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The Feedback Loop: Communication and Collaboration in Development

February 27

Interface NYC 140 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

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.

Check in will begin at 11:30am with the Roundtable starting 12:00pm.  A wine and cheese reception will follow from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the same location.

Agenda

Monday, February 27, 2017
11:30 amCheck-in and Introductions

Check-in will start at 11:30am and we will start the Roundtable promptly at 12:00pm.

12:00 pmRead, 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 pmShared 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 pmAdding 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 pmWine and Cheese Networking Reception

as of February 8, 2017

Attendees

Creo
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Dailey-Monda Theatricals
Frankie Dailey
Producer/General Manager
Dailey-Monda Theatricals
Joey Monda
Producer/General Manager
Global Musical Theatre Initiative, Prospect Theater Company
Julia Bardinon
Goodspeed Musicals
Bob Alwine
Musical Theatre Factory
Shakina Nayfack
Artistic Director
Musical Theatre Factory
Lynn Spector
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Ciera Iveson
New Works Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Karin Nilo
Program Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Jen Whitton
Development Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Producing Director
Playwrights Horizons
Marcus Scott
Musical Theatre Fellowship
Playwrights Horizons
Kent Nicholson
Musical Theater Producing Associate
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Somerled Arts
Scott Evans
Artistic Director
Caroline Barnard
Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs
Paul Gordon
Bob Ost
Executive Director
Cheryl Davis
Georgia Stitt
Brian Lowdermilk
Kait Kerrigan
James Campodonico
Composer
Mindi Dickstein
Douglas Cohen
Composer, Lyricist, Bookwriter
Jeremy Desmon
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Brad Alexander
Composer
Timothy Huang
Mary Bracken Phillips
Lyricist/Librettist
Kevin Merritt
Bryan Leys
Gary Hughes
Treasurer
James Racheff
Martin Casella
Beth Blatt
Sean Flahaven
Phillip Palmer
Nick Stimler
Philip Stern
Elizabeth Dewberry
Keith Gordon