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We are auditioning for both Apprenticeships and roles in
The Burlesque Show That Goes Wrong at the same time.
The audition consists of a short, personal interview. Applicants will also be taught a striptease choreography as a group. Please bring the following clothes: a button down shirt or blouse; a back-closing bra; a skirt with a zipper or elastic waist; and a pair of shoes you can dance in. Please do not bring sneakers. Please do bring some sort of shoe. We will be stripping out of our bras. If you wish to wear pasties you are welcome to, but please bring some. They will not be provided.
Please fill out this form as completely as you can. If you can't fill out everything, that's OK. Please bring or upload a photo of yourself and if you have a theatrical/dance resumé, please bring that as well.
Auditions are located at The Arts Nexus, 665 Beacon St., Boston MA 02215, right in Kenmore Square. There is a ton of mass transit nearby and also a lot of inexpensive local parking. Meters are off on Sundays and after 6:00pm.
Burlesque is a ‘big tent’ performing art, utilizing aspects of many different dance forms, acting, and striptease. In your time with The Boston BeauTease you may learn theatrical techniques from Commedia dell’Arte or François Delsarte, belly-dance, ballet, modern musicals, and more. You may also learn hair and stage make-up, costuming techniques, construction of props or set pieces, and marketing and promotion. You do not need to be good at all of these things — or even interested in them — when you start with us. We just ask that you bring enthusiasm and a desire to communicate to your time with us.
Our internship program begins almost immediately and runs until the end of th year. To a certain extent, the time commitment is flexible; if you can make us a priority, we promise we can make you a priority. We rehearse in Kenmore Square on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (7pm to 10pm). The ideal candidate would be able to make both rehearsals each week, but if you can only make one rehearsal per week we may still be able to work with you.
BeauTease Burlesque is committed to performer diversity — but we do have a troupe aesthetic. Our acts evoke a fantasy of a Golden Age of Burlesque that never really was; a blend of classic Hollywood and pin-up girls, of glamour and glitz. There certainly is burlesque out there that has other styles; if your passion is one of those, we may not be the place for you. All that said, there is no single “right” body type, skin tone, or level of dance skill for an applicant to have.