Thursday, March 2, 2017

Four Quarter Theater accepting 10 minute musicals

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Four Quarter Theater, a NYC based theater ensemble, is currently accepting 10 minute musicals for our spring season Musicals.

In each quarter of the year, and aligning with the seasons, Four Quarter Theater aims to produce a new set of ten-minute plays. Each season is framed around a theme, which relates to the season in which the quarter falls. Each theme is open to artistic interpretation and is provided as a thematic framework to guide the playwright. The format of the performances will be staged readings in New York City.

Four Quarter Theater is currently accepting 10 minute musicals for our spring 2017 season Musicals. The term “musicals” is understood to include musicals, plays with music, thematic revues, or any comparable iteration.

Below please find our submission requirements and additional guidance to successfully submit your piece to Four Quarter Theater. Please note that playwrights are eligible to submit one piece per season only. 

We are currently accepting submissions until March 10, 2017.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Submissions, Dana Trottier, at 4qtsubmissions@gmail.com, or view additional information on our website at fourquartertheater.com.

Submission Requirements and Eligibility

§ The musical must be a stand-alone musical and presentable in ten minutes.

§ Cast should not exceed 5 actors.

§ Submissions must include script and libretto/lead sheets/piano score in PDF format only.

§ Music files of songs are also needed and should be submitted in MP3 or MP4. Each song should be submitted separately or as one piece with labeled tracks. The submission of music can be as simple as composer singing tracks with piano. Please place all required music files in a shared folder or drop site (Drop Box, Google Drive) and send a folder link with submission.

§ Music for each piece will be performed live and should be able to be performed with a single piano.

§ There is a submission limit of one play per theme. The playwright must designate the theme submitted for in the subject line of the email (Musicals).

§ Original and never before produced musicals are highly encouraged.

§ Please submit all necessary materials electronically to 4qtsubmissions@gmail.com by March 10, 2017

Electronic submission must include

§ Title, author’s name, address, phone number, email address.

§ A brief description (100 words max) of the musical.

§ PDF of script and link for music.

Selection of Musicals

The play selection process is conducted by the Play Selection Committee. As many as seven plays are selected for each series (approximately 4 times a year). Only selected playwrights will be contacted. Plays not chosen for this quarter/year may be considered for future series if considered by the company to be theme appropriate.

Four Quarter Theater reserves the sole right to make all production decisions with regard to the plays selected. Four Quarter Theater reserves the right to photograph, audio and video record selected plays to be utilized for promotional materials; promotional video and audio recordings will only include clips of performances and never the full performance of the selected play. Any recordings will be shared with selected playwrights.

Four Quarter Theater is committed to highlighting work of emerging artists. There is no financial compensation for entries, nor is any financial commitment required by the playwright.

We look forward to reading your submissions.