Spotlight is our new initiative where the focus is on you, our MMD members. The floor is yours to tell us more about yourself, 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.
Spotlight: Mark Carroll & Seán Gray
October 13th, 2015
Mark Carroll 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 […]...
Spotlight: Claire E Rivers & John Sparks
August 13th, 2015
Claire E Rivers 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 musica...
Spotlight: Michael Patrick Walker & Caroline Underwood
July 13th, 2015
Michael Patrick Walker 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 missi...
Spotlight: Ella Grace & Joanne Benjamin
June 13th, 2015
Ella Grace How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? Back in 2009 I was working for a youth drama group and the theatre where we met decided to put on a festival. I asked the organiser if I could present a show I had written as part of the line-up. I didn’t […]...
Spotlight: Dike Okoh & Francis Matthews
May 13th, 2015
Dike Okoh How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I began writing for Musical Theatre during my MA studies at university in 2012. I studied on the MA programme for musical theatre writing at Goldsmiths College. I’d been writing songs since childhood and I previously had a career as...
Spotlight: Rebecca Applin & Teresa Howard
April 1st, 2015
Rebecca Applin How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I started at University – I had a very traditional, classical musical background and also adored theatre as a young performer. I was in my second year at university when I realised these two passions could come together. I spot...