In all the excitement over our NYMF news (less than one week , we've hardly had time to talk about our other exciting news - Camp Rolling Hills is being published!
We've just signed a letter of agreement with YouthPlays.com! YouthPlays will publish Camp Rolling Hills and make it available to schools, colleges, camps and youth theater programs across the country. We are very excited to have Camp Rolling Hills join their roster.
You can learn more about YouthPlays from their website, and stay tuned to camprollinghills.com for more updates on when you can get your hands on a published copy of the show!
So our next step in the New York Musical Theatre Festival is....waiting. And waiting. And waiting. We expect to hear by the end of this month, but that feels a long way away.
To pass the time, we're learning as much as we can about what we'll need to do should we be accepted. Most of these things will involve raising money (and figuring out how much, and how to get it), but also adding some people to our team, like designers and a general manager.
We've also learned our official chances of getting in to the festival. We're one of 23 shows chosen to be finalists, and 10 shows will be selected for the NYMF Next Link program. So roughly 43% of the shows get in.
We're already a part of a pretty select group, and feel honored to have gotten this far. But we're really hoping to go all the way to the festival. We'll find out, in 15 (short??) days.
Huge news for the show this week -- Camp Rolling Hills is a finalist for the New York Music Theatre Festival's Next Link Project! We're 3 weeks away from an amazing opportunity for our show!
Read about the Next Link Project here: http://www.nymf.org/Page.603.About+Next+Link. Only 10 shows are chosen from hundreds of applicants each year, and we are one step closer to being one of them.
Should we be accepted, we will begin a process of looking for partners to invest in and produce a full-scale off-broadway run of at least 6 performances in July 2013. We are looking forward to receiving NYMF's final decision January 31.
Stay tuned to camprollinghills.com for more updates soon!