top of page




Live in person AND streaming

Theater Row and ShowTix4U

June 5th - June 11th


We will SOON be accepting new works for the fifth annual, and uniquely hybrid, Rogue Theater Festival! Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists to present their piece live for an audience OR virtually for an audience. We encourage anyone who feels they have a story to tell to submit their piece to the festival. 

Submit Your Play!: News & Updates
Image by Linus Nylund


  • Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person and live in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the world and virtual presentation)

  • Performances: June 6th-11th (each Scenario A show will have 1 performance that performs at Theatre Row, each Scenario B show will stream for the whole week via ShowTix4U)

  • Each Scenario A show will have 1 technical rehearsal during the week  of June 5th-11th at Theater Row

  • Each Scenario B show will give Rogue Theater Festival their edited piece by May 1st to be inserted into a final package before presentation by Rogue Theater Festival 

  • Playwrights and Producers are fully responsible for putting up their production (e.g. Director, union contacts if choosing to use union members, rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, costumes, casting etc.).

  • There is a one time, nonrefundable, participation fee. You do NOT need to pay to submit your play, only if you plan to participate in the festival. 

  • Each show will need to sell a minimum of 10 tickets or participate in a buyout of those tickets with Rogue Theater Festival

  • Each Scenario A participant will need to show proof of vaccination in order to have access to the Theater Row technical rehearsal and performance opportunity.

  • Scenario A participants will not need to wear masks during rehearsal or performance within the theater, but will be required to follow Theater Row rules while in their public spaces.  


  • Scenario A: Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes. NO intermission. 

  • Scenario A: $350 participation fee

  • Scenario B: Length: 10 minutes to 1.5 hours long (if it's longer we will consider it, NO intermission).

  • Scenario B: $75 participation fee

  • It may be a play, musical, improv piece, stand up comedy set, clowning routine, one person work, burlesque number, poetry, spoken word, song cycle, or dance. 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 totally fine!



  • Participants will perform their piece at Theater Row in New York City with Rogue Festival serving as front of house and lighting/sound board operator. They will be assigned a date and time where they will come in for a tech rehearsal prior to their performance date and time.

  • Participants will be required to turn in lighting and sound design desires (along with the MP3’s of the sounds) before their technical rehearsal. 

  • Participants will have lighting and sound design done and ready for them on their tech date along with a professional Stage Manager to run all design cues.

  • Participants will need to supply their own set pieces and props (which must be kept to a minimum and be approved in advance.)

  •  Each show will need to sell a minimum of 10 tickets or participate in a buyout of those tickets with Rogue Theater Festival. 


  • Theater space at Theater Row for one technical rehearsal.

  • Professional Designer to design Lighting and Sound.

  • Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound Cues.

  • Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

  • The opportunity to film your show if you desire. 




  • Participants will film their piece remotely and send Rogue Theater Festival their finished product. 

  • Participants may film their piece on zoom, in their home, on location, in a theater they have access to, or any other way they can SAFELY imagine as long as the quality of the video and audio is acceptable.

  • Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

  •  Each show will need to sell a minimum of 10 tickets or participate in a buyout of those tickets with Rogue Theater Festival.


  • Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole.

  • ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue.


  • Please submit your piece (pdf attachment please) to 

  • The deadline for all submissions is Saturday, April1 st.

  • We will be reviewing all submissions and contacting selected participants by or before Monday, April 10th.

  • If selected, there will be a one-time participation fee. Scenario A participants ($350) and Scenario B participants ($75). These are non-refundable.

  • Please send us an email if you feel you need more information and to get to know us better!

bottom of page