Musical Theatre Factory is proud to be the home for changemaking artists to develop in a joyous, collaborative community free from commercial constraints. The focus of our resources is to provide tailored, equitable, and deep process support to new musical makers to develop their stories to lead them to full production — all at no cost to the artists.
Founding Musical Theatre Factory artist Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop is the first Broadway musical to pass through every development step of the MTF Assembly Line™ programmatic cycle.
In 2014, Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack reached out to Michael and asked if he had anything he’d like to work on in the inaugural MTF Writers Group (now MTF Makers ). Over the next 4 years, what was originally a collection of songs and monologues conceived of as a one-man-show became the Pulitzer Prize, Lortel, and Obie-winning ensemble musical A Strange Loop , now opening on Broadway!