Apply to perform in the 5th International Nerdlesque Festival!

SOLO OR DUET APPLICATION

TROUPE APPLICATION

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THE NERDS COME OUT TO PLAY
AT CONEY ISLAND USA!

Applications to perform in the 5th International Nerdlesque Festival, April 12-14 2019 at Coney Island USA are open through October 31!

SOLO OR DUET APPLICATION

TROUPE APPLICATION

We are opening up applications extra-early to offer a discounted application fee for our favorite nerds—the early birds!

Pricing is as follows:
Applications received by 11:59pm July 31 — $10
After July 31, applications received by 11:59pm September 30 — $15
After September 30, applications received by 11:59pm October 31 — $20

Why Choose
THE NERDLESQUE FESTIVAL?

The Nerdlesque Festival is the only Burlesque Festival that offers act development and feedback to all applicants. If selected to perform in the 5th International Nerdlesque Festival, you will also receive:

  • Quality photos and video of your act filmed on the stage of historic Coney Island USA

  • A complimentary ticket to view the night of the festival show that you are not performing in
  • A thank you package from the production team and our sponsors
  • Incomparable access to classes from our headliners, feature performers, and Nerdlesque Legend
  • Discounts to local Coney Island attractions including the Sideshow
  • The opportunity to perform in or attend the Festival Closing Event Peer Review featuring a panel of our headliners, hosts, and legends. Open exclusively to performers and the performance community
  • The option to participate in community partner housing. We have local performers open their homes and through the help of a lifestyle survey, partner them with performers in the festival to create a "burlesque buddy" system and limit expenses for out of towners. Please note that performer housing is only available to performers in the festival and cannot extend to partners.

Keeping the Nerdlesque Festival a Safe Space