Tick, Tock! Have you submitted your show yet?

It’s hard to believe that this Winter will ever be over, but some sure signs that warmer weather is to come are the upcoming deadlines for the city’s big theater festivals.

Since there is nothing worse than finishing a project and discovering that you just missed a deadline, I thought I’d do a quick summary of some big fests’ upcoming drop-dead dates.

New York Musical Theatre Festival

The musical theatre festival in New York is accepting submissions through March 1st.  That gives you a full couple of weeks to finish up your opus, or, in true [title of show] fashion, start writing one now.  Click here for more details on how to submit.

Midtown International Theatre Festival

You’ve got until Feb. 21st to get your script into the growing in popularity Midtown Fest.  Check out how to submit here.

New York International Fringe Festival

Ok, the deadline for the Fringe is . . . today.  So click here to see how you can hustle your script to them and still be considered.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Note to self – do this blog earlier next year.  Why?  Looks like I missed telling you about the deadline for NAMT’s Festival for New Musicals altogether.  Although Member Theaters and Festival Alums can still get in.  Click here to see if you qualify.

Alright, you’ve got a couple of options, so get movin’.  The Festival circuit is a great way to get exposure for your show and reduce the cost of self-producing.

Oh, and here’s a little festival tip . . . even if you have missed a deadline, call up the fest and see if you can slide your script in anyway.  If it has been a light year for submissions, you may find yourself getting a pass for being tardy.

And you can always blame it on me.

Good luck, everyone!

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