The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious theatre, music and film festival, has announced its dates and theaters for 2013 and is currently accepting theatre submissions through January 19th. Running from May 30th through June 23rd, the 2013 festivity is scheduled to take place at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street) and The Robert Moss Theatre (440 Lafayette Street).
Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances and events, the Festivity seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, music and film, while supporting organizations which give back to the community at large.
During the Festivity, each show and event partners with a charity and some of the ways they offer support are soliciting donations at shows, holding special benefit performances, fundraisers and/or talkbacks after performances with charity representatives. Some of these organizations include RAINN, Mercy Center, the Innocence Project, the Long Island Crisis Center, Children's Aid Society, More Gardens!, the National Arthritis Foundation and the National Eating Disorder Association. "Green Theatre" is also an important aspect of Planet Connections; each year they educate participating artists on how they can make a difference by continuing to create great art while reducing their carbon footprint.
The Planet Connections Annual Reunion Party is also set for Monday, January 14th at 8pm at Mary O's (32 Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd Streets) and features performances from past award winners and nominees.
The festivity is open to musicals, full length plays, new works, adaptations, one-acts, solo-shows, experimental work, and devised dance and staged readings. Contact for staged readings is Jenna Doolittle, Literary Manager and Staged Readings Coordinator (PlanetJennaD@gmail.com). Contact for all other inquiries is Katy Moore, Managing Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Artists are asked to read the application and Artist's Manual on the website prior to contacting a staff member.
For more information on the festivity, you can visit www.PlanetConnections.org.