The Emerging Artists Theater is now accepting submissions for its new fall series of works

Emerging Artists Theater is seeking submissions of works in progress that are ready to be presented to an audience for their new series of fall works which will run October 3-23 at the TADA Theater in the Flatiron District.

Submissions for short plays, musicals, solo performances, dance, cabaret, comedy sketches, jazz, burlesque, monologues, storytelling, and underground musicians/acts are now being accepted. If you have an artistic discipline that is not mentioned or is “off the beaten path”, please feel free to submit. We’re always interested in new pieces, especially first-time artists. Artists are free to present their work, whether it is a staged reading or a non-book production. The shows take place every evening from Monday to Saturday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Presentation slots are 60 minutes for the 7 p.m. slots on Friday and Saturday. If you submit a short piece, you will be paired with another theater or dance piece to create a 60-minute performance slot. Submissions must be at least 5 minutes for dance pieces and monologues. Productions cannot be played 2 months before the NWS or one month after.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2022 at midnight (EST). There are no submission or festival fees, and entrants receive a 50/50 box office split when the audience guarantee is reached. Artists who filled the house won between $300 and $900 for a 30-minute to one-hour presentation. All participants and members of the public must be fully vaccinated. Application and submission guidelines are available at

The New Work Series is a three-week bi-annual development series that offers artists from different disciplines the opportunity to showcase a night of “work in progress” with audience feedback. Since its inception in 2006, hit shows FringeNYC, NYMF, Edinburgh Fringe and Off-Broadway have grown out of this series. Artistic director Paul Adams and company members Andrea Alton and Vanessa Shealy serve as the series’ curators.

The Emerging Artists Theater offers:

• A 99-seat off-Broadway theater in the heart of Manhattan (please note seating may be reduced due to Covid)
• Once the minimum number of artists has been reached, artists have received 50% of the box office
• Professional/equity manager and technical staff
• Piano and desks
• Ticket service
• Ticket office and house management
• A projector for shows using projections
• Two locker rooms
• Organized talkback (where you decide what feedback you need)
• Safe and supportive environment
• Pleasant and friendly staff
• Simple fixed pieces available (blocks, tables, chairs)
• A technical rehearsal
• Light performance and sound system: shows are generally limited to approximately 10 sound signals and 10 light signals for a one-hour performance
• large banners of series shows in the lobby
• Color program brochures

More information and application can be found at

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