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Saturday, April 29, 2017

MITF seeks short plays and musicals

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MITF: Summer
July 15 - August 6, 2017
We Want Your Short Plays and Musicals!
FANTASTIC Profit Sharing Policy

Dear Friend in the Theatre,
MITF: Summer is now entering its eighteenth season. Our Midtown location is safe, clean, convenient, and close to the offices of industry members. It is the Festival of tomorrows' producers today! 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).* Every play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie!

MITF: Summer 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. (There is a $250 fee for 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: Summer and are given the number one priority. Our prioritized list of running times follows:* Short Subjects and musicals 30-60 min. long.
* Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long.* Musicals 91 - 120 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 Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W. 36th St., NYC. MITF: Summer runs from July 15-August 6, 2017.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," We'll curate the entries as they come in, so you can start working on them as soon as possible. Please send your short play to: john.chatterton@gmail.com.

We look forward to your submissions!

Submission Deadline For Short Subjects is MAY 15, 2017.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP), the participant's options and our requirements.
**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.

John Chatterton

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