Also, some festivals occasionally have a submission fee or a participation fee that must be paid in advance, before the play can be produced.
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The only problem was that Nina still wasn't 'off the book' — she hadn't learned all her lines by heart yet. Many festivals do have their own press agents, whom you can also hire to promote your show individually.
Personally, I find that for those who may be new to producing, the festival route is best, as they provide the venue for you, thus saving you the cost of at least one major aspect of your production. Spread the word as much as you can, and to as many people as you can! We booked them and added their travel costs to our budget.
I know some who are able to rehearse in their own apartments, in churches or community spaces, or even outside in parks, thus saving tons of money. Oh, and did I mention rehearsal space? Watching the opening night "But when the play opened, I was surprisingly calm.
Furthermore, there are many opportunities that allow for you to submit your play to a festival in New York City, and easily get accepted.