MTC is a New York City-based theatre company that celebrates diversity in gender, race, and sexuality. We aim to tell stories that challenge traditional narratives, and give opportunities to underrepresented and undiscovered theatre artists.
Sarah Kleist (Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director) is an actor, vocalist, and producer with training in musical theatre and Meisner. Most recent acting credits include Stoner Chick and u/s Veronica in Heathers the Musical at WPPAC, Alysha in Fugitive Songs (Lady Grey Theatrical), and Maria in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Under St. Marks). Sarah studied voice with Holli Legget and Meisner technique with Heidi Duncan and Jacob Mirer at Matthew Corozine Studios. Other training includes: improv @ Upright Citizen’s Brigade NYC and musical theatre technique with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver. Sarah is an Aretha Franklin devotee, gets hiccups every day, and can usually be found preaching feminist rhetoric to okcupid dates.
Laurel Andersen (Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director) is an actress and director originally hailing from LA. NYC directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, R+J: Follow Romeo, and R+J: Stay with Juliet (all with Occupy Verona, 2016), The Struggle is Real (Urban Waves Fall Short Play Festival - Open Hydrant Theatre Company) Atalanta (reading; Monday Theatre Company). Acting credits include The Coward: a Madcap Fairytale (FringeNYC 2016), Atalanta (MITF 2016), Here We Dance (Green Spark Productions), The Comedy of Errors (Bergen Shakespeare), Into the Woods (Let’s Broadway Productions), The Other Shoe (T. Schreiber Studios). She completed the Musical Theatre program at AMDA here in New York (where she met Sarah!) and has also studied acting with Terry Schreiber at T. Schreiber Studios. Laurel is a self-described Shakespeare and improv nerd who loves a good cuppa tea. (www.laurelandersen.com)