Troy Anthony is an award-winning composer and director living and working in New York City practicing Black queer joy. As a composer, he has received numerous commissions from The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Civilians, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and The Shed, in addition to residencies with BLKSPACE on Ryder Farm, Chelsea Factory, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), The O’Neill Theater Center, and Village Theatre.

Fire Ensemble Inc. is a community-centered production company that creates revolutionary new work rooted in music, ritual, and revelation by gathering through choirs that foster collective liberation. At the center of the company is The Fire Ensemble–an intergenerational pop-up choir community that centers BIPOC and queer folx. As part of a multiyear residency at The Shed, we invite a range of community members to rehearse, workshop, and perform in transformative large-scale music theater works and rituals rooted in predominantly Black musical styles including gospel, R&B, and musical theater. Although performances will be moments of culmination and expanding the circle of sharing, the emphasis of our projects are on the process, and the space of community that is built through gathering. Additionally, The Fire Ensemble works with many other artistic institutions to produce a number of workshops and commissioned projects by Troy Anthony.