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MTF Presents: Lift Every Voice at Joe's Pub
April 12, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Musical Theatre Factory presents “Lift Every Voice,” bringing exciting musical theatre writers of color from the margins to centerstage! Come hear a night of new musical theatre songs ranging from pop/rock to hip hop to jazz in a concert unlike any other– because every single thrilling song is written by a person of color. Featuring writers such as Troy Anthony, David Davila, David Gomez, Edison Hong, Khiyon Hursey, Sukari Jones, John-Michael Lyles, Douglas Lyons, Michael R. Jackson, Brett Macias, Cheeyang Ng, Janet Noh, Ronve O’Daniel, Jerome Parker, Noemi de la Puente, Lauren F. Walker and more! The evening is music directed by Darius Smith and directed by Tamilla Woodard. Curated by Natasha Sinha and Sukari Jones, from MTF’s People of Color Roundtable. Line produced by MTF Outreach Coordinator Aaron Salley.
Musical Theatre Factory’s People of Color Representation Roundtable exists as a one-of-a-kind experiment wherein a room of artists of all disciplines may share work with a group that is 100% exclusively comprised of people of color. Part writers circle, part discussion forum and part low-key performance salon. By founding the POC Roundtable, Musical Theatre Factory aims to decenter whiteness and to ask the question of what musical theatre could be made, would be made, if the room where it happens happened to be a room comprised of a diverse group of people of color.