New Musical Development

New Musical Development at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Musical Theatre Workshop

An incubator for the development of new musicals by professional artists, Texas Musical Theatre Workshop’s New Musical Development Series hosts dynamic creative teams every June. Structured within the Actors Equity 29-Hour Reading protocol, this two week workshop process culminates in a staged reading open to the public in our 475-seat  B. Iden Payne Theater.  Equity and non-equity professional artists, as well as student artists from across the country, audition for the chance to participate in this exciting phase of new musical development.  A productive and critical discovery opportunity for creative teams to focus and develop their new work, TXMTW has brought award winning writers, composers, and directors to campus since its inception.


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Taking place on the world-renowned University of Texas at Austin campus in the heart of Austin, Texas, TXMTW provides our creative teams with every necessary resource to focus on and further develop their project.  From casting pools to extensive rehearsal and performance space to technical and administrative support, creative teams can fully immerse themselves in their work.


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For more Information on all our rehearsal and performance facilities: http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/tad/about/facilities


austinAustin, Texas – “The Live Musical Capital of the World”

A city widely appreciated for its creatively vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere, Austin, Texas is an idyllic environment to stimulate your imagination and vision. With a flexible rehearsal structure, enjoy the best of Texas as you workshop your production.

Learn more: http://www.utexas.edu/about-ut/life-in-austin