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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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Corkscrew Theater Festival, which seeks to expand production opportunities for early-career artists in New York City, is currently seeking submissions, through December 8th, for its summer 2018 season (July 9-August 5). The inaugural festival took place this past August at the Paradise Factory and presented five world premiere productions, plus five works-in-progress readings.

The 2017 festival was featured in The Village Voice, Playbill, on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, and in The New York Times, which wrote, “Packed with young talent…In the risk-taking adventure that is summer festival-going, encountering talent you want to see more of is a worthy payoff.”

Corkscrew aims to be particularly supportive to early-career artists: there are no fees for applying or participating in the festival; each production will receive 12-20 hours of tech time; shows will have a full hour to install their sets prior to each performance; and each production receives eight performances. In addition, Corkscrew offers its participating artists developmental guidance in the months leading up to the festival itself.

Corkscrew is not limited in genre, content, or theme – all kinds of theater are welcome. The festival focuses on projects created through strong collaboration among artists, and especially through innovative collaborative models.

Seeking full-length plays for production slots, and plays of at minimum 45 minutes for reading slots.

A complete application consists of:
1.     A draft of a script (if not 100% complete, please describe the full scope of the project)
2.     Lead artist bios
3.     One or more work samples (photos, audio, or video)
4.     Short answers accessible on application form

Visit corkscrewfestival.org to apply!

Applications will be accepted through December 8, 2017.

 Interviews will take place between January 3 and January 19, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status by February 14. Applicants may submit multiple plays; plays that have not been published or had a previous production are preferred.

About Corkscrew Theater Festival

Corkscrew Theater Festival is a partnership between The Brewing Dept., a nonprofit theater collective that seeks to improve and remake the traditional model of theatrical production according to the principles of artistic collaboration, and producer Alexander Donnelly’s Fortress Productions, whose work on Broadway includes Meteor Shower,Sunday in the Park with George, and Waitress (co-producer). Upcoming, for Fortress: Hundred Days at New York Theatre Workshop. www.corkscrewfestival.org

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