Lewis Center Fellows

Brandon Webster

Brandon Webster headshot

Brandon Webster. Photo by Alex Presley


Brandon Webster is an NYC Composer, Dramaturg and Storyteller committed to telling afro-futurist & afro-surrealist stories that center radical ideas, joy as freedom, and the possible impossibilities of everyday life. He continues to challenge traditional musical form, structure, and sound in order to push the canon of musical theater forward; often blending genres to create a bridge from Black culture to American Theater for Black audiences. He is an alumnus of the 2013 class of BMI Musical Theater Workshop, a 2017 MCC Theater Artistic Fellow, and part of the inaugural class of Musical Theater Factory's MAKERS.

During his fellowship year, Brandon will be writing KRONOS, a 2-person musical that is an afro-surrealist interrogation of toxic masculinity and experiment on musical theater form.

A Metropolis Story

“But You Know That” from The Fari Chronicles: A Metropolis Story, written by Brandon Webster and AriDy Nox. Filmed at Joe’s Pub, February 2, 2020.