The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Next Link Project. Finalists will be evaluated by a grand jury that includes Michael Cerveris, Donna Lynne Champlin, Leigh Silverman and Sergio Trujillo.
Submissions are open to any writer, produced or un-produced, with or without agency representation. Next Link shows will receive entrepreneurial training, networking opportunities and dramaturgical support, culminating in a subsidized production at the 2017 festival. Approximately 10 shows are chosen each year.
For more information or to submit a show, visit nymf.org/nextlink. The submissions deadline has been extended from November 1 to 11:59 PM on November 6.
To submit a show, applicants must have a finished script and at least 75% of the songs recorded. All entries undergo double-blind evaluations by members of NYMF's reading committee, with finalists reviewed by a grand jury of industry professionals.
The grand jury will include Tony-winning actor Cerveris, OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner Champlin, Two River Theater literary manager Anika Chapin, Tony-winning producer Jane Dubin, Apollo Theatre executive director and Hi-ARTS co-founder Kamilah Forbes, Fox Stage Productions senior VP, creative affairs Isaac Robert Hurwitz, director West Hyler (Paramour), actor Telly Leung (Allegiance), OBIE Award-winning director Jonathan McCrory, Women’s Project Theater artistic director Lisa McNulty, Public Theater literary associate Jack Phillips Moore, Playwrights Realm producing director Roberta Pereira, choreographer Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), actress Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), Tony-nominated director Silverman and Tony-nominated choreographer Trujillo.
Dan Markley serves as NYMF executive director and producer, and Rachel Sussman serves as director of programming and artist services.
Take a look at rehearsals for NYMF 2016, featuring Jennifer Damiano and Will Connolly.