The Poetry Brothel is always seeking new poets, artists, musicians, mystics, dancers, vaudevillians, circus performers, sideshow acts, interns, volunteers, designers of all kinds, and any one who feels they have something to contribute to The Poetry Brothel. If you are interested in joining the family, feel free to contact us. Do tell us about yourself and ask any questions you may have.
If you don't have any questions, and you would like to formally submit an application to become one of our venerated "Poetry Whores" or other cast members, please apply via Submittable. Artists from underrepresented communities are in particular encouraged to apply.
In your application, you will need to include your professional name; a cover letter; the city where you reside, a link to your website, portfolio, or Instagram page; your character name & bio (this need not contain any factual or professional information); at least one headshot or other photo of yourself; and an audition video. If you are applying to be one of the poets, please also include 5 pages of your poetry as a PDF.
In your cover letter, we encourage you to explain your interest in The Poetry Brothel and your background as an artist and performer. If you have any experience working in the sex industry, please also feel safe to mention it here.
The audition video should be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. Feel free to shoot the video on your iPhone; we don't need anything professionally produced. We simply want to get a sense of your personality, style, and voice while seeing a little bit of what you do. If you are a poet, perform a poem! If you are a dancer, we'd love to see a routine. If you are a singer, sing for us. If you read tarot, show us a sample reading.