Submission Limits: No more than 2 different submissions per credited author. If a writer/composer has multiple works they wish to be considered, please limit the number of submissions to two.
Application Timeline: Completed applications must be delivered by Friday February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. The selected projects will be announced no later than March 10, 2019. Auditions will be held in early April and rehearsals will begin shortly thereafter, as determined by individual projects.
Contact: Please contact us with any questions regarding the guidelines and application process at Discover@NAAProject.org.
2019 DISCOVER: New Musicals
Baayork Lee, Artistic Director of National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), is pleased to announce the 6th Annual DISCOVER: New Musicals, a presentation of staged-readings of new short or one-act musicals performed by casts of professional Asian-American actors in New York City. This program complements NAAP’s REDISCOVER series, in which casts perform classic or established works of the American musical theater. This year’s DISCOVER: New Musicals will take place May 6, 2019 at Theatre 315 (located at 315 West 47th Street, at 7:30pm).
NAAP will fund, produce, and invite industry professionals to the musicals presented. In the interest of continuing to also develop artistic leaders, NAAP will provide a director for each selected piece from their roster of experienced directors.
Project Eligibility: It is NOT necessary for the writers/composers to be of Asian descent. Also, the musical’s style, theme, and subject matter are open, but the piece should be able to be realized with an Asian-American cast. Only musicals of less than 30 minutes in length will be considered. Please indicate the running time of your submission. The submission may be excerpted from a longer musical, but the excerpt must feel complete in itself.
The one-page application is available for download. Please mail the completed application with 3 copies of your script and 1 demo CD of the work with vocals; as well as emailed electronically (pdf and mp3) to Discover@NAAProject.org. If the submission for consideration is an excerpt, then submit only the excerpt. Full-length shows will not be considered. Professional demos are not required, but keep in mind poor audio can affect how a work is understood. Mail to NAAP’s administrative office: