THEatre ACCELERATOR FAQ
WHERE DOES THEatre ACCELERATOR TAKE PLACE?
Phase I is completely virtual, sessions are held using Zoom video conferencing technology. Participants can partake from wherever they choose (with access to the internet).
Phase II is a combination of virtual and residential meetings with locations determined on a per show basis. Past locations have included Orlando Florida at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Irvine California at Irvine Barclay Theatre.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE PROGRAM?
Phase I meets Monday through Friday for two hours (typically 10:00am – 12:00pm PT) for two weeks.
Phase II runs from 8 – 12 weeks combining virtual and physical meetings.
In both cases, participants will be required to complete assignments and project work outside of the prescribed meeting times. The success of THEatre ACCELERATOR hinges largely on what artists are able to contribute. We recommend prospective participants be able to dedicate a substantial amount of time to the development of their projects during both phases of the program.
HOW MANY PROJECTS/TEAMS DO YOU SELECT?
While we don’t have a quota for the program, the average for Phase I tends to be 5 – 7 shows/teams.
WHAT TYPE OF SHOWS DO YOU LOOK FOR?
Apples and Oranges Arts does not have a particular mandate for the type of shows we help develop, but we work to ensure that each class is diverse in scale, tone, genre, subject and market segment.
IF MY SHOW IS NOT SELECTED, MAY I REAPPLY IN THE FUTURE?
You may certainly re-submit a show for future consideration if work has been done to revise the book and/or music. Otherwise, we keep a log of past submissions and will reach out should your show be a good fit for a future class.
DO MY BOOK AND MUSIC HAVE TO BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO APPLY?
While we are happy to consider projects at various stages of completion, priority tends to go to those that have at least a completed draft of book, music, and lyrics. If you would like to discuss whether it makes sense to submit, please contact us at email@example.com.
CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT IF I DON’T OWN THE SOURCE MATERIAL ON WHICH IT IS BASED?
As long as you hold the rights to adapt and produce the work based on the underlying rights, you may submit. We cannot accept any submissions which do not have explicit right to the material on which they may be based.
DO YOU ACCEPT JUKE BOX MUSICALS?
We can accept juke box, or interpolated, musicals as long as the author has the right to exploit/use any songs included in the show.
CAN PROJECTS HAVE ATTACHMENTS?
While unencumbered projects tend to find the most success in THEatre ACCELERATOR we will consider projects that have major creative attachments (ex. Director, Producer, etc.) on a case-by-case basis.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THEatre ACCELERATOR?
Phase I is entirely underwritten by Apples and Oranges Arts and completely free to participants. It only costs your time and commitment to the program.
In exchange for $15,000 and creative development support in Phase II, Apples and Oranges Arts receives a 7% share of the author’s royalties from their show in perpetuity to help sustain THEatre ACCELERATOR for future writers.
IF ONE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS IS NOT AVAILABLE, CAN WE STILL PARTICIPATE?
Priority is given to teams that can fully commit to the program, but we will consider special cases on an individual basis.
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