Monday, January 19, 2009

NYMF Next Link Project Information Session

This information is from the producers of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF):

Twelve of the Festival’s full production slots are reserved for participants in The Next Link Project, NYMF’s primary writer service program. The Next Link Project empowers emerging musical theatre writing teams as both artists and entrepreneurs by providing the training and relationships needed to help them move their musicals from mere readings to fully-realized productions and to advance their careers by maximizing the exposure they receive in the Festival.

A meet and greet to answer any questions from those interested in applying will be held Wednesday, January 28, 6-8pm at the Irish Rogue (356 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave). NYMF staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the Next Link Project submissions process and chat about other ways to get involved with the Festival.

Any work that has not been produced professionally in New York City may be submitted by authors with or without industry representation, but scripts should be ready for developmental production and the widespread exposure NYMF provides. All entries undergo double-blind evaluations by several members of NYMF’s reading team, with finalists referred to a grand jury of celebrated industry professionals.

Authors submitting to The Next Link Project will need to provide a demo recording of their songs, a detailed synopsis of their show, a 15-page script sample (15 consecutive pages representing the heart of the show and including lyrics for at least one of the songs), a complete script, and, if applicable, proof of rights to adapt underlying material. The Next Link Project will accept submissions through March 2, 2009, with a reduced application fee for any submissions received by the February 2 early bird deadline. For important additional information, including details about what it takes to produce your show in NYMF (and what you get in return), please visit

The 6th annual edition of NYMF runs from September 28 - October 18, 2009.

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