Greetings for the Season – Happy Holidays?
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  1. Editorial
  2. ITI Worldwide – New Website
  3. MTN Selected Productions – on Tour


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

this turbulent 2016 is coming to an end. And while we are shaping our ideas for the next edition of MTN in 2018, most of you are probably trying to find a balance between working and some time off during the one or other approaching holidays. 
Whatever you decide in the end – MTN wishes you to have a great finish of 2016 and an even better start into the new and promising next year.

All the best,

Christian Grammel
(for the team of Music Theatre NOW)

ITI Worldwide - New Website

The International Theatre Institute – the worldwide organisation behind MTN – recently has launched their new website.  If you ever wondered, who ITI is and what they do – have a click HERE...

ITI has developed into the world’s largest organization for the performing arts, with more than 90 Centres spread across every continent. It was created in 1948, just after the Second World War, and at the beginning of the Cold War, when the Iron Curtain divided the East and the West.

The aim of the founders of ITI was to build an organization that was aligned with UNESCO’s goals on culture, education and the arts, and which would focus its endeavours on improving the status of all members of the performing arts professions.

They envisaged an organization that created platforms for international exchange and for engagement in the education of the performing arts, for beginners and professionals alike, as well as using the performing arts for mutual understanding and peace.

MTN Selected Productions – on Tour

You did not have a chance to meet us in Rotterdam or rather want to experience the MTN Selected Productions live? 

Private View

March 11th and 12th 2017
Borrealis Festival (Bergen) / Bergen Nasjonale Opera

Composer: Annelies Van Parys (Belgium)
Stage Director / Dramaturgy: Tom Creed (Ireland)
Text: Jen Hadfield (United Kingdom)
Musical Director: Etienne Siebens (Belgium)
Stage Design / Video: Collective 33 1/3 (The Netherlands)
With the suspense of a thriller, the tension of a whodunit and a good dose of humour, in her first opera Annelies Van Parys weaves a subtle web with references to Hitchcock’s visual idiom. Following her composition for the successful production „Ruhe“ she is continuing her artistic course in musical theatre. This time she is collaborating with the Scottish poet Jen Hadfield, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the Irish director Tom Creed. The Dutch 33 1⁄3 Collective is responsible for the video and set design. The audience is drawn in and shares the view of a voyeur who shamelessly penetrates into other peoples’ lives. „Private View“ confronts us with the ambiguity of watching and being watched, an issue that seems more relevant today than in the past: Big Brother is watching you, more than ever. 


December 2016 – June 2017
Several performances in Europe coming up (e.g. Lille, Antwerp, Brussels):

Direction / Video: Nathalie Teirlinck (Belgium)
Music: An Piere (Belgium) / Fulco Ottervanger (Belgium)

Slumberland is a breathtaking film-like musical journey into the world of the night. The point at which everything is overturned and the dream outstrips reality. It is the children themselves who with their astonishing imagination take you to a fascinating world.

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