British Musical theatre writers invited to pitch
22 November 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti
A writing commission of up to £6,000 is being offered to musical theatre writers with brave ideas and new voices.
The team behind this new commission is made up of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Adam Lenson of Adam Lenson Productions, who are hoping to redress the underrepresentation of British chamber musicals within mainstream publishing and licensing houses.
The pair hope to make the Chamber Musical Project commission an annual event with the selected piece being developed for production with possible publishing opportunities.
Writers based in the United Kingdom who have an idea for a show with a cast of four or fewer may apply online. Lipson and Lenson hope to attract submissions from writers with diverse backgrounds. Work should be new, have themes related to our contemporary world and be innovative and bold.
The deadline for applications is 31 December.