Musical Theatre Factory is presenting their virtual salon hosted by Troy Anthony, with special guest Kirsten Childs on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8:00pm. During this salon, musical theater makers of excellence are presenting their work that is dismantling oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation through powerful and joyful story in song.
During the virtual salon, we welcome artists from across the nation (and around the world) to perform their new and radical music theater work live from their homes, or to share a video of a short performance. Each artist will have about 5 minutes to share.
Kirsten Childs is the award-winning writer of the musicals The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers, Fly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman/director Jeffrey Seller), Funked Up Fairy Tales, The Lucky Boy and Bella: An American Tall Tale (directed by Robert O’Hara). Bella received its world premiere at Dallas Theater Center, with a co-production at Playwrights Horizons, NYC. Bubbly Black Girl was recently produced at Theatre Royal Stratford East (U.K.) and at City Centers Encores! Off-Broadway. For her work Kirsten’s received Obie, Kleban, Larson, Richard Rodgers, Audelco, Frederic Loewe and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla awards, as well as Lortel and Drama Desk nominations. She’s written for Disney Theatricals, the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, the New Electric Company, City Center Encores!, Works and Process @ Guggenheim Museum. Her podcast musical (The Edge Of Night) was part of the Playwrights Horizons Soundstage series, and she is currently commissioned by the Vineyard Theater to write a family chronicle podcast musical. Kirsten teaches at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and is a Dramatists Guild Council member.
We ask that everyone takes special care in uplifting and supporting each other. This is inclusive of only offering criticism when it is asked for and being respectful to gender identities. We seek to dismantle oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation – by participating, you agree to respect one another. In the event of unintentional harm, we support active engagement in harm reduction.