NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competitio
New York, NY
NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $8,000 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos
WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS
THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION
Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade!
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Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.
We offer up to $8,000 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical)
There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize. At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.
Prize categories include:
BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500
BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT: $500
MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500
BEST DIRECTOR: $500
2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each
2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each
BEST SINGER $500
BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300
A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION
Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical performed live on a stage in Manhattan, New York City!
Accepting plays and musicals of all genres and all lengths (between 5-90 minutes long). The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 11 consecutive years of theater. Read below to find out why!
Why is the New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and
§ A quality venue.
75 seats . A stage with plenty of room for large scenes with many actors (30’x22’). Plenty of space backstage, lots of room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and lights, and plenty of storage space for your props/costumes.
§ Need furniture/set pieces? No problem.
There is no other festival that offers you 85 set pieces/furniture for free! Our set pieces are stored backstage for easy accessibility for any performance. Not only do we invite you to use our set pieces, we also offer free storage for all of your hand props and/or costume pieces for the duration of your run. Transporting set pieces in Manhattan is a nightmare - you’d have to double park your truck outside of the theater for every performance, only to return to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s equally a hassle to lug all of your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway during your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space - and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
§ Easy to use technology.
Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights? Our lights can create a flush in a full range of deep colors, allowing you many different creative options to light your show. You are also free to use our projector that projects 21×12′ on our backdrop. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use, even for those with little to no previous experience. You do not need to have training in tech to use them.
§ If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!
Need music? We have a solid upright piano you can use
§ We offer long techs.
We all know it’s very important to have ample rehearsal time for your tech.
For a Full-Length (60-90 minutes) we provide 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minutes) we provide 2 hours, and for a Short (5-20 minutes) we provide you 1 hour.
Other places might offer little to no time for tech rehearsals, but we understand that you can’t get anything done in that time. We don’t want to risk your show looking worse than it could be just because you never got to run the show with lights. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident with your show before you open. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time (After all, time is money!)
§ What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many theater festival’s websites do not advertise your show. Those that do only do so with vague descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our web pages where we list previous productions and you will immediately see the difference - Large posters and detailed information!
We create a page for your show, with a link that you can share with confidence to family, friends, colleagues, and community.
Furthermore, cast and crew from all other productions in a season are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
§ Prime performance hours
We give you ideal prime time slots with a variety of times, allowing all audience members to find a performance they can attend; we also include 30 minutes of time to set up before each show.
§ No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
§ Award ceremony
At the end of the festival, we host an unforgettable awards ceremony to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues - similar to the Oscars!
Jun 1, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023
$0.00 – $0.00 per hour
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