Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Rave Theater Festival:
WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?
Rave Theater Festival will take place July 24 through August 9, 2020.
WHERE WILL THE FESTIVAL BE HELD?
Rave Theater Festival will take place at the SoHo Playhouse on their Main Stage, The Huron Club and the newly opened Soho Loft. The theaters are located at 15 Vandam Street, Manhattan, New York.
IS THERE A MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM RUNNING TIME FOR THE FESTIVAL?
Productions should have a minimum running time of one hour and a maximum running time of two hours. You may petition for a larger time slot but the length of your production would affect the number and time of performances you are alloted.
DOES AN APPLICATION HAVE TO HAVE A FINISHED SCRIPT OR CAN IT BE A WORK-IN-PROGRESS?
Although it is easier to judge a production on a fully flushed out script, we will accept applications in any phase of development. If you do submit a partial script or excerpts, please try to include as much information about the full plot and aims of the production as possible. The more information we have, the easier it will be to judge your application.
CAN I INCLUDE VIDEO, SUPPORT MATERIALS OR SONG FILES WITH MY APPLICATION?
Yes. In the case of video, it is better to include a link to an online platform such as Dropbox, YouTube or Vimeo. Music can also be linked to YouTube or SoundCloud. The more material you include to support your production and give us a better idea of your vision, the better.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRODUCTION?
Rave Theater Festival is not the producer of your show, it is the presenter. You or your producing organization is responsible for all aspects of your show, including but not limited to hiring cast, crew, staff (including stage managers and board operators), securing your own rights, running rehearsals, selling tickets, etc.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS TO BEING INVOLVED IN THE RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL?
Participants are responsible for the cost of their own productions (including but not limited to actor fees, set pieces, costumes, marketing) and are required to have General Liability Insurance to cover your cast and crew. Rave Theater Festival provides the venues, lights and sound equipment, Insurance for the audience members and marketing for the festival as a whole.
DOES THE PRODUCTION RECEIVE COMPENSATION FROM TICKET SALES?
Each production will receive 50% of Box Office net proceeds with a guarantee of a minimum $250 going to the Rave Theater Festival.
ARE EQUITY SHOWCASES WELCOME?
Yes. If the production decides to use equity actors, the production will be responsible for adhering to equity guidelines.
WILL YOU ACCEPT OUT-OF-AREA OR INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS?
Yes, however all participants are responsible for all of their own travel expenses, securing work visas (where required), and accommodations.