Dream Up Festival 2014

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Theater for the New City is now accepting festival applications.

Dream Up Festival," a festival of new works. Dream Up Festival 2015 Opens on August 30. Closes September 20. 2015 will mark our 6th Season. We are coming back bigger and better. Join Us.


All works must be unproduced in New York City, but a previous reading or workshop will not be a disqualification. To qualify for the festival, all works by US and international artists must be World or NYC premieres and works by US artists must be at least a NYC premiere. Translations and new adaptations of known material will be acceptable if they have no history of a full production in the past.

The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance 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.

ABOUT DREAM UP – TNC’s Summer Showcase

The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct." The festival is dedicated to new works.
The question of the artist's vision to free or attack the material will be asked in each application. The
festival does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional way. Theater for the New
City wants to use this festival as a way to push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads
less traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must be imaginative in some way.


TNC’s 2015 summer festival known as Dream Up Festival will run August 30 to September 20 2015.
We are accepting applications: January 12, 2015 to May 11, 2015.
Early Submissions: January 12 to March 16 $25 certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in US
Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City
General Submissions: March 17 to May 11 $35 certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in US
Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City

All applications must be accompanied with a submission fee. We prefer the application materials to be
emailed to tncdreamup@gmail.com and the submission fees be paid online at
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup_submit.htm. Snail option is mailed to Dream Up Festival 2015 c/o Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003


• Script/or Concept (if not text based)
• Bio Primary Artist (and Collaborators if known)/ Production History
• Brief Statement
• Synopsis of Work w/character breakdown
• Submission Form
+Submission Fee


All applicants will receive a position notice (accepted, wait listed, or not accepted) after their submissions
are evaluated in spring 2015.




PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSION’S (scripts, bios, statements, synopsis, submission form) TO:

Any mailed submission materials submitted to the festival will NOT BE RETURNED. Sorry.

Pay online http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup_submit.htm



Dream Up Festival 2015
c/o Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Please mark your submission fee subject line with the name of your festival project.

Please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net if there are any questions and check out
our website at http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup.htm

Title of Submission: _____________________________
Contact Name: __________________________
Phone: _________________________________
Mailing Address:
Street: ______________________ City:______________ State:______ Zip:_______ Country
(if outside the US) :______________
Email Addresses: ___________________________________
Genre of Work (Please Mark): Dance Musical Drama
Length (Please Mark): Short One Act Full Length
Estimated Running Time in Minutes: ___________
Number of Cast / Crew: _________________________
Technical Requirements (for set, lighting, sound if known):
This piece previously had a (Please Mark):
Reading, Staged Reading, Workshop, Full Production (please tell us when and where)
Please express in a short statement (500 words max.) what makes this inventive or what
will make it inventive when presented.
Please Note: Submissions without a statement will not be considered.

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(updated February 10, 2015)

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