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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flying Solo Festival 4 Call for Submissions

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Festival Dates: May 9th - 5th & May 23rd - 29th , 2016

APPLY HERE: Flying Solo 4 Application

READ THIS FIRST : We can accept all shows from short 10- 20 shows that are work shopping to fully fledged 60 minute finished pieces. We will consider previously produced shows if you believe that you will attract an audience. Our criteria is that the show is good and deserves a platform.

Best of Festival Prize $250 + 50/50% door split*

[*After first 11 full price tickets per show block]

What do you get?
  • Flying Solo presents a $250 CASH PRIZE! to the audience vote winner. 
  • In addition to the CASH PRIZE! there will be a door split of 50/50% after the first 11 tickets per show block! 
  • Therefore if we sell 40 tickets you will make $260! If we sell 60 tickets you make $440! not bad huh? 
  • Sellout and you'll make $791 hey then if you win add $250 thats $1041! 
  • Plus we provide a tech/lighting designer/Board op for your run! [however if your show is complicated you may wish to bring your own tech person] 
  • Lastly we would accept shows that have already appeared in Flying Solo if you and we both feel that it will find an audience. This will be presented as an Encore performance and will be ineligible to win the festival but will still be eligible for the door split. 

What is Flying Solo?
  • Flying Solo is a festival of solo shows that doesn't charge participation or submissions fees. That's right - NO FEE - Cheaper and better than the rest. Seriously. 
  • Flying Solo doesn't ask for any rights, royalties or residual payments 
  • Flying Solo is presented in the Secret Theatre's 99 seat house. 
  • We can accept shows that have premiered or even in workshop mode - apply first and we'll talk. We'll only refuse a show that has had prior run/show if we both feel its going be hard to get an audience. 
  • Preferential consideration given to students of Go Solo or Flying Solo alumni 
  • If your show is 'on book' or very short [20 mins or less] you may be invited to participate in a showcase show of multiple shows. 
  • We supply all the basic production elements needed to support a new work – a stage, a small crew, box office and lobby staff, great sound and lights. 
  • You supply a great show and invite audience members 
  • We accept all shows from 10 minutes to 6o minutes 
  • Finished 6o minute shows are offered either a stand alone or double bill slot. 
  • Shows of longer than 30 and not more than 60 minute get one hour of tech per show. Shorter shows will be given a proportionate amount of tech time. Please note some tech rehearsals will be scheduled as daytimes according to availability. We strongly suggest that you prepare a prompt/cue script in advance. 
  • Short shows of 20 mins or less are accepted but will be presented as part of a multi-show showcase. Up to 6 shows but tech requirements must be minimal due to the between show change over. 
  • Dedicated Tech/Lighting person assigned for entire run/all shows. 
  • If you are performing under a showcase you will apply to Equity as the producer. Please note Equity operate a waiver scheme that allows you to perform a solo show in NYC multiple times at different venues. 

Submit via our dedicated form. https://form.jotform.com/60736765368973

Submission deadline : April 11th – please submit as soon as possible. We have space for around 16 shows and already have 7 submissions on hand.

Please email questions to: submissions@secrettheatre.com

Selected shows will be presented May 9th - 15th and May 23rd - 29th at the Secret Theatre.

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