Deadline: Ongoing submissions
Special Interests: ten minute
Accepts Submissions of: Musicals /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Plays/ Radio/Film/TV material /



Sound Bites 4.0 is a musical theatre festival which showcases ten 10-minute musicals or musical excerpts in one evening.  Do you have a 10-minute musical or 10-minute musical stand-alone excerpt of a full-scale musical?  Any 10-minute piece that can be performed and includes music can qualify! The Fourth Annual Sound Bites Festival of little musicals is perfect for you.  Sound Bites offers a unique opportunity for talented writers, composers, and lyricists to showcase their work in front of audiences and industry professionals.  Through an open submission process, Theatre Now New York will select the ten best 10-minute musicals or musical stand-alone excerpts which will then be presented in New York City.  Each musical will compete for Festival Awards and for possible inclusion in future new works development programming with Theatre Now New York.  Sound Bites gives an exhilarating opportunity for artists of all theatrical disciplines at any point in their careers in getting their work seen and possibly developed further or even produced.

Comments from NMI Staff:

If you are interested in submitting your musical to us to, please follow these guidelines:

  • We do not accept unsolicited submissions of full scripts (except as noted below) but we are happy to review a one page synopsis along with a character breakdown, set requirements and any development or production history.

  • Please be aware that most of our musical theatre writers are first introduced to us through our SOUND BITES Festival of 10-minute musicals or through professional introductions….we strongly recommend that if you wish to work with us and have your work produced by us that you apply to our SOUND BITES program.

  • We currently work exclusively on New Musicals We are not accepting submissions of straight plays at this time​

  • Use the form on the left to submit your synopsis only (no script).​

  • Please also include your resume.

  • May also include up to three songs in MP3 format.

  • If we are interested in seeing the full script we will contact you.

  • Please be patient and understand that we may not be able to respond to all inquiries.

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