When Michael R. Jackson became the first Black musical theater writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama in May 2020 for “A Strange Loop,” his metatheatrical mediation on race, […]
Best known for their work on Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman, Pasek & Paul are celebrated for their story-driven songwriting.
Musical Theatre Factory is thrilled for this new chapter of artistic leadership and congratulates Mei Ann Teo on their new role at Oregon Shakespeare Festival after three banner years at […]
A ritual-play cycle memorializing the stories of Black women warriors, developed with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, to be presented this June.
Theater artists are exploring technologies like virtual reality to expand what live performance can be.By Adam Feldman Posted: Wednesday October 28 2020 I am standing on a beach, watching a dance that […]
New York’s Musical Theatre Factory is teaming up with immersive tech evangelists to offer a year of programming around extended realities for the stage. Change begins at home, especially for […]
New York, NY — Following the success of the inaugural Makers I, Makers II brings a new cohort of resident artists to MTF. From a pool of over 120 submissions, 30 evaluators from around the country read and ranked each application. Each application is read by at least 3 people—and at least 1 POC—as a fundamental way to dismantle the white gaze in the evaluation process. Finalists are interviewed by a panel of brilliant leaders in the field before being voted on by the panel and the current Makers cohort.
MTF Makers II consists of: Rona Siddiqui; Storm Thomas; é boylan; David Gomez & John-Michael Lyles; Alex Hare, Nehemiah Luckett & Zhailon Levingston; Nia Witherspoon is named the inaugural MTFxR Maker; Whitney White is named the MTF/STARR Maker in partnership with The Bushwick Starr.
New York, NY — Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is back for a seventh season and continues to support new musical theater development in familiar and innovative ways. After moving the […]
Washington, DC— The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act […]
For GQ’s Give It Up series, playwright and composer Michael R. Jackson talks about the importance of Musical Theatre Factory, the organization devoted to underrepresented voices that first produced his […]