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Saturday, November 12, 2022

SheNYC Festival


Deadline: November 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Script submissions for the 2023 SheNYC Theater Festival will be open through November 15, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. If you’re interested in submitting, read on below to learn more about the process!

SheNYC Provides:


The rental of the historic Connelly Theater in the East Village, a beautiful 99-seat proscenium theatre and all of the equipment that goes inside of it:All light and curtain rentals
Laptop and speaker system for sound cues
Miscellaneous tech items like gaff tape, common tools, etc
A 5-hour long tech slot to tech your show
General Liability Insurance for your time inside the theater (note that this is separate from the insurance required by AEA if you hire AEA actors)


We provide the staff IN the theater to make your tech and performances run smoothly, including:A Production Manager and Associate Production Manager to run your tech and call your show
A lighting designer to design your lights and program the light board during your tech
A sound technician to make sure your sound cues run smoothly
1-2 additional backstage crew members to use in a way that best fits your show
Full front of house staff – Ushers, Box Office, Concessions, and House Manager


We provide some limited miscellaneous set pieces that will be shared by all of the shows, exact pieces TBD. In the past, we’ve had tables, chairs, and couches to offer to all of our productions. Our Production Manager will poll the shows in advance of tech to get an idea of what the furniture needs may be.

We also have a Materials for the Arts (MFTA) membership, which provides free materials for arts nonprofits. We’ll set up a group visit to their warehouse in Queens so you can get free set, props, and costume items.
An upright piano in the space.


We have a marketing campaign advertising the festival as a whole with social media ads, Google Ads, and various ads on other digital outlets that theatergoers frequent.


Unique to SheNYC, we provide a Mentor to each show. This is a member of our Festival staff who is there to guide you through the festival process, offer advice, and be an extra set of hands to help out as needed.


Some other tools and items we provide are: We pay for your first $200 in rehearsal studio space
Playbill for all shows
A closing night party with awards determined by a panel of industry judges
Full ticketing system managed by SheNYC Box Office staff
Production photography & videography
$5 for every in-person full-price ticket sold to your show; and our Tip The Writers program allows patrons to leave you a tip for digital performances, which we pay out to you at the end of the Festival
A life-long community of artists who will support all of your work in the future!

You Provide:


You can choose to work with Union or non-Union artists.If you do hire AEA actors, you will need to manage your contract or code with them, pay them the amounts dictated by your contract with AEA, and provide the insurance required by AEA (your show mentor can help explain!)

Any other creative team members (except a lighting designer, which SheNYC provides) that you think you need to build the world of your show. Just note that with limited tech and load-in time, we recommend you keep it simple!


Any additional set, costumes, and props that aren’t covered by our shared pieces or MFTA warehouse.
If your show requires a band, you/your musicians should bring their own instruments beyond a piano.​


You handle the entire rehearsal process before you get into the SheNYC Theater. Booking rehearsal studios tends to be the biggest expense in your budget, so we have some partnerships with local studios to get you discounts on those costs.

*New to 2022: Due to a generous grant, we’re able to cover the first $200 toward rehearsal studios!*


While we manage paid ads for the festival, we need your help to spread the word about your show to your networks! You likely won’t need or want to put money into this — just some old-fashioned effort of starting an Instagram for your show, emailing your network to let them know about your performances, and otherwise spreading the word to family & friends.

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