MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh--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. Through monthly meetings, the group supports the development of new work, serving as an incubator where new works of musical theatre come into being and are nurtured.
MTAP meets monthly between September and May for networking, collaborations, new work development and presentations of work in progress. We are seeking aspiring or established composers, lyricists, librettists, playwrights, performers, professionals, producers and anyone interested in new musical development.To receive regular emails from MTAP about meetings, special events, and opportunities, send an email to email@example.com.
ARE YOU A MUSICAL THEATRE ARTIST WORKING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
If you have a piece of musical theatre in development, check out the submissions page HERE and consider applying for an Incubator workshop.
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.
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MTAP Members Carla Bianco and Joseph Domencic open for Kooman & Dimond Holiday Homecoming. Pittsburgh's own Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond - the award-winning songwriting duo behind Dani Girl, Disney's Vampirina, and Judge Jackie Justice, come home for the holidays with a two-night only presentation of their songs at City Theatre Mainstage. Carla Bianco will sing "I Don't Wanna Go Home" from Kaleidoscope and Joseph Domencic's song "The Next Galileo" from his Gallery of Heroes touring show will be performed before as part of the Opening Act each night. The two-night event is Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the City Theatre Mainstage. More details here.
MTAP Incubator Free Reading - December 20, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO Academy - 8:00 p.m.
The Humble Rapture of Mary Anning, "Princess of Paleontology" (who sold seashells by the seashore)
Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh presents an Incubator, first-act, reading of an original musical, The Humble Rapture of MARY ANNING, "Princess of Paleontology" (who sold seashells by the seashore), on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 8:00 - 10:00pm at the Charles Gray Auditorium inside Pittsburgh CLO Academy.
Written by Laurie Klatscher (book, lyrics and music), directed by Laurie’s own husband Gregory Lehane, with music direction and arrangements by Douglas Levine, the musical tells the story of Mary Anning, a humbly born English girl, best known as the subject of the tongue-twister "She sells sea shells", who was in fact one of the greatest paleontologists of all time. The show journeys through her life from being struck by lightning as a baby, to her death from breast cancer at the age of 47. It is a tale of inspired persistence, of what can be lost, and rediscovered.
Calendar of events:
The next monthly meeting of our 2018-2019 season is:
When: 1-3pm, Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
Where: Room 305, Wightman School Community Building (5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh PA 15217)
Please RSVP HERE so we can have a chair ready for you.
Here are our future monthly meeting dates for Spring 2019:
Mark your calendar now and discover your role in MTAP today!
Visit or Member Meetings page for details on recent MTAP monthly meetings.
We joined the National Alliance for Musical Theatre!
MTAP is proud to be a new member of NAMT, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, which is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community by nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new and classic musicals, providing a forum to share resources, and advocating for the imagination, diversity and joy unique to musical theatre. At the November MTAP meeting, Jeanne Drennan reported back on the Festival of New Musicals she and Stephanie Riso attended in NYC in October.
Swensen Script Analysis Opportunity - Deadline 12/31
For a second time, a limited number of slots are available to MTAP artists who have a complete musical theatre script written and ready to go. Andrew Swensen, MTAP member, and adjunct faculty at Point ParkUniversity, will again assemble some of his writing students who will do a script analysis as part of their spring semester (January 2019 - April 2019).
Those selected for the script analysis are required to attend 2-3 in-person meetings with the group during which you will receive direct feedback, ideas, and suggestions related to your defined goal. You will work independently and then attend a final session to review your progress.
Those interested should email their script (in pdf format) to Ramona Fischer no later than December 31, 2018.
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Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.