I hate winter.
I keep saying that every year I’m going to circulate a petition to try and get Broadway to move to the West Coast or West Figi or someplace like that. I want to sing, “It’s Too Darn Hot!” all year long and mean it.
To make me feel better, all winter long I look for signs of the upcoming Spring and Summer . . . anything that helps me through a winter in the city (and I’m from Massachusetts – you’d think I could deal with this).
For example, as soon as we hit the winter solstice on 12/21 or 22, which traditionally marks the first day of winter, I usually spin it to say, “The days start getting longer tomorrow . . . spring is right around the corner!”
Ok, sorry to sidetrack you with my psyche . . . but the point is that one of these “Summer Signs” is the announcement that the spring/summer/fall festivals are now accepting submissions.
And guess what?
Applications are currently being accepted for the following NY Festivals:
- The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF)
- The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT)
- The New York International Fringe Festival
- The Midtown International Theatre Festival
If you’re a writer/producer/etc, now is the time to get your materials in order. The deadlines are always sooner than you think.
Don’t have a show? Find one. Write one. Make one up. That’s what these guys did, and it worked out for them. The Broadway show didn’t work.
But last I heard they were writing a sitcom.
So get a show submitted and get something up. You never know what’ll happen as a result.
On the other hand, I can guarantee you what will happen if you do nothing.