John Chatterton/MITF Presents
Last Call for MITF Projects for 2014!
Dear Friend in the Theatre,
For various reasons, we've pushed back the submission deadline for this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) to Mar. 31. That's final.
The MITF is a DIY (Do It Yourself) festival, like fringe festivals everywhere and most, if not all, theatre festivals in New York City. Like most such festivals, it costs money to get in, but unlike most of them, we offer a bunch of benefits to offset the cost of being in the festival:
• Twenty hours of free rehearsal time for full-length shows; additional time, and time for one-acts, at a super-low rate (last year, $7 an hour)
• Free volunteer-accident insurance for Equity showcases
• No Equity side letter, so no fiscal surprises, for showcases
• Free storage in the venue
• Free one-on-one marketing consultations, with E-mail followup
• Free production photos of shows
• Preview event and awards ceremony
• Wide range of shows including one-acts
The first 6 of these bullet points represent free services the MITF provides to its participants, under the rubric of our slogan "The Festival That Cares." While free services alone aren't necessarily a deciding factor in which festival you want to participate in (if any), the budget can make or break a show.
For more information about the MITF, please check out our Web site, at www.midtownFestival.org. The Festival Manual contains more information than you probably want. The section "Application Process" contains links to the online applications, depending on which kind of project you have.
MITF executive producer