Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT is our new initiative where the focus is on you, our MMD members. The floor is yours to tell us more about you, both professionally and personally. What are you working on? What inspires you? What advice do you have for your fellow writers? As MMD continues to grow and flourish we want to ensure our members are at the heart of what we do, and it starts here with SPOTLIGHT!

We are also proud of our passionate and dynamic board members who work extremely hard for the MMD membership. They are champions of new writing and we want you to get to know them too. Each month we will also shine a spotlight on a member of the MMD board.

Adam Gwon

April 19th, 2017

  How long have you been a member of MMD? Since I gave a talk with Adam Lenson last spring. How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I had played piano and been involved in theater on parallel tracks as a kid, and when I got to university (where I studied as […]...



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Sarah-Louise Young & Michael Roulston

December 14th, 2016

  How long have you been a member of MMD? SLY: We joined earlier this year around the time of BEAM and have already got so much from our membership. We were fortunate enough to be selected for the Claude-Michel Schonberg masterclasses and present some of our work in a Scenic Route cabaret. What...



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Spotlight: Tim Connor

September 7th, 2016

How long have you been a member of MMD? A while now! Probably about eight years.  How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I started writing songs when I was ten. When I was sixteen I read an article on Whatsonstage.com by Mark Shenton. It was about the Bridewell Theatre. I remember ...



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Spotlight 10: Sarah Henley

June 10th, 2016

How long have you been a member of MMD? About a year. How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I trained at LSMT as a musical theatre performer, but as a writer started by focussing on writing plays, particularly comedies. I was lucky enough to have a couple of plays produced at [&hel...



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Spotlight 9: Annemarie Lewis Thomas & Tony Bogod

February 16th, 2016

How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I would say that I’ve written for MT since I was a teenager, the only difference was in those days I was writing the songs that had already been written (whilst being too young to understand what plagiarism was, I was definitely old enough to...



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Spotlight 8: Frank Lazarus & Mark Shenton

January 11th, 2016

How long have you been a member of MMD? Since seeing “The Challenge” in 1992.  I thought “I have to be a part of this!” How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? At 17, in Cape Town, I began writing the book, music and lyrics of my adaptation of a children̵...



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Spotlight 7: Zara Nunn & John Cohen

December 9th, 2015

How long have you been a member of MMD? I’ve only recently joined actually after getting to the final four for this year’s Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer’s Scheme, but I have been on the periphery of the network for many, many years,  so it’s very nice to now be a part of it. How and ...



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Spotlight 6: Mark Carroll & Seán Gray

October 13th, 2015

How long have you been a member of MMD? That’s a good question and I am not quite sure but it must be a while! How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I am an actor by profession presently in Memphis and for most of my career have performed in musicals. At […]...



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Spotlight 5: Claire E Rivers & John Sparks

August 13th, 2015

How long have you been a member of MMD? I joined MMD in 2012, just after I finished uni.  So almost 3 years. How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I started writing musical theatre at Goldsmiths, on the musical theatre MA (2011-12).  I hadn’t ever written musicals before, tendi...



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Spotlight 4: Michael Patrick Walker & Caroline Underwood

July 13th, 2015

How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I officially began writing for musical theatre while I was studying at Carnegie Mellon University. I became heavily involved in a theatre group there called “Scotch’n’Soda”. At the time, one of their primary missions was to produce stud...



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