The New England Theatre Conference
2018 NETC Theatre Auditions
March 17, 18, 19, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel Boston-Natick
1360 Worcester Road
Application Form & Instructions
Acting Only applications will be accepted through February 16th.
Musical Theatre applications are no longer being accepted.
Tech/staff applications will be accepted through March 19th. On-site registration for Tech is also available.
Information for Producers and Directors
Information Letter [PDF]
Producer Registration Form [PDF]
Producer Registration Deadline extended until February 22nd
CROWN PLAZA HOTEL - Natick, Massachusetts
Individuals can make reservations in two ways, they may call the Reservations Department directly at 800-265-0339 or they can utilize the personalized booking link, here (Ctrl + Click): New England Theater Conference 2018, for the upcoming New England Theater Conference 2018 room block in March. When guests follow this personalized link it will bring them to The Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick site where they must enter their desired dates into the site, which can be found on the left hand side of the screen. Guests may update the number of rooms and number of guests however all other details should be left at the default. When ready they may click “BOOK” which will bring them to the group rooms availability and reflect the contracted group rates. After the page is loaded the group name is reflected: New England Theater and the appropriate rates are reflected with each corresponding room type ($136 plus tax). Please understand that only the contracted dates will reflect the group rates.
From Logan International Airport: Follow signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Go through the tunnel. Upon exiting, bear to the right and stay in the left lane. Look for signs for the southeast expressway and the Massachusetts Turnpike. At the first light, take a left following signs onto the expressway. Approximately one mile further, take exit for Mass Pike follow directions below for Mass Pike west.
Eastbound on the Massachusetts Pike: take Exit 12 (Route 9) going east. Follow Route 9 for approximately 4.5 miles. The Crowne Plaza is on the right hand side 1/4 mile after Sony Movie Theaters, across from Natick Mall.
Westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike take Exit 13 (Route 30) Framingham/Natick. After the tollbooth, bear right and at the second light take a left at Shoppers World entrance. Follow road to the end and then take a left onto Route 9 Eastbound. The Crowne Plaza will be 50 yards on the right, past Dunkin Donuts.
From Route 495: Take Route 495 to Exit 23A (Route 9 East). Follow Route 9 for approximately 8 miles. The Crowne Plaza is on the right hand side 1/4 mile after Sony Theaters, across from Natick Mall.
From New York/Connecticut: Take New England Thruway (Route 95) North to New Haven. In New Haven take Route 91 North to Hartford. In Hartford, take Route 84 East to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Follow directions above from the Mass Pike eastbound.
From Logan Airport:
Go to Ground Transportation platform & look for Logan Express pickup spot (Courtesy Vans & Buses)
· Take the RED Logan Express bus – Framingham line. $12, one-way, $22 round trip.
· Tell the driver you are going to the Crowne Plaza Natick.
· Driver will alert Crowne Plaza Natick courtesy shuttle.
· Logan Express Framingham will take you to their terminal in Shoppers World.
· Crowne Plaza courtesy shuttle will pick you up there for a brief ride to the hotel.
· There are phones at Logan Express to call Crowne Plaza, if needed: 508-653-8800.
Train from Boston:
Take Commuter Rail from South Station or Back Bay on Framingham/Worcester line to West Natick station.
· Timetables are available at train stations. Service is approximately every two hours Saturday and Sunday; more frequent on Monday morning.
· Hotel will provide courtesy shuttle from West Natick railroad station to hotel.
· Look for hotel vehicle; promised to meet all incoming trains Saturday and Sunday morning.
· If not there, immediately call hotel, 508-653-8800.
· Be sure to take train to West Natick station not Natick center.
Application Forms for 2018 NETC Awards
51st Annual John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Download: The 51st Annual John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award (PDF)
(Application Deadline: April 15, 2018)
21st Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
Download: The 21st Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award (PDF)
(Application Deadline: May 1, 2018)
56th Annual Moss Hart Memorial Award
Download: The 56th Annual Moss Hart Memorial Award (PDF)
(For full-length plays produced between 9/1/2017-8/31/2018)
The New England Theatre Conference is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members with professional services, career development, and recognition awards in the live theater arts. Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, NETC proudly supports quality theatre and promotes excellence in all divisions of theatre. A recognized voice for practitioners in youth, secondary, university, community and professional theatre, NETC continues to expand its support of New England theatre in addition to nurturing and promoting new theatre activity.
Founded in 1952 by the legendary Boston drama critic Elliot Norton who believed that theatre activists had much to offer one another, NETC was established as the place to learn and share that knowledge. From this simple premise NETC has grown into a dynamic force in New England theater