John Chatterton/MITF Presents
MITF Seeks Children's Theatre Projects
Dear Friend in the Theatre,
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is seeking children's-theatre projects for the 2014 Festival. By children's theatre we mean adults performing in front of children (and their parents).
This February we had a grand time with children's theatre, with 6 shows running as part of the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival. Three of the shows not only were outstanding entertainment for all, they also had a message and sold a lot of tickets. A triple whammy! So we thought we'd extend the concept to the summer festival, when the kids are out of school and available to join the audience.
The MITF is a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) theatre festival now in its 15th year. We produce it in Midtown Manhattan, for the last 11 years in the Theatre Building, 312 W. 36th St., which contains 5 theatres. There are 3 ways to enter the Festival: as a Short Subject (30 - 60 min.); as a full-length (60 - 90 min.; up to 120 min. for musicals); and in the Commercial Division, a select repertory for plays with commercial ambitions and desirous of a better schedule and more setup time. We encourage children's plays to enter in any category, though we recommend they not run more than 60 min.
For more information about the MITF, please see our Web site at www.midtownFestival.org. The Festival Manual answers every question you could imagine, and more! NOTE: The $30 application fee is waived for members of TRU and NYCPlaywrights. Dates are July 14 - Aug. 10.
Executive producer, Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Short Play Lab