Tony Youngblood, the guiding light of Theatre Intangible and an occasional Scene contributor, has put out a call for submissions to the 2012 Circuit Benders' Ball, coming Sept. 29 to the Brick Factory. Let Youngblood explain the event to you:
Brick Factory Nashville and Theatre Intangible present the Circuit Benders’ Ball, a day-long symposium dedicated to the art of the bend. Circuit bending is the modification of battery-powered toys in order to create a smorgasbord of alien sounds: bleeps, buzzes, crackles, squawks, and blips. And one of the things that makes it so cool is that you don’t need a lot of technical know-how to get started. All you need, really, is curiosity, a screwdriver, and a willingness to experiment and play. The Circuit Benders’ Ball will feature two stages, over a dozen performers, an interactive art gallery, and circuit bending workshops.
Deadline for submission is Aug. 25. For much more information, including detailed lists of volunteer needs and information about the coming Kickstarter campaign that will help defray costs, see here. You can also get an idea of what to expect from the performance clip above, featuring DaveX with visuals by Kelli Shay Hix and captured at the 2010 ball.