acknowledge that once submitted, changes to the application may be accommodated with clear communication but that application fees will not be refunded under any circumstances. I understand that this application does not signify acceptance into the festival or any specific show in the festival, and that I will be notified as soon as possible after adjudication, via email.
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