Want to perform? Here is your chance

Want to perform? Here is your chance

Off-Kilter, a new community program of Off-Leash Area, wants to highlight and support performance work by artists with disabilities. A deadline to submit proposals is coming up.

Artists are sought to present work at the Off-Kilter Cabaret Aug. 19, 20 and 22 in the outdoor rail court at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The performance site is at the Mill City Farmers’ Market, next to the Guthrie Theater.

It will feature an accessible stage with full lighting, sound and projection capability, and retain the steampunk vibe of the reclaimed industrial site. The event includes accessibility accommodations such as sign language interpreting, captioning and audio description, as well as current protocols following Centers for Disease Control and state COVID-19 guidelines such as physically distanced seating, masks, etc.

Five to 10-minute pieces are sought, by artists with disabilities. The theme is “organ recital” and deadline is Monday, June 14. Seven artists or groups will be selected. Go to www.offleasharea.org/off-kilter. 

“We hope to provoke artists to propose risky, unapologetic, and entertaining performances, using their body organs and systems as inspiration,” said Jennifer Ilse, Off-Leash Area co-artistic director Jennifer Ilse. The call for proposals will be available May 20 on the Off-Leash Area website,

Off-Leash Area, under Ilse and co-artistic director Paul Herwig, has a history of more than 20 years of presenting original interdisciplinary performance work.