The Foundation for New American Musicals is one of the most exciting opportunities anywhere for young writers to develop.
-Grant Gustin (The Flash)
Throughout the history of this quintessentially American art form, musicals have not merely entertained, but often given voice to serious themes, challenging assumptions and changing minds.
The Foundation for New American Musicals supports the creation of new content and provides a voice for the next generation of creative talent. Embracing four powerful disciplines – story, song, dance and visuals – musicals have uniquely and memorably inspired deeper empathy and understanding across cultures, ethnicities and generations.
Today musical theatre has earned a top spot in the cultural conversation. But while there are many opportunities for performers and technical teams to learn and grow, there are very few introducing and developing promising writers, composers and lyricists from high school through post-college.
The cornerstone of all FNAM programs is to open up opportunities for talented young people to create art that translates their experiences beyond time and place.