Music-Theatre Group is a producer in the truest sense of the word - harvesting creative ideas, mentoring artists, guiding the development of every new work, and insuring that the final product comes to the stage with the highest quality. 

MTG enables artists to influence the field with new forms and irreplaceable ideas to bring the work from the page to the sonic, visual, and physical worlds. 

MTG currently offers two programs:

MTG Residencies:

MTG’s residency program is based in DUMBO, Brooklyn and is designed to support artists who are making their first foray into the complex and collaborative world of music-theatre.  Extraordinary composers, writers, directors, and designers are invited to try their hand at a genre that breaks down the barriers between the book musical and the opera, influencing the field with new forms and ideas. 

Hear/See @ MTG:

At the end of each residency, we invite audiences to previews which are a part of our Hear/See Series.  Support and resources provided by MTG enable artistic teams to create, experiment, and develop their work and share it with an audience at an intimate setting.  Our most current Hear/See series have included SATURNALIA-Act I (2010) written by Yusef Komunyakaa, composed by Susie Ibarra, and directed by Daniel Fish;  THE HORIZON (2009) written by Phillip Schmiedl, directed by Chuck Maryan; and JAMAIS VU (2009) choreographed by Dietz Marchant, sound composition by Stephen Vitiello.

Throughout its history, MTG has provided an essential platform for artists at critical junctures in their careers.  Some of our Hear/See series will blossom into full productions. 

Our landmark productions since 1970 have included

Dr. Selavy's Magic Theatre by Stanley Silverman and Richard Foreman; The Mother of Us All (1972) by Virgil Thomson, Gertrude Stein, directed by Stanley Silverman; Nightclub Cantata (1977) by Elizabeth Swados; The Garden of Earthly Delights (1984) by Martha Clarke and Richard Peaslee; The Making of Americans (1985) by Al Carmines, and Gertrude Stein, directed by Anne Bogart; Vienna: Lusthaus (1986) by Martha Clarke, Richard Peaslee, and Charles Mee; Juan Darien (1988) by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal; Cinderella/Cendrillon (1988) by Jules Massenet, with additional lyrics by Eve Ensler, directed by Anne Bogart; Extraordinary Measures (1995) by Eve Ensler, William Harper, with James Lecesne; Marco Polo (1996) by Tan Dun, Paul Griffiths, directed by Martha Clarke;  Running Man (1999) by Diedre Murray, Cornelius Eady, directed by Diane Paulus;  and Arjuna’s Dilemma (2008) composed by Douglas J. Cuomo, directed by Robin Guarino, choreographed by John Kelly.


Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  


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