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Tamasha is currently accepting applications for 2016. All performing arts mediums, including but not limited to theatre, music, dance, performance art, slam poetry, and stand up comedy are welcome. Artists/groups can participate with a full production (45 minutes or longer) or with shorter works (to be programmed as part of Tamasha's Artist Showcases) .

The festival encourages experimental works that are high-concept and low-tech. Projects must include either one artist of South Asian origin and/or a thematic/plot element that explores issues concerning South Asia and/or the South Asian diaspora. The one artist can be a performer, a member of the creative team, or a technical hire. 

Artists/groups will receive a percentage of the ticket revenue. There will be no other compensation provided to artists/groups. 

The festival will take place in Manhattan. Out-of-town artists must make their own travel and lodging reservations as well as organize their own visas (we will provide a letter of acceptance and support to all international artists who are accepted to the festival). 

Make sure to read the FAQ before you submit or contact us with questions. 


All artists/groups must fill out Part A.

Artists/Groups with a full production (45 minutes or longer) must fill out Part B as well. If your show is UNDER 45 minutes, you do not need to submit Part B. 

OTHER MATERIALS - You must submit supplemental materials (resume, script) to

FEE - All artists/groups will also need to pay an administrative fee of $15 here.  There is no participation fee at Tamasha NYC.