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Submission Accepted from Everywhere in the US


Equity Productions Welcome

Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run

if the entire cast and crew

are from New York City.

Submissions must be between

10 and 90 minutes long


How to Submit your work to Winterfest

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

  1. A 60 word synopsis of the play
  2. 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 can also participate as long as they participate in Winterfest with AN ENTIRELY NEW CAST AND CREW
  7. Production’s history of the play submitted and length of your play
  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.
$2,500 prize of Best Play. and 3 shows for the Best Short play category

In Addition to the Best Play there will also be several nominations:
Best actress ($500 prize)  •  Best Actor ($500)  •  Best Director ($500)  •  Singer + Best Musical Score $300  •  Best Original play $200  •
Stage manager and Set designer

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 $250 to participate if your play is 50 to 90 minutes long and $150 if your play is between 30 and 50 minutes long.

Short plays between 10 and 30 minutes pay $75.



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