CCB would like to invite more playfulness, diversity, and experimentation to the CCB stage.
We will be adding an 11pm show spot on Fridays – and potentially Thursdays – where the (financial) expectations are low, and the possibilities (almost) endless (limited by the code of conduct and official law).
What do we want?
We want YOU to pitch us an idea for either a 20-25 minute set/show for a split-show or a 50-60 minute complete show. You should be excited to get your idea on stage, but not worry if it’s a massive success or a celebrated failure. Try it out! See what happens! Go crazy! Dare to do something new!
What do we expect? What can you expect?
We’re looking for experimental shows and new formats. That crazy high concept show you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t had the opportunity. The weird idea you’ve had forever but been too afraid to get on stage. The show you’ve run a few times but haven’t been able to get off the ground yet.
This will NOT be a space to run yet another stand-up open mic or stand-up showcase. Improv shows are welcome but should be doing something new. Stand up solo shows will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but should also be doing something new for best chances at getting booked. Keep in mind that the bar will be running and there might be some background noise.
You can choose to run the show with free entry or have it be ticketed (subject to standard CCB artist split).
Shows that do well and catch our eye will be invited to move to a ticketed spot in the CCB schedule in the future. Shows that still need some work are welcome to apply again for another late night spot; Booking Committee members can give you constructive notes on your show if you so desire.
How do I sign up?
Fill out our form and we will get back to you! We’ll be looking for original ideas, fun/absurd premises, unheard voices and more than anything, a vision that you can pull the show off. Also, your show and all performers in it should meet our Code of Conduct and theatre ethos. All improv performers should also meet requirements laid out on our Performing at CCB page. Please keep in mind that ultimately we will be exercising our own discretion as a Booking Committee when booking shows.
Questions? Talk to your Booking Committee!