Dear performer, please fill out the below form and email any music/backing tracks and promotional photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Music should be emailed as an mp3 file, no youtube links or facebook messages please.
Notes on completing:
Introduction: Do not leave this blank & do not ask the compere to make it up for you! This is some information for the compere so they know something about what you will be doing/what your act is about/or your experience/who you are as a performer/even just the song you're using, else they will have nothing to say. Even one sentence is fine. New performers can just say it's their first performance if they wish. Please write in third person (i.e. "*Stage name* will perform a comedy act", not "I will perform a comedy act").
Music: This is for the sound tech to make sure they play the correct song for you. Please make sure you put the same title as the file name of your track.
Starting: Please put "on stage" or "off stage". This is for the sound tech so they know when to play your music, but also for the stage manager so they can check you're in the right place before your slot. If you start on the stage/at the side of the stage where the tech will see you, you are starting "on stage". If you start out of sight you are starting "off stage". If you are doing something different (i.e. starting in the audience or from a different entrance please mention this, but if the tech won't see you, it's "off stage").
Set up: This should detail anything which the stage maid will need to set up on the stage for you before your act. Be clear about where on the stage items should be. When describing you should imagine you are on stage facing the audience, downstage means at the front of the stage, upstage means at the back, left/right/centre describes the position as it would be if you're looking at the audience- e.g. centre upstage (centre back of stage), stage right downstage (to the right of the stage when looking at the audience, at the front). We will check again on the night, but the clearer you can be in advance the better.
Clear up: This should detail any costume or props left on the stage when you leave which the stage maid will need to clear up. Mention everything you want back! They need to know what to look for- things sometimes fall down the back of the stage or get thrown towards the audience.