About Miami New Musicals/ Plays on Purpose
MIAMI NEW MUSICALS/PLAYS ON PURPOSE is a writer-based collective dedicated to assisting musical theatre makers and playwrights develop and present new work in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success.
Miami New Musicals/Plays on Purpose seeks to be an incubator for the abundance of musical theatre talent in South Florida and by assisting playwrights, fill a need for quality new musicals and plays in the current South Florida theatre landscape. With a focus on peer evaluation and collaborative feedback, our development programs are designed to nurture new work from an initial idea to a first full draft, and even a first production, all at no cost to the artists.
Miami New Musicals/Plays on Purpose is an artist service organization. We nurture the writers that create new work, by offering workshops on musical theatre writing, a safe space to create new work and receive feedback. We offer opportunities to performers and creatives to network with one another and assist one another in the creation of new work, forging long-term beneficial professional relationships. We are led by artists who want to make the best possible art in the most humanistic manner.
Miami New Musicals/Plays on Purpose makes work that strives for vitality and originality; we decide collectively what work should be seen, heard, produced and recognized as outstanding. MNM/POP community members include writers, composers, performers, choreographers, directors, music directors, dramaturgs, designers, and producers. We value diversity, parity, a safe space for creative exploration, and a work ethic that prioritizes the developmental process.
Miami New Musicals @MAD
645 N.E. 125th Street N. Miami, FL 33161
(718) 954-0768 Arianna Rose, Artistic Director
WEEKLY WRITERS GROUP
Our weekly writers group for playwrights, composers, lyricists and bookwriters is the foundation of MIAMI NEW MUSICALS/PLAYS ON PURPOSE. In a collaborative environment, writers receive detailed and supportive feedback on their work. Brief seminars on various aspects of craft are often included in the evening. We currently meet Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm - 9:45 pm at MAD Performing Arts in North Miami (excluding holiday breaks), and Wednesdays at FAU/Boca Raton on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm.
When ready, musicals and plays in progress move to the next step of a workshop situation - a week or two of rehearsals followed by a few performances so that the writers can see what works and what needs revisions. Open to the public.
Mini-MUSICAL/SHort PLAY MARATHONS
Miami New Musicals/Plays on Purpose presents evenings of short-form musicals and plays to the public during the theatrical season. These musicals and plays come out of the writers group and utilize members of the collective (directors, musical directors, stage managers, choreographers, etc.)
READINGS OF NEW WORK
When ready, musicals and plays move to the next step of an informal reading so that the collaborative team can receive valuable feedback. These readings can be informal table reads, a single act of a musical in progress, up to staged readings. Staged readings will be open to the public.
SALONS AND SEMINARS
From time to time, salons for musical theatre writers to debut a new song will be offered. Seminars in writing for musical theatre - lyrics, book, or music - will be offered on an occasional basis. Other seminars pertinent to musical theatre artists and writers will be offered as well.
Use the form below to contact us regarding Miami New Musicals @MAD. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your discipline (i.e. writer, performer, director, etc.) along with any specific requests. You may also email or call us.
For job opportunities, please email us your resume (and picture if you are a performer). We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to join our collective. .