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

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KCNF 2020
  • Performer Pay: $50+ per act
  • Water and Snacks in dressing room fridge
  • 50% discount on workshops
  • Free KCNF t-shirt OR tank top (you pick!)
  • Free admission to all shows and events
  • More free transportation where possible.
  • Complimentary housing provided by Festival
 

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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.

2020 KCNF Application

Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival 2020

This application is for consideration to perform in the Third Annual Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival that will take place from August 3 - 9, 2020 with shows on August 6, 7, & 8. Applications are free through September 30, $20 through January 18, and $30 through Feb 2.
If you are submitting as a group, please give us the name of the leader/liaison.
Please write your stage name exactly how you would like to be billed on all promotional materials.
Please write in the format of City, State. For international performers, please give us your City, State/Province, Country.
Please note that all submissions will be considered for the Master of Nerdlesque competition on Saturday, August 8, 2020 unless it is not selected here.
Please indicate your (unisex) shirt size. If you are part of a group, please put that information in the group description below. We will be printing super comfortable KCNF shirts and all performers get one for free! If you decide you want a different size at the festival, we'll happily switch it out.
We will be communicating with you strictly through e-mail to let you know the status of your application and request further details and information.
This gives us an idea of how many hosts to approach. If you are not sure, please answer Yes.
How long have you been performing? What styles of performance are you known for? Have you won any awards, titles, or distinctions? Be creative! Should you be accepted, this information will be used in our promotional materials. Third-person perspective is preferred!
Please provide a file-sharing link (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc) to a folder with one or multiple promotional images you have the rights to use. The photos should be at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side. We prefer a photo of the costume you are submitting to perform in but will accept any good quality photos. If you would like the photographer credited, please write "by Photographer Name" in the name of each file. The more photographs the better, and we prefer photos where your body, head, and/or costume is not cut off on the top or sides of the photo.

Links to Social Media, Websites, Videos, etc.

These links will help us promote you on our website (instagram, facebook, websites) and These links will assist us in casting decisions (photos and videos of performances are great!) Please indicate what social media platform(s) a handle is for! We would also love to use these links to help promote you during the festival, so please indicate if you do NOT want these links used in your profile, etc.
If you've got more than 4 links/social media handles, use this field to give us more!

Acts

You may submit up to two acts per application. Please describe the acts in detail and provide a link to a video. Applications without video of the proposed act WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If your costume is not able to be clearly seen, please include links to photo(s) of yourself in your costume in the description.
Please give us a name for your act that relates to the fandom or subject matter.
Please: 1. Describe the act in detail (really sell it!), 2. What character are you portraying and/or what fandom it is from, 3. Anything else you want us to know about this number.
Please provide a file sharing link (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc) to the music used in your act.
Please provide a video link for your number.
Please: 1. Describe the act in detail (really sell it!), 2. What character are you portraying and/or what fandom it is from, 3. Anything else you want us to know about this number.
Please provide a file sharing link (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc) to the music used in your act.
Please provide a video link for your number.

Workshops

All instructors will receive 70% of the proceeds from their classes, while 30% will go to KCNF for venue fees, scheduling, booking, and advertising. Performers in the festival will receive 50% off, all of which you will receive. Full workshop contract and details will be offered after KCNF is cast.

Application Fee

Applications are $20 through January 18, 2020 and $30 through February 2, 2020. Applications for People of Color will ALWAYS be free. Please submit your payment via PayPal to anniemaeallure@gmail.com and select the "Friends and Family" option

2020 Applications have closed. If you feel there is an issue with your application please email info@kcnerdfest.com. 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 info@kcnerdfest.com


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