Apply to perform in
the 5th International Nerdlesque Festival!
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 were open from July-November 2018. Stay tuned for casting notices!
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.