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New Plays and Musicals submissions for New Works Reading Series

The American Musical & Dramatic Academy

Category: Composer/Lyricist

Label Info
Type Paid
Union status Union/Non-Union
Location The American Musical & Dramatic Academy 211 W 61st St New York, NY 10023
Dates September 19, 2021 –September 19, 2021
Compensation $750-1000

Job Description

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is accepting submissions of new plays and musicals for the AMDA Plus Staged Readings happening in New York City August-September 2021.

Similar to a 29-hour reading format, this two-week program will function as a professional opportunity for writers to workshop new material as well as an educational opportunity for students to experience new work development. Over the course of the readings, writers will be encouraged to create new scenes and songs as they explore their piece in collaboration with the student performers, a professional director, and a professional music director.

The submission deadline for new plays and musicals is Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern.

● Musicals will workshop August 23 - September 3 evenings; presentations on September 4.
● Plays will workshop September 6 - September 17 evenings; presentations on September 18.

NOTE: We are following local and state COVID protocols for live performances. As of printing, audiences will be limited to the student body, the creative team, and the AMDA Plus faculty.

Compensation:
● Musical writers will receive a flat rate compensation of $1000 per team
● Playwrights will receive a flat rate compensation of $750 per team
● Pursuant to Dramatist Guild Guidelines, AMDA will retain no copyright, royalty, or any
claim of ownership over the material. Any work devised during the AMDA Plus Staged
Readings Workshops will stay the property of the authors.
● AMDA will video record the presentations for archival purposes and student reels.
● AMDA will include the AMDA Plus Staged Readings materials into our student library for
potential scene study class work in the future.

How to Apply

Submissions will be accepted via Google Form through Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern. Please submit:
● Show information (Title, writers, length, proof of rights)
● Synopsis (500 words)
● Detailed cast and character breakdown, including gender, vocal requirements, potential
doubling, and other pertinent identifying information
● 10-page script sample
● For musicals, three (3) song samples (audio & score)
● Creative team bios
● Development history and goals for the workshop
Eligibility requirements:
● Authors must be local to New York City in order to fully participate in person
● Authors are expected to actively rewrite during the workshop, so works with previous
full-staged productions are ineligible
● Authors from underrepresented communities are encouraged to submit
● Only complete drafts will be accepted
● For musicals, a notated piano score must be provided