The Back Porch Show will be presented in June 17 , July 15 and August 19 in 2017.  Anywhere from one to six acts are selected to make up a performance.

Our focus is on the talent of the artist.  Therefore, please note it is our intention to showcase and celebrate the gifts and talent of the artist in an intimate performance setting without (or with minimal) technical support.  The outdoor stage is a 15’ x 8’ area with a 14’ x 20’ cabaret style audience with modest illumination.

Submissions are open to all performance driven forms including but not limited to: plays, music, magic, dance, circus, spoken word, song, poetry, rap, clown, combat, puppetry, performance art, burlesque, vaudeville, and comedy.

All acts must be more than five (5) and less than fifteen (15) minutes.

The use of illegal firearms, permanent paint, open flame, and nudity is prohibited.

All acts receive performance stipends.

Submission Materials:

  • Cover Letter – Include brief description of act, number of people in act, running time of act, and if your act is family friendly.
  • Bio – please also include links to web pages and video clips.
  • Resume

We accept proposals on a year-round basis and prefer electronic submissions sent in pdf. format to:

If submitting a hard copy, you may send to the address below:

Inwood Art Works  
Attn: New Works Submissions    
97 Park Terrace West
New York, NY 10034