Submit your Audition for the TwitchCon 2016 Talent Show

TwitchCon 2016 is bringing something completely new to the table, the TwitchCon Talent Show!

They are looking for the best acts in theatre, comedy, dance, music, poetry, magic, and art to audition for this year’s talent show.

Each audition will be reviewed by a selection panel at Twitch and the best will be chosen to perform on the world-renowned Kappa stage.

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What you must do (in brief):

  • Stream at least 4 hours related to the preparation of your act on Twitch Creative with identifying hashtags.
  • Submit a video of your act for consideration using the form below.
  • If selected, attend TwitchCon, rehearse briefly, and perform!

What you must do (in detail):

  • Stream a MINIMUM of 4 hours in preparation for your act.
    • Stream under the ”Creative” category
    • In the title of your stream, include the hashtag “#TalentShow”, as well as the corresponding hashtags of the category/categories of your act. For example “Working on a new melody #TalentShow #Music” or “Need your feedback on the new script! #TalentShow #Puppets #Comedy”
    • These streamed hours may be made up of practice, preparation, blocking, costuming, piece selection, audience feedback – basically anything related to your act that you need to do to be ready. Feel free to get creative! Just remember that we will be reviewing these hours and that they must correspond to your act.
  • Submit a video of your act using the form below.
    • Allowed categories (and a few examples of each):
      • #Theatre: monologue, poetry, recitation, short plays, mime, puppets
      • #Comedy: stand-up, skits, improv games, clowning
      • #Dance: solo choreography, ensemble, couples/social dance, traditional
      • #Music: bands, DJ sets, instrumental, beat boxing, slam, spoken word
      • #Magic: illusions, sleight of hand
      • #Art: real-time easel painting, body paint, sand work, projection (note that this should be a performance piece, not just artistic creation)
        Acts may span multiple categories, for example, a comedic skit might be both #comedy and #theatre. An ensemble choral piece may be #music and #dance. A roller skating routine may be #dance, #magic, and #comedy.
    • You may use footage from your required streaming hours in your audition video. Accordingly, you may stream while you record your audition video, if you so choose.
    • Acts may vary in length but should not exceed 5 minutes (however, your audition video may exceed this if you would like to provide additional explanation around your act). Please note that lengthier acts will not be considered more desirable than others; auditions will be judged on quality, not on length.
    • One person may submit multiple acts, but they must submit them separately using this form and stream a minimum of 4 hours in preparation for each audition video submission.
    • Auditions must be submitted on behalf of one person, so if your act includes multiple performers, please choose a representative to submit. Only this representative must be continually present for the minimum 4 streaming hours, however, all performers must participate in some way on the audition video.
    • All performances must consist solely of original material, or proof of permission must be included with the audition video. Covers and the like are not allowed without explicit written permission of the original author.
    • Acts may not contain nudity, excessive profanity, extreme depictions of violence, discriminatory or hate speech, or anything else that would be in violation of the Twitch Terms of Service or Code of Conduct.
  • Make plans to attend TwitchCon.
    • You must be able to attend TwitchCon in person in order to be selected.
    • You will be provided with a badge for admission, but travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of chosen performers.
    • You will be required to attend a brief tech rehearsal in advance of the show.

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