Fresh Fruit Festival MAINSTAGE 23

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the Mainstage 2023. Read details here and use the Application link at the bottom.

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s 21-year-old multidisciplinary festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. The festival will occur over two weeks from April 24 through Early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through December 15, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Nov. 28), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Video,  Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides insured, AEA-approved performance venues, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; lighting or sound technician; front of house); repertory lighting plot & sound system; networking events; Free box-office shares; & more!

Submission Deadline: Monday, NOV. 28, 2022 (No Submission Fee)   Announcements in late January.
Late Deadline: Monday Dec. 15, 2022  (Note: EARLY submissions get far more attention from our readers!)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (14+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to Produce your show locally (all casting, crew, producer, a local publicity firm, etc.). You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced in New York City.

Questions? – If you are applying in Graphics, Film, or Screenplay categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a note of interest with any short questions on our Contact Form.   A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, FAQs, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you download and print a practice blank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):

> THE ONLINE 2023 APPLICATION <