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PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« on: August 01, 2010, 12:43:49 AM »

PLEASE NOTE: all submissions should be emailed by next WEDNESDAY, august 18th

hello my arty friends.....

this is a call to professional or semi-pro actors/buskers/artists/old-time photographers/collectors/etc who MAY WANT to get involved in the magical production that is CABARET....going up this fall in harvard square, cambridge massachusetts at OBERON/the ART.

the show is going to play 43 times - tuesday-friday from aug 31 until oct 29, with the exception of sept 30th (when we're gonna head to the ignobel prize ceremony)
two shows on friday - one at 7, one at 10.

if you're not familiar with the show, cabaret takes place in a seedy dive called the Kit Kat Klub at the height of Weimar debauchery in 1931-1932.
we're creating an IMMERSIVE piece of theater - with tons of emphasis placed on the fact that this is a real nightclub from the era.
no audience member shall be spared - the show begins the minute you step in the door (or perhaps, the minute you TURN onto arrow street).

(here's a little clip from the film, which i don't love, but it gives you a nice little a feel for the vibe. also, watch liza make love to CHAIR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-24Zm0bjk)

to that end, we don't have a budget to pay extra performers BUT we'd like to invite our favorite buskers/painters/photographers/coin-collectors/burlesque dancers
to submit ideas for THINGS to do to work the line from about 6:30 onwards. it's a dresden dolls/amanda crowd, so the tipping should be generous if your act is tip-based...

everybody needs to be in believable character/dress from 1931.
we were thinking people could take old-school photos and ask for money, show their rare coin/stamp collections, give sexual advice and fortume cookies in the bathroom, WHATEVER.....paint portraits and sell them to people, wear their leather chaps and tie themselves up, GO CRAZY.... or otherwise rant on in character about this that and the other things, as long as it's ENTERTAINING AND AWESOME.
this doesnt mean LOUD- you could be sitting in the corner...peeling onions and weeping, you know. silently stacking books on porn outside the club. selling dirty postcards. having a long conversation with a broken bicycle. shooting heroin and reciting goethe. really, sky's the limit.

NOTe: you must provide your own porn, bicycles and heroin.

people will be coming in from the street and we don't want them to know what fucking hit them.

your idea needs to be VERY SPECIFIC and we'll run you by the director of the show to see if he digs it.
as long as you arrive sometime within an hour before the show begins, you'll be useful! you could shoe up for the whole hour or just 20 minutes - your call.
we just want to add spice to the environment.

you'll need to send a description of what you're doing and a photo of your costume so we know you're not a weirdo who just wants to pass out oreo cookies (although i think even that could probably be done creatively).

if you need inspiration, feel free to ask our DRAMATURGS - they're chock full of info on the era and jillian can put you in touch if you have questions about WHAT IS AND ISN'T
PERIOD! these guys know their 1931 shit.

this show is going to be electric - i hope you join in on this.

we want to have SOME sort of schedule pieced together, so whether you want to come ONE night only or all FORTY THREE (yu fucking nutball), let jillian know.
Jillian Singer at CABARETmadness@amandapalmer.net
she's organizing all this madness, and you can direct any questions at HER.


love,
amanda (The Emcee of this fuckin' party)

p.s. large bummer is that the ART won't provide free tickets to the actual show for this - BUT i'll do what i can do...
in exchange, if you become a regular part of the environment & really add value to the show, we'll get you into the dress rehearsal & i'll try to hook you up with merch within reason. mostly, you gotta do this for the fun and for the  love.

p.p.s. PLEASE NOTE: all submissions should be emailed by next WEDNESDAY, august 18th
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 01:00:11 AM »

WHY DO I LIVE IN INDIANA????
I would LOVE to do this.
I think anyone that can should volunteer for this shizz.
I will plug it on Facebook and see if anyone can help, though. : )
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 07:28:27 AM »

i might just move to boston. 
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 09:23:43 AM »

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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 12:39:03 PM »

if i could find a way over the Atlantic I would love to take part in this.... I am sure there is something suitably 1920's or 30's for me to do..........
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 02:19:24 PM »

oh I am totally doing this. If anyone finds any good sites or resources about 1931 germany post them on the box! I know I will.
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 08:29:06 PM »

if i could find a way over the Atlantic I would love to take part in this.... I am sure there is something suitably 1920's or 30's for me to do..........
By however slim a margin, you seem to be able to manage the 21st Century,
surely the early-mid 20th could be no more challenging....
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 09:13:00 PM »

It may be time to come out of retirement... :)
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 09:52:57 PM »

if i could find a way over the Atlantic I would love to take part in this.... I am sure there is something suitably 1920's or 30's for me to do..........

can't archangels do anything?
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 10:36:28 PM »

Love the FOSSE and the LIZA. The immersion sounds wonderful. Echoes of Sleep No More.

I'm not a street performer, but will be a willing dupe to anyone who wants a straight man. Err, woman. Not really straight either, I mean I'm basically hetero, but here I am on the Box, so how straight can I be?  :coolsmiley: Anyway, happy to participate in any way I can.

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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 10:43:00 PM »

sboxing and sexual orientation are orthogonal
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 10:53:23 PM »

I concur, Len. I was thinking of my high school days when I was one of the Freaks who existed in opposition to the "Straight" crowd. When people use the word "straight", I still have to think twice to figure out which they mean. But I'm quite sure that I have found my lost tribe here on the Box.
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010, 11:14:21 PM »

sboxers are straight

many who aren't, are freaks

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 02:13:27 AM »

This is what I was hoping would happen.  Rock.


and folks I will be working the box office thursdays and fridays for this show. come say hi.
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Re: PERIOD WEIRDOS/SCHEISTERS/CHARACTERS NEEDED FOR CABARET
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 11:48:13 PM »

Come to Michigan and I'll gladly think up something. :(
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