The Wild Rumpus will be cooking up another beloved, zany and totally original community circus this Winter and Spring! We plan to present our next shows at the Madison Youth Arts Center’s beautiful, brand-new, 300-seat theater on the weekend of April 22-24, 2022!
If you would like to be a part of our next production, please read all of the following information, then complete and submit the application form below NO LATER THAN DEC. 15, 2021! We will be in touch shortly after that with more info about the casting process and rehearsal schedules.
WHO: Youth ages 10+ through adults with prior Winter Circus, advanced circus camp or equivalent training/performing experience. Application required. Depending on response rate, we may or may not be able to cast all applicants.
WHEN: Weekly rehearsals will be held in various locations in Madison and in Mazomanie. Please indicate ALL rehearsal blocks you would be available for. Performers can expect to attend one weekly rehearsal per act or group that they are cast in, beginning Jan. 9, through Apr. 22 (Dress/Tech rehearsal), with one or two cancellations to be determined (Spring Break, etc.).
WHAT: Our productions use a collaborative process, weaving together the unique skills of every cast, sometimes organized around a theme or story-line, and sometimes a simple celebration of all things circus. As applicants are describing their circus/performing skills, include any training or performing experience with any of the following, plus anything else we might not have thought of: Acrobatics, hula-hooping, juggling, poi, hand-balancing, stilt-wallking, wire-walking, German Wheel, rolling globe, unicycling, acting, singing, dancing, comedy, contortion, aerial (which apparatus?), magic, musical instrument playing, snake charming, puppetry…. in the “notes” field, feel free to share any thoughts on themes or possible acts.
COST: Performance workshop fee $250. Partial scholarships are available.