Sound Bites, a ten minute musical theatre festival presented by Theatre Now New York, is now accepting submissions through September 16, 2013. Sound Bites is the first-ever ten minute musical theatre festival that accepts both ten minute musicals and ten minute excerpts of larger musicals. Any ten minute piece that can be performed and includes music qualifies.
For more information and submission guidelines and procedures visit the Sound Bites website at www.soundbites.tnny.org
Theatre Now New York will select the top ten finalists to present their ten minutes to an audience of industry professionals and celebrity judges in November at a NYC midtown theatre. Location date and time will be announced and the event will also be open to the public. Each musical will compete for Festival Awards and for inclusion in future programs with the creative team of Theatre Now New York on the development of new works. Sound Bites offers a unique opportunity for talented writers, composers, and lyricists to showcase their work publicly in front of a live audience.
Theatre Now New York Artistic Director, Thomas Morris
sey, has helped develop and produce new plays and musicals including the East Coast Premiere of Kingdom
, the world premiere ofThe Last Sunday in June
, and the East Coast Premiere of The Break-Up Notebook
. Stephen Bishop
Seely, Literary Manager of Theatre Now New York and Producer of Sound Bites, has helped develop several Off-Broadway and Broadway shows including Disney's Tarzan
, Rock WILK'S Broke Wide Open
, and 8 Million Protagonists
Theatre Now New York is a professional theatre company whose history originates with two established companies - the Genesius Theatre Guild
in New York City and ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. Theatre Now New York brings together the founding principles of both these companies; developmental work and main stage theatrical productions. The mission of Theatre Now New York is to facilitate the creation and development of new theatrical works, the reimagining of previously produced known titles and the reinterpretation of classic works through readings, productions, workshops and work-in-progress presentations and to promote the understanding and appreciation of live theatre and its process by the general public and provides opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established theatre professional in their ongoing creative process. In keeping with this mission, Sound Bites' goal is to seek out and cultivate new writers and composers and develop new musicals. For more information on Theatre Now New York and to join their mailing list visit their website at www.tnny.org