Dream Up Festival 2015

 TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2016

August 28 – September 18, 2016

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY ACCEPTING FOR 2016 SUMMER FESTIVAL
Dream Up Festival 2016 – Theater for the New City's Summer Showcase


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 28 – September 18, 2016
. All performances will take place at Theater for the New City.

Early bird submission ends March 25, 2016. $30 submission fee.
All submissions must be received by May 6, 2016. $40 submission fee after March 16.

You can pay for submission fee here http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup_submit.html and email your submission form and materials to tncdreamup@gmail.com

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 2016 summer festival known as Dream Up Festival will run August 28 to September 18 2016.

We are accepting applications: February 12, 2016 to May 6, 2016.

Early Submissions: February 12 to March 25 $30 certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in US

Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City

General Submissions: March 26 to May 6 $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_submit.html Snail option is mailed to

TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2016

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 2016.

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_submit.html

Or

MAIL SUBMISSION FEE SEPARATELY TO:

TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2016

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

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.

 

 

Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival is dedicated to new works. The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance, musical 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.

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 2016 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 2016 website www.dreamupfestival.org.The website will go under construction in spring 2016.

 

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 20, 2016. Artists who are accepted will be required to submit participation documents by about May 27, 2016. A non-refundable $550 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 6. US and International artists welcome to apply.

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

 

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.

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-$20 for the participating productions. As the cultural hub of its downtown New York City location, TNC develops new artists and inspires future audiences.

 

Theater’s 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.



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