Troy Anthony is a Kentucky-born composer, director, and theater-maker based in NYC practicing Black queer joy. He has presented his music at The Shed, Joe’s Pub, Musical Theater Factory (MTF), Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, JACK, Prospect Theater Company, the National Alliance of Musical Theater Conference, and 54 Below. He has received commissions from The Public Theater, The Shed, The 5th Avenue Theater, and The Civilians and has enjoyed residencies with The O’Neill Theater Center and Village Theater. He was in the inaugural cohort of MTF’s Maker Program.As an actor, Troy has been seen in the Public Theater’s Hercules, Twelfth Night and As You Like It, as well as Prospect Theater Company’s Tamar of the River. Troy’s work lives at the intersection between art, social justice and community practice. In this spirit, he ecently founded The Fire Ensemble as a home to develop his work and to share the joy of creating community using the spiritual technology of choral singing.