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Additional Resources

Theatre Now bridges the gap between early readings and fully-produced theatrical runs by offering staged and performed developmental productions to pieces that are ready to live on their feet. We strive for continuity and growth in our production process by collaborating with artists. Below is how we do that.

The Seventh Annual Festival

of 10-Minute Musicals

April 22, 2020 at 7:00pm

Merkin Hall

at Kaufman Music Center

Performance Venue

We provide one of the largest venues available through a New York City theatre festival. At 449 seats, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center is the perfect Off-Broadway venue to showcase your work.


Rehearsal Reimbursements

From the grant funding Theatre Now receives, free or partial reimbursement will be provided for rehearsal space for each musical.


Artist Honorariums

More than 50% of writer's expenses participating in a festival are towards payment of their artists. Therefore, we strive to give honorariums to each individual Actor, Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director in every musical. 


Work through Rehearsal with Producers

The weekend before the festival, individual work through rehearsals will be held with the SOUND BITES producers to privately present their pieces and receive creative feedback.


Dress Rehearsal

Community is important to us, therefore we have a final open dress rehearsal for all SOUND BITES participants to attend and watch each other's pieces. This also gives actors the opportunity to run their show in front of an audience before the performance


Post-Show Wrap-up

Growth is a core value of ours. After the festival is over, we meet with each writing team to reflect on the process in an effort to improve the festival each year and learning about the other projects writers may be working on post SOUND BITES.


Musical Highlight Reel

We understand the importance of documentation of your work. We provide a 1-2 minute highlight reel of each 10-min musical to all participants to use to share their work.


Individual Show Logos

Each musical will have a show logo specially designed just for them by our graphic designer!  Writers also have the option to purchase the future rights for their logo for other uses. 


Our Industry Sponsors

We love our sponsors! Our sponsors include Disney Theatrical Productions, Music Theatre International, NYC Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.