The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is currently gathering projects for its sixteenth season. The MITF is the third-largest theatre festival in New York City. It also has the biggest ratio of paid, professional staff to participants. It's a comfortable place to preview your work, whether you're new to producing or have commercial ambitions. (Last year 4 MITF alumni shows were playing Off-Broadway simultaneously!) And our Midtown location can't be beat for access to industry and general theatregoers!
There's no application fee. If your project is accepted, there's a participation fee of $600 ($999 for Equity showcases) for full-length plays and musicals. In exchange for your participation fee, the Festival offers a unique array of benefits unmatched by any other theatre festival in NYC:
* Twenty hours FREE rehearsal time, plus severely discounted additional time
* FREE showcase insurance
* FREE external storage (availability permitting)
* FREE marketing consultation, with E-mail followup
* No side letter with Equity, so no hidden costs
* COMPS for all festival participants to each others' shows
* Five production photos taken by our publicity staff
In addition to full-length plays and musicals, opportunities exist in our Commercial Division (for productions with commercial ambitions), the Short Subjects division (for shows of 60 minutes or less), the Short Play Lab (2 programs of 10-minute plays), Cabaret MITF (our well-received cabaret series), and the new Next Generation Program (an outreach to recruit, nurture, and showcase work by students from colleges and acting schools). Questions? Please visit our website www.midtownfestival.org for in-depth information about script submission and production guidelines. More questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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