"The Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival will cultivate the next generation of theatre artists by mentoring talent, propelling new musicals forward, and celebrating the community in a supportive, nurturing, and creative environment."
Now in its second year, the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival is becoming the premiere musical theatre festival in the Southeast. In our inaugural year, we presented four brand new musicals over two days, in two venues, to more than 400 patrons. In year two, we will maintain our goals of fostering new musicals and encouraging young musical theatre writers to hone their craft. We also aim to continue building relationships with local Atlanta theaters, providing actors, directors, music directors, choreographers, designers, and technicians with opportunities for work, paying artists and staff members a fair wage, educating artists about the business, and providing a platform for artists to network.
The AMTF was born out of a desire to motivate artists to continue to write musical theatre. Benjamin Davis, Founder and Executive Artistic Director, is an actor and producer. After participating in the New York Musical Festival in 2015 as a producer, Ben saw an opportunity in the Atlanta community to nurture the writing population.
“We are most excited about creating a safe space for national and local artists to develop new work. We also want to make sure we provide an opportunity for emerging actors, directors, choreographers, musicians, and all theatre artists to hone their craft,” said Davis, Founder and Executive Artistic Director. “The Festival encourages artists to make their art, and to support and learn from each other.”