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• Short Play Lab
• Variety Acts
• Children's Plays

MITF: Summer
July 15 - August 6, 2017 
We Want Your Short Plays
and Musicals! 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
APRIL 15!
FANTASTIC Profit Sharing
Policy

EARN YOUR PIECE OF
THE PIE!

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
MITF: Summer is now entering its eighteenth
season. Our Midtown location is safe, clean,
convenient, and close to the offices of industry
members. It is the Festival of tomorrows'
producers today!
We set ourselves apart from
other festivals because: (1) we are the Festival
where new producers work alongside seasoned
pros and (2) we have implemented a new Profit
Sharing Policy (PSP).* Every play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie!  

MITF: Summer is a combination of full-lengths,
short plays, and musicals, children's plays, a
Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up,
Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play
Lab (maximum 10-minutes), and staged
readings. (There is a $250 fee for Staged
Readings). We're looking for any kind of play or
musical that fits our guidelines but
plays and musicals 30-45 minutes long are really the heart and soul of MITF: Summer
and are given the number one priority. 

Our prioritized list of running times follows:
• Short Subjects and musicals 30-60 min. long.
• Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long.
• Musicals 91 - 120 min. long.
No matter the length of your play or musical, the following guidelines are applicable:
• Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
• AEA showcases are welcome.
• Any genre. (Short subjects using guns as props
will not be considered; full-lengths can use guns
as props).
• Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF
File. 
• Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format.**
• The estimated running time of the play must
be clearly indicated.

The Festival will take place at The Workshop
Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters
,
312 W. 36th St., NYC. MITF: Summer runs from
July 15-August 6, 2017.
The Festival provides the WorkShop Theater's
Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, shared
scenery (rehearsal cubes, a table, and 4 chairs),
and front-of-house staff. Shows must be off
book and provide their own board operator,
stage manager, and company manager.

To submit a project, mark it clearly
"MITF: Summer," We'll curate the entries as
they come in, so you can start working on them
as soon as possible. Please send your short play
to: john.chatterton@gmail.com.
We look forward to your submissions!

Submission Deadline For Short Subjects is
April 15, 2017.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn
about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP),
the participant's options and our
requirements.


**12 pt Times Roman; character names in the
middle on their own line; line spaces between
speeches and stage directions; indented stage
directions; 1" margins all around.

Thanks, 
John Chatterton 




COMING SOON!  OUR NEXT FESTIVAL

MITF: Summer Wants You!
Send Your Scripts Soon, 
Places Are Filling Up Fast!
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
TO BE A PART OF THE BIGGEST SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NYC!


MITF: Spring 'Springs' into
MITF: Summer 2017!
July 15th – Aug 6th, 2017
The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, 
312 W.36th Street, NYC


Festival Manual

MITF is proud to announce 
MITF: Summer 2017

Summer logoDear Friends in Theatre,
After the triumph and record number of sell-outs during MITF: Summer 2016, coupled with developments in the NYC summer 2017 theatre scene and discussions with producers, playwrights and MITF staff, we believe MITF: Summer 2017 has the potential to be our most important and successful festival ever. Because of this, we have decided to skip MITF: Spring 2017 in order to focus our energy and resources on MITF: Summer 2017. The dates are July 15th through August 6, 2017. If you have already submitted to MITF: Spring, we will roll your submissions for MITF: Spring into MITF: Summer. We are very excited about MITF: Summer 2017 and look forward to your submissions.
Submission Deadline For Short Subjects and Full-Lengths is April 15, 2017.
John Chatterton 
Executive Producer
MITF: Spring; MITF: Summer; MITF: Fall
Short Play Lab
john.chatterton@gmail.com


MITF: Summer
Short Play Lab!

July 15 – 16, 2017
We Want Your 10-minute Play
Cash Prizes!
The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage
and Jewel Box Theaters,

312 W.36th Street, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre,
 
Spl artWhether you've thought about doing a short play in New York but have never tried, or if you're a regular at such events around town, please give a thought to producing a show in MITF: Summer's Short Play Lab. Not only do you rub shoulders with your fellow short-play playwrights, but you get to showcase your work to people you don't know yet. The rules for submitting to the Short Play Lab are easy-peasy:

All plays must have a running-time of 10 minutes or less.
• Submission deadline is June 20. Notification will be soon after submission, depending on number of submissions. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!
• Plays should be 1-10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with your contact info (only means of contact is by email).   
• Submit scripts in a MS Word document or PDF file.
You produce the play whether or not you live in New York. The SPL provides the theatre. This Lab will take place at The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.
Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)
• Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table. You can't leave your stuff in the theatre overnight.
• Scripts requiring the use of guns are not accepted. 
• Lit cigarettes and herbal cigarettes are not permitted. E-cigarettes are fine.
• We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.
• There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.
Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free. There are no other comps.
• There will be a tech rehearsal in the daytime on Saturday, July 15. The production dates are Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16.
• Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Because we are using both theatres, Program A takes place at 6:30 or 7 pm Sat. and 4 or 4:30 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 8:30 or 9 pm Sat. and 2 or 2:30 pm Sun.
• We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.
THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. Playwrights, directors, and cast cannot vote for their own play. We reserve the right to break ties.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.

