Beat by Beat Press
New York, NY 10128
Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com), the world's fastest growing publisher of new musicals for young actors, is seeking writers to join our award-winning team in developing original musicals for licensing and publication.
Our team collaborates virtually and spans from NYC to LA. We are currently seeking experienced playwrights, book writers, lyricists, & composers to join us in creating new musicals for actors age 7-14.
Writers will collaborate on a part-time, per project basis. Writers will receive an advance plus royalty for each licensed production. Royalties are paid out quarterly.
ABOUT BEAT BY BEAT PRESS
Since 2011, Beat by Beat musicals have received over 5,400 productions in 75 countries across the globe. Over 75,000 visitors a month visit its website to discover today’s best new musicals and theatre resources for young actors. Last year, Beat by Beat published the world’s first virtual musical, The Show Must Go Online, which was the most-produced musical of 2020 with over 1,000 licensed productions. Beat by Beat Press was founded by Denver Casado, an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and is head-quartered in Los Angeles.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Beat by Beat, we strive to partner with creators that share our enthusiasm for musical storytelling. We believe theatre makes a profound positive impact on children’s lives. That’s why we’re passionate about creating a refreshing catalogue of original musicals, specifically tailored to young actors. We write stories with positive messages and family-friendly content, but we don’t shy away from difficult subjects or sophisticated story-telling.
Our goal is to develop musicals that are exciting, unique, and well-crafted – musicals that we would love to watch ourselves, but also happen to contain the qualities that make them attractive to drama teachers, directors, and the kids they work with (including large cast sizes, appropriate themes, and active ensemble members).
Please visit our website to get a sense of our catalogue: www.bbbpress.com
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out the online application form below to apply:
A gmail account/login is required to access the form. If for any reason you are unable to access the form please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUIRED WORK SAMPLES:
For Playwrights & Book Writers: A writing sample of at least ten consecutive pages. Full scripts may also be submitted. Material that is family friendly is preferred, but other material is acceptable. Please include at least one sample of comedy writing. PDF only.
For Composers & Lyricists: 3 songs that demonstrate your best writing. Please include at least one example of a comedy song. MP3s only. For lyricists, please also include the text of the lyrics in a single combined PDF.
Advance Pay plus Royalties. Please see description for details.