From Page to Stage festival of new musical theatre seeks unproduced works

From Page to Stage is a festival of new musical theatre dedicated to showcasing unproduced work and work in development to an audience to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artistes involved.

The fifth annual festival will be held at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest theatre The Other Palace.

What you get:  From Page to Stage funds and arranges the inclusion of the selected pieces, endeavouring to pay a fair wage to contracted artistes. The festival is not intended for profit but to allow new work a platform on which to be developed and exposed to new audiences. The aim is to develop new work, excite audiences about the opportunity to see pieces in the first stages of development, and support the creatives involved in the process.

Programming options:

  • Pieces will be selected to receive fully-staged, rehearsed readings. This includes a week of rehearsal, a cast of up to 8, a creative team, and three performances each.
  • Pieces will also be selected to be a part of showcase evenings. They will be performed by rep casts and will also receive a week’s rehearsal, creative teams, and multiple performances each. The showcases are 30 minutes long per piece and each piece will be adapted or abridged to suit. Shows with larger casts are therefore able to submit for showcases, as material shown can be arranged to fit within casting limits.
  • One piece will receive a fully produced production. With three weeks of rehearsal, a cast of 8-10, a creative team, and 10-12 performances, the headline musical is a piece that is ready to be performed and simply has not had the opportunity.
  • They will also have a number of  Gala Performances, highlighting songs from submitted shows.
  • There will also be opportunities for writers/writing teams to present cabaret-style evenings of their back catalogue or work in development. These songwriter showcases will be musically driven, not productions, and should be applied for only by writers with three or more shows to draw upon.

What to submit:

– Information about the piece and its writers (names, cast sizes, etc.)
– A 100 word summary of the show
– 3 mp3 song files
– a pdf of the first 20 pages of the libretto
– 1 sheet music example

How to apply:  Applications can be made here.

Deadline:  28 February 2017

Source: Theatre in the Rough

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