It's that time! We're looking for acts for our 11th show on Feb. 11.
Are you a dancer, a circus artist, or other type of performance artist? We're interested in YOU! Poleluminati is a variety show that brings a magical experience to the stage.
We seek unique performers who are interested in working with and learning from fellow artists in a collaborative environment.
How To Apply:
Read this page completely and fill out the form at the bottom. That's it. Applications are due by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 15th.
You will receive a response back from us by Wednesday, December 22nd.
Poleluminati 11 will be held at Black Lodge, 405 N Cleveland St, Memphis, TN 38104.
* Friday, February 11th, 2022
* Ages 18+
Valentine’s Day. Imbolc. The number 11. Sensuality. Sex Magick. Other Realms. Bringing this realm to new heights. For style cues, visit our highlighted Instagram stories titled "Muses."
A Show with Energy and Passion
You do *not* need to be a professional performer to be a part of Poleluminati and put on a great show. You don't even need to have ever performed before. We love showcasing a variety of people in all ways, from first time performers to very experienced performers. Whether it's your first time or you're an OG, we want to see your energy and passion. We want to see YOUR story and art that is uniquely you.
More Than Stage Talent
The show that you put onstage is important, though being successful in Poleluminati cast means more. We are a collective, and need to work together collectively. Successful members of the show realize that they are a part of the whole, and their presentation affects all the other members of the group. We expect you to follow the theme. We expect you to act professionally both on and off stage. This includes meeting deadlines for your bio information, your music, and showing up on time to any rehearsals and performer call times.
Comfort with Improvising
The beauty of live performance art is that it never turns out the same twice. There are *always* going to be hiccups and problems along the way. Part of being in the show experience is trusting that even when things go wrong, you can communicate your needs and we will all work together to find solutions.
Sometimes we run into problems without enough time to communicate and talk it over, and we have to just jump in and improvise. This applies both on and off the stage. The best members of the cast are pros at improvising, so that when things don't go according to plan, they make it look seamless and intentional anyway.
Professional Conduct and Sobriety
Public intoxication is not acceptable for performers, and you will not be allowed to perform if you are drunk, high, or otherwise intoxicated at the time of the show. This includes prescription medication that may make it unsafe for you to perform.
Performer payments will be equally split from what was made from ticket sales. Payments will be sent out by PayPal or Venmo within a week of the completion of the show. In order to receive the stipend, you will need to meet your deadlines and complete your performance.
Networking, Marketing, and Benefits Beyond Money
Above all, this show is a way to get local performers practicing, testing things on stage, and working collectively with other artists in a way that wouldn't happen if it didn't exist. If that isn't your main reason for participating, this may not be the right place for you. No hard feelings!
We will do our best to get you high quality photos and videos of your performance. (While our media team is incredibly talented, they are also fully volunteer.) We will *always* market the hell out of you and the entire show, share you on our website and social media channels, and provide you with professional graphics and media.
Future Paid Gigs
When we are hired to work parties or events, we bring in past Poleluminati performers who have successfully worked with the team. If we know you vibe and we can trust you to follow all of the expectations, that's the path to being part of the paid gig team.