January - April, 2018 at Manhattan Rep!
The Big Self-Producing CATCH-22:
You have been working so hard to get your play together for the HOTMESSFEST, that you haven't had enough time to effectively promote your play. You open on a Thursday, close on a Saturday, and you get a bunch of friends and family to see it, but you haven't had time to effectively get the important people down to see it, those who might review it, those who could move your play to another venue, and those almost mythical Theatre Angels who have the money and means to bring your show to the next level. So you have spent all this time and money on self-producing your play, and you close in three days, and all you have is the video of your show with an audience member in the back of the house with a crying baby, walking in and out of your play.
What if you had a month after you opened your show to get the important people down to see your play? Once your show is up and running, you have a month to promote, to connect, to make phone calls, to gently persuade, harass and cajole producers, reviewers and Theatre Angels to come and see your show? And it is affordable! Wouldn't that be a much better way to self-produce your play? A little more bang for your producing buck?
We think so, which is why we are offering you THE PRODUCERS PLAY SERIES. You have a 1 hour tech rehearsal, a 90 Minute Dress rehearsal, and 5 performances, once a week on a Wednesday. Same time, same venue. Every Wednesday. Cool beans! You also can store your props and costumes so you don't have to shlept them back and forth from Brooklyn! And you will be billed as part of Manhattan Rep's Fall Season, not as just another HOTMESSFEST play. And you will have a home for a month to perform and promote your play. As you know, it is virtually impossible to rent one night a week for five weeks in any theatre in Manhattan for they need to keep the weeks open for Weekly rentals. But we are not a rental house. This program fits in and around the other theatre we are producing so we can make it possible for you.
Seeking fully produced plays 30 to 90 minutes!
To submit your 30 - 90 minute play production please email:
The complete script of the play as a .pdf,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements,
the play's history (if it has been produced before, when and where)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2017
Please put “The Producer's Play Series” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.
There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.
Once accepted, there is a $1095.00 participation fee!
Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before January 31, 2017.