Veteran director Mark Brokaw will serve as artistic director of the Institute for Music Theatre, which has aligned with producer Beth Morrison "to identify distinctive and original music theatre works by emerging writers and composers, and to serve those writers by matching them with collaborators such as directors, music directors, and actors/singers who can help them further develop their work."
"We are delighted that Yale School of Drama and Yale School of Music are joining forces to nurture gifted young music theatre writers. The Yale Institute for Music Theatre supports their creative process by providing the writers with this developmental opportunity to hear and see their work interpreted in a professional environment including their peers in training here at the University," Dean Robert Blocker and Dean James Bundy said in a joint statement. "We are very pleased that Mark Brokaw and Beth Morrison will provide such experienced leadership to this new endeavor as artistic director and producer of the Institute."
The Institute, running June 7-21, 2009, will select three productions for the workshop and each member of the writing team will receive an honorarium in the amount of $1,000, as well as round-trip transportation and accommodation for the duration of the workshop.
The institute is open to current graduate students, those who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting institution (undergraduate or graduate) within the past five years or current Yale students.
Submissions are currently being accepted through Jan. 23, 2009. All applicants will be notified of selection by March 15, 2009. For submission guidelines and applications, visit YaleMusicTheatreInstitute.