Performance with Purpose: A Veterans Showcase



On Wednesday, December 5th, ASAP will host Performance with Purpose, our first annual showcase of our veteran artists. Performance with Purpose will be an evening of laughter, creativity, and stories, featuring graduates from our classes - Comedy Bootcamp, Storytelling 101, and Creative Writing. And the best part is... YOU get to choose who performs. Selected performers will have the opportunity to show off their artistic talents, take the stage at one of DC's top performance venues alongside a well-known headline comedian, and support the growth of ASAP’s programs through funds raised at the event. We strongly encourage you to submit yourself for consideration or nominate others for the opportunity to perform!

How do i perform?

Eligible performers must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. You must be an alumni of one of our classes (Comedy Bootcamp, Storytelling 101, or Creative Writing) in DC or Hampton Roads.

  2. You must be an alumni of a Fall 2017, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018 class.

  3. You must either submit yourself for consideration or be nominated by someone else.

  4. You must be willing to (a) submit original, clean material (video for comics and storytellers; written work for writers); (b) have your material voted on by ASAP instructors and alumni; and (c) if selected, perform or read the clean material submitted for consideration.

  5. You must commit to at least one training, one rehearsal, and consistent, personal practice prior to the show on December 5th.

How do i Submit myself for consideration or nominate a peer?

Nomination is now open and closes on September 7. Eligible performers can be nominated through the form below. 

Who can vote?

Only ASAP instructors, mentors, alumni, and participants are permitted to vote for performers.

When can i vote?

Voting will commence on September 24 and will close on October 1.


Nominations for Performance with Purpose: A Veterans Showcase have closed. We hope you join us on December 5, 2018 to enjoy the talents of our selected nominees. Stay tuned for ticket purchase information - if you would like to be notified when tickets are available, please email