Theater for the The New City’s Dream Up Festival

May 1 – September 16

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2018

In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting
of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres. The festival had
reviewers from NY Times, NY Press, Show business Weekly, the Advocate,
NYTheatre.com and others.

Festival performance dates: August 26 – September 16, 2018. All
performances will take place at Theater for the New City.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

We prefer works that have gone unproduced in New York City, but we
will consider an updated version of previously produced NYC
production. To qualify for the festival, our goal is works by US and
international artists as World or NYC premieres. Translations and new
adaptations of known material will be acceptable.

The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals.
Plays, dance theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will
all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other
productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and use of
production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are
welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an
inventive way.

ABOUT DREAM UP – TNC’s Summer Showcase

The motto of the festival is “Dream Up: Invent, Concoct.” The festival
is dedicated to new works. The question of the artist’s vision to free
or attack the material will be asked in each application. The festival
does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional
way. Theater for the New City wants to use this festival as a way to
push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads less
traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must
be imaginative in some way.

FESTIVAL GUIDELINES

TNC’s 2018 summer festival known as Dream Up Festival will run August
26 to September 16 2018.

We are accepting applications: February 12, 2018 to May 7, 2018.

Early Submissions: February 12 to March 23 $30 certified check,
cashier’s check, or money order in US
Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City
General Submissions: March 24 to May 7 $40 certified check, cashier’s
check, or money order in US
Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City
All applications must be accompanied with a submission fee. We prefer
the application materials to be
emailed to tncdreamup@gmail.com and the submission fees be paid online at
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup_submitform.html Snail
option is mailed to:

TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2018
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WITH EVERY SUBMISSION:
• Script/or Concept (if not text based)
• Bio Primary Artist (and Collaborators if known)/ Production History
• Brief Statement
• Synopsis of Work w/character breakdown
• Submission Form
+Submission Fee

REVIEW NOTIFICATION:
All applicants will receive a position notice (accepted, wait listed,
or not accepted) after their submissions are evaluated in spring 2018.

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSION’S (scripts, bios, statements, synopsis,
submission form) TO:
tncdreamup@gmail.com

Any mailed submission materials submitted to the festival will NOT BE
RETURNED. Sorry.

TWO WAYS TO PAY SUBMISSION FEE:
Pay online http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup_submitform.html
Or
MAIL SUBMISSION FEE SEPARATELY TO:

TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2018
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Please mark your submission fee subject line with the name of your
festival project.
Please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net if there are
any questions and check out
our website at http://theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamupfestival.html

DREAM UP FESTIVAL FORM
Title of Submission: _____________________________
Contact Name: __________________________
Phone: _________________________________
Mailing Address:
Street: ______________________ City:______________ State:______
Zip:_______ Country
(if outside the US) :______________
Email Addresses: ___________________________________
Genre of Work (Please Mark): Dance Musical Drama
Length (Please Mark): Short One Act Full Length
Estimated Running Time in Minutes: ___________
Number of Cast / Crew: _________________________
Technical Requirements (for set, lighting, sound if known):

This piece previously had a (Please Mark):
Reading, Staged Reading, Workshop, Full Production (please tell us
when and where)
Please express in a short statement (500 words max.) what makes this
inventive or what
will make it inventive when presented.

Please Note: Submissions without a statement will not be considered.

Participation Info:
Theater for the New City will present a lineup of wide-ranging and
original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance
in the summer of 2018 from performing artists representing theater and
performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York.

Tickets prices can range from $12 to $20. TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2018
website and festival website will go under construction in late
spring/early summer 2018.
Festival artists receive 60% of their box office proceeds.  TNC
retains the remaining 40%. All judged applicants will receive a
position notice (accepted, wait listed, or not accepted) after their
submissions are read. Acceptances will be emailed on or about May 22,
2018. Artists who are accepted will be required to submit
participation documents by about June 12, 2018. A non-refundable $575
participation fee will be required, in the form of a certified check,
cashier’s check or money order or online payment for participating
productions. No personal or company checks will be accepted.

Final Deadline to apply is May 8. US and International artists welcome to apply.
For general inquires: please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net