Considering the Craft of Contemporary Musicals

The way I see it, one can argue about whether or not a show “works,” but saying a show has craft when it doesn’t is a much harder theory to prove.… Read More Considering the Craft of Contemporary Musicals

Advertisements

7 Notes for Writers, from 3 Directors of Note

 by Timothy Huang Writing musicals can be a lonely, hilarious, cringe-worthy, awesome, depressing, exhilarating thing. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you’ve written the next “Take Me Or Leave Me”, only to have colleagues in your workshop take it, stomp all over it, then leave it twitching in the streets awaiting EMS. But… Read More 7 Notes for Writers, from 3 Directors of Note

Dramaturgy: Helping Writers Find the Thread of a New Work

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  ___________________________________ For many who read this blog, it will not come as a surprise that writing an original musical is hard. Actually, that’s a huge understatement. Navigating the thorny path of creating original characters with some sort of enthralling… Read More Dramaturgy: Helping Writers Find the Thread of a New Work