Among the selected plays are Brooke Berman's Until We Find Each Other, in which three psychic cousins wrestle with angels; Leslie Lee's Colored People's Time, produced by Negro Ensemble Company; and Duncan Pflaster's The Starship Astrov, described as a "Chekhovian Space Comedy."
The selected musicals include Civil War Voices, by James R. Harris & Mark Hayes; Conspiracy: A Love Story, featuring book and lyrics by Victor Lesniewski, and music by Ronnie Reshef; Lovers, with book, music & lyrics by Christopher Massimine; Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical, by Michael Tester; and Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You, featuring a book by Kelly Nichols, lyrics by Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, and Blake Hackle, and music by Alan Bukowiecki, Cronin, Purdy, Byrne, Steven Silverstein, and Phillip Chernyak.
The festival will also feature works by Alice Barden, Ben Bartolone, Kyle Baxter, Jeffrey Boles, Robin Bond, Scott Brooks, Martin Dove, Michelle Glick, Bradford H. Harlan, Christopher Heath, Amy Holson-Schwartz, Jacques Lamarre, Enzo Lombard, Lori Marra, James V. O'Connor, Joshua Rivedal, Damion Sanders & Lawrence Floyd, Susan Stein, Ben Thompson, Jonathan Wallace, and Meri Wallace.
Writers who are contributing work to Short Subjects, a division for plays that run under 60 minutes, include Sophia Romma, Joshua Pangborn, Bella Poynton, Daniel Damiano, Kate Rader, ahd Jase Egan.
Festival venues will include the Beckett Theatre, the June Havoc Theatre, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, the Main Stage Theater, and the Jewel Box Theater.
For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.