The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces its fall season dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Musical Theatre Factory operates as a volunteer-based cooperative of artists and arts administrators committed to a process of peer evaluation and the cultivation of new work, free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.
The 4x15 program selects four new musicals and offers each writing team five hours of rehearsal space to stage fifteen-minute excerpts form their shows. The scenes are then presented together in one evening before a panel of industry guests and a public audience. The third 4x15 program (September 14) includes UNBOUND (Music by Amy Molewski, Book and Lyrics by Nick Luckenbaugh), THE LORELEI (Music by Micah Joel, Book and Lyrics by Chandra McClelland), THE GREENWOOD TREE (Music & Concept by Will Reynolds, text by Shakespeare), and TO HELL AND BACK (Music, Book and Lyrics by Joel B. New).