New Music Theatre Award 2023

New Music Theatre Award 2023

BRITISH YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE SUPPORTING EMERGING WRITERS AND COMPOSERS, IN MEMORY OF THEATRE DIRECTOR VERNON MOUND

The New Music Theatre Award 2023 offers the rare opportunity of awarding a music theatre commission to a young writer or team of writer/creators, mentoring from established music theatre writers, development support from BYMT, dramaturgical support from a director and a staged production at a UK regional venue with a large company of young people from across the UK.

The 2021 production of Babies, the last NMTA Winner, was mounted at the New Wolsey Theatre. Following this initial production, Babies has been licensed and developed by a commercial company, who gave the writers the opportunity to rework the show for a company of professional performers during a week of development and produced professional quality recordings of a number of the songs.

Applications will be assessed on music, concept, writing quality, lyric content and appropriateness by a panel of working professional practitioners and BYMT alumni and young people. The award is in memoriam of Vernon Mound, opera and musical theatre director, and BYMT founding Associate Director. The award is supported by friends of Vernon and associated trusts and foundations.

Information about the commission including the terms and conditions HERE.

Apply through the form HERE.

Deadlines

  • The deadline for submissions is 12pm on Monday 14th November 2022