The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) is now accepting submissions for its 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will be held in New York City in the fall of 2004. Musicals are only eligible if submitted by NAMT members, alumni festival writers, or non-NAMT member professional theatre organizations. The submission deadline is Wed., Jan. 21 for non-NAMT member organizations and Wed., Feb. 25 for NAMT members and alumni festival writers.
NAMT is dedicated to encouraging the production of new and diverse musicals along with discovering new talent and nurturing creative writing teams. Founded in 1985, it is the only national service organization that deals exclusively with musical theatre. NAMT's members include theatre institutions, independent producers, and universities located in 32 states and six countries. Last year alone they staged nearly 20,000 performances with total revenues of $560 million.
NAMT's Annual Festival of New Musicals presents a valuable vehicle for emerging writers and new works, as a concentrated audience of musical theatre producers and festival writers sees the 45-minute cuttings of shows in readings. Past festival shows include Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's "Children of Eden" and Hunter Foster and David Kirshenbaum's "Summer of '42". Admission to the festival is by invitation only to theatre producers.
For submission forms or more information, visit www.namt.net.