The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.

To submit a script, send it as an attachment, in a Word document or PDF file, to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!

Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab


MITF: Summer
SEEKING VARIETY ACTS
July 15 – August 6, 2017
The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater 
312 W.36th Street, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
 
MITF: Summer is seeking Variety Acts. MITF: Summer combines some of the most popular features of past MITF festivals: short plays and musicals, a Variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings. The Festival will take place at the WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater and will run from July 15 - August 6, 2017.

The Variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard, mike, and amp. Each act will be given one performance with the possibility of added performances to those acts with the best advance ticket sales-Festival schedule permitting. Shows receive a 1-hour tech rehearsal and a share of the profits, if any.

To submit a Variety Act: Mark it clearly "MITF: Summer," and that it is a variety act. Please also include video reels (you tube, etc.), of your act as part of your submission application. We'll curate the entries as they come in. Please send all Variety submissions to: john.chatterton@gmail.com

We look forward to watching your acts!

Submission Deadline For Variety Acts is May 2, 2017..


MITF: Summer
SEEKING CHILDREN'S PLAYS! 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2017
July 15 – August 6, 2017  
The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC

Dear Friend in the Theatre, 
 
Circus artEvery small theatre company in the country is aware of the possibilities of children's theatre (meaning, for me, theatre performed by adults for children and their parents). Why? Because children's-theatre audiences are populated by people whose only requirement is that they have children (or be children). If you perform children's theatre and market it properly, you can expect regular audiences of people who otherwise wouldn't think of going to a play.

MITF: Summer is searching for companies who want to try out new material in this genre, either to see it on its feet, test it with a young audience, or develop an audience for themselves. To create a special focus for the genre, we're reserving special slots early on weekend mornings and in the daytime on Thursdays and Fridays (Mondays through Wednesdays are reserved for tech rehearsals). Details are straightforward: 
• Dates for the Festival are July 15 - August 6, 2017.
• The Venue for MITF: Summer is The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC.
• Submission deadline is April 15, 2017. 
• Plays must run 30-60 minutes. Better short than long. The plays will be timed at tech and cannot go over.
• Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.* 
• Any subject matter okay, including musicals.
• All plays must be off-book. There will be no staged readings. We have no interest in shows that require projections or other special effects. Smoke and fire are prohibited. 
• Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props and costumes. There is no overnight storage at the Theatre.
No participation fee! **
• Union and Non-Union Shows are accepted.  
• The Festival provides a publicist, TD, and box-office manager.
• While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. 
• There will be a tech rehearsal running 2 times the running time of your show, and will be scheduled prior to your first show.
• Performance will take place from 11 am to 2pm weekends. 
• Each show will receive 3 performances, probably all in the same week.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.

Submission Deadline For Short Subjects and Full-Lengths is April 15, 2017.
Submission Deadline For Short Play Lab is June 20, 2017.

** Please read our Festival Manual (click 'Festival Manual' on our homepage) to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP) and how it may pertain to your show.
  
Please send scripts to john.chatterton@gmail.com

Thanks, 
John Chatterton 
Executive Producer, MITF: Spring, MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall, Short Play Lab.


MITF OPENS DOORS TO EQUITY SHOWS!
MITF RETHINKS EQUITY SHOWS!

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Good News for Equity Showcases!

In the past, the MITF has discouraged Equity showcases from participating in its short-play festivals, because of the number of complimentary tickets required by the Equity showcase code. The Festival, now in its 18th season, is pleased to announce that it has relaxed its policies regarding Equity showcases for short plays. From now on, both union and non-union short plays will be welcome in the upcoming MITF short-play festivals. These festivals occur in March, July, and November, 2017. (There will be no change in the non-union policy for the Short Play Lab.)

Instead of rejecting showcases outright, the Festival will make adjustments to Equity shows' share of the profits, if any, to make up for the extra cost of complimentary tickets.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, running from July 15 - August 6, 2017. Please send us your Union and non-union shows!
 
