h e l l o !

Thank you for your interest in No Theme 2018! It’s our five year anniversary I can hardly believe it! What was once a slimy baby is now a wobbly toddler, all thanks to artists and supporters like you. If you would like to be part of the No Theme dream, please read about us and fill out the submission form by April 1st, 2018.


w h o    w e    a r e

No Theme is an annual performance festival curated by Ana-Miren San Millan and presented by Cocoon Theatre in the beautiful Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center of Poughkeepsie, New York. No Theme is all about supporting emerging artists by providing space for experimentation and collaboration in original work. Though we tend to be interested in the weird, the ugly, the surprising, the revealing, and the fun, it comes down to a celebration of the uniquely intimate performance experience. One weekend a year, we present a jumble of dance, theater, visual art, film, comedy, poetry, who knows what else -- all in one place. Each evening includes live music, and the weekend culminates in a potluck. We are a young festival growing stronger every summer, and since 2014, we have seen audiences expand, conversations with and between artists deepen, collaborations kick-off, and local excitement grow.


d a t e s

This year the festival will be held on Labor Day weekend. Our three performances are:

--Friday, August 31st at 7 pm
--Saturday, September 1st at 7pm
--Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm

We prefer artists to perform all three shows, but we are flexible.


c o m p e n s a t i o n

We strongly believe artists deserve to be compensated for their work, and we are working hard to acquire funding in order to do that. Until that bright future dawns, Cocoon Theatre has graciously committed to provide accommodations for those who come from near and far. Last year, our artists who needed room at the inn spent their early mornings and late nights at a peaceful 150-year-old Hudson Valley barn with a swimming pool and plenty of private rooms. This year the accommodations will include Thursday thru Saturday nights.


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How would you classify your work? Please select all that apply.

** If past work samples are not available on a website, please provide supplementary materials by emailing to anamirensanmillan@gmail.com. 

Thank you thank you thank you! We will send you a receipt of this form via email, and we will keep in touch. WE CAN'T WAIT!