musical theatre writer chronicling the musical writing process from page to stage ✨

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MAIGA VIDAL is a Chilean-born, Los Angeles-raised musical theatre writer and content creator. Her musicals include CAFÉ CON LECHE (2024 NYU Tisch HEAR US Grant; 2024 Developmental EP with New York Theatre Barn through Theatre Barn Records; 2023 Julia de Burgos Cohort with the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab (LMTL); 2023 4xLatiné Production at TEATRO Fest NYC 2023 with LMTL) and STAR SIGNS (2022 Reading with El Centro Reading Play Lab).

Vidal is currently pursuing her MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU Tisch, with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2025. Additionally, she studied at Theatre West's Betty Garrett Musical Theatre Workshop, The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, and privately under John Mercurio.

Her goal is to create more diversity in theatre, both by writing new works centering marginalized voices and by demystifying the musical theatre writing process by sharing it from page to stage online in her original vlog series, Writing a Musical!.

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con Leche

Music, Lyrics, and Book

by Maiga Vidal

The Story

CAFÉ CON LECHE is an original rom-com musical set in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles for you non-locals!) about ALEJANDRA, an accountant who longs to be the perfect immigrant daughter for her parents JOAQUIN and ROSA - even if it means staying in the closet forever.

When a rent hike threatens to close her parent’s American-style donut shop for good, ALEJANDRA, with the help of mysterious new customer MEGAN, open CAFÉ CON LECHE, a Latino-themed coffee spot, to moonlight after-hours at the store to make extra money.

As her feelings for CAFÉ CON LECHE and MEGAN grow, ALEJANDRA begins to question just how much she’s willing to hide to keep her PARENT’s love.


2024 NYU Tisch HEAR US Grant Awardee (first Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program MFA to win this award in it’s history)

Development History

2024 NYU Tisch HEAR US AEA 29hr Stage Reading (UPCOMING)

2024 NYU Tisch HEAR US Cohort (UPCOMING)

2024 Theatre on the Verge New Musicals Festival (UPCOMING)

2024 New York Theatre Barn Developmental EP Release (UPCOMING)

2023 Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Julia De Burgos Virtual Cohort

2023 Latiné Musical Theatre Lab 4xLatiné Performance

Music Coming Soon!

Music Coming Soon!

Recording with Café con Leche s arranger Felipe Segovia Sanhueza
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play by brandon urrutia & maiga vidal

music by maiga vidal

The Story

What she wants is to write the Great American Novel (and by that, she does mean a romance novel trilogy à la Nora Roberts). She just happens to be Latina – but that won’t stop her. Or the crush on her Australian Scorpio. Those are equal in weight, right?

Production History:

El Centro Reading Play Lab, Reading, October 2022


a Musical!

The behind-the-scenes

YouTube & Instagram series chronicling the musical writing process from page to stage

    • since May 2021

Contact Information


Resume & music samples

available upon request.

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