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
MTAP resumes monthly meetings on Sunday, September 25, at 1 p.m. Here is the schedule for fall meetings:
Meetings will be virtual, via Zoom. Send an email to MTAPgh@gmail.com for more information and to get the link.
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
Darlene Thompson had an enthusiastic response from audiences attending the Glitter Box Theater's Ten-minute play Fest on August 20. Darlene directed the premiere of her new short puppet play, "Reassigned." The play focuses on a bunch of street signs who rebel against their situation in the city and head off to the woods.
Below: Some of the main characters in "Reassigned!"
Landmark Theater (aka Altria Theater) under renovation used by permission from Wilson Butler Architects and the photographer.