Announcing Open Stage Night Number 2, Call for performers!

Join us for Air Temple’s second Open Stage Night, this time with a post Halloween theme, since only wearing your costume once is always a bummer! The Open Stage will take place on November 8th, 2013.

One of the planned purposes of Air Temple was as an occasional performance venue, so we’re super-duper happy to announce our second open stage night since the first one was a huge success! We’re really excited to provide accessible performing opportunities for local artists, and now that we’ve been open for a bit, some of our students will be performing on their main apparatus!

As with last time, this event is BYOB and BYOSeat (if you want). We’ll have plenty of squishy things to rest your bottom on as you enjoy the circus stylings of the Air Temple community, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

The goal of the open stage is to create an accessible stage for performers and to bring affordable performance to New Haven, as such there is a (strongly) suggested donation of $10 at the door.


This is an opportunity for seasoned professionals and first time performers alike to display their skills and hone their craft in a low stress, high fun environment. Maybe you’re performing for the first time ever soon and you’d like to do a test run before then. Or maybe you’re a pro who simply likes any excuse to perform. Maybe you’re working on a crazy new piece and want to see how audiences will react. Maybe you just like to perform. In any case, our stage is yours.

Act submission is open to the following skills/disciplines:
ANY circus art.
ANY flow/spinning art
Variety or vaudeville acts
Dance routines
Clowning or comedy routines
Pretty much any physical performing art

Also, if your act is character themed for this Open Stage in any way (Breaking Bad duo trapeze, anyone?) even better!

We will not be accepting musical performance acts. We will also be limiting the number of each kind of act to prevent redundancy–for example no more than three aerialists, or roller skaters etc. If you have an act, but you’re not sure it falls into any of the above categories, submit it! You may submit a new work, or an act you’ve performed before, but not an act from a previous Air Temple Open Stage.

TO SUBMIT AN ACT email info@ with the following information:

Your name

The number of people in your act (and their names if more than just you)

The length of your act (this can be approximate, but not over 10 minutes)

What kind of performance (aerial routine, comedy, poi spinning etc.)

A link to a video of the act (if you have it) OR a link to a video of you doing something similar (if you have that) OR a link to any video evidence that will help us get a feel for your act (if you have it) OR Nothing. Obviously though, the more you can give us to work with, the easier it will be for us to get an idea of your performance.

A description of you act (more detail is better than less. For example ‘I will be performing trapeze to Hit me Baby One More Time’ is not super helpful. Try to tell us what the tone of your piece is, the more we can visualize it the better! However it does not need to be as specific as ‘I will be doing a double star drop at minute mark 4:35′)

A very brief performance history (ie: ‘this is my first time ever’, or ‘this is my first time performing trapeze but I’ve been performing as a juggler for six years’ or ‘I’ve performed this particular act 600 times’ is plenty)

Why you’d like to perform at the open stage/what you’d like to accomplish by it.

All act PROPOSALS must be SUBMITTED by 12:00 PM on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th! (Keep in mind your act does not necessarily need to be finished by this time.)
Please remember we only have so many slots for each performance type, and so many performance slots period, and will be filling them as we receive applications, so it behooves you to apply sooner rather than later!

Looking forward to your amazing submissions!