Introducing Beta Cities
What are Beta cities?
Beta cities are places we’re eyeing for future chapters as selected by popular demand.
Want Mortified to launch a chapter in a designated city?
Fantastic. When enough fans in a designated city help us meet the criteria for launching a chapter, we’ll send a Mortified producer to help train a local team how we curate events.
What are the current designated Beta cities?
Atlanta, Denver, Guadalajara, Miami, Melbourne, Nashville, NOLA, Philly, Phoenix, Toronto, SLC, San Diego, Vancouver.
Sounds good! How can I help a designated city launch a show?
Here’s the criteria:
- We need 25 people to submit a request to participate in a designated Beta city. (The sooner enough people submit, the faster we can do a show.)
- We need 200 people from that city (or nearby) to join our mailing list.
- If the city exists outside of the US, additional resources may be needed to travel a Mortified representative to a city to train a local team.
Why not just simply put on a show?
For many reasons, Mortified is curated and not open mic. As such, the #1 criteria for launching a new Mortified chapter is having a team of local organizers who’ve been trained in our unique method for curating material. Without that team in place, there’s simply no Mortified show. As you can imagine, this requires us devoting our resources (time, effort, travel costs, advising) to train local organizers, so we created the Beta program to help offset that risk and speed up the process.
How does a city get designated as a Beta?
The Beta city list is merely comprised of areas that people ask us the most about (via email, in person, or social media). The more messages we get about a certain location from various people, the more likely we are to consider it. If it’s not on the list, it’s because we haven’t heard from enough people there yet.
As a heads up, despite how much fun it would be to do small towns, at the moment we are not able to justify chapters in those areas. One of the reasons we created our podcast and film was to reach people in smaller areas. That said, while we might not be able to a chapter, we are able to do other engagements (film screenings, q&a sessions, workshops) in small communities when resources are provided.
I know of a great venue that wants to host Mortified shows!
Thanks. We’ll keep it in mind. That said, while finding a venue is helpful, it is honestly not the #1 priority. As a stated above, the main thing we need to launch a Mortified chapter is a team of local organizers who we have trained in our curating process.