Playwrights Horizon chooses Musical Theatre Factory for Residency program

8/24/2016 2:37pm

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Dir and Leslie Marcus, Managing Dir) has announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. Playwrights is a writer’s theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work.  This new residency initiative – launched in 2014 – subsidizes office, rehearsal and performance space for smaller theater companies who share an interest in American writers and who, like Playwrights, demonstrate a commitment to producing new works. Starting this fall, Musical Theatre Factory (Shakina Nayfack, Artistic Director), a collective for early-career musical theatre makers interested in changing the way new musicals are developed in New York City, will become Playwrights’ second resident company. The mission of the Factory is to develop and present new Musical Theatre works in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.     MTF joins inaugural resident company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director), which provides like-minded theater companies the space and resources to create more art, and expand their capacity to provide artistic opportunities to writers. MTF will be in residence through Summer 2019 at Playwrights Horizons’ downtown location, 440 Lafayette St. Press contact: The Publicity Office (212/365-6849)...