We’re always looking for new talent for each month’s show. If you have an idea that fits the theme, send it to us before the deadline, and you may be invited to be a part of the show.

We recommend that you come and attend one of the monthly shows to see if your submission fits. While your work doesn’t need to be humorous, it should always be engaging.

Here are the themes for the first half of 2014:

February – Condoms (due January 15)
March – Video Games (due February 15)
April – Cameras (due March 15)
May – Books (due April 15)
June – Keys (due May 15)
July – Souvenirs and Mementos (due June 15)
August – Bikes (due July 15)
September – Brooklyn Book Festival Edition
October – Costumes (due September 15)
November – Weapons (due October 15)
December – Toys (due November 15)

Send all queries to: lostfoundshow AT

Writers & Poets:

Fiction? Non-fiction? Essay? We want to showcase the best writing that this city has to offer. We request that the pieces be no longer than 10 minutes in length (roughly 2500 word max). Flash fiction accepted only if you have a few stories related to the theme. Articles/Blog posts accepted, too, provided they fit the theme and time limit.

For poetry, the majority of your work must feature the theme object (either one long poem about the theme object, or a central poem in your collection that prominently features the object).

Don’t live in the area? Prefer to have someone else read your work? We can accommodate that. At the time of submission, you can let us know of your surrogate reader or we can work with you to find a suitable performer from our networks.

Send your submission either in the body of the email, or attached as a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf document.

Storytellers/Comedians/Spoken Word:

Don’t have a written story? Not a problem. Send your pitch to us. Please include past credits, and links to videos/audio. All spoken pieces must run no longer than 10 minutes in length. You can share either one long piece, or several anecdotes, provided that they all involve the theme object in a prominent way.


Burlesque dancers, performance artists, clowns/mimes, actors, and improv performers welcome. We want to be a forum for interesting and dynamic work. You have the talent, we have the stage. Send us your pitch, as well as past credits and links to your works/videos/etc. You’ll have 10 minutes or less (burlesque performers, we know most pieces run only 4-5 minutes, and that’s fine too).


We love musical acts. You are welcome to compose an original song about the theme object or perform a cover. The main song must be about the theme object or incorporate the theme object in a prominent verse – ex: “867-5309” for Cell Phones, or the Cigarette reference in the first line of Bowie’s “Rock N Roll Suicide”). Perform 3-4 songs and/or up to 10 minutes. Please send past credits and links to your works/videos/audio. Plan to perform more of an acoustic/unplugged set than a full production. Contact us for more tech details.

Interviews/Live Conversations:

Are you an expert in the theme object? Do you run a store/museum about the object? Maybe you actually invented the object?  We’d love to develop something with you. Either an informal conversation on-stage, or a brief 10-minute max talk about this theme object that you know so well. Send us a pitch!


Do you have a short video or film that prominently features the theme object? Contact us! We are developing ways to project videos at the show. Send us links to the work and past credits.