Greenhouse Theater Center Seeks Aspiring and Established Lyricists and Composers To Develop New Musical

The Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC), in conjunction with Forum Productions, seeks aspiring and established lyricist/composer teams to adapt a new musical from an existing play. Two Brothers from Nazareth is slated to open in the fall of 2020 at The Greenhouse. College students and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The lyricist and composer will work closely with the playwright and director Randy White to develop and workshop the book, music and lyrics. The composer and lyricist must be available for significant work during the summer of 2019.

To be considered, applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • One song based on the dialogue in the existing script.
  • One song of your own creation in keeping with the script.

The selected artist(s) will receive full and ongoing credit for the work and full royalties generated after the production at the Greenhouse.

To apply, email with your name, contact information and a short description of your background. A copy of the script and additional information will be sent following the application.

About the Greenhouse Theater Center

The Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) is a producing theater company, performance venue and theatre bookstore located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

GTC began its producing life in 2014 with the smash hit Churchill, followed by 2016’s much-lauded Solo Celebration!, an eight month, 16 event series highlighting the breadth and depth of the solo play form. In 2017-18, the Greenhouse presented its first full subscription season, including Machinal (4 stars from Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones) and the Chicago premiere of Birds of a Feather.

As a performance venue, the Greenhouse complex offers two newly-remodeled 198-seat main stage spaces, two 60-seat studio theaters, a newly-built 44-seat cabaret space, two high-capacity lobbies and an in-house rehearsal room. GTC also houses Chicago’s only dedicated used theatre bookstore, located on the second floor the complex.

The Greenhouse Theater Center’s mission is first and foremost to grow local theatre. GTC seeks local theatre companies and artists to partner on co-productions, offering partners a multitude of resources including an equitable split of production costs, production manager, full-service box office and front-of-house staff, artistic consultation, marketing and public relations support and a full-service bar with concessions. For additional information, contact Nicholas Reinhart at (773) 404-7336, ext. 13.

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