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Leeway’s 10 Minute Musicals, supporting LGBTQ+ identifying professional music creators
Leeway’s 10 Minute Musicals programme is a professional development programme supporting LGBTQ+ identifying professional music creators with a connection to Rhondda Cynon Taf to compose musical theatre.
10 Minute Musicals includes networking, development of current practice and examining and providing the support artists need when evolving, progressing and advancing their writing skills for this genre. They encourage a continued conversation with creatives and believe that this creative development project is a great springboard towards casting a new light on how you usually work.
10 Minute Musicals creates the perfect playground for cultivating curiosity and creativity. A playground where artists who would never usually collaborate, are enabled and inspired to smash the barriers and boundaries of creating musical theatre and give voice to the stories and cultures they want to share.
With this particular project, Leeway Productions want to inspire audiences for new musical theatre rooted in the lived experience of LGBTQ+ composers in Rhondda Cynon Taf. RCT is an area of high socio-economic deprivation, and opportunities to live, work and develop as an artist in the area and incredibly limited.
“We want to create and share stories from the heart which touch the heart of their communities. We are creating a musical theatre family reaching out to those communities who may feel this genre isn’t for them, or about them.”
Composers will include Nathan Jones and Christopher Fossey.