Musical Theater Development Lab at 92nd Street Y
Megan is passionate about forging paths, making opportunities, and offering space and support for female artists to produce new and innovative work. She creates work that challenges and intersects the vocabularies of both musical theater and concert dance. Megan is committed to radically shifting the gender norms, stereotypes and possibilities for women in dance, especially within the context of Musical Theater, a place where the definition of “woman” can often be limiting and go unchallenged. Megan created the Musical Theater Development Lab at 92nd Street Y as a response to the lack of support available for emerging female artists in the musical theater genre. The Lab brings together artists in a safe space to explore new techniques in both generating performance, and collaborative processes.
The Collective supports up to 10 emerging hybrid artists for a one-year residency of educational and creative events. The Resident Artist series provides up to 2 years of both financial and production support towards their Lab Production, an original evening-length Musical Theater work presented by the 92nd St Y.
Past Workshop Productions
In June 2019 92Y was honored to present the first workshop performance of From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler with Music by Adam Ben-David, Lyrics by Christyn Budzyna and Book by Jessica Penzias.