My boyfriend and I are in a really rough living situation, and we’re trying to get out of it. We want to move back to my hometown across the state from where we live now, so that I can be around my family and better mental health care and social resources….
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and you don’t wanna miss a thing at Apocalust. If the Mayans were right and the apocalypse is upon us, we figured that we may as well welcome it with tassels, glitter and a little skin. After an incredibly successful year with multiple sold-out shows under our belt, The Underground Peepshow will be ending 2012 off with a brand new show dedicated to the end of the world. Pack your emergency survival kits and bunker down with us!
We are currently seeking burlesque performers who want to take on the challenge of making the apocalypse sexy. From Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 19, 2012, we will be accepting pitches for end-of-the-world burlesque acts. We are looking for acts based on characters from films, TV, books, comics, and video games that relate to the end of the world, or showcase a post-apocalyptic universe. This may include things like zombies, outbreaks, global natural disasters (ie. Comets, global warming, etc.), alien invasions, killer robots, etc. If it has to do with the threat of the human race being wiped out, we are all for it. If you have any ideas but are unsure about whether or not it fits within the criteria, please don’t hesitate to ask. Can’t wait to hear your ideas!
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Doors Open: 9PM
Venue: Projection Booth Metro (677 Bloor St W, Toronto)
You must be 19 years or older to pitch
You may pick any character from an apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic film, book, comic book, video game, TV show, etc.
Your pitch must be for an original act created specifically to debut at this show
As this is burlesque, full frontal nudity is not allowed. Pasties and panties are required
Men are welcome to pitch an act. We do love our boylesque!
Multiple pitches per person are welcome
Double acts are also welcome. However, we do highly suggest that you also submit a solo pitch since spaces are limited for double acts
All experience levels are welcome to submit a pitch! We do accept both seasoned and brand new performers!
Please submit your pitch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your real name
Your stage name
Your contact information (email and phone number)
Your stage experience (burlesque or other)
Your chosen apocalyptic character
Please give a detailed description of your idea for your act, including music and costume
In 150 words or less, please tell us about yourself so we can get an idea of who you are
How did you hear about the Underground Peepshow?
If you are not chosen for this show, would you be interested in volunteering during the event?
Please attach a headshot of you in the email
If you have made the short list, we will be contacting you at the end of October. Please note that if you make the short list, you may be required to perform an act for us so that we can get a sense of our style and what you are about. If your act gets chosen for the show, you will be required to attend one dress rehearsal to be set within the week of the show, as well as a tech rehearsal on the day of the actual event. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks!
The temptation to put together a 2014!Dean act is overwhelming.
Hey all! I know this is last minute but I will be doing sketches for pledges for sick kids Toronto at 320 Front St tomorrow Thursday May 17 from about 10am till 3pm with a 10$ donation. More info on the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375707622464766/379439555424906/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
Hope to see you all there if you can make it.
Yes, I too am riding on the Lin-sanity wave. In fact, it was the New York Knick’s victory of the Toronto Raptors tonight as well as following the recent Jeremy Lin story that inspired me to start this blog.
Jeremy Lin is a Taiwanese-American professional basketball player and one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history. Not only that, he is also the first American player in the league to be of Taiwanese descent. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal with his favourite team while growing up, the Golden State Warriors.
He was later waived off the team as well as waived off from the Houston Rockets before he could show his true potential. The New York Knicks claimed him off waivers for a back-up spot after an injury of starting point guard Iman Shumpert. Since then, he has lead the New York Knicks onto a current six game win streak. What’s more astonishing is that Lin’s 109 points over the course of his first four starts are the most by any NBA player since the 1976-1977 season.
His road to success had not been an easy one. During his college basketball days, he had heard nearly every East Asian racial slur thrown at him while on the court, including “open your eyes”, “wonton soup”, “orchestra’s on the other side of campus”, “sweet and sour pork”, and “go back to China.” One of his Harvard teammates recalls that once a fellow Ivy League player call him a “chink.” Even on one of his early training days with the Knicks before he exploded into superstardom, once when he went in for practice a security guard asked him if he was “one of the personal trainers.”
Nonetheless, Lin always kept his head and focus in the game. As a result, his hard work and dedication has finally paid off and gotten him to where he is today.
The ongoing story of Jeremy Lin sends a significant message out to the world in that you should never judge a book by its cover as well as to never judge a person by their stereotypes.