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Come Inside FAQs for artists

What kind of artists are invited to apply?

Come Inside 2018 invites performers who have original theatrical shows that illuminate some aspect of sexuality or gender.   If you aren't sure if your show qualifies, apply and let's talk about it!

What are the festival dates?


Performance dates are either Oct.3-7 or Oct. 10-14.  Artists chosen will have the opportunity to select the first or second weekend.  Opening gala is Oct. 2nd (attendance not required but encouraged!)

How long can my show be?


Running time - 90 minutes or less, with minimal tech needs (must be able to set-up, break-down in a 15 minute time frame). 

What are the financial details?


There are no entrance fees or fees to apply. Performers receive 50% of their ticket sales.  You will have between 4 and 5 performances over the course of 5 days.  The theater is 99 seats.  Ticket prices will range from $10 (as part of a frequent fringer package) to $20 at the door. 

Is housing or travel provided?

Housing is provided, travel stipends are not.   Housing will be in private homes. 

What kind of publicity will be provided?  Is there a guarantee?


Dance Naked will publicize the festival as a whole, but performers are expected to publicize individual shows.  The minimum guarantee (to be paid to an artist) is $500.

How long do I have to apply?

Applications accepted until May 31st.

When will I find out if I'm accepted?

You will be contacted by June 10th.  Winners announced June 13th.

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