About the Factory

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is committed to dismantling oppressive ideologies toward collective liberation, centering artists of excellence who exist in the intersections of underrepresented groups. We develop changemaking new musicals in a joyous, collaborative community free from commercial pressures.​

We are led by a passion to transform culture and do so through serving and gathering an artistic community that makes art to make change. We create opportunities for musical theater makers who exist at the intersections of underrepresented groups while providing all-­access programming for artists to collaborate and grow together. Our philosophy and values stem from concepts seeking to meet our needs in community and taking an active responsibility for our interrelationship grounded in the values of equity, pluralism, cooperation, and sustainability.

These values are our foundation of our vision—accessible and brave creative spaces where all artists of all backgrounds at any stage of their career can be supported throughout their process. We interrogate the traditional methods of access and representation and offer new means of storytelling with special attention paid to the narratives from marginalized and underrepresented communities. The intent of all of our programming is to engage our audience, community, and the field at large in the developmental process. Art is one major way to shift culture, and by supporting the work of artists who are creating work that serves that vision, we are thereby challenging the field to be more inclusive and pushing the bounds of the artform. In so doing, we craft every space that we hold as radical, intentional, rigorous, and inclusive fostering collective support, feedback, growth, collaboration, and community that centers art-making for change-making.

Government Support

National Endowment for the Arts

NY State Council On The Arts

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Corporate Support

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Merck

Adobe

Headington Steel

Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo

Foundational Support

Howard Gilman Foundation

Tan Foundation

Sandbar Foundation

Boston Foundation

Jerome Foundation

Savage Family Foundation

Darnell-Moser Charitable Foundation

Granny B&P Foundation

The Mellon Foundation

ART/NY

New England Foundation for the Arts

Stonewall Foundation

Alliance of Resident Theatres A.R.T./New York logo on MTF's website

National Endowment for the Arts logo on MTF's website
Jerome Foundation logo on MTF's website

Individual Support

Musical Theater Factory is an organization dedicated to radical change in the American Theater.  Every dollar counts and every gift matters. Please take a moment to support us in any gift that feels significant to you, because it is immensely significant to us. For more information about how you can support MTF, please contact the Development office, at give@mtf.nyc or give at mtf.nyc/donate.

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