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Saturday, June 23, 2018

NY Theater Festival Winterfest 2019

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Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Winterfest 2019 festival competition.  Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length.  New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 14 seasons—Read below to find out why!

SUBMIT by clicking on this link  

For a Full-Length (45-90 minute long play) we give you 5 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 1, maybe 2.5 hours.

For a One-Act (20-45 minute long play) we give you 3 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 30-60 minutes.

For a Short (5-20 minute long piece) we give you 90 minute for tech.  Other festivals will give you no tech at all.  What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!)  We do not want you to run the risk of your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare.  We want you to feel confident with how it will look.  That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time.  (After all, time is money!)

Submissions Accepted from the Tristate Area only and Shows from beyond a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

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