Perform at YippieFest

We are accepting applications for short plays, storytelling, sketch comedy, vauldeville, improv, dance, burlesque, stand-up, short films, jugglers, magicians, staged readings, dancers, puppet shows, solo acoustic, plate-spinners, radio shows, etc, etc... (at this time we are not accepting band applications or stand-ups)

Shows will be scheduled back-to-back for a nearly continous (except for changeovers) performance. The audience can come and go as they please during the shows by showing a purchased wristband.

FAQ

How do I perform at YippieFest?
Apply here with your show and contact information. If accepted, you will be scheduled for the fest. Promote your show and bring an audience. Also, come see other shows for free with your artist wristband.

How much does it cost to apply? Do I get paid?
There is no pay or application fee, no money is excahnged. For performers, you get a free weekend pass to see other shows.

How long do I have to setup my show?
Not long, do it as quickly as possible to keep the fest moving. Be ready to go when the previous show is over. If you need to get ready backstage, check with the previous show to see if you can quietly be backstage. Note: your reported running time should include setup and takedown.

How does everything run on time?
It doesn't always, we may be behind schedule and your show might start after your advertised time. If we are ahead of schedule, you won't have to start early so your audience won't miss the start of your show. It can get a little chaotic during changeovers and be aware the audience may be coming and going during your show.

Can I bring props before my show?
Yes, just let us know. We have limited storage for your props and ideally you would bring them on stage when you are setting up before your show and remove them after your show.

Do you have chairs/a couch/tables/etc?
We have chairs for sure and if you need anything else, just ask. We will have a list of available props.

What about tech?
You have to bring your own tech person to do sound and lights if you need any sound or music played or lights turned off or on. There will be a mini-headphone jack to plug into laptops/ipods/phones. The lights will be generic, but have some options like spot lights. The lights are set for the entire fest and can't be adjusted.

What about Covid?
Proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination is currently required of performers and patrons. More info can be found at https://thedentheatre.com/covid19-policy

What can't I do during my show?
If you have any questions, please ask. A full list of what is not allowed will be sent to each group's contact. These include but is not limited to pyrotechnics, explosives, flames of any kind even candles and lighters, glitter, smoking/vaping, and excessive noise that could interrupt another performance (Friday bands excluded). Strobe lighting, gunshots, haze, and lasers must have prior written consent. Again, if you have any doubts, please ask.

Can I bring alcohol?
You cannot bring in outside alcohol. You may purchase a drink from the Den's bar and bring it to your seat.

Calendar - 2022

July 15
Schedule released

August 19
YippieFest Friday

August 20
YippieFest Saturday

August 21
YippieFest Sunday