2017 Writers’ Roundtable
The Feedback Loop: Communication and Collaboration in Development
Join NAMT Alumni Writers and producers from NAMT member organizations to discuss ways we can better communicate through challenges in the development process. We will cover setting expectations for collaborations and communication when development does not go as planned; sharing feedback on sensitive topics; and maximizing the benefit of audience feedback and participation in the development process.
Monday, February 27, 2017
|11:30 am||Check-in and Introductions|
Check-in will start at 11:30am and we will start the Roundtable promptly at 12:00pm.
|12:00 pm||Read, Rewrite, Repeat|
How do writers and producers best set expectations from the start of a collaboration?
What types of feedback are most constructive during early drafts of a show?
How does feedback need to change as a show goes from readings to productions?
How can both parties best communicate after a development step doesn’t go as planned or development expectations diverge?
|1:15 pm||Shared Accountability in Storytelling|
When a writer or producer is developing a show outside of their personal experience, are there best practices for discussing ethnic, racial and cultural perspectives in the piece?
When story elements are not being perceived as intended by producers and audiences, how do we align the perspectives?
|2:30 pm||Adding Audiences|
When are audience surveys most helpful?
What is the most useful information to gather for writers and producers?
How can audience talkbacks be used as productive development tools?
How can we best introduce our audiences to new works development conversations? What interactions with artists and the process are most productive for all involved?
|3:30 - 4:30 pm||Wine and Cheese Networking Reception|
as of February 8, 2017
New Works Director
Musical Theatre Fellowship
Musical Theater Producing Associate
Founding Executive Director, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs
Composer, Lyricist, Bookwriter