Welcome to MTExperiments. Our aim is to produce, reframe and redefine the genre of Musical Theatre.
We're a platform curating together performance and research that explores the diverse genre of Musical Theatre. We aim to challenge what musical performance can be with full scale reimagined & new productions to new innovative ways of accessing shows. We pose questions as to how we can do things differently. We bring artists together in ambitious, unique & random collaborations to make incredible musical experiences.
MTExperiments is based primarily between the East Midlands and London. Part of our vision is looking at how regional & community theatre can pioneer UK Musical Theatre in it's early stages. Our project, uprising, embodies this in a yearly celebration combining a community reframed musical with new work.
Following a year of development, July 2019 saw us launch a Musical Theatre Revolution: our commitment & years vision to support the development of Musical Theatre across the UK & produce reframed revivals & dynamic new productions. The MTRevolution was launched alongside our first reframed revival: American Idiot, performed by a community company.
Our Upcoming Work includes uprising, ongoing development of new Musicals & we will soon be launching a cross Research/Performance Series queering Gender & Sexuality in Musical Theatre.
MATT POWELL Artistic Director & Researcher
Matt Powell is a director, designer & producer specialising in Contemporary and Experimental Musical Theatre. Since the age of seventeen, he has produced and directed a broad portfolio of Musical Theatre. Moving to London in 2017, he launched MTExperiments to push the boundaries of the genre and experiment with new frames for Musical Performance and Production.
His research specialises in the role and portrayal of Gender and Sexuality in Musical Theatre. He is final year BA (Hons) Theatre Practice - Performance Arts student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he also works as Assistant Director for the MA Music Theatre course.