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 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 submissions is Marcus Yi, Literary Manager and Staged Readings Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact for all other inquiries is Joanna Bokovitz, Managing Director (email@example.com).
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.