Thursday, April 22, 2010

MITF Seeking Scripts

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) seeks script submissions for SHORT SUBJECTS, a series of plays that run under 60 minutes. The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2010.

Productions submitted to SHORT SUBJECTS will receive three performance slots, presented at The WorkShop Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC. Performance dates are from July 12 - August 1, 2010, 6 - 10 pm on weekdays and noon - 10pm on weekends.

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres - any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche. SHORT SUBJECTS allows for a production in an intimate venue, with lower participation fees and ticket prices than other plays in the MITF.

"Short Subjects offers entry for almost nothing to people who otherwise might not be able to show off their work," said John Chatterton, executive producer of the MITF. The application fee is $25, with a participation fee of $75. Tickets for SHORT SUBJECTS will cost $15.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Application forms for the SHORT SUBJECTS, Eleventh Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival, are available online. Completed applications, scripts, and production materials must be submitted by email to In addition to sending submissions by email, applicants mustmaila non-refundable fee of $25 to: Short Subjects, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 347 W. 36th Street, 13th floor, New York, New York 10018 or online through PayPal. You may submit a program of related short plays totaling 45 - 55 minutes. The deadline for submissions to SHORT SUBJECTS is May 19, 2010.

Further information about MITF can be found in the "Festival Manual" under How To Apply at

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