Dream Up Festival 2014

5th year of Theater for the New City's summer (all-premiere) festival!

We are accepting submissions from January 17 through May 9, 2014
Apply here http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/festival_submissions_2014.pdf

Dream Up Festival 2014 – Theater for the New City's Summer Showcase

Festival performance dates: August 17 – September 7, 2014. All performances will take place at Theater for the New City.

In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres. The festival had reviewers from NY Times, NY Press, Show business Weekly, the Advocate, NYTheatre.com and others.

All submissions must be received by May 9, 2014. Early bird submission ends March 15, 2014.

For entry requirements, submission form, participation details go to the Dream Up Festival page link:

The Dream Up Festival is dedicated to new works. The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance, musical theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and use of production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an inventive way.
Theater for the New City will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance in the summer of 2014 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York.

Final Deadline to apply is May 9. US and International artists welcome to apply.

For general inquires: please contact us at

Theater Background
Theater for the New City (TNC) Selected Awards: TNC has won over 42 VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS for excellence in for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC has won 5 ASCAP AWARDS. Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, premiered & commissioned by TNC.

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Official 2013 Festival Blog click here. Check here for news and updates for what you can expect to be shown at the festival. We will also be publishing profiles of some of the people involved with the festival– writers, actors, and directors.

(updated April 14, 2014)

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