BUILDING NEW MUSICALS FROM THE GROUND UP
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.
ARE YOU A MUSICAL-THEATRE ARTIST LIVING IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION?
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. If you have questions about MTAP, please feel free to contact us. To receive regular emails about member meetings, presentations, opportunities, and other news, you can click here to join our mailing list.
ALREADY A MEMBER?
You are welcome at MTAP whether you pay dues or not, but paying annual dues of $25 not only helps to support our activities, it also enables us to show our funders that our members value MTAP and its programs. You can pay dues by clicking on the button below.
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.
MTAP'S MONTHLY MEETINGS
Meetings are held on Sundays at 1:00 PM and are virtual, via Zoom. Send an email to MTAPgh@gmail.com for more information and to get the link.
Our upcoming meeting is:
HOT METAL SHORTS! THE 10-MINUTE MUSICALS
played to full or nearly full houses at the end of July at City Theatre's Lillie Theatre,1300 Bingham St. Pittsburgh 15203.
The program began during the early stages of the pandemic with the formation of collaborative teams of bookwriters, lyricists and composers to work online in creating new short musicals. Fifteen artists ultimately came up with half a dozen new mini-musicals to share with the public.
And here are the Shorts!
"Take Me" by David Michael King & Maureen McGranaghan
"Unravel" by Judy Meiksin, Dana Leahy & Angela Thompson
"20%" by Jennifer Schaupp & Marisa Wexler
"Next Stop Steel Plaza" by Anita Spano & Darlene Thompson
"Connected" by Annette Ferrieri, Alicia Johnson & Jean & J.W. Snyder
"Thank You But No Thank You" by Mora V. Harris & Ian Kane
MTAP members Darlene Thompson and Karen Groll will present "The Wandering Goat," a musical toy theater piece, twice next week:
Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 pm, at the Tuesday Musical Club's Composers' Recital in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom
Friday, November 17, beginning at 6:00 pm, at the Swissvale Library's open mic
Darlene will play her original piano work, while Karen will act out the story with toy theatre figures.
Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.