Apply for the 3rd Annual Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival!
The Festival will take place August 3-9 2020 at Just Off Broadway Theatre 3051 Central St. Kansas City, MO 64108. This is a very accessible venue with a floor level stage and two private disabled-friendly bathrooms in the green room. Each has a shower with a fold down seat.
The 2020 Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival is presented by Annie-Mae Allure, LLC in cooperation with Hot In Topeka, Drops Unlimited Entertainment, and Odd Fox, Inc.
Applications closed on the morning of February 3, 2020
In 2020, we're going to put on the nerdiest, sexiest, action-packed Nerdlesque Festival we can. We want you to be a part of it! Since 2018, the Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival has worked hard to increase the awareness of Nerdlesque and Burlesque in Kansas City, Missouri. Please consider applying to be a part of the 2020 festivities. We'll make it worth your while!
The 2020 festival will be held at the same venue as in 2019:
Just Off Broadway Theatre 3051 Central St. Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival aims to celebrate the art of burlesque and all things nerdy. A combination of a comic-con and a burlesque festival, KCNF will bring nerds of all shapes, sizes, and colors together to share their fandoms in the sexiest way possible. KCNF believes that all performers deserve to be compensated for their time and that burlesque is for every body. This festival is a shame-free zone and all are welcome to join in the events regardless of age, size, color, gender identity, and sexuality.
We believe in camaraderie and taking care of eachother, and 2020 will be no different. Come experience the festival that values creativity, inclusiveness, and slaying on and off the stage.
The top eight acts will be featured in a competition on Saturday that will be judged by the headliners of the festival by the same criteria, with Nerdiness as a tie-breaker.
We have three other shows of up to 10 numbers to cast for as well, and the remaining top scores will be asked to showcase during those nights. While these shows are non-competition, they’ll be a lot of fun!
At KCNF, we believe that income should not be a barrier to being included in burlesque’s vibrant scene. We’ve implemented free applications––at which we will accept as many applications as you can submit––until September 30th, 2019. (Performers of color will ALWAYS have free applications)
After that, the fee will be $20 per application through January 19, 2020.
The fee will increase to $30 for the following week through February 2, 2020.
While we will accept late applications, we cannot guarantee that applications received after February 2, 2020 will be considered.
We collect the application fees to ensure a conscientious quality of submissions, as well as facilitate a thorough selection process (At least 4 producers going through hundreds of applications each year.) We do offer an early-bird free application period so KCNF is not a pay-to-play festival.
With the KCNF, no news is good news! Let us contact you about the status of your application once we are able to watch all the videos and score them. We’ll do that by March 1st, 2020. Please check your email often during that time, because we’ll need a response and a signed contract within a week or two of your acceptance!
2020 KCNF Application
2020 Applications have closed. If you feel there is an issue with your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!
What Happens Next?
Applications will be reviewed by KC Nerdlesque committee members.
You will be contacted via email regarding your application on or around March 1, 2020. No news is not bad news, if you do not hear back by March 2nd, check your spam folder and then contact us at email@example.com