Musical Theatre of Pittsburgh--MTAP--brings together a group of local and regional artists working in a wide range of musical theatre expression, from solo cabaret to full-length narrative musical theatre. The group exists not only to support the development of work members bring in, but also to be an incubator where new works of musical theatre come into being and are nurtured.
MTAP meets monthly between September and May. To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to email@example.com.
***Call for Talent: MTAP is announcing its call for talent to join its roster for monthly meetings, networking, collaborations, new work development and presentation. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development. Please contact us for more information.
HOT METAL MUSICALS!
Check out the page! We're calling for submissions from Pittsburgh's regional artists to be included in MTAP's inaugural showcase. Upcoming deadline, August 1, 2014. [Note: Submissions for Hot Metal Musicals are now closed.]
MTAP is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of MTAP must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click here to SUPPORT MTAP.
After a summer hiatus, MTAP resumed meeting on September 7. Stephanie Riso provided an update on Hot Metal Musicals, now set for Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:15 p.m. in the CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, downtown. We heard about new projects from Joe Warik (A Show Boat to China) and Laurie Klatscher (Mary Anning), and Chuck Sperry presented a scene and song from Lazarus.
The October meeting, originally set for October 12, is likely to shift to the 19th. Check back for further details.
Additional fall meetings:
Member News/Events: Member Jill Keating (actor, singer, and now playwright also) will be acting in Bricolage's In the Raw Festival this summer. Reserve a spot for the July 21 town hall meeting, during which the audience will be invited to shoot ideas and questions at the two playwrights involved in the festival. Find more information at: http://www.bricolagepgh.org/events/raw
Executive Director STEPHANIE RISO had a reading of Act One of "The Storm" on April 19 with a wonderful ensemble of local singers. She'll be moving ahead with the project during MTAP's summer hiatus.
Congratulations to MTAP member, FRANK GAGLIANO, who was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Frank was part of the off-Broadway movement of young playwrights, directors, and producers that revitalized American theatre in the 1960s and simply never stopped. For his full bio, go to: http://www.gaglianoriff.com
Member STEVE CUDEN's new book, "Beating Broadway," has been published. Congratulations to Steve for getting this out! To find out more about the book or to buy a copy, please visit beatingbroadway.com or Amazon. The Kindle edition is now available on Amazon.