What are they?
The 2020 intro sessions, bootcamps and mentoring are an integral part of the CoDI performance development process. They are a chance to:
- Answer questions you may have about performing at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
- Meet the MC, Susan Morrison
- Get peer-support from experienced CoDI performers
- Get feedback on your show concept, show title and programme text
- Get advice on the format of your show and stagecraft
When are they?
The 2020 intro sessions and bootcamp dates and times are:
“So This is CoDI” intro sessions:
- So This is CoDI (12th November, 12.30-2.30pm, Edinburgh Napier University)
- So This is CoDI (12th November, 4.30-6.30pm, The University of Edinburgh)
- So This is CoDI (14th November, 4.30-6.30pm, Heriot-Watt University)
- So This is CoDI (19th November, 12.30-2.30pm, The University of Edinburgh)
(you only need to attend one)
- Bootcamp 1: 21st Jan 2020, a half-day on writing your programme text and title
- Bootcamp 2: TBC March 2020, a half-day on marketing your show
- Bootcamp 3: 16th June 2020, a full day on stagecraft and marketing – plus a chance to meet the CoDI 2020 summer intern
Do I have to attend the intro sessions and bootcamps?
If you have attended one or more Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas bootcamps in previous years, attendance at these sessions is not compulsory, although it would be great to have you there so you can share your experiences with others. Otherwise, please do not plan to take part in CoDI 2020 unless you’re committed to attending these information and coaching sessions.
Please note that if we are unlikely to be able to offer 1:1 meetings outside of the intro sessions and bootcamp programme except in the most exceptional circumstances.
How does the mentoring process work?
We now have many experienced performers, many of whom could support newer performers by sharing what they’ve learned. We will allocate mentors and mentees based on what we think will offer the most mutual benefit. If you have any special requests, please let us know and we will try our best to match you accordingly.
Do I have to be/have a mentor?
Ideally, yes! We don’t expect this to generate a lot of extra work, and hopefully it will be rewarding and beneficial on both sides. Depending on the number of returning experienced performers, it may not be possible to allocate a mentor to everyone, in which case we will allocate on basis of need.
What else can I do to get support and advice?
You can also get virtual support through our performers and supporters Facebook group! Please join it here: