Introducing Winterfest 2020: NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from Playwrights that live no father than 50 miles from Manhattan
We offer up to $6,600 in Prizes. $3,000 to the best play or musical alone.
Can you find another festival that gives away that much? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not just some “popularity contest” for bringing in the largest audience. Sometimes the barest “non-glitzy” production with the smallest audience attendance wins first prize simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. Prize categories include: best director, best actor, best actress, best singer, best stage manager, best set, best lighting design, most creative play or musical, best choreography and best score.
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest 2020 festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 15 seasons—Read below to find out why!
Discounts for the Coalition:
Productions in the Full Length Category - regular cost $250 - discounted $150
Productions in the One Act Category - regular cost $150 - discounted $75
Productions in the Short Category - regular cost $75 - discounted = Free but the payment of $75 must be done anyway and it will reimbursed the day of their opening night.
Productions in the Solo Category - One Act - regular cost $250 - discounted $150
Productions in the Solo Category - Short - regular cost $150 - discounted = $75
*Submissions Accepted within 50 miles from Manhattan and Shows from beyond a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. 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. Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing. We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!
There is a discount off the submission fee for #StageOpps subscribers. Don’t forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the special code for this month’s Special Opportunity!