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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions now being accepted for our 2019 Summer Festivals and The Tank’s screenwriters’ group The Pilot Program!

TELEVISION WRITING PROGRAM

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 AT 11:59 PM

Applications are now open for The Tank’s Pilot Program – a monthly group for writers who want to work on pilots or web series. The goal is to help you improve your script through nine months of a writers group, culminating in a reading series at the end of the year. You then can build your portfolio by filming work (whether that's a full episode, a teaser, or some or all of a web series) through a partnership with Iris Media.

 Meetings are monthly on Monday evenings, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm-ish. You will present pages at three of those meetings and attendance is expected for the entirety of the group. Tank Co-Artistic Director Rosalind Grush leads the group.

To apply, please provide: a writing sample of up to 10 pages, your resume, and a description of a project that you’d like to work on. The writing sample can be from the project that you are proposing, but it is also completely fine if it is from something else and you haven’t started writing your proposed project yet.

Project proposals can be for webisodes or half-hour or hour-long pilots. Email submissions to rosalind@thetanknyc.org with TV Program Application in the subject line.


SUMMER FESTIVALS AT THE TANK

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL FESTIVALS:
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 AT 11:59 PM

PrideFest

Calling artists of every discipline: The Tank is now accepting submissions for its fifth annual PrideFest: June 26-July 2, 2019.

The Tank invites artists and activists of the LGBTQIA+ community to present work at our sixth annual Pride Festival. The Tank will open its stages to a wide variety of performances and panel discussions surrounding the topics of sexuality, gender, and equality. The works presented will celebrate these communities and identities, and address challenges that are still faced as we strive for equal rights.

Proposals can be for showings of work at any stage of development, from a reading or work-in-progress to a fully-staged show. Seeking proposals for evening-length work or shows that run 45-100 minutes.

To submit, please send:

-       a brief description of your piece
-       any development history (fine if it’s brand-new!)
-       your bio or resumes and the names of any collaborators on board
-       length of your piece
-       any tech requirements

 Submit to submissions@thetanknyc.org with the subject line “PRIDEFEST SUBMISSIONS” 


DarkFest

Calling artists of every discipline: The Tank is seeking submissions for its sixth annual DarkFest, August 8-11, 2019.

In the spirit of being green, The Tank is turning off the lights for a weekend of programming. With no lights from the grid, The Tank is celebrating innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Whether you use batteries or a treadmill to power a generator or flashlights or glowsticks, we’re looking for original works that can be performed independent of our usual reliance on electricity.

Pieces can be 10-90 minutes – shorter pieces will appear on programs together.

Proposals can be for showings of work at any stage of development, from a reading or work-in-progress to a fully-staged show.

How To Submit:

To submit, please send:
-       a brief description of your piece
-       any development history (fine if it’s brand-new!)
-       your bio or resumes and the names of any collaborators on board
-       length of your piece
-       any tech requirements

Submit to submissions@thetanknyc.org with the subject line “DARKFEST SUBMISSIONS”


LadyFest

Calling artists of every discipline: The Tank is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual LadyFest!

LadyFest will feature new work by women-identifying artists working in New York! Every person participating on your team needs to identify as a lady – writers, directors, choreographers, dancers, composers, musicians, puppeteers, techs, stage managers, everyone. We’re looking for new plays, choreography, storytelling, films, concerts – you name it. If you have a male character in your show, let’s get a lady for it!

Hollywood has remained at 4% lady directors for decades. Even women speak about increasing representation as a difficult task. We disagree – ladies are out there in all disciplines, in all roles, doing incredible work that needs to be seen.

Come make some noise and make some art!! 

And the term lady is an ironic nod to the many societal restrictions formerly – and all too often still – placed on women, dictating behavior and nobility and “politeness” and economic restrictions and other nonsense. If you’re interested in blowing up these expectations, flying in the face of traditional forms of lady-ness, and expanding the conversation about what it means to be a woman, please send us a proposal!

Proposals can be for showings of work at any stage of development, from a reading or work-in-progress to a fully-staged show. Seeking proposals for evening-length work or shows that run 45-100 minutes.

Performance dates: August 13-25, 2019

Submit to submissions@thetanknyc.org with the subject line “LADYFEST SUBMISSIONS”