Welcome to Music Theatre Now (MTNow), the global heart of Music Theatre, dedicated to bridging the gap between creators, programmers, and producers worldwide.
Creators Connection Programme I At MTNow, we spotlight emerging music theatre artists, providing them with a year-long platform for global exposure. Our program focuses on networking, performance opportunities, and professional development, empowering artists to bring their works to new audiences through our extensive partner network. Regular meetings and access to festivals, workshops, and conferences across the globe allow these creators to engage in dialogue, exchange ideas, and advance their careers both nationally and internationally. Our commitment is to strengthen the artistic, production, and distribution capabilities of individual artists, fostering a vibrant community marked by diverse collaborations and creative innovation.
Music Theatre Now Competition & Archive I Since 2008, our biannual international competition has been a prestigious showcase for the first productions of new works, attracting over 1500 world premieres. Winners, chosen by a panel of acclaimed professionals, gain unprecedented opportunities to present their productions at esteemed festivals like O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre. in Rotterdam, Prototype Festival in New York, and Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival ACT. Our competition is a melting pot of creativity, welcoming various forms of opera and music theatre, including multi- and intermedia presentations. Emphasizing dynamism in text, genre, score, and presentation format, we encourage entries from a wide spectrum of creators, including non-academic composers and works without a written score.
Each project submitted to our competition becomes a part of the Music Theatre Now Archive, preserved at the ITI media library in Berlin. This archival effort, restricted for scholarly access, ensures the confidentiality and longevity of these creative works.