(From Kathleen Warnock.)

Emerging Artists Theatre presents

The 7th Annual New Work Series

May 3rd – May 21st, 2011 at the TADA! Theatre, NYC

Paul Adams, Artistic Director 

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Work Series is a three week developmental festival that provides artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one night of a “work in progress” with audience feedback.  Scheduled to run May 3rd – May 21st, 2011, the four series now accepting submissions are:


A series of one woman shows in all stages of development.  Male or Female playwrights may apply.  Running Time 5 – 60 minutes.

Festival Curators: Jessica  Phillips and Deb Guston




A series of one man shows in all stages of development.  Male or Female playwrights may apply.  Running Time 5 – 60 minutes.

Festival Curator: Scott Klavan, Assist. Curator: Scott Raker




A series of short musicals: 15 minutes or less in all stages of development. 

Festival Curators: Peter Saxe




A series of full length ensemble musicals in all stages of development.  Open to NYC, NJ and CT composers/lyricists.   Please include a CD and full or partial script with your submission.

Festival Curators: Paul Adams, Derek Jamison, Barbara Grecki



All application materials must be postmarked by February 1,2011.

 If your show is chosen, you will receive notification on or around February 28, 2011.  Please check www.emergingartiststheatre.org  for updates and email any questions to the above addresses.



1.      Fill out this application.  Please print clearly or type.  Application may also be copied into an email document.


2.     Include the following support materials with your application:

Cover letter stating why your show is a good fit for Illuminating Artists: New Work Series

Script of proposed show (full or partial)

Bio(s) of yourself and any proposed collaborator(s)

Headshot & Resumé (Performers ONLY)

CD of Music (Musical Submissions ONLY must be submitted in CD form, no electronic         music  submissions will be accepted)

Press and Video materials from submitted piece or past performances (optional)


3.     Submit Materials postmarked by February 1, 2011 using one of the following two options:

a.     Email application and support materials to the appropriate email address (listed on page one) remember music must be mailed)or

b.     Mail application and support materials to:

Emerging Artists Theatre

15 West 28th St.

Third Floor

New York, NY  10001

ATTN: (appropriate category from page one)


MAILED SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE ATTENTION LINE ON OUTSIDE OF ENVELOPE.  If you are applying for more than one category you MUST submit to each category separately.  Application materials will NOT be returned.  Please include SASE with instructions if you require otherwise. 




SHOW TITLE __________________________________________________________________________


CATEGORY (OWS, OMT, NFP, WNS) ________________________________________________________


NAME OF APPLICANT (All correspondence will be addressed to this individual)




ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________________





PHONE(S) ____________________________________________________________________________


EMAIL ___________________________________WEBSITE _____________________________________


NAME(S) AND ROLE OF OTHER COLLABORATOR(S) (e.g. director, writer, composer, choreographer, solo performer, musician)




SHOW BLURB (A one sentence description used to promote your show.  This is for marketing purposes, press releases and will appear in the festival brochure.  You will have an option to edit this blurb at a later date.)





SHOW SUMMARY (Brief summary of your piece for internal use only.  500 words max.  This could also be on a separate sheet of paper.)














SHOW RUNNING TIME (The maximum running time for solo shows is 60 minutes)



PRODUCTION HISTORY (Priority is given to new work.  If your show has been produced before please describe what stage of development it will be in for this Festival)












There is no fee for submissions or acceptance and artists do not receive a percentage of box office.  However, each show is required to provide an audience for their piece.  A minimum of 15 paid audience members for every show is REQUIRED.  If you feel you cannot provide an audience for your piece, DO NOT APPLY.  EAT charges $10 per ticket for this festival and no comp tickets are available.



Each production is responsible for casting, director, musicians or recorded music.  Please include collaborator information with submission, if available.  Illuminating Artists is a workshop production. Union and non union performers are encouraged to apply.  EAT can make introductions to EAT directors,, actors, and other artists if you are seeking personnel to work on your production.  EAT cannot guarantee that its Company personnel will accept work offered.



Each show will receive double the running time of their piece as tech rehearsal.  These rehearsals will be scheduled sometime the week before your performance.  EAT provides a board operator  and stage manager for the entire festival. EAT may provide rehearsal space for musical performances, based on availability at our host theatre, TADA.  EAT does not provide any other rehearsal space, all other rehearsal space is paid for and arranged by the individual shows.  Each production must bring to tech a final script with light and sound cues marked.



Each show will receive ONE performance during the festival.    There will be 30 minutes on either side of your production to load-in and out of the theatre and dressing rooms. You must provide labor to accomplish your load-in and load-out.  If your piece is less than 60 minutes, you will be sharing a timeslot with another piece. 



EAT will provide the artists with minimal furniture  (i.e. chairs, cubes, piano, etc).  All other props and set pieces are the responsibility of the individual productions.  There is no storage space available at the theatre.  EAT will be sharing the stage with the TADAs mainstage production’s set design and pictures of this design will be available prior to the festival.



A basic light plot will be provided for the entire festival.  A maximum of FIVE internal light and sound cues for each show is allowed.  This does not include the opening and closing cues.  Any special requirements must be provided and operated by the individual shows.  EAT cannot guarantee the availability of lighting specials in all areas of the stage,as we will be working with a rep plot with limited  options.  Each production must provide its own sound on CD . 



There will be a brief audience feedback session after each performance. 


EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE'S mission is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, providing the unique opportunity for playwrights to collaborate with directors, actors, and designers throughout the development process—from idea through fully realized production. EAT's supportive environment nurtures a close-knit group of artists working toward the common goal of creating dynamic theatre, and its commitment to the development of new works is integral to the cultural enrichment of New York City.


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