The MITF (Midtown International Theatre Festival) is now committed to presenting three Festivals each year and is now seeking submissions for its 2016 Fall entry.
MITF: Fall, which is entering its second season, is spearheaded by John Chatterton and has evolved with the industry in past years as more festivals enter the market.
"Our Midtown location is safe, clean, convenient, and close to the offices of industry members. It is the Festival of tomorrows' producers today," say Mr. Chatterton. "We set ourselves apart from other festivals because: (1) we are the festival where new producers work alongside seasoned pros and (2) we have implemented a new Profit Sharing Policy (PSP) where very play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie."
MITF: Fall 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 (maximum 10-minutes), and staged readings.
"We're looking for any kind of play or musical that fits our guidelines but plays and musicals 30-45 minutes long are really the heart and soul of MITF: Fall and are given the number one priority," Chatterton says.
The "prioritized" list of running times follows:
* Short Subjects and musicals 30-45 min. long.
* Short Subjects and musicals 46 - 60 min. long
* Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long
No matter the length of your play or musical, the following guidelines are applicable:
* Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
* AEA showcases are welcome.
* 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 Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th St., NYC.
MITF: Fall runs from October 29 - November 20, 2016.
The Festival provides the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, 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: Fall," and let them 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. MITF curates the entries as they come in, so you can start working on them as soon as possible.
As this year's SPL's are the weekend before Halloween, plays with a "Halloween" or macabre theme are in demand.
Please send all playscripts and all Variety submissions (video reels, YouTube, etc.) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Deadline For Short Subjects is September 30, 2016.
Submission Deadline For Variety Acts and the Short Play Lab is October 15, 2016
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