UNTITLED Musical Project is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting musical theatre writers of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and their intersecting identities by fostering their work from inception. Through writers’ groups, developmental readings, dramaturgical support, and resources aimed to further artists’ professional careers in the creation of new musical theatre, UNTITLED creates a space and community where BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers can create bold, new, and challenging works.
UNTITLED Musical Project began as a weekly writers group for Queer and/or BIPOC musical theatre artists who sought an understanding place where we didn’t have to explain our identity. A space where we could minimize the time explaining how our lived experiences shaped our work, and focus on craft by providing time to share the freshest of materials followed by moderated constructive feedback. The structure wasn’t novel, but the space was invaluable. We had gathered award-winning career writers, who wanted a place to work and complete their pieces.
As the meetings went on, we began to receive requests for readings and concerts — support for additional developmental steps that would allow a writer to look at their piece critically. And so, the UNTITLED Musical Project was born. In addition to the Writers Group that launched this organization, we are also proud to offer readings, concerts, and dramaturgical support all in service of helping a writer complete their script for future opportunities.
Laptops are riddled with unfinished and unheard scripts from Queer and BIPOC writers who need support. UNTITLED Musical Project exists to help writers generate complete drafts, hear them aloud, and prepare them for future development. Much like our writers group, we strive to create a space where writers can solely focus on their artistry and create solid nuanced pieces of musical theatre.
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