FailSafe Festival 2019 Now Accepting Submissions

FailSafe Festival
New York, NY 10036

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FailSafe Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2019 festival! FailSafe Festival is a five-day festival of live performance, taking place in the Times Square/Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City. This year’s festival will be from August 7 – 11, with tech on August 5th and 6th.FailSafe Festival provides a space for artists to push beyond what they consider “safe” to present, giving them an opportunity to show work that may not have a home elsewhere. FailSafe Festival submissions are open to live performance projects, including but not limited to theater, performance art, and dance/movement.* Submitted projects can be finished, portions of larger/longer works, or works-in-progress.* There are no submission fees, participation fees, or festival fees.* Payment is a percentage of the box office receipts from the participant’s performances, based on artist’s chosen ticket pricing. More detailed information will be given to participating artists.* Submitted projects should be between 30 minutes (minimum) and 60 minutes (maximum) in length. Sorry, submissions that are either shorter or longer in length will not be considered for participation.* Sorry, no AEA showcases or AEA readings will be accepted.* Live performance submissions only, please. No work that is wholly pre-recorded. For example, a film by itself will not be accepted. Live work with multi-media elements including film may be accepted.* Submissions can come from an individual artist, group/collective, or producer. Up to two different projects from an individual artist, group/collective, or producer can be submitted. For more information on submission guidelines, visit the FailSafe Festival website: submit online, visit the FailSafe Festival website: its inaugural year of 2017, FailSafe Festival presented work from eleven artists and groups, and welcomed over 400 audience members to partake in dance, theater, and music for adventurous theatergoers.To learn more about FailSafe Festival, to read submission guidelines, and to find information about prior festivals and productions, visit:


August 5, 2019 – August 11, 2019