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Musical Theatre Factory Announces Brisa Areli Muñoz as New Artistic Director
03.08.2022

Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack Elected as Board Chair NEW YORK (March 8, 2022) – Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), a nonprofit arts organization with a radical, intentional and inclusive mission […]

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The musical ‘A Strange Loop’ is boundary-pushing — even for Woolly Mammoth
12.09.2021

When Michael R. Jackson became the first Black musical theater writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama in May 2020 for “A Strange Loop,” his metatheatrical mediation on race, […]

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Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Launch 30 Day Musical Theatre Songwriting Class On Monthly
12.06.2021

Best known for their work on Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman, Pasek & Paul are celebrated for their story-driven songwriting.

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Musical Theatre Factory Announces Nationwide Search For New Artistic Director, Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack To Return As Interim Artistic Director While Search Is Conducted
08.31.2021

Musical Theatre Factory is thrilled for this new chapter of artistic leadership and congratulates Mei Ann Teo on their new role at Oregon Shakespeare Festival after three banner years at […]

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The Shed, HERE and Musical Theatre Factory Present Premiere of CHRONICLE X as Part of ‘Open Call’
05.24.2021

A ritual-play cycle memorializing the stories of Black women warriors, developed with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, to be presented this June.

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The future of theater in NYC extends into virtual reality
10.29.2020

Theater artists are exploring technologies like virtual reality to expand what live performance can be.By Adam Feldman Posted: Wednesday October 28 2020 I am standing on a beach, watching a dance that […]

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Building The Future Of Immersive Theater Technology With The Musical Theatre Factory
10.22.2020

New York’s Musical Theatre Factory is teaming up with immersive tech evangelists to offer a year of programming around extended realities for the stage.  Change begins at home, especially for […]

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MTF Welcomes Makers Cohort II
10.13.2020

New York, NY — Following the success of the inaugural Makers I, Makers II brings a new cohort of resident artists to MTF. From a pool of over 120 submissions, 30 evaluators from around the country read and ranked each application. Each application is read by at least 3 people—and at least 1 POC—as a fundamental way to dismantle the white gaze in the evaluation process. Finalists are interviewed by a panel of brilliant leaders in the field before being voted on by the panel and the current Makers cohort.
MTF Makers II consists of: Rona Siddiqui; Storm Thomas; é boylan; David Gomez & John-Michael Lyles; Alex Hare, Nehemiah Luckett & Zhailon Levingston; Nia Witherspoon is named the inaugural MTFxR Maker; Whitney White is named the MTF/STARR Maker in partnership with The Bushwick Starr.

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MTF Leads the Future of Musical Theater
09.18.2020

New York, NY — Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is back for a seventh season and continues to support new musical theater development in familiar and innovative ways. After moving the […]

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MTF Receives Landmark Funding
07.07.2020

Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) […]

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