So, You Wanna Join the DC Gurly Show?
We are an all-volunteer troupe who has been titillating audiences since February 2005.
To join the DC Gurly Show, you must fulfill the following criteria:
•have an interest in burlesque.
•be comfortable in GLBTQA spaces.
•be prepared to take ownership of the troupe–work AND play.
The next orientation is Wednesday,September 18, 2013 at a Gurly’s Home in NE, Washington, DC, it’s just a few short blocks from the Yellow and Red lines at Ft Totten, also a lot of street parking is available) at 8pm. Make sure you RSVP to the Facebook event ASAP so we can send you the exact address!
New Members: The first step
New members must attend this new member meeting and learn about the rules and regulations of the troupe via the New Member Liaisons, The Cheesecakes, aka Dainty Dandridge and Glam Gamz. New member meetings are offered twice a year in March and September.
New Members: To step it up
You need to sign the Code of Conduct and photo release, attend a DCGS administrative meeting (4th Wednesdays), at the administrative meeting sign up to stage-, VIP-, or door kitten (New Member kitten duty is unpaid), join the DCGS listserve, and pick a stage name. (Make sure you research your stage name and ensure that it’s not already being used by another performer *anywhere*, to the best of your knowledge. Usually Googling “[your stage name] burlesque” will help you find out.)
ApprenTits: The next step
ApprenTits must present at peer review sessions prior to performing. You are authorized to book one of the 2 ApprenTitty slots per each show. You will be paid $25 per solo performance. You may also sign up to go into Host Training! You may also perform in Gurly Group numbers! Should a new member not be available to Kitten a show, an ApprenTitty (or Gurly) may kitten for a flat fee of $25.
ApprenTits: To remain at this level
You may only perform once in any show, including group numbers. You must also attend monthly administrative meetings. Must assist the Marketing team for 2 shows per year–arrange this with Marketing Manager.
ApprenTits: To step it up
Submit an application (included below) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition in front of the promotions board.
Gurlies: The last step
Gurlies may book 1 of 5 Gurly slots available per Phase show, get paid $40 per act, may book multiple performances per show (as space allows), and have preference to DCGS group festival submissions. Should a new member not be available to Kitten a show, a Gurly (or ApprenTitty) may kitten for a flat fee of $25. You may also apply to be a femme-cee and/or headliner using the applications below. In the event of a Gurly being equally as qualified as a non-Gurly—preference will always go to the Gurly. A MAJOR perk of being a Gurly is that you may apply for a DCGS Sponsorship as outlined below.
DC Gurly Show Sponsorships for Festivals
You may use your awarded funds toward travel, lodging, costuming, props, etc to festivals. Be specific in your application about your intent. As a “thank you” for your sponsorship, you will debut the DC Gurly Show Sponsored number at a DC Gurly Show. Funds are available for up to $300 and are awarded at the discretion of the DC Gurly Show Executive Board. Performers who receive a sponsorship are required to include in their bio/introduction that they are sponsored by and representing DCGS, for example, “Fernanda Yum is proud to be attending this festival on behalf of and sponsored by the DC Gurly Show, DC’s only queer, and longest-running, burlesque troupe”.
Gurlies: To remain at this level
Gurlies must mentor at least 1 ApprenTitty per year and you must attend at least 3 peer reviews per year to help new members. Must attend at least one admin meeting every 3 months. Must assist the Marketing team for 2 shows per year–arrange this with Marketing Manager.
Headliners: The perks!
You get paid $100 per show, perform 2 acts, and you will be featured on the flyer for that month.
Complete the contact form for more information or to RSVP!