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Submissions Are Now Open for SOUND BITES 6.0

Submissions Are Now Open for SOUND BITES 6.0

Theatre Now New York (TNNY) is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for SOUND BITES 6.0, the Sixth Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals. This one-night only event, now in its sixth year, showcases ten new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. This year's festival will be held in May 2019 in New York City with date and venue to be announced. SOUND BITES 5.0 was performed in front of a sold-out crowd on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

SOUND BITES 6.0 grants composers, lyricists, and librettists the unique opportunity to showcase their work in front of a live audience of theatre-goers and industry professionals. The top ten finalists will be selected by the SOUND BITES 6.0 Adjudication Committee to present their musicals in this year's festival. These ten finalists will compete for top festival honors, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book, Best Choreography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Lyrics. The award winners will be determined by votes from a judging panel of industry professionals. The audience will also vote for their favorite musical, which will earn the coveted Audience Choice Award. A musical is not limited on the number of awards it can receive.

Selected musicals and creative teams will join an alumni network of musical theatre writing teams, actors, directors and choreographers from festivals of years past. Each SOUND BITES 6.0 finalist may also receive further development opportunities in the future as part of TNNY's new works developmental programming.

For more information about SOUND BITES 6.0, submission guidelines, and to submit work for consideration in this year's festival, please visit the SOUND BITES 6.0 website. There are no submission fees and the application may be completed online by clicking here.

Producing SOUND BITES 6.0 is Theatre Now New York Artistic Director, Thomas Morrissey, who has helped develop and produce new plays and musicals, including the East Coast Premiere of Kingdom, the world premiere of The Last Sunday in June, and the East Coast Premiere of The Break-Up Notebook, Chris Giordano, Theatre Now New York Managing Director, who co-produced SOUND BITES 4.0 and 5.0 and TNNY's Rotating Rep Series, which included musicals: We Have Apples, Kragtar: An American Monster Musical, and Thicket & Thistle's What's Your Wish?, and Stephen Bishop Seely, Theatre Now New York Literary Manager, who has helped develop several Off-Broadway and Broadway shows including Disney's Tarzan, Rock Wilk's Broke Wide Open, Rock Wilk's Brooklyn Quartet, and 8 Million Protagonists.

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. TNNY provides opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established theatre professionals in their ongoing creative process. In keeping with this mission, SOUND BITES' goal is to seek out and cultivate new writers and composers and to develop new musicals.

For more information about Theatre Now New York, visit www.tnny.org.



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