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THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LIVE THEATRE!

All Out Arts, Inc. dba the Fresh Fruit Festival, are calling for submissions in all its disciplines: live theatre; indie film; and radio play. What kept this visionary organziation alive during one of theatres darkest times since the medieval era is now something that puts them in thre forerfront of the new theatrical paradigm. For further information, contact Louis Lopardi at Exec@freshfruitfestival.com

Labels:  LGBTQ, NYC authors,  festival, 

Company Website:  https://freshfruitfestival.com/

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

Tags/Labels: festival, full-length plays, LGBTQ, musicals, one-act plays, self-production

Submissions are now OPEN to producing-authors for MAINSTAGE-22, the staged portion of the 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ arts. Early May 2022.   NO-FEE Deadline 12/31/2021. FINAL Deadline 1/24/2022. Apply Early! – we assume all scripts to be “in-revision.”

Categories this season: Full length plays; One-Act or short Plays; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; all featuring LGBTQ characters or situations.

[For Solo and other works please see our website for the Monologues in Film Development series]

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office, there are no application fees or participation fees required, and ALL productions earn a box office share.

We provide:

> ADA and AEA approved performance venues following Covid-19 safety guidelines

> AEA approved VENUE Insurance

> TD/Booth, & Front-of-house Staff

> Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available

> On-line, real-time ticketing service with full audit trail

> Color Festival-wide brochures

> Marketing assistance for all shows

> Decades worth of photos, plans, examples, Rep. lighting plots, etc.

> Optional co-production plans for higher box-office shares

Deadlines: NO-FEE Deadline 12/31/2021. FINAL Deadline 1/24/2022.

Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the Mainstage division:

Download a study copy of the application forms so you can later complete the form in one online session. Note: Your planned production cannot have been produced in the NYC area for 15 months preceding the Spring Festival. If you are an Out-Of-Town producer (20 miles from New York City) be prepared to prove LOCAL contracting and accept one of our co-production plans.

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All Out Arts, Inc. dba the Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for MONOLOGUES

Labels:  LGBTQ, NYC authors only,  monologues, contest, films, new media, paid,

Website:  https://freshfruitfestival.com/

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

“The invincible shield of Caring is a weapon from the skies against being dead.”  – Lao Tzu

The Fresh Fruit Festival, nearing its 20th consecutive year, is presenting works in the following format for development in filmed virtual presentation: LGBTQ MONOLOGUES, on the THEME: “Caring”

Are you Cared for? Do you Care enough to send the best? Is your character Careful? WHY do you CARE!? What’s in a Care package? Are you Caring for Pets? -Roommates? -Galactic Visitors?

We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to film. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL 3 Finalists receive a $150 author/producer’s stipend.

Works should range from 4 to 8 minutes in performance length, and relate to the LGBTQ experience and the above theme. Eight written monologues will be chosen from applicants, who later resubmitted as short videos for entry into the development program. All of these receive:

> Hosted presentation of 8 finished works as a feature in the All Out Arts Network.
> Full-Series PDF Program, for download.
> Basic Audio Post-processing: Including our own, customized intros; basic sound FX or ambient sound.
> Basic Video post-processing, for titles, continuity & quality.
> Marketing on Social media.
> 1:1 Technical consults: For SOUND (check balance, dynamic range, ambient problems, clarity, mic use) and for VIDEO (placement, ambiance, and setting).
> Last year’s Program Book and video samples available on website.

All participants are also eligible for our equipment purchase/upgrade subsidy program. 8 semi-finalist videos will be hosted on a high-definition platform for a set span of 15 days, during which the public will vote for a later Audience Choice Award. A panel of judges will also vote on more technical criteria to help select 2 more finalists. All 3 Finalists will receive at minimum a $150 cash stipend, and national promotion. All 8 entries are eligible for awards in several categories at our future awards ceremony, and remain fully hosted for 2 seasons.

Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the Monologues division:

Note: All dates subject to extension.  Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with more complex projects postponed to Spring. Anticipated schedule for 1st wave: Semi-Finalist scripts chosen by 11/24. Revised scripts by 12/15. First video tests by 12/29. Public Voting 1/17-1/31 2022.

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All Out Arts, Inc. dba the Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS

Labels:  LGBTQ, NYC authors only,  short plays, 1-acts, paid, self-produced, no fees

Website:  https://freshfruitfestival.com/

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022.  
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.
The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.
> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.
> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.
> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines – End December, Mid January, Mid February.  But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the  $250 author/producer’s stipend.  

Your team MUST include a Director, Sound Designer, and Stage Manager (see website for details).
Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:
https://freshfruitfestival.com/all-entry-fy22/


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