- Vision & Values
- Board of Advisors
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Musically Human Theatre
British director Peter Hall once said, "What attracts audiences finally is new questions, not old answers." Musically Human Theatre (MHT) encourages our audience to find their own questions in the immediate, the provocative, the daring... the only limit is your imagination.
Musically Human Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to expanding the boundaries of musical theatre by presenting bold reinterpretations of works of the canon, and provocative new works that are engaging, socially relevant and illuminates the shared human experience of our diverse community.
Vision & Values
Our vision for Musically Human Theatre incorporates the following values:
DAVID NORWOOD (Founder / Producing Artistic Director) is the Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Musically Human Theatre. He has directed & choreographed productions of Ragtime, Promises Promises, [title of show], Nevermore, The First One, NighoftheLivingDead the Musical, Next to Normal, The Remembrance Project: Rwanda, The Remembrance Project: Darfur, The Little Rock Nine Project and The Remembrance Project: Trail of Tears. He has also directed works by Tony Kushner, David Mamet, George C. Wolfe and Luis Valdez. David studied at Point Park University, The Ailey School and the Joffrey Ballet School. He has danced with Graham II, performed with Broadway legend, Carol Channing and has worked with many esteemed artists such as Milton Meyers, Sidra Bell, Ron K. Brown and many others. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
Board of Advisors
CARLOS ARMESTO (Award-Winning Director & Producer) is Producing Artistic Director for Theatre C (www.theatrec.org). Selected directing credits with Theatre C include Hedwig and the angry inch; Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy (NJ Tony: Best Director), and disOriented. Other cirecting credits: Louis Armstrong Jazz Ambassador (Making Books Sing); Kingdom (ReVision Theatre; NJ Tony: Best Musical). Princess Grace Award (2005), Princess Grace Special Project Grant (2010); Foeller Fellowship (Williamstown Theatre Festival). BS, Chemical Engineering and Theatre (M.I.T). MFA,Directing (Carnegie Mellon School of Drama). SDC, NAMT
RAJENDRA RAMOON MAHARAJ (Award-Winning Director & Playwright) is a multi-award winning, multi-disciplined American theater artist and activist. Mr. Maharaj has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway and at many of our countries top regional theaters and in day time television. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Red Shirt Entertainment in NYC (www.redshirtentertainment.com).
SCOTT MILLER (Theatre Historian & Director) is the founder and artistic director of New Line Theatre, an alternative musical theatre company he established in 1991 in St. Louis, offering an alternative to the commercial musical theatre of New York and Broadway tours. He has been working in musical theatre since 1978 and has been directing musicals since 1981. He has written the book, music, and lyrics for nine musicals and two plays. He has written six books about musical theatre, From Assassins to West Side Story; Deconstructing Harold Hill; Rebels with Applause; Let the Sun Shine In: The Genius of HAIR; Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre; and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals. He has also written chapters for several other collections of musical theatre essays. He has written for several national theatre magazines and websites, and he has composed music for television and radio. Miller holds a degree in music and musical theatre from Harvard University.
CARL SYLVESTRE (Non-Profit Consultant) is a marketing, fundraising and management consultant specializing in cultural, education and social service organizations. Previous professional activities have included management positions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Theatre Workshop, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Opera Association. Carl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Theatre from Hunter College and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Glasgow.