Feb 29

We had a great first blocking rehearsal for Prisoner of Love and are very excited about the development of this show. Exciting news, our wonderful Whitney Brown will be appearing in a great one act play entitled “Waiting For Dr. Hoffman.” Here’s the information. Please come out and support her!

Feb 21

Variations Theatre Group, Inc (VTG) is proud to announce the 2nd (2) annual New York Avant-Garde Arts Festival. The New York Avant-Garde Arts Festival is part of VTG’s core mission: to provide an opportunity for artists in all mediums to develop new, fresh work..

Selected pieces will receive a showing at the beautiful Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan beginning the week of June 11th, 2012. During the course of two (2) weeks, each piece will have an opportunity to impress both audiences and a panel of judges composed of esteemed professionals from the entertainment world. There will be three (3) official rounds of the festival, with winners of each round chosen by a combination of audience and judges’ votes. Additionally, a few pieces that the judges have agreed deserve another chance will compete on Wild Card Night for the last spot in the final round.

Variations Theatre Group defines a “submittable piece” as any medium that can be given a proper showing in a 30-minute time slot. These include, but are not limited, to short one-act plays, performance art, cabaret acts, improv troupes, comedy acts, dance pieces or short films. Pieces should be engaging, daring, and “push the envelope.” Ideal pieces would be those that deal with the human condition in an innovative manner!

The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000.00. Individual awards will be given out for each medium at the closing ceremony. The awards ceremony and final performances will be on June 23rd, 2012.

There is a possibility that selected shows will be webcast through subscription channels and would also be shown later through youtube.com in a video subscription channel. We would like to stress that VTG pays a good deal of attention in obtaining publicity for the festival through social media, subject to rules and constraints from various professional unions.

Submissions: There is NO FEE to submit an application for consideration in the festival. You may submit up to two (2) applications for the festival. Submissions will only be accepted online to submissions@variationstheatregroup.com. Please include a completed application form and a copy of your script or description of your piece. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, April 13th, 2011.

If your piece is chosen to participate in the festival there is a NON-REFUNDABLE production fee of $300.00, to be paid immediately upon acceptance. This cost will help defray some of the expenses such as publicity and space rental. In addition, each production will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony/Final Performance.

Please note: All groups are responsible for producing their own individual pieces. However, Variations Theatre Group will assist with finding actors, directors, and any technical assistants needed.

Feb 6

We are very excited for the huge amount of talent that came out for our auditions this past weekend. Casting notices went out today and hopefully we will be able to announce the cast shortly!