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Marketing Yourself & Selling Your Show

June 12, 2010, 2:00 - 7:00 pm

CAP21, New York City

On June 12th, NAMT will host the Festival alumni and NAMT members in a roundtable about the writers’ elusive art of presenting themselves and their shows to the industry, a topic requested by many writers at the 2009 Roundtable. The Roundtable will begin at 2pm at CAP21 located at 18 W. 18th Street, 6th Floor. The Fee for Registration is only $15 to help cover some of the costs of the event.

  • What are the challenges for writers to put themselves out to industry?
  • What are producers looking for when they meet a writer in a formal or social setting?
  • When should an agent/manager handle something or when should the writer take care of it personally?
  • What do you send to a theatre and what do theatres want?
  • How about the demo — fully produced with all of the songs or just a piano and the highlights?
  • Do show or writer websites help or hurt?


Organizations and Festival Shows represented at the Roundtable:
Abyssinia (1994)
Amas Musical Theatre
The Ambition Bird
Band Geeks!
Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Crazy, Just Like Me
(Songwriters Showcase 2009)
Eleanor (1992)
The Funkentine Rapture
The Gig
It Shoulda Been You
The Legend of Stagecoach Mary
A Little Princess
Meet John Doe (2005)
The Memory Show (2009) fka- Memory is the Mother of All Wisdom
New York Theatre Barn
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Paper Mill Playhouse

Playing Pretend Productions
Phantom of the Country Palace
Princess Caraboo
Playwrights Horizons
See Rock City and other Destinations (2008)
Some Sweet Day
Tinyard Hill (2007)
The Yellow Wood (2008)
Walnut Street Theatre

Writing Arthur (2007)
ZACH Theatre

as of 06/11/10


2:00 pm
Check-in and Introductions


2:30 pm The Art and Science of Schmoozing & Shaking Hands
The personal interaction with the industry and how to put your best foot forward.
Moderator: Eddie Sugarman, Meet John Doe – Festival 2005
3:45 pm Break


4:00 pm

The Perfect Pitch Package
Demos, Synopses, Websites and Packets
Moderator: Sean Grennan, The Phantom of the Country Palace – Festival 1994


5:00 pm Tips, Tricks & Taboos
A chance to share stories and advice about making connections both personal and indirect with producers and theatres.
Moderator: Tara Smith, Playing Pretend Productions and Piece -Festival 2006
6:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception

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