The annual weekend, open to industry members from across the country, provides a platform for emerging and established theatre writers to showcase their works with casts featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway actors. Many of the new works find life at regional companies, as well as Off-Broadway and on Broadway.
Any writer may submit his or her work to the festival as long as a NAMT member, agent or other professional theatre organization also submits a letter of support. Submission deadlines are Jan. 25, 2011 (for non-NAMT members) and Feb. 15, 2011, for (NAMT members and Festival alumni).
Founded in 1985 and based in New York City, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre is a national service organization dedicated exclusively to musical theatre. Kathy Evans is the executive director for the organization with members in 33 states and six countries.
Musicals previously presented in NAMT's Festival of New Musicals include Ordinary Days, The Memory Show, See Rock City…, Vanities, Dangerous Beauty, Emma, The Gypsy King, The Story of My Life, Tinyard Hill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, I Love You Because, Songs for A New World, Striking 12, Summer of '42, Ace, Children of Eden, Harold and Maude, Honk! and Meet John Doe.
To apply, visit NAMT.