New Work


New Work Series > Terms & Conditions


  1. PART ONE: Read this page thoroughly and agree to the terms and conditions
  2. PART TWO: Fill out the online application form. You will be asked to provide information on the following:
    • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series
    • Why you think your show would be a good fit
    • Show title, running time, and production history
    • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
    • Contact information and professional bio(s)
  3. Hit FINISH APPLICATION to submit your application
  4. PART THREE: You will then receive an e-mail (within 30 seconds) asking you to attach the following supporting materials, if relevant, to a reply e-mail:
    • Full or partial script
    • Headshots and resumes (performers only)
    • Digital music (musicals only)
    • Press and video materials from submitted piece or past performances (optional)
  5. Send your reply e-mail with all relevant attachments to finish your application


If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.


The following must be read and accepted in order to apply to the New Work Series:


As there is no fee for submissions or participation, we ask all artists involved in the series to try to fill the 99-seat house. Artists do not receive a percentage of box office, but again, there is no charge to you and we use the box office income to cover the expenses of the series—theatre rental, staffing, programs, etc. Although this is a developmental work series, we expect polished and high quality performances worthy of a packed house. Each show is required to provide an audience for their piece. A minimum of one (1) paid audience member for each minute of your show for every piece selected is REQUIRED. However, we really want you pack our 99-seat house for your single performance. The more support you have in the audience, the more you'll get out of your performance and talk-back, plus we'll like you more. If you feel you cannot provide an audience for your piece, don't apply. EAT charges $10 per ticket for this series and no comp tickets are available. It is done under an Equity waiver and is not a showcase. If the ticket minimum is not honored, meaning less than 30 tickets were sold for a 30-minute piece, the artist will be expected to make up the balance with a tax-deductible donation to Emerging Artists Theatre on the night of the performance.


Each production is responsible for casting, director, musicians or recorded music. Please include collaborator information with submission, if available. The New Work Series is a workshop production. Union and non-union performers are encouraged to apply. EAT can make introductions to EAT directors, actors, and other artists if you are seeking personnel to work on your production. EAT cannot guarantee that its company personnel will accept work offered.


EAT provides a professional board operator and stage manager for the entire festival who are fantastic! Only EAT technical staff will be allowed to operate equipment in the booth. If your show has specific needs and questions your curator and our staff will be happy to help as best as we can.

Each production must bring two clean copies of UP-TO-DATE final scripts to tech. Be prepared to have a list of moments for light and sound cues to communicate to our technical staff or you may use sticky notes on your script.


Each show will receive ONE performance during the festival. There will be 30 minutes OR LESS on either side of your production to load in and out of the theatre and dressing rooms. You must provide labor to accomplish your load-in and load-out. If your piece is less than 60 minutes, you will be sharing a timeslot with another piece.


EAT will provide the artists with minimal furniture (chairs, cubes, piano, etc). All other props and set pieces are the responsibility of the individual productions. There is no storage space available at the theatre. The set for the festival will be a simple blank stage. In the New Work Series, less is more in terms of props and set, and please keep in mind the short changeover time while preparing for your piece.


A basic light plot will be provided for the entire festival. A maximum of FIVE internal light and sound cues for each show is allowed. This does not include the opening and closing cues. Any special requirements must be provided and operated by the individual shows. EAT cannot guarantee the availability of lighting specials in all areas of the stage, as we will be working with a rep plot with limited options. Each production must provide its own sound cues, in order, on CD.


There will be a brief audience feedback session after each performance, curated by some of EAT's seasoned curators, writers, and performers. This is a great opportunity to get honest feedback on your work. You may prepare questions to ask the audience.


Notifications of participation will be sent out on a rolling basis, and any materials submitted with the application by mail will not be returned. Previous participation in the festival does not guarantee acceptance.


I have read and understand all of the technical, audience, casting, and performance requirements listed above. I understand that upon acceptance, all deadlines must be adhered to in order to secure participation in the festival. I promise to relay technical and performance requirements to my artistic team.

I agree to these terms & conditions

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Paul Adams, Artistic Director