MTAP Announces Call for Submissions for HOT METAL MUSICALS, Deadline 8/1

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MTAP Announces Call for Submissions for HOT METAL MUSICALS, Deadline 8/1

MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh is asking musical theatre artists and songwriters to submit their new musical theatre work to MTAPgh@gmail.com by August 1 to be considered for its inaugural showcase "Hot Metal Musicals." The showcase, planned for early 2015, aims to raise the profile of new musical theatre work developed by current and prospective MTAP members.

Musical theatre artists should include a one or two sentence pitch describing their musical, followed by a brief synopsis of the show (one-page maximum, Word file or pdf); an mp3 of one song that represents the show well; and a lyric sheet for the included song (Word file or pdf). Artists may submit materials for more than one show but are asked to submit each show via separate email. Songwriters should include only the mp3 and lyric sheet. Any songwriter looking to write something new may find inspiration in the city itself. Songs evoking anything Pittsburgh are especially welcome. All materials must be submitted electronically to MTAPgh@gmail.com with one project per email (limit of 3 separate submissions) and must include the artist/s name, email and phone number on all submitted materials.

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MTAP is not looking for studio quality in the mp3s, just a good delivery of the song. Selected musical theatre artists will be asked to send additional materials by September 1, to include the 5-10minute segment the artist wishes to have presented in Hot Metal Musicals. There is no fee to submit work, but since the purpose of Hot Metal Musicals is to showcase MTAP member work, selected artists will be asked to become core members of MTAP, which requires payment of modest dues (membership is currently $25.00/year, student membership is free, and all meetings are open to any interested parties whether a member or not). More information is available at MTAP's website: mtap.weebly.com.

MTAP has been established to foster collaboration between musical theatre artists in the region, and to create opportunities for the development, presentation, and production of new musicaltheatre. Collaborations have led to exciting opportunities for members. In the Fall of 2013, Jeanne Drennan and David Berlin continued the development of their musical Dear Boy, a tale of parental love pitted against a secret romantic love, in collaboration with a musical theatre class at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts. Also in the Fall, the Department of Theatre Arts sponsored MTAP's first free public reading of the full-length musical in development Off with Her Maidenhead with book/lyrics by Amy Claussen and music by James Rushin which played to a standing-room only audience.

MTAP welcomes new members including performing talent, composers, musicians, managers and producers. Please email mtapgh@gmail.com for more information or to get involved.

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