Midtown International Theatre Festival Extends Submission Deadline

News   Midtown International Theatre Festival Extends Submission Deadline The Midtown International Theatre Festival has extended its deadline for submissions for its 2009 summer festival of theatre in Manhattan.

The original submission postmark deadline of Feb. 6 has been extended through Feb. 20 to allow producers additional time to apply for inclusion in the 10th annual festival.

Eligible works include plays, musicals, solo shows, new works and revivals: The only stipulation is that each project must have a producer and production team attached.

"This is the most important theatre festival in New York City because new shows won't get lost in an ocean of 249 other shows. The MITF has no hidden costs – this festival offers the most competitive package of any festival in the area. And we have a higher ratio of paid staff than anyone else to help producers make the most of their experiences, from casting to marketing to press," said MITF executive producer John Chatterton in a statement.

The tenth annual Midtown International Theatre Festival will run July 13-Aug. 2. Founded in 2000 by John Chatterton, the mission of the Midtown International Theatre Festival is to present an eclectic array of works that otherwise might not be seen by the general public.

For more information and applications visit www.midtownfestival.org.