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  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival
  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival
  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival

What are we looking for?

The NOLA Nerdlesque Festival welcomes performers of all types. Classic and neo-burlesque acts that are nerd and pop-culture inspired are the foundation of the festival, but variety is the spice of life, right? Side show performers, circus acts, singers, hosts are all invited to apply. We're looking for routines that last between 3 and 5 minutes, fit our admittedly broad theme, and will knock the socks off an audience.

What do you get for being in the festival?

Tons of stuff! Professional photo and video of your routine, a gift bag with goodies from our amazing local sponsors, entrance to every show at the festival, FREE admission to classes and workshops, a chance to sell your merchandise at the festival, a drink tab, and monetary compensation! Plus, we'll be adding more benefits between now and November.

Applications have closed. Thank you to all who applied!