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The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished "work-in-progress" with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share their "second draft" of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been borne out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.
New this year: We are very excited to announce that we are opening up the series to a broader range of offerings. We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:
- Original solo shows written and performed by men
- Original solo shows written and performed by women
- Original short and full-length musicals
- Original two- or three-person shows
- Movement-based theatre pieces, puppetry, or other non-traditional theatrical forms
EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE acts as an incubator for new voices from the page to the stage. EAT was founded 22 years ago to provide a dynamic home where playwrights and artists explore their work from their imagination and guide it through development towards full artistic realization in our New Work Series. It is a process that involves audience interaction with the artists and enables the artists to be the key ingredient in the development of their work. Emerging Artists also has a great reputation for its Off Broadway premieres that have garnered a Drama Desk nomination, the American Theatre Wing's grant award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre and Top 10 Critics Picks from the New York Times.
Emerging Artists provides the necessary backdrop of resources so that there is no cost to the artists involved and does not believe in charging artists for submission, consideration, or participation. This factor alone makes Emerging Artists unique and a true refuge for the underserved artist who does not have the means to develop their work.
And EAT is proud to have given that opportunity to over 3500 artists since its inception.