Broadway Bound Theatre Festival was founded to create a theatrical celebration of the highest standard that truly values playwrights and their work.

 

​BBTF's alumni have achieved additional success and continue to use the skills gained from their BBTF experience to create, present and produce.

We invite submissions from all over the world to be considered by our panel of industry professionals as participants in our repertoire.

 

WE ARE DEDICATED TO:

 

  • Embracing the festival spirit by accepting only new, complete works by exceptional playwrights
     

  • Expanding the festival definition by working closely with playwrights in producing their plays within the festival framework
     

  • Educating and nurturing new playwrights to develop their work for the bigger stage

"I did not once feel out of the loop and knew that any question I had, would be answered immediately. This may sound obvious but let it be known that this support is not always found. It is always great to have a team believe in your work and give you honest feedback. They care about good storytelling and don’t pretend for one second that it’s an easy journey to get right. The motto is, “No one is going to love your play more than you” and although they say they could only try, I think they’re pretty close to it."

Juan Ramirez, Jr. 

The American Dream

2017 Season

BBTF CHANGES THE GAME FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

We created BBTF as a festival in the truest spirit of that word. Veering away from the standard competition format, which pits playwright against playwright, BBTF fosters an environment of support and friendship, from the festival staff to the panelists, as well as cultivating the spirit of cooperation between participants by encouraging them to work for and with each other.

 

Collaboration is one of our cornerstones. Once accepted into BBTF, playwrights become part of something much bigger than just themselves and their plays. They are provided with multiple workshops, regular educational packets, an interactive online playwrights forum, as well as roundtable talkbacks discussing their shows. All of this creates a constructive, encouraging environment between fellow playwrights and a creative community accepting of all, exclusive of none. We are most proud of the support we at BBTF give our playwrights.

 

We are the only festival that does not put its stamp on productions as they continue on after the festival. BBTF neither requires any acknowledgement of its festival in future productions, nor does it take a percentage of any future revenues or require the distribution of producer points, or instigate negotiations for credit should any participating production be approached with financial interest during or after the festival. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT 

BBTF strives to represent a gold standard of theatre festivals. To that end, we have dedicated ourselves to turning playwrights into producers. Teaching them organizational skills, being upfront about the costs and challenges of producing and giving them the practical support they need to mount a fully realized production.


BBTF curates, advises, nurtures, and creates community in an environment of growth for playwrights serious about honing their work and taking responsibility for their success.

We are dedicated to providing playwrights with a professional venue and all the tools they need to effectively and affordably produce and market the Off-Broadway premiere of their plays.

 

Speaking very truthfully, I could fill an entire gratitude journal about this process. The wonderful souls at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival made the NYC trip so enjoyable, and I can't thank them enough for all of the work they did, and for their positivity during the whole week we were there. 
 

Emily Emerson
The Field

2018 Season

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