Off-Leash Area’s new community program, Off-Kilter Cabaret, is designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities. Seven artists will be selected by a panel of leaders in the disability community to perform their works in the inaugural Off-Kilter Cabaret. The theme of this year’s Cabaret is “Organ Recital,” which we hope will provoke artists to propose risky, unapologetic, and entertaining performances using their body organs and systems as inspiration.
The Off-Kilter Advisory Group and Selection Panel are: writer and storyteller Amy Salloway, former VSA Executive Director Jon Skaalen, dance artist Mike Cohn, host of the Disability and Progress program on KFAI Sam Jasmine, and Off-Leash Area co-artistic directors Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse.
The Off-Kilter Cabaret will be presented in the outdoor rail court at the Mill City Museum on August 19, 20, and 22. Locally known as the site of the Mill City Farmers’ Market, Off-Leash Area will construct an accessible elevated stage with full lighting, sound, and projection capability, and retain the steampunk vibe of the reclaimed industrial site. We will require physically distanced seating, masks, and other protocols using CDC and state COVID guidelines at the time of the performances as the minimum baseline for requirements.
Artist Proposals: We are looking for live performances, 5-10 minutes in length, original and unique, challenging and provoking.
The Call for Proposal Form will be publicly available on the Off-Leash Area website on May 20.
Applications due by June 14.
Questions can be sent to Paul Herwig at firstname.lastname@example.org.