International CringeFest ’09

March 12, 2009
International CringeFest ’09

Bad Plays-Bad Musicals-Bad Films
International CringeFest ’09
NY Artists Unlimited, Inc.
212 W. 14th St., Suite #2A, NYC 10011
Melba LaRose, Artistic Director
Tel: 212-242-6036, Fax: 212-989-8864
email: [email protected]

Since 2005, NY Artists Unlimited has been presenting a fall Bad Plays Festival and a summer Bad Musicals Festival. The ’08 festival at the Producers’ Club was the biggest one yet, attracting large audiences, producers, reviewers, and more. Liz Smith wrote it up three times in her columns in the Post and Variety. This festival has been covered by The New York Times, New York magazine, TimeOut, and other major media. In ’09, the various festivals will be combined into one big event taking place in two theatres under the umbrella of the International CringeFest.

Wanted are scripts/ films that are REALLY GOOD, HIGHLY ENTERTAINING, NICE ‘n NAUGHTY: politically incorrect, political satire, bad language/ bad puns, or otherwise frowned upon by “polite” society. Writers vie for the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana (by audience vote). Preference: 5 to 45 mins., straight plays, musicals, and/or short films (films must be finished and on DVD). Produced/ unproduced. Style: comedy/ dramedy.

Submit: application, cover letter, resume(s) of all artists. In addition, for plays/ musicals: 5 or more copies (as needed) of script; for musicals: sheet music/ tapes/ CDs; for films: 2 DVDs only (no scripts). Support materials welcome but not required. Scripts read aloud/ films viewed 2-3 times before decisions made. NO SASE; submissions not returned. Guidelines/ app on website: If you have further questions, email: [email protected]. Submissions will not be accepted from applicants who have not read/followed guidelines and filled out application form. Deadline: 2/28/09. Response: by 5/01/09 or earlier.

Melba LaRose, Artistic Director
NY Artists Unlimited