Cucalorus Stage Application

Cucalorus has a long history of showcasing outlandish, alternative, heartwarming and original new performers. Festival favorites like Dance-a-lorus, Bus to Lumberton, and Visual/Sound/Walls distinguish Cucalorus as a venue for exploration at the boundaries between music, theatre, dance, comedy, performance, installation, and film. Cucalorus Stage is expanding our performance program, bringing the same rigorous, intentional curation to our live events as we do to our screenings. We’re interested in all kinds of performances: stand-up, storytelling, music, cabaret, theatre, comedy, happenings, installations, live art, and more! We’re especially looking for new works, North Carolina or Wilmington premieres, works that speak to current political concerns, and fringy-er experiences. Creative crowd surfing encouraged. For more information about this application, please take a peek at our Submission Guidelines!


2019 Cucalorus Stage Application
Please choose the category that seems most relevant for your application. We realize that some applications may be relevant across many categories within the Stage program and the overall festival.
Choreographer, director, band manager, etc.
This is how we will contact you.
Twitter, Instagram, etc.
How you want the work to be billed.
min:sec (ex. 60:00) -- Set length, ideal installation duration, etc.
Please indicate who needs to be present in Wilmington for the work to be presented.
25 words or less - short description
125 words or less - this will be used in press and print
85 words or less - for lead artists, or company/collective
ie. Equipment you will provide or the equipment you need, specific flooring, how long it would take to install/tech and strike your work, etc.

Work Sample

Please submit a sample of your proposed work - up to 5 minutes in length.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Please list all previous performances, including venues and dates, of just the work you are submitting.
If shown at Cucalorus in November 2019, what would be the premiere status?


Cucalorus requests information about race, ethnicity, and gender in order to achieve greater equity across a range of different communities with a focus on supporting female artists, artists of color, gender diversity, and other underrepresented populations of the industry.
This signature acknowledges full awareness of all details associated with this entry form and warrants the legal right to enter.