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Next Season Runs in Summer 2017
Submissions now be Accepted

Submission Accepted from Everywhere in the US

Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run
if the entire cast and crew are from New York City.
Submissions must be between 5 and 20

minutes long.

Submission Rules NYShort Festival

How to Submit your work to NYShort Festival

In order to submit a play please send the following via email:

1. A 100 word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script + character breakdown
3. Your telephone number and home address, plus the phone number of one other person in
your production that we can contact
4. Your bio
5. All genres of shows are welcome to submit to our festivals.
6. Shows that have already been staged in other festivals can also participate as long as they run with AN ENTIRELY NEW CAST AND CREW.
7. Production’s history of the play submitted
8. Please tell us where did your hear about the festival
9 . Length of the play or musical submitted

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. All plays will be given a three-performance run at the theater.

After all plays have had their three-performance run, the best 6 plays will be selected by the NYSummerfest Team as nominees for the $3,500 Best play
In Addition to the Best Play there will also be several nominations:
(The Nominated of the categories below will compete with the nominated of the NYSummerfest which run at the same time and in the same Venue)
Best actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best singers will all receive each $500.
Best Musical Score $300. Best Original play , Stage manager, Set Designer and Light Designer will all receive each $200

Winners will be announced during a special prize ceremony at the end of the festival to which the cast and crew of all nominated productions will be invited.


If your play/musical is accepted in our festival there is a payment of $75 to No Equity show case in the Short category.

For more information see

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