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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
***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.
RECAP of 2013:
Our pre-holiday meeting December 15 was small but intense. Stephanie Riso provided an account of November's highly successful SRO reading of OFF WITH HER MAIDENHEAD and received some additional notes for passing along to the authors; and Jeanne Drennan and Stacey Cabaj reported on the recently concluded Pitt MT-student workshop of Act 1 of DEAR BOY, an ambitious staged presentation that served the needs of both students and creators, in part through drawing on the University's many resources.
Frank Gagliano presented a comic and very political all-for-me song from THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK and talked over strategy with members for promoting it in the run-up to the mid-term elections. Eva Rainforth gave us a poignant song from her collection of art songs, and the group discussed impressions taken from the song and its intro that bear on what the one-woman show might ultimately become. And Laurie Klatscher entrusted the group with her idea for a new historically based musical and got a wholly positive discussion of the idea in return.
Special Thanks: MTAP would like to extend a special thank you to Lori Berger, Associate Producing Director, Pittsburgh CLO, for attending our October meeting.
January 29, 2014: CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW! Please plan for our next meeting to be in February.
The rest of the meetings for this spring are as follows:
Member News/Events: In recognition of his distinguished achievement in professional and educational theatre, member FRANK GAGLIANO is to be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April, 2014. 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. A Kindle version will be available in about 2 weeks!
Check back with us to see what members of MTAP are up to and what events you may be able to attend.