Call for Submissions: New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2014 Next Link Project

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, the largest annual musical theatre event in the nation, is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Next Link Project.

Are you a musical theatre writer? Have you written a show that you’d like to produce in New York? Submit your show today to the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project.

The Next Link Project is NYMF’s primary writer service program. It empowers emerging musical theater writing teams by providing entrepreneurial training, career networking opportunities, dramaturgical support, and other services, culminating in a subsidized production in the Festival. The Next Link Project is open to any writer — produced or unproduced, with or without agency representation.

This year’s Next Link Project Grand Jury includes:

  • Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers
  • TONY award winning actor Michael Cerveris
  • OBIE and Drama Desk award winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin
  • TONY and Outer Critics Circle Nominee actor Hunter Foster
  • TONY nominee composer and lyricist Amanda Green
  • TONY nominee director Thomas Kail
  • Associate Producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie
  • Outer Critics Circle Nominee director and choreographer Josh Prince
  • TONY and Drama Desk Nominee actor and writer Tony Sheldon
  • TONY nominee and Grammy winner composer Lucy Simon
  • and more to be announced …

Next Link Project participants receive the following benefits:

  • A $5,000 subsidy towards their production at NYMF 2014
  • Additional savings in production fees, and discounted technical and marketing support
  • Dramaturgical support
  • Seminars and workshops geared toward helping them successfully prepare, present, and promote their NYMF production
  • Access to exclusive industry networking events

The following application materials are required as electronic files:

  • Complete script (PDF files only, please)
  • Demo recording, containing at least 75% of the songs in the show
  • 2-3 page synopsis
  • Script sample consisting of 15 consecutive pages
  • Author bios and Production History

Deadline for submissions: midnight, Monday 11 November 2013

Submission fee: $75

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Submit your show today to be considered for the 2014 Festival.

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