Midtown International Theatre Festival
New York, NY 10012
Call For Scripts/Variety Acts/Musicals/Children’s Shows
MITF: Summer Call for Scripts!
Festival Dates: July 15-August 6, 2017
MITF: Summer 2017 is a combination of full-lengths, short plays and musicals, children’s plays, a Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up, Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. (There is a $250 fee for Staged Readings).
Short plays and musicals are the mainstay of the MITF Short Subjects but we’re looking for any kind of play or musical that fits the guidelines:
• Short Subjects and musicals 30 – 60 min. long
• Full-lengths 61-90 min. long/Full-Length Musical 61-120 min. long
• Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
• AEA showcases are welcome. (AEA not accepted for SPL)
• Any genre. (Short subjects using guns as props will not be considered; full-lengths can use guns as props).
• Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File.
• Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format.**
• The estimated running time of the play must be clearly indicated.
The Festival will take place at the Workshop Theater’s Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W. 36th St., NYC. MITF: Summer runs from July 15-August 6, 2016.
The Festival provides the WorkShop Theater’s Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, shared scenery (rehearsal cubes, a table, and 4 chairs), and front-of-house staff. Shows must be off book and provide their own board operator, stage manager, and company manager.
To submit a project, mark it clearly “MITF: Summer,” and let us know whether it is a full-length, short subject, a musical, a variety act, a 10-min. play for our Short Play Lab, or a staged reading. We’ll curate the entries as they come in, so you can start working on them as soon as possible. Please send all playscripts and all Variety submissions (video reels, YouTube, etc.) to: Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your submissions!
Submission Deadline For Short Subjects and Full-lengths is April 15, 2017
Submission Deadline For Variety Acts is May 2, 2017, and the Short Play Lab is June 20, 2017
(We curate the scripts as we receive them, and will let you know if you are accepted as soon as possible, so as to give you more time to prepare for your production. So, the sooner you get your script in, the better. For all submissions, only one show per writer, per Festival).
*Please read the Festival Manual (click ‘Festival Manual’ on our homepage) to learn about MITF’s Profit Sharing Policy (PSP), the participant’s options and our requirements. SPL’s and Variety Acts are not eligible to participate in the MITF’s Profit Sharing Policy.
**12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1″ margins all around.
January 25, 2017 – August 6, 2017
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