I mean, you can’t make this @#$% up.
Last year, I announced that my office was finding some scraps of time and money here and there to put together a brand new theater festival right here in the theater capital of the world. Why? Because, as I wrote here, festivals have become an endangered species in New York City.
And then, and punch me in the face if me putting that negative thought out in the universe helped make it happen, two weeks ago, the New York Musical Festival, my favorite festival in the world, announced it was closing its theater doors, now and forever.
And while NYMF was the Tiffany’s of musical theater festivals and many folks couldn’t afford to produce their shows at that level even if they got accepted, it still is a devastating loss to the TheaterMaker community.
Now look, we were so inspired by the artists and art that RAVE presented last year, not to mention the incredible response from the press that we received, that we were well on our way to committing to a second year. But when we heard the news about NYMF, we knew we didn’t have a choice.
And then we added even more shows to this year’s RAVE lineup to try and make up the industry’s loss.
So, yaaaaasssss, RAVE is happening! From July 24th – August 9th, 2020 And this year, we grabbed Off Broadway’s famous Soho Playhouse as our venue.
Submissions are NOW being accepted through March 1st, with a discount on your submission fee if you get it in by February 2nd. Click here to apply.
Oh, and if you were one of the submitters to NYMF this year . . . your submission fee is on us. Check here to see how to get your free entry.
If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get your show or your career into 2nd, 3rd or 4th gear this year, then submit your script now.
If your script isn’t completed yet, or even if you don’t have a script, you’ve got plenty of time to finish it and submit. You never know what may happen if you do . . . you definitely know what will happen if you do not. (Nothing!)
We will see you there.