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As Artistic Director of Musical Development at the Lucille Lortel Theatre it is my mission to create opportunities for musical theater writers and provide an atmosphere of collaboration so artists can rely on the Lortel Theatre as their artistic home.

Michael Heitzman


The Lucille Lortel Theatre Music Theatre Lab: Immigrant Experiences is a partnership between the Lucille Lortel Theatre and the New School College of Performing Arts. Led by composer and director Jaime Lozano, this composer/lyricist lab will examine the diverse ways in which music theatre has and can be used to depict experiences of immigration as students develop original music theatre scenes and songs focused on these themes. This lab culminates in a presentation at the Lucile Lortel Theatre in which the works created in the lab will be professionally directed and performed. All students who identify as composers, lyricists, and playwrights may apply to participate, regardless of whether or not the student identifies as an immigrant. Students may apply in writer/composer teams, or as individuals who will participate either as solo writer/composers, or be paired with collaborators within the lab.

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