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Saturday, July 22, 2017




Are you looking for a way to stage your writing? Do you want to see your production up and running, but know the enormous cost it takes to even put on a small reading? Are you looking to connect with other playwrights who are supportive and want the best for you and your production?

If you answered yes to one or all of these, the NYWinterfest 2018 is for you.

This is our 12th festival season in just 7 years, due to the commitment we give to our participants.

No other festival offers over $6000 in prizes honoring not only the Best Play or Musical, but your director, actors, singers, stage managers, set and lighting designers and score.

For an incredibly low participation fee you not only get 3 nights to perform your work in a state of the art 99 seat theatre, but we provide the following:

Extra long techs.

A professional lighting and sound system–with 92 professional lights in the plot including LED lights and color gels – that’s easy to use, even for non-techies. This includes a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projection system.

Storage for your props, costumes and set pieces during the entire run of your play. No other festival  offers this luxury.

74 set props, including varied pieces of real furniture. (http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/). 

2 projector – back stage that covers a 21×12 and stage right 14×8.

An 88 electric piano that all productions can use.

Free box office management.

We offer free tickets to all shows for the cast and crew of every production, participants to learn from your colleagues.

Guidance to help make your show a success. We answers to all questions in a matter of hours.

A knowledgeable staff to offer that personal touch.

We have a personal theatre expert who for a small fee will offer marketing, consultations and reviews.
An incredible website with a dedicated page/post where you can upload all you needs.

Above all, you will be treated with great respect, support and a real spirit of friendship.

Submissions Accepted from Everywhere in the US Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Submissions must be between 5 and 90 minutes long. 

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.)

We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!

NYWINTERFEST THEATER FESTIVAL A NON-UNION AND EQUITY SHOWCASE. Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production. These include directing, casting, stage-managing.

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