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF Spring, MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall
Short Play Lab



The Midtown International Theatre Festival is proud to present a new lineup of festivals and, in keeping with our stated mission to nurture theatre in New York City and beyond, the festival is delighted to announce there are no participation fees* to submit to any of our festivals! We are truly the festival that cares. We are also expanding to three festivals per year: MITF: Spring; MITF: Summer; and MITF: Fall.

Our next festival is MITF: Summer, beginning July 15th and running through August 6th.

*Please read the Festival Manual to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP), the participant's options and our requirements.
MITF Awards logoWINNERS...

Playwrights Award (Play)
Dewey Moss, The Crusade of Connor
Stephens

Playwrights Award (Musicals)
Charles Bloom, Insomnia
 
Playwrights Award (Short Subjects)
Mona Curtis, The Post Modernist
 
Playwrights Award (Staged Readings)
Ethan Warren, Why Are You Nowhere?
 
Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject
Fleur Alys Dobbins, Between Men
 
Outstanding Actor in a Short Subject
Galway McCullough, Between Men
 
Outstanding Actress
in a Full-Length Play

Kathleen Leask, The Crusade of
Connor Stephens


Outstanding Actor in a Full-Length Play
James Kiberd, The Crusade of
Connor Stephens


Outstanding Supporting Actress
Full-length

Kathleen Huber, The Crusade of Connor
Stephens
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Full-Length Play

Ben Curtis, The Crusade of
Connor Stephens


Outstanding Leading Actress
in a Musical

Monique Moses, Martin Shkreli’s Game
 
Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Jesse Manocherian, Insomnia
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Musical

Chris Brick, Insomnia
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress
in a Musical

Michelle Sanders, Insomnia
 
Outstanding Director (Full Length Play)
Dewey Moss, The Crusade of
Connor Stephens

Outstanding Director (Short Subject)
Hannah T. Wolff, Between Men
 
Outstanding Director (Musical)
Ovi Vargas, Insomnia
 
Outstanding Musical Director
James Followell, Insomnia
 
Outstanding Sound Design
(Play or Musical)

George Allison & Eric Siegel, Mr. Toole
 
Outstanding Costume Design
(Play or Musical)

Courtney Butt, The Nose
 
Outstanding Set Design
(Play or Musical)
George Allison, Mr. Toole
 
Outstanding Lighting Design
(Play or Musical)

Kia Rogers, Mr. Toole
 
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
(Play or Musical)

The Y2K Play
 
Outstanding Choreographer
Ovi Vargas, Insomnia
 
Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance
Vickie Phillips: A Carousel of Colors with
Brel, Weill, and Aznavour

 
Outstanding MITF/ Solo Show
Born Fat
 
Outstanding Production
The Crusade of Connor Stephens
 
Festival Award
(Highest Grossing Festival Show)
Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray
Joined the Wu-Tang-Clan

 
Producer’s Award Main Stage Theater
(Highest Grossing Show Per Performance)
Furniture: The Musical
 
Producer’s Award Jewel Box Theater
(Highest Grossing Show Per Performance)
Life in the Big City


WINNERS...

Playwrights Award
Alyssa Haddad, Peace and Quiet
 
Playwrights Award (Musicals)
Natalie Lifson, Mescaline
 
Playwrights Award (Staged Readings)
Elizabeth, Ciao Bambino
 
Outstanding Actor
Lou Martini Jr., Centennial Casting
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Janine Molinari, Centennial Casting
 
Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Caroline Banks, Mescaline
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor
in a Musical

Anna Watts, Mescaline
 
Outstanding Director
Michael Blatt and Bianca Puorto, Wimberley
 
Outstanding Musical Director
Rob Susman, Save the Robots
 
Outstanding Sound Design
(Play or Musical)

Guy de Lancey, Finding Fellini
 
Outstanding Costume Design
(Play or Musical)

Florence Lebas, De Profundis
 
Outstanding Set Design
(Play or Musical)
Guy de Lancey, Finding Fellini
 
Outstanding Lighting Design
(Play or Musical)

Tony Mann, The Good Life
 
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
(Play or Musical
)
The Women of Williams County
 
Outstanding Choreographer
Cat Schaefer, Mescaline
 
Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance
David de Almo: David de Almo is Occasionally Employed
 
Outstanding MITF/ Solo Show
Finding Fellini

Outstanding Production
Julie

Festival Award
(Highest Grossing Festival Show)
Breastless



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