The Musical Theater Factory has announced the 12 members of their MTF Makers Cohort, now in its third generation. The not-for-profit dedicated to developing and producing change-making new musicals hosts the 18-month residency program to assist artists in developing new work by providing feedback, mentorship, and advocacy in a joyous, collaborative community free from commercial restraint, while engaging in critical discourse surrounding the future of American musical theatre.
Joining the MTF Makers Cohort III will be Alex Alpharaoh, Zeniba Now, Jord Liu and Deepak Kumar, Cheeyang Ng, Samara Cohen and Harold O'Neal, Raiah Rofsky and Nay Harris, Maria Andreoli and EmmaLee Kidwell, and Tẹmídayọ Amay.
Says MTF artistic director Brisa Areli Muñoz, "This radical collective of queer, trans, non-binary, neurodivergent, people of color embody the expansiveness of experience that the field so desperately needs...We believe that by investing in form-bending, process-oriented, change-making artists, we can help shape the future of musical theatre."
The residency will begin in July. To keep up with the work developed by the artists in MTF Makers Cohort III, follow along on MTF's social media and via the hashtag #MTFMakers.