Tipi Confessions Call for Stories
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Tipi Confessions is extending the submission deadline for stories/performances until March 31, 2021.

Nurturing relationships is an important practice for us.

Working with an online environment, we want to ensure the time and space to provide support for our performers and storytellers, as well as delivering you, our audience and your anonymous confessions that make our show possible, a valuable and engaging production.

We are now planning for a later summer 2021 online show to celebrate the performances and partnerships that have crossed our stage and productions over the past five years. We also want to dedicate this time to nurture exciting future possibilities of making, broadening, and strengthening our kin relational networks. Think of us moving from a dial-up to a fibre-optic broadband connection.

We are inviting new and alumni performers and storytellers to contribute to our summertime celebration online show.

Tipi Confessions is produced by three Indigenous women: University of Alberta professors Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) and Tracy Bear (Nehiyaw'iskwew from Montreal Lake Cree Nation), and PhD student, Kirsten Lindquist (Cree-Métis). We are an offshoot of the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confessions(TM), founded in 2010. For more information, visit tipiconfessions.com.

Submit your Story.​ Become a Tipi Confessions performer! We seek diverse voices, especially if stories like yours often go untold. We are an ALL-INCLUSIVE enterprise: we welcome storytellers and performers of all genders, races, sexualities, and abilities. And for this online production, all locations*.

We encourage you to submit sexually-themed stories and performances. Your performance doesn’t need to be “erotic” (although we love well-crafted erotica), but it should pertain positively to sex and sexuality. Consider telling your story from a political, humorous, creative, decolonial, feminist, and/or educational perspective. We want stories that fit our mission of ethics, education, and entertainment around sex, sexuality, and gender.

Types of Performances.​ Our shows have featured spoken word readings, personal narrative, memoir, fiction, burlesque, live musicians, stand-up comedy, short theatre performances/stage readings. We are also open to video clips and lively short lectures.

*Note: Following acceptance we will provide guidance and support for storytellers and performers to pre-record their performances from the safety of their own homes. We will also discuss the possibility of safely recording in a theatre or a recording studio on a case by case basis.
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