SOUND BITES is an Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. Any 10-minute piece that can be performed, has a story arch, and includes music, qualifies! Now in its tenth year, SOUND BITES offers an opportunity for talented musical theatre writers, composers, and lyricists to present their work in front of audiences and industry professionals. At Theatre Now, we strive to provide an experience that fosters community, service, growth, innovation, and diversity among the writing teams and musical selections. Through an open submission process, finalists are selected for presentation in New York City each spring. It's an annual event that continues not only to grow larger each year but past selections have gone on to be part of New York Musical Festival, Next Link Project, City Theatre’s Short Play Festival in Miami, FL, and The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, licensing through Musical Theatre International (MTI).
SOUND BITES is a springboard towards future ongoing work with writers we meet, work with and are vetted through the program. Future work with writers may include further development and production of full-length pieces, licensing of musical theatre works to schools, other professional theatre companies and community theatres and the publication of musical theatre works.