EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA THEATRE FESTIVAL The 2nd Annual Northwest Theatre Festival will be staged May 16-20 at 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) announces an open call for entries to its second annual hosting of Northwest Florida Theatre Festival, May 16-20, 2018. The call for entries is open to anyone interested in staging plays, performance art, musical numbers, dance and/or published or unpublished original work. Submitted pieces must be no longer than 90 minutes. This is an open, non-juried invitation for regional involvement. Audience ratings will be self-determined by the artists, not the Festival. Shows are required to list their warnings (Language, Adult Content, Nudity, Violence, Extreme Situations). Ratings are based on recommended minimum ages as follows: All Ages, 7+, 13+, 18+. A $50 per production application fee includes All Festival Participant Passes for up to 5 participants. Each performing group accepted will receive five complimentary tickets per performance to their show. ECTC will provide a technical director and a production coordinator to assist with each piece. Lights and set will be general in nature; special needs will be considered, but are not guaranteed. Performing groups will be responsible for providing their own stage manager, props, costumes and specialized set pieces. ECTC will have acting cubes, small table and chairs and a few other pieces for use. Deadline for entry applications is April 9, 2018. Technical rehearsal dates are May 8-12 and the Festival will run May 16-20. Show times will be Wednesday-Friday between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. More show times will be added if needed, which may include Monday and Tuesday May 14 and 15. The Festival will be staged at Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida. Festival show ticket prices are set by each producing organization and will range from $15 to $25. All access passes will be available for purchase for $100. Forty percent of the ticket price will go to the performing organization. The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is designed as an inclusive and creative celebration of a community of artists. The Festival will be produced in concert with the Cultural Arts Alliance’s Art Week South Walton. Beachcomber Magazine is the media sponsor. “The inaugural year of the festival was a huge success with more than 700 participants in the 20 different shows, “ said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “There is such a wonderful synergy that happens when so many artists and those that appreciate the art come together.” For more information and to download an online application to enter the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival, visitwww.NWFTheatreFestival.com. To follow the conversation, use hashtag #AStageForAll. To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is an inclusive and creative celebration of a community of artists embracing what makes us the same and what makes us unique. Engage in the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival as a performer or participant in the experience and become a part of an innovative avant-garde gathering of art and artists. Hosted by Emerald Coast Theatre Company at 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs, Miramar Beach, Florida, May 16-20, 2018, various times, unjuried and uncensored, groups may submit to produce a show by April 9, 2018. Performances are open to the public. Tickets range from $15-$25, VIP Passes for the entire run are $100. For more information, submission application, schedule, and ticket sales go to: www.NWFTheatreFestival.com. #AStageForAll Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought provoking productions, festivals and collaborations as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults. Visit ECTC online: www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org Follow Emerald Coast Theatre Company on Facebook for main stage performance events and updates.