The Annoyance Chicago Show Submission
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Production Models
The Annoyance offers two kinds of production models:

"ANNOYANCE MODEL"
One option is that we get a submission for an original (we don't generally produce shows that were written/produced already elsewhere) show idea that we think we'd like to produce. That would mean that we would provide rehearsal space and help bring the project from idea to production. We will provide publicity materials, programs, and rehearsal space and send out a press release and provide general support for your show. We usually choose ideas that we feel will be a good match for our audience and the style of shows we generally do. It is particularly helpful if the cast has had experience in improvisation, and if there is a director attached who has had some experience directing original material. (It's a whole different ball game than directing previously scripted material). Submissions are decided upon by our Artistic Director, Mick Napier, and our production staff. If we decided not to produce your idea please know that it doesn't mean we hate you, or don't ever want to work with you, or even that we don't like your idea. It means we don't think that it is the right thing for our theatre at this time.
Under this model, you will be given a contract before your first week of rehearsal. It's big and long and sort of daunting because lawyers can't speak in normal language. Essentially it does two things:
1. It allows The Annoyance the rights to publish, remount, or license your show so that what you create here doesn't necessarily just stop when the show closes (i.e. Coed Prison Sluts - it's been running for over 15 years).
2. It ensures that if something more does happen with your show, you'll get paid royalties for it.
We need you to sign the contract before your first rehearsal, so we can get it filed away and let you continue to create without us bugging you.

"RENTAL MODEL"
Sunday - Thursday Only
Occasionally we do rentals. Those would generally take place on a Sunday night or on a Wednesday late night. Under a rental show model, we will be guaranteed a specific house minimum which also covers tech, and then after that minimum is met, remaining proceeds will have a 60/40 percentage split with 60% going to Annoyance. Under a rental agreement, you would do all of the promotion including printing your own publicity materials, sending out a press release, and making your own programs.

Thanks for your interest in the Annoyance. We look forward to reading your submission. Most importantly - have fun!

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The audience comes in to the theatre, sits down, the lights come up on the stage. What happens - what's it about? If it's a sketch or improv show, is there a theme or something that is specific about it that makes this different from every other sketch / improv show?
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Has this show been performed elsewhere? If so, please detail the dates and location of when/where it ran.
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