About the festival: The Buxom Blaze Burlesque Festival will take place Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th at The North Door in Austin, Texas. The North Door has an audience capacity of 300, a medium sized raised wooden stage, a (small) dressing room and performer bathroom, and is equipped for aerial rigging. The venue does not allow glitter, confetti, or liquid on stage, so please keep this in mind when submitting. If you are unsure if something would be allowed, email and ask! Shows will begin at 9:30pm each night with an 8:30pm door. We will provide professional photography and videography services for all performers.
Variety performances: The venue is equipped with steel bars installed by an aerial rigger specifically for aerial rigging. For the sake of time, we will only be rigging from the already-installed pulley point over the stage. This means that all apparatus must be able to be hung from a single point. Deck to rig point is just under 16 feet in height. We can provide a crash or panel mat should you need it. Fire performance is not allowed in the venue; please consider submitting with a glow counterpart instead. Variety performers are asked to provide proof of performers insurance with a certificate specific to The North Door 1 month prior to the festival. If you are unsure how to navigate this, we recommend Specialty Insurance Agency.
Performer rules and guidelines:- All performers must have on no less than a g-string and pasties when performing.- Performers will be asked to leave if visibly intoxicated. Aerial performers are not allowed to drink prior to performing.- All performers will be asked to sign a general liability release form.- Performers will be asked to sign a photo and video release form for future festival promotion. - Acts may be no longer than 5 minutes in length. - Submit the act you will perform. Any large changes will need to be run by production prior to the festival.- Performers must be 21 years older by the date of the festival.
Awards: While we do not consider this festival to be a competition, we will have awards that are given out over both days of the festival including: Musicality Master, Fat and Flexy, Cheeriest Chubby, Firestarter, Kostume Kween, and Favorite Weirdo!
Deadlines and Fees:- there is a $20 fee / application ($25 for late submissions) and one act can be submitted per application/ application fee. You may submit as many applications as you like. Duets and groups may submit in one application.- Submissions are due April 2nd 2018 by midnight with a late submission due date of April 15th, 2018 by midnight. All performers will be notified of acceptance status by May 1st.
Housing: We will try to find housing with local performers for all accepted performers, but this can not be guaranteed. We will reach out with more information as a part of your acceptance packet.
Questions? Email Ginger Snaps at email@example.com