The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) is currently accepting submissions for its 10th Anniversary season to be held at the Here Arts Center in SoHo, NYC March 14- 31, 2012.

DUTF, produced by Creative Ammo Inc., is a three-week celebration of urban theatrical expression by a cross-section of playwrights. This annual event showcases theatrical works that echo the true spirit of urban life and speak to a whole new generation who lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. Our Artistic Director for the 2012 season is Reg E. Gaines, the Tony and Grammy-nominated writer of ‘Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk,’ and the legend and two-time Obie Award winner Adrienne Kennedy will be the recipient of the DUTF Playwright Master’s Award. Please visit us at www.dutfnyc.com and you can also find us at www.twitter.com/dutfnyc, http://www.facebook.com/Downtown-Urban-Theater-Festival/152194641470752 and http://www.youtube.com/dutfnyc.

DUTF is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For DUTF 2012, we will accept 15 theatrical works comprised of full-length productions (60-90 minutes) and shorts (30-45 minutes). Each work is performed only once during the festival. Three of the outstanding works produced during the festival will receive $1,000 awards in the categories of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission or participation fee and each playwright will receive a $200 production stipend at the start of the festival to defray some of the production costs.

To submit for DUTF 2012, please forward the following to dutfnyc@gmail.com:

(1) Bio with contact info of the playwright – name, address, phone # and email
(2) Photo of playwright
(3) Synopsis of theatrical work
(4) Complete script of theatrical work
(5) Actor/director/crew bios, if available
(6) Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011.



  • Ron Fritsch

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