This Week — 12 March 2021

Don’t forget that our calendar has a full list of upcoming events. If you’ve got a workshop, showcase or talk fast approaching, let us know at



March 15

March 18-21

  • The 7 Fingers will air their show Out of Order, with showtimes at 10:30 p.m. (3/18-20) and 3 p.m. (3/21) EST. This production was created in the throes of lockdown, using theatricality and acrobatics to express the strife and hope of the present times. Get tickets at this link.

March 27

March 31



  • Students ages 10-17 can now apply for the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour InTENTsive, which runs for eight weeks from June 19 to mid-August. This opportunity enables students to become colleagues with camp leaders in designing, building and producing a complete circus show. Applications are due March 22. Visit this link to apply and get more details. No accepted students are denied participation because of financial need, as scholarships are available.
  • Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is offering their tenth annual First of May Awards, which provide creation and residency grants for circus artists. This year’s award will allow one recipient to enjoy a residency at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, with 2-3 weeks of creation time for up to 14 people. Applications are due April 1. Get more information and apply at this link.


  • Circus artists Jean Carlos Claudio and Raquel Torre of Circo La Vuelta are building a circus and movement space in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Their fundraiser will help them purchase aerial equipment and allow them to better serve the heavily Puerto Rican and Hispanic population in the community. Donate to the cause at this link.