LGBTQ+ Playwright/Composer Application

Seeking teen LGBTQ+ playwrights, composers, and lyricists to work collaboratively with three musical theatre professionals to create a 40-minute musical that shows queer versions of familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about anxiety, depression, and trauma.  Artists will be paid a stipend for their work.

Contact Information

Please provide your contact information so that we are able to contact you about casting decisions.

Writing Session Availability

The writing team will create the show between October 5 and November 23.  We will meet:
Saturdays @ 1 -3:30 PM
Tuesdays in November @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Please give us a general sense of your availability. Not everyone will be called for every meeting.
Writing sessions *
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Sat 10/5 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Sat 10/12 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Sat 10/19 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Sat 11/2 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Tues 11/5 @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sat 11/9 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Tues 11/12 @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sat 11/16 @ 1 - 3:30 PM
Tues 11/19 @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sat 11/23 @ 1 - 3:30 PM


The show will be performed by a cast of LGBTQ+ teens at locations around the Twin Cities in February 2020. It will rehearse in January 2020.  Playwrights and composers are invited but not required to be a part of the performance. Actors will receive a stipend for performing.

Previous Training and/or Experience

Please tell us a little bit about your previous experience.
How would you like to be involved in this project? (check all that apply) *
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OPTIONAL - Please share a sample of your work as a PDF.  Could be a short scene, a music composition, or lyrics.  if your sample is a video, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and make a PDF that has the link.   (Please limit file size to 5 MB or less)


You might also be interested in another project of the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health.
Youth MOVE MN is a statewide organization that motivates others through voices of experience.  It advocates for youth with mental heatlh disorders having a voice in the systems that serve them. 
Its goals include:
  • Creating arts-based community events that raise awareness about mental health
  • Providing free trainings for youth in leadership, public speaking, and mental health
  • Building a group of youth storytellers who advocate for the inclusion of youth voice in decision-making
Youth MOVE MN is led by an advisory council of youth (ages 15 - 21).  They receive a stipend for their work.
Youth MOVE MN Interest (please check all that apply) *