Emerging Artists Theater is now accepting submissions for its new fall work series


Emerging Artists Theater is seeking submissions of work in progress ready to be presented to an audience for their Fall New Work Series, scheduled to run October 3-23 at the TADA Theater in the Flatiron area.

Submissions of short plays, musicals, solo performances, dance, cabaret, sketch comedy, jazz, burlesque, monologues, storytelling, and underground musicians/acts are now accepted. If you have an artistic discipline that is not mentioned or is “out of the box”, feel free to submit it. We are always interested in new pieces, especially artists where this is their first work. Artists are free to present their work, be it a scenic reading or an off-book production. Shows run Monday through Saturday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 9pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 5pm. Presentation slots are 60 minutes for the 7pm slots on Friday and Saturday. If you submit a short play, you will be paired with another theater or dance play to create a 60-minute show slot. For dance pieces and monologues, submissions must be at least 5 minutes long. Productions may not be performed 2 months before NWS or one month after.

The closing date for entries is May 31, 2022 midnight (EST). There are no submission or festival fees, and attendees will receive a 50/50 box office split if the Viewer Guarantee is met. Artists who have stuffed the house have earned $300 to $900 for 30 minutes to an hour of presentation. All participants and spectators must be fully vaccinated. Application and submission guidelines can be found at www.newworkseries.com/submissions.

The New Work Series is a biannual three-week development series that offers artists from different disciplines the opportunity to present a “work in progress” with audience feedback for one night. Since its inception in 2006, this series has spawned successful FringeNYC, NYMF, Edinburgh Fringe and Off-Broadway shows. Artistic Director Paul Adams and corporate members Andrea Alton and Vanessa Shealy act as curators for the series.

The Emerging Artists Theater features:

• A 99-seat Off-Broadway theater in the heart of Manhattan (please note seating may be reduced due to Covid)
• After the artist minimum was met, artists received 50% of the box office
• Professional/Equity Stage Manager and technical staff
• Piano and music stands
• Ticketing Services
• Box office and property management
• A projector for shows with projections
• Two changing rooms
• Curated talkback (where you decide what feedback you need)
• Safe and supportive environment
• Nice friendly staff
• Simple set pieces available (blocks, tables, chairs)
• A technical rehearsal
• Rep Light Plot and Sound System – Typical shows are limited to approximately 10 sound and 10 light cues for an hour-long performance
• Large series show banners in the lobby
• Full color program brochures

Further information and the application can be found at www.newworkseries.com.


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