Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson and Adam Lenson (Adam Lenson Productions) join forces to commission a brand new musical from UK-based writers.
Both companies are hugely committed to new musical theatre, evidenced by Aria Entertainment’s From Page to Stage and literary department, and Lenson’s regular Signal concerts. The pair have come together to offer this for an original piece which they intend to be an annual offering.
They are seeking interested parties to pitch a potential idea through their online portal and the selected writing team will receive a writing commission of up to £6000 which will be funded by these two independent organisations.
During the pandemic the producers have supported revivals of small-scale chamber musicals such as The Last 5 Years and live-streamed productions of new musicals including Public Domain, Shift+Alt+Right and The Fabulist Fox Sister. Both producers are aware of the lack of established British chamber musicals within mainstream publishing and licensing houses, and would like to help support UK-based writers in creating content which in the long term could fill these gaps.
It is their intention to find, curate and develop a show for production which may also lead to publishing and International opportunities.
The producers actively encourage applications from writers with diverse backgrounds. They are keen to hear from individuals who have an idea for a show with a cast of four or fewer with themes that respond to the world we are living in today. They are seeking innovation, bold, and brave new ideas and voices and are not looking for pre-existing work.