MITF Seeks Script Submissions for SHORT SUBJECTS, Deadline Set For 5/19

The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival (MITF) seeks script submissions for SHORT SUBJECTS, a series of plays that run 45 - 55 minutes. The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2010.

Productions submitted to SHORT SUBJECTSwill receive three performance slots, presented at The WorkShop Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC. Performance dates are from July 12 - August 1, 2010.

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.

Eleven years ago, Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions. 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 at www.midtownfestival.org. Completed applications, scripts, and production materials must be submitted by email to midtownfestival@gmail.com. In addition to sending submissions by email, applicants mustmaila non-refundable fee of $25 to: Short Subjects, The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival, 1 Penn Plaza #6228, New York, NY 10119 or online through PayPal (to john.chatterton@gmail.com). You may also submit a program of related short plays totaling 45 - 55 minutes. The deadline for submissions to SHORT SUBJECTS is May 19, 2010.

The MITF plans to expand to The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, in addition to current theatres on 36th Street, for its eleventh season, to run from July 12 - August 1, 2010. The 2010 Festival will also take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

Further information about MITF can be found in the "Festival Manual" at www.midtownfestival.org.

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