Theater for the New City’s Summer Showcase
August 17 - September 7, 2014


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 2014 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York. In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres.

Tickets prices range from $12 to $15. For a special engagement performance the ticket price is $18. TNC's Dream Up Festival 2013 website www.dreamupfestival.org will go under construction in spring 2014.


Artist Requirements
All applicants will receive a position notice (accepted, wait listed, or not accepted) after their submissions are evaluated in spring 2014. Acceptances will be mailed on or about May 16, 2014. Artists who are accepted will be required to submit participation documents by about May 29, 2014. A non-refundable $500 participation fee payable to Theater for the New City will be required, in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or money order for participating productions. No personal or company checks will be accepted. No additional money beyond the participation fee will be requested from the artist. We will provide a do’s/don'ts guide with what to expect for all accepted shows in the 2014 festival at the time of your offer to participate.

The festival staff will provide limited rehearsal space as available, technical time, marketing and community outreach. A feature in the program guide, inclusion in the festival marketing campaign and general festival press releases will be no additional cost. All participating groups will be marketed on a level playing field and showcased as a part of the award winning Theater for the New City’s summer festival of new works. Dream Up Festival will give an average of 60% of the ticket revenue back to the Artists. Festival artists will receive an average of five performances.

Artists are asked to express the sort of venue they would favor for producing their show in the festival (stage size, technical requirements, etc.). Box office payments are mailed to the artist after final accounting and within 30 days after the Festival.

About Theater for the New City (TNC)
Theater for the New City (TNC) as a venue for new artists and playwrights, it presents performances that would probably otherwise not be seen by the general public. TNC is unique in its commitment to both high artistic standards and community service. In an effort to make theater accessible to all, TNC sponsors several free, multi-ethnic events a year, including the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which celebrates the artistic and cultural diversity of TNC’s Lower East Side community, and the Annual Summer Street Theater, which travels to thirteen neighborhoods in all five boroughs. TNC has consistently been the most inexpensive theater of its caliber, with the Dream Up Festival ticket prices will be $12-$15 for the participating productions. For a special engagement performance the ticket price is $18. As the cultural hub of its downtown New York City location, TNC develops new artists and inspires future audiences.

Theater Background
Theater for the New City (TNC) Selected Awards: TNC has won over 42 VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS for excellence in for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC has won 5 ASCAP AWARDS. Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, premiered & commissioned by TNC.

About TNC’s Dream Up Festival
The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct."
The festival is dedicated to new works.

Up to now, Theater for the New City has primarily served local theater artists. The Dream Up Festival opens up the theater to the country at large and to artists from overseas. Its founders feel this is especially needed now in a time of declining donations to the arts, grants not being awarded due to market conditions, and arts funding cuts on almost every level all across the country and abroad.

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.

For general inquires: please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net

Press/Media Inquires: please contact Jonathan Slaff and Associates, Jonathan Slaff,
Press Representative, at 212-924-0496 or js@jsnyc.com

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