DATES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED FOR YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED OCTOBER 23 THROUGH JANUARY 7
Online submissions are being accepted beginning today through January 7 for the 2015 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE.
Established in 2009, the YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE is a program of Yale’s
for New Theatre
that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for emerging
composers, book writers, and lyricists. The Institute seeks distinctive and
original music theatre works to be developed in an intensive two-week summer
lab at Yale School of Drama. The Institute matches the authors of the selected
works with collaborators, including professional directors and music directors,
as well as a company of actors and singers that includes professionals and
current Yale students. The lab culminates with open rehearsal readings of each
project, presented as part of Binger
Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
for New Theatre
has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new
play programs. Since 2008, the Binger
Center has supported the
work of more than 40 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres
and subsequent productions of 18 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep
and theatres across the country. The Binger
Center also facilitates
residencies of playwrights and composers at Yale School of Drama, including
those who are selected to participate in the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Binger
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Brokaw, two original music theatre works will be selected for the 2015 Institute, which will take place June 13–28 in
Haven. Online applications are being accepted now
through January 7, 2015, 11:59PM (EST) at drama.yale.edu/YIMT.
The Yale Institute for Music Theatre accepts applications for projects at various stages of development but focuses on work that is ready to be explored musically and dramatically with performers and directors. Submissions cannot have had a professional production.
Book musicals and other imaginative music theatre projects are welcome. Only composers, book writers, or lyricists who are current graduate students; or who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting institution (undergraduate or graduate) within the past five years; or who are current Yale students (undergraduate or graduate) are eligible to apply.
Applicants may only submit one work for consideration. Composers and writers may apply as individuals or as part of a team.
Participants must be available for the full duration of the residency. Each member of the writing team will receive an honorarium of $1,000, as well as round-trip transportation and accommodation.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Online submissions will be accepted beginning October 27, 2014, through 11:59 PM (EST) on January 7, 2015.
All submissions must include each of the following, and all documents (with the exception of music recordings) must be uploaded as PDFs:
1- APPLICANT BIO: a BIOGRAPHY or resume of no more than one page, for each creative artist;
2- SYNOPSIS/SONG LIST/SCRIPT/SHEET MUSIC
a. a SYNOPSIS of no more than one page, with a list of characters and instrumentation;
b. a SONG LIST
c. a SCRIPT with lyrics or a full libretto;
d. SHEET MUSIC for a minimum of five songs;
3- MUSIC RECORDINGS: a sample of at least 20 minutes of music. The sample must include the five songs for which sheet music is submitted. Piano and vocals are sufficient, and a composer’s demo is acceptable though not preferred. Studio demos are not necessary. Music recording files must be clearly labeled and uploaded in sequence. All submitted recordings must be clearly noted in script.
4- DEVELOPMENT HISTORY AND GOALS: a brief description of the work’s history and what the creative team hopes to achieve from the development process at the Institute;
5- RIGHTS STATEMENT: proof of fully secured rights if the proposed project is an adaptation of an existing work that is not in the public domain;
6- SIGNATURE: an electronic signature from the Lead Applicant on behalf of all Co-Applicants (composer, book writer, lyricist).
Note: All 2015 applications must be submitted electronically. The Institute does not accept video recordings or photographs.
For more information about the Yale Institute for Music Theatre or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 432-5348.
All applicants will be notified of selection by March 27.