Musical Theatre Factory is a 501(c)3 non-profit artist service organization dedicated to developing new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or financial success that dismantles oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation through powerful and joyful story and song.
Serving the Community
We center musical theatre makers of excellence who exist in the intersections of underrepresented groups while providing all access programming and support for musical theatre makers to collaborate and grow together. In 5 years, MTF has been part of the development lifecycle for 130+ new musical theatre works with more than 900 volunteers amassing over 15,000 combined service hours.
Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack launched Musical Theatre Factory Inc (MTF) in January 2014 as a collective for early-career musical theatre makers interested in changing the way new musicals are developed in New York City. Through a series of community brainstorms, MTF developed a series of unique programs known today as the Assembly Line; a process that includes readings, concerts, workshops, and public performances – all at no cost to the artists. With an 18-month gift of subsidized space, founding MTF artists built a 780 square-foot black box theater in the heart of midtown Manhattan., opening its doors to the public on May 31, 2014.