Musical Theatre Factory is thrilled to open applications for the second MTF MAKERS cohort. We are seeking innovative artists who will utilize MTF’s resources — and strong peer network — to cultivate artistically groundbreaking and socially inclusive work for the American canon that shifts the cultural needle.
MTF MAKERS is an 18-month residency that supports six teams of groundbreaking musical theater artists in the creation of new work. Through this inclusive community, MAKERS gather together at regular meetings to share work and support each other through feedback, collaboration, and discourse. In addition to meetings, MAKERS are given mentorship, education, and advocacy, and priority access to MTF’s assembly line suite of activities — each team is offered two slots in our 4×15 series and a fully-supported AEA developmental residency, plus access to other opportunities to show work in front of an audience. MAKERS are additionally supported with an out-of-town retreat, high-quality digital content creation, monthly stipends, free studio space, and dramaturgical support from the MTF artistic staff and Beehive Dramaturgy Studio. MAKERS will also be invited to take part in and create MTF programming, including opportunities to host salons and teach workshops. 2 Makers teams (of women, non-binary and non-gender conforming folx) will be invited to attend the 5th Avenue’s First Draft Story Summit for a chance to be commissioned by The 5th Avenue Theatre, and potentially other nationally renowned musical theatre development opportunities.
Our MAKERS focus on a primary project, which can be at any stage of development – from the kernel of an idea, to a full script with demos ready for a workshop, to a project slated for production but needing extra development support. Artists are welcome to apply with a secondary project they are interested in developing with MAKERS; this is optional.
All MTF Makers meetings, workshops, residencies and performances take place in New York City. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have the right to work within the United States.
If you are creating theater whose storytelling is driven by music, we are interested in you.
Applications for Cohort II are closed at this time. Check back soon for the announcement of Cohort II.