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Saturday, December 16, 2023

Soundbites 2024 - seeking 10-minute musicals


Deadline: January 2, 2024 at midnight
Submission form

Theatre Now defines a 10-minute musical as any piece that can be performed in10 minutes or less, has a beginning, middle, end story arch, and includes music. Having produced nearly 100 pieces, we want musicals that are diverse, current, test the musical form and communicate a well-crafted story. 

We accept musicals across all styles and genres, as well as consider foreign language and/or bilingual scripts. 

We strongly encourage submissions from female writers, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers.
  • Ten-minute musicals will be accepted from November 1st 2023 - January 2nd, 2024 at midnight.
  • Submissions won’t be considered before or after the deadline.
  • Musical theatre writers can only submit up to two scripts.
  • The story must have a beginning, middle, and end.
  • We also accept submissions in foreign languages or that are bilingual. Although the application process is still in English, the work itself may be submitted and performed in any other language if selected. 
  • Each piece must include music.
  • All submission must be submitted via this website. No physical copies.
  • Each musical must be ten minutes long maximum. Cuts will be made if accepted. 
  • Longer one-acts or full-length musicals will not be considered although the submission may be a 10-minute portion of a longer piece.
  • A musical may be a previously produced work with a production history.
  • Though we have no formal script formatting guidelines, all scripts must be easy to read.
  • The volume of submissions prevents us from providing feedback on all submissions.
  • If your piece is visual (ie. Choreography heavy), please include video footage or detailed descriptions. 
We expect to contact all writers by mid February, 2024 on the status of their submission with one of the following emails:

An acceptance email into the festival that will include additional information to confirm their involvement.

A waitlist email. In the event an accepted musical declines their participation, a selected wait listed musical will be notified to serve as a replacement.

The remaining musicals will receive a "not selected" email and are encouraged to submit again next year.

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