What is MTPRIDE?
MPTheatricals, Queerly Productions, ALPMusicals & Musical Theatre Network/Mercury Musicals Development are thrilled to present MTPRIDE: an intersectional online musical theatre festival.
Over three weeks, three bespoke evenings of musical theatre will explore queer pasts, presents and futures. Unlocking histories, voicing untold stories, navigating identity mazes and celebrating identities: MTPRIDE celebrates queer beings through the powerful art form of musical theatre.
The season is curated by Lucy Dickson, Matt Powell & Meg McGrady.
MPTheatricals create dynamic entertainment experiences on stage & online. The company brings together the work of Matt Powell: a director/producer with experience working in musical theatre, cabaret, queer performance art and film. Through bespoke initiatives to challenge art forms & investing in contemporary productions, our work intends to:
Create opportunities for creators to workshop and develop contemporary works.
Reach audiences and demographics who wouldn’t normally consume musical theatre.
Experiment with innovations in sound, style and staging in order to challenge what theatre can be & do.
Amplify queer voices & histories that may have been forgotten.
Tell stories that unite, confront and share something new with our audiences.
Explore music(al) theatre’s ability to lift our spirits and emote like no other art form.
Queerly Productions is a queer musical theatre production company made for and by queer womxn and non-binary people. We as a company aim to promote LGBTQ+ Musical Theatre Performers and Creatives by...
Showcasing queer performers who are often not considered for roles exploring their own experiences/identities.
Connecting LGBTQ+ female/enby/trans performers with Musical Theatre Writers and casting directors.
Giving queer writers the opportunity to workshop new material with performers and audiences who will relate to the experiences explored.
Bringing the LGBTQ+ Musical Theatre community together both literally and figuratively.
Encouraging intersectional queer work, prioritising the voices of less represented communities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella: Womxn, NB folk, Trans individuals and People of Colour.
Matt Powell is a queer identifying director, designer & producer, working with Musical Theatre, Video & Queerness. Often working through multiple disciplines, their practice combines cinematic, scenographic styles through live video & projection with embodied movement & music to create visual spectacles. Recent work as director/producer includes on hope: a digital song cycle. Matt is artistic director of MPTheatricals: a production company specialising in bespoke entertainment on stage and online.
Meg McGrady (they/them) is a twenty year old nonbinary composer and one half of Queerly.
After graduating from the BRIT School Meg has been working on several new musicals including The Phase, Camp In-Between, an untitled Rosalind Franklin musical, and an untitled trans song cycle.
Recently their musical the Phase, which they are writing with Zoe Morris, has been selected for BEAM2020 and is a finalist in the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize.
Other credits include: Tom Brown's School Days at the Other Palace (Composer) and The Sandman at the Southwark Playhouse (Performer).
Lucy Jane Dickson is a queer performer/writer and graduate of Cambridge University and The International College of Musical Theatre. Recent Projects include Sinqueerly, Me (The Other Palace), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute Theatre) and a workshop production of Mario: A Super Musical (Transfer Productions). She is one half of the creative team behind Queerly Productions and a regular performer on the London Cabaret Circuit.
Art by William Lloyd (@william.lloydart)