Planet Connections Theatre Festivity APPLICATION

PLEASE READ OUR 2017 FESTIVITY PACKET BEFORE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION. THE 2017 FESTIVITY PACKET IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE UNDER ARTISTS RESOURCES.

http://planetconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PCTF-2017-ArtistManual-Updated21117.docx.pdf

You can apply to Planet Connections online OR via snail mail.

To Apply online: Email application, script and supporting materials to: PlanetScripts@gmail.com and PayPal your fee to: PlanetFeePayments@gmail.com

The Fee is $15.00 if applying by Thur. Jan 17th
The Fee is $30.00 if applied by Mon. Jan 30th

Please Note: All applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 30th, 2017.

To Apply via snail mail: Mail Application, check, script and supporting materials to:

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
The Yard
85 Delancey St, Suite 33
New York, NY 10002

Accepted payments are: certified check, personal check, and money order. Fee is $15/30.

If you would like us to return your application materials after consideration, please include a self-addressed return envelope with proper postage attached.

All applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 30th, 2017. The festivity runs June 12th-July 9th.

If accepted, there will be required artist events. The first will be around March 5th at 10am-1pm.

Acceptance:
Notification of acceptance to the Festivity will be e-mailed in early February 2016. At this time, if you are accepted to the Festivity, you will receive a participant acceptance packet via email and an artist contract. This contract must be completed and returned to us at the first meeting and must be accompanied by a non-refundable plan fee (See Plans), in the form of a certified check, personal check or money order in U.S. funds.

Location:
The Festivity will be moving this season, we will be at The Clemente for 2017. The Festivity will have a box office. However, we reserve the right to change venues.

Scheduling:
Your show will be scheduled in one theater for approximately three (3), six (6), or eight (8) performances during the three-week Festivity period. NOTE: If you are applying for an eight (8) performance run, you must be a returning festivity participant with a strong box office record documented with Planet Connections. Please document your box office record in the application. Performances will take place between 2 p.m.(Most will happen after 4pm) and 11 p.m. on weekdays and between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekends. There is approximately a 30-minute turnaround time between shows. Your curtain time will vary from day to day in order to ensure all shows receive an equal amount of prime performance times. We endeavor to offer each group an equal number of prime time slots. Keep in mind that when you will be striking or setting up your show, another show will also be striking or setting up.

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    WHAT’S NEXT?

    1. Fill out the application form. Note: if you are submitting more than one show, each must have its own application, supporting materials and application fee. 2. Submit the following supporting materials with the application: a. Cover letter b. Script or adaptation of proposed project. devised dance and experimental works may submit a one page description of proposed project in place of a script. c. Your best representative DVD, if available d. Bios of all artists involved in your project (most importantly Director & Playwright) e. CD or mp3 files of music, if applicable f. Any other supporting material you think relevant g. A preliminary list of set items and large props that you might need h. $20/$30 application fee (check, money order, or PayPal) 3. Return application and support materials to: Planet Connections Theatre Festivity The Yard 85 Delancey St, Suite 33 New York, NY 10002 OR Email application and supporting materials to: PlanetScripts@gmail.com and PayPal your fee to: PlanetFeePayments@gmail.com
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    **The Festivity makes no requirement for participation in future royalties from any works performed under its auspices. We do ask that you include the wording “Had its first run at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity” in any Marketing Materials/Programs/Advertisements of future productions.

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    Answering the following questions will help us with scheduling your production into the correct venue and time slot. However, choosing a specific time period or theatre does not guarantee that you will be given that selection. We have to factor in not only your selections but the other productions in the Festivity as well.

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    If the answer is yes, which non-profit would you be interested in working with? Please consider a smaller, local non-profit to work with.

    You can select your own non-profit organization or you can choose from the list below. The Festivity has contacts with the organizations listed below as these are the non-profits with which our previous productions were affiliated. If you need help choosing an appropriate organization or would like more information about the organization before choosing, please contact us at planetfestivity@gmail.com. You can also visit www.charitynavigator.org/ for help with matching a charity to your show. Please select ONE and only ONE organization or write in your organization below: The Actors Fund The AIDS Quilt AIDS Walk New York Amnesty International ASPCA Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Brooklyn/NY Public Library CEDARS (Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.) ChemoComfort Children’s Aid Society China Tomorrow Education Foundation Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation City Critters City Harvest City Meals on Wheels Coalition for the Homeless Democracy Now The Doe Fund Dress for Success EMBARQ: the World Resources Institute (WRI) Center for Sustainable Transport ENACT Endometriosis Foundation of America The Epilepsy Foundation Food Bank for New York City Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Girls Inc. GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Heifer International Hope North Hospice of New York Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Make it Right Foundation MaleSurvivor MCC Homeless Youth Service – Sylvia’s Place Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research MS Society National Kidney Foundation New York Blood Center New York Cares Pajama Program Play for P.I.N.K. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Per Scholas Rainforest Alliance Raising Malawi Academy for Girls Red Cross Blood Bank Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Revlon Run / Walk for Women Safe Horizon Sanctuary for Families Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Somaly Mam Foundation SOS Children's Villages: Venezuela St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital StreetWise Partners Suicide Prevention International The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership Trickle Up UJA of New York United Way of NYC Visiting Nurse Service of New York WIN [Women in Need] Women for Women International Women’s Sports Foundation World Wildlife Foundation
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    Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form.