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Three Act Theatre Company, New Musical Submissions

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Three Act Theatre Company
Eric Mark Olson, artistic dir.; Leah A. Miles, dir. of New Works & Development.

Production Description

Seeking new musical work to develop into a 50-60 minute one-act version of the musical for the Summer Immersion Program that will then be developed and expanded from August 2014-June 2015 into a full-length musical to be produced by Theatre Act Theatre Company.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Finalists and non-finalists will be notified by May 23. Final one-act version of the script will be due by June 30. Full length version workshop production will be held in 2015 in NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

The writing team selected will be given a $1000 honorarium in appreciation of their talent and time and to help cover any related personal expenses. Writers will not pay fees to TATC. The musical submission that is accepted for full production will be engaged in an exclusive contract with Three Act Theatre Company Inc. to be developed and produced within 2-year period for production and licensing solely with Three Act Theatre during that time period. The writing team will be considered “Writers In Residence” with Three Act Theatre Company Inc. while they are developing their show title. Some teaching opportunities may be available/expected throughout this year in residence during writing course work & master classes.


Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.


Any new musical submission will be considered as long as it meets the criteria below:
• Show’s subject matter/theme must revolve around some dynamic issue involving the difference/clash between generations and how we bridge the gap or gain understanding across age, race &/or culture or deal with issues happening within the teen population and how the adults in their lives help them cope, understand, grow, etc. (teen & parents, teens & teachers, young and aging, etc.) Some examples issues might be, but not limited to, technology, aging, social media, autism in the mainstream, bullying, etc. The time period can be contemporary or of an earlier era.
• There should be 5-6 adult characters with lead or featured roles. Additionally, there will be an ensemble of 15-20 teens in the production of which at least 5-6 lead or featured teen characters should be present in the work.
• The 50-60 minute version should contain at least 4 ensemble numbers, at least two of which should be dance/movement production numbers that required choreography to help tell the story.
• Student demographic is age ranged 12-18 and a variety of races (subject matter may or may not deal with race. Blind casting will occur if it’s not a subject of race.) Adult company that will be performing in the show is predominantly 25-35, largely Caucasian, but actors of older ages/different races can be cast from outside talent pool if necessary for the storytelling.
• The portions of the score that is to be performed by teen characters should be written in vocal range for teens (12-18)