What is “Upstaged?”

Upstaged is a brand new concept where YOU are the entertainment! We’re calling on ALL talent (big or small, armature or professional), to take part in our weekly Saturday brunch variety show returning this fall. 

Envisioned and conceptualized by Ylia Dzlieri, Upstaged welcomes and encourages hidden talent. Hosted by Fabrika’s own Eric Jaffe, Mackenzy Molotov and other special guest hosts, the audience themselves can cast their vote each week for their favourite acts.

The best part? All skill levels are welcome! If you have a hidden talent like a good celebrity impression, or you’re an amateur contortionist, we want you to participate. This interactive brunch show is sure to be the new talk of the town! 

Interested in performing OR attending? Read our FAQ below:

Upstaged FAQ

What kind of performers are you looking for?

We are looking for many different types of performers including but not limited to: Hidden talents, Comedy, Solo Musician, Cirque, Magic, Sideshow, Drag, Burlesque, Dance and more!

What kind of performances are you not looking for?

Bands, Fire performers, Nudity, Hate Speech, Nothing that makes a mess (fake blood, liquid, paint, bodily fluids) 

What time should I arrive?

Doors open at noon, and the show starts at 1. Performers should arrive for check in between 11:30-12:30.

Can I change into my costume at the venue?

Upstaged performers will not have access to our dressing room and must come fully dressed

Will I have access to Fabrika’s props and equipment

No, performers must provide their own

If the audience votes my performance as ‘upstaged’ am I welcome to come back and try again?


Are aerial performances allowed?

Yes, but you will have to come to Fabrika the Wednesday before your audition, sign a waver, and add Fabrika to your performer insurance. 

Any more questions, please contact upstaged@fabrikaphilly.com

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