Workshop Details (updated 2016)

Travel/Rehearsal/Cast Details:

TXMTW will provide

  • Round trip airfare, lodging, and a $70 per day stipend for three persons (for example, the lyricist/book writer, composer, and director). Any additional expenses incurred are the responsibility of each individual.
  • Rental car for the creative team to share while in Austin
  • Cast comprised of college students and Austin area actors
  • Rehearsal space with piano, music stands, and seating
  • Stage manager

Staged Reading Details:

TXMTW will provide

  • One staged reading in our 475-seat B. Iden Payne Theatre
  • Basic light plot with minimal looks/cues
  • Basic sound
  • Front of house support
  • Marketing & promotion of staged reading through the UT Department of Theatre and Dance Public Relations Office
  • Stage manager, technical director, and board op
  • No sets; minimal costumes and props
  • Book in hand, no memorization, only minimum staging (with no choreography for Equity actors)

Review Criteria for Proposed Projects:

  • It must be a musical and represent new material
  • Availability of perusal copy of piano/vocal score and script
  • Artistic merit and excellence
  • Evidence of commitment to/experience in new work development
  • Appropriateness of new work to be seen by high school students and a creative experience for our students, alumni, and community

Please submit the following:

  • brief synopsis of the musical
  • character breakdown including vocal ranges
  • script
  • four recorded songs (available for streaming or download) plus piano/vocal score and each song’s placement in the musical
  • biographical information for the composer and lyricist/book writer, plus any other artists attached to the project (stage director, musical director, choreographer, etc.)
  • primary contact info (email address, phone, mailing address)


E-mail Application Materials to:

Lyn Koenning
Producing Artistic Director for TXMTW


Natasha Davison
Artistic Director of New Musical Development for TXMTW