Works from all genres are welcomed — from revivals to experimental works, and dramas to musicals. The only festival prerequisite is that each submission must have a producer and production team intact.
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. The 2007 festival also inaugurated the first annual MITF Awards, honoring excellence among festival participants.
The 2008 festival, which anticipates new and larger venues, will continue with the awards tradition. Exact dates and venues are still being coordinated; however, the intended launch date of the ninth annual Midtown International Theatre Festival is set for July 14.
Among the works included in the 2007 festival were WEBEIME, Take Me America, A Line in the Sand, I'm In Love With Your Wife, Twist, Nosferatu: The Morning of My Death, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The House of Blue Leaves, and La Tosca.
Those interested in submitting their work should download the MIFT application form at www.midtownfestival.org. The completed application, script, any other production materials and a non-refundable reading fee of $30 should be sent to: The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 347 West 36th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018.