The Theater Center is creating an incubator (TCI) for the Off-Broadway community.
In the business world, an "incubator" is a collaborative program whose purpose is to help new startups that are at a very early stage to grow and succeed. Incubators are designed to help entrepreneurs deal with most of the problems associated with launching a startup. Incubators provide startups with valuable resources such as free space, equipment, mentorship, a collaborative community, and networking opportunities.
The Theater Center has adapted this model to theater. The Theater Center Incubator will accept submissions of new plays or musicals (only one submission per playwright/creator). A team of theater professionals will choose three plays and three musicals for its Summer/Fall 2022 Incubator Series. Each of the 6 shows will be presented for 4 performances in the Jerry Orbach Theater at 50th and Broadway.
For the $1,000 fee, TCI will provide 20 hours of rehearsal space and four performance slots. The creators of each show will be responsible for all other expenses involved in the presentation of the show. When submitting your script, please also provide:
A one paragraph description of the show
A brief outline of how you would use the incubator program to present your show - would you do a reading, a workshop or a full production
How would you finance the opportunity if you are chosen.
The creators of each show will be responsible for all other expenses involved in the presentation of the show. Including but not limited to- costuming, props, light board operation, sound board operation etc.
In addition to your script we also ask that you include a one paragraph description of your show, as well as an outline of how you would use TCI to present your show- would you do a reading, a workshop or a full production? How would you finance the opportunity if chosen?
The incubator team will also provide pro bono advice and resources to each show's creators so that a basic production of the show can be presented with a minimum of cost and time for each producing team.
Submissions can be sent to:
The deadline for the Summer/Fall Incubator program is August 8th, 2022.