Submissions are Closed!
Rogue Theater Festival 2020
See festival details below and check out our FAQ page for more information.
Rogue Theater Festival accepts submissions of all kinds. If you're not sure, submit it and we'll be in touch
Performances: Thursday- Sunday: August 20-23 (each show will have 1 performance)
Tech Rehearsal: Monday- Friday: August 17-20 (each show will have 1 tech rehearsal slot)
Location: 13th St. Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th St. Manhattan)
Each show will have sound and lighting design done for them prior to their tech rehearsal
Tickets will be available online and at the door
Theater space at 13th St. Rep for one performance over the weekend
Theater space for one tech rehearsal per piece during the festival week
Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound for tech and performances
Box Office Manager and House Manager
Professional Assistant Stage Manager to run backstage
Marketing Services for the festival
Hardcopy festival Postcards and digital individual show postcards
Use of predetermined set pieces at the theater
Professionally recorded video of your show
25% of box office sales for your individual show
Length: 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission
It may be a play, musical, comedy/clowning, one person or dance based show, etc. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too!
It must be an original work but having been performed before is fine
(10- 30 mins) - Must sell 15 Tickets at $15 each per show.
(30- 60 mins) - Must sell 20 tickets at $20 each
All participants are fully responsible for producing their own plays. This includes covering all costs of production (e.g. rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, etc.).
Each show will keep 25% of their box office profits
Each show must sell the minimum ticket requirement or buyout remaining tickets
Shows will be assigned tech and performance date and time on acceptance
Sounds (as MP3's) and Lighting Cues will be due via email by July 20th
Announcing our 2020 Participants soon- stay tuned!
What type of material can I submit TO Rogue?
Anything you can think of! Rogue is proud to blur the lines between different types of artistic expression. We want to see your work on stage! See below a list of possible art forms we will accept, but we'd love to hear about something new from you.
- Straight Plays or Monologues
- Musicals or Song Cycles
- Magic and Illusions
- Standup Comedy
- Spoken Word
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME, HUH?
Glad you asked! Beyond the obvious of having your work presented for an audience in a professional theater, there are a few other bonuses you'll enjoy when you participate in Rogue Theater Festival.
- 25% of total box office sales for your show
- Promotional materials (printed post cards, digital show promos, social media and press)
- A professional video recording of your show shared with you digitally
-Lighting and Sound design
- Access to furniture at the theater
- Each playwright receives a welcome kit!
Do I need to live in NYC to participate?
No! Not necessarily. The producer (aka whoever submits the piece) IS responsible for all costs needed to get your show to our stage. Rogue does not supply travel, housing, parking, rehearsal space, etc. If you are able to arrange things for your group to travel to NYC or for things to happen while you're elsewhere...fabulous.