MTWM (based in the Musical Theatre department) held its first Composer Lab/New Musical Theatre evening on April 30th. Held in the Black Box Theatre, composers and writers from around the area joined to share their new work and discuss creating new musical theatre. Students showcased the work of four local composers and discussed ideas for development.
Ruby Hill, second year Musical Theatre student performed a new song entitled 'The Love that I was waiting for'. She says 'I loved singing this song. I was able to develop my own interpretation because the song isn't from existing repertoire. It's really exciting to think that I am the first person to present the work to an audience. Speaking to composers has really helped me understand the creative process'
Regular composer labs will be held at the Black Box throughout the coming year. Watch this space!