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Musical Theatre: Past, Present, Future

October 23 - 24, 2018

TKP New York, 109 West 39th Street, NYC

NAMT’s Fall Conference is the networking event of the year, bringing NAMT members together to discuss the future of musical theatre.

WHO ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE

Executive management, artistic directors, new works directors and staff, board members, commercial producers, and anyone at your theatre involved with new work development and production. NAMT conferences can also be a great perk for engaged donors who are interested in learning more about how things work behind the scenes! All employees and board members of a member organization are NAMT members!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

At this year’s Fall Conference, held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals, we looked at how NAMT and our members are working together to bring musical theatre into the future while also preserving its history. Where is the industry going, where do we want it to be going, and what is NAMT’s role in getting it there?

Fall Conference registration includes:

  • panels, speakers, case studies and breakout discussions
  • breakfast and lunch on both days
  • a pre-theatre cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar
  • ample networking time
  • and more!
Detailed Agenda

REGISTRATION, RATES AND DEADLINES

  • NAMT Conferences are open to NAMT members in good standing and invited guests. If you are not a NAMT member (or are unsure of your membership status) and would like to attend the Fall Conference, please email Membership Director Adam Grosswirth  or call (212) 714-6668 x15.
  • The more people you bring, the more you save!
    • Member early registration rates for the full Conference were $400 – $525 per person.
      • New this year: Deep discounts if you bring three or more people from your organization!
    • Additional options are be available for single day rates, Associate Members and invited non-members.
    • Register early for the best rates!
  • Deadlines:
    • Early Registration: September 23
      • All prices increased by $100 on September 24
    • Final Registration: October 14
    • Cancellation: October 10
      • Registrations cancelled through October 1 will be refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. After October 10, 2018, no refunds will be possible.
      • Payments must be received by October 1. If a registration is canceled due to non-payment, attendees will have to re-register at the current pricing.
Register Now!

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

We are very grateful to the sponsors and exhibitors of the 2018 Fall Conference. Please click here for information on supporting NAMT and the benefits of sponsoring or exhibiting at our events.

Sponsor or Exhibit at the Conference

Educational Resources Committee
Dan Murphy, The Broadway Rose Theatre (OR), Chair
Michael Ballam, Utah Festival Opera Company (UT)
Wayne Bryan, Music Theatre Wichita (KS)
Mark Fleischer, Pittsburgh CLO (PA)
Robb Hunt, Village Theatre (WA)
Jennifer Jaquess, Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL)
Orlando Morales, The 5th Avenue Theatre (WA)

Fall Conference Committee
Hillary Hart, Theatre Under the Stars (TX), Chair
Taneisha Duggan, TheatreWorks Hartford (CT)
Cody Lassen, Cody Lassen & Associates (NY)
Scott Levy, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company (CO)
Jeff Rane, Uptown Players (TX)
Amy Rogers, Pace New Musicals (NY)

Agenda

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00 - 9:30 amCheck-in and Breakfast

TKP NY
109 West 39th Street
Empire Room

Grab your badge and conference materials and join us for breakfast (and lots of coffee) and some morning networking time. (Breakfast will be available through the morning as other sessions continue.)

Sponsored by Disney Theatrical Productions & Ogunquit Playhouse

9:30 - 10:30 amSpeed-Dating

Bryant Park Room

A fast-paced and fun opportunity for you to meet-and-greet your fellow Conference attendees.

10:30 - 11:30 amKeynote: David Henry Hwang in conversation with Laura Heywood

Empire Room

Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang will kick off the Fall Conference with a keynote conversation about the past, present and future of musical theatre. In addition to many plays, musicals and opera libretti, Hwang’s latest musical, Soft Power, written with Jeanine Tesori, recently premiered at Center Theatre Group (National Fund for New Musicals production grant recipient). SF Gatesaid this new musical “deserves to be known as one of the defining theatrical works of the Trump era.”
 
David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer, and librettist, whose stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards, and he co-wrote the Gold Record “Solo” with the late pop star Prince. Hwang is currently a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. His screenplays include Possession, M. Butterfly, and Golden Gate. Hwang was a Residency One Playwright at Signature Theatre, which produced a season of his plays, and M. Butterfly was recently revived on Broadway. His opera An American Soldier, with composer Huang Ruo, will premiere in June 2018 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Recent honors include 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, the 2012 Inge Award, the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright “Mimi” Award, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, and a 2015 Ford Foundation “Art of Change” Award. He serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center, as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts, and as Chair of the American Theatre Wing.
 

Laura Heywood is a professional enthusiast: a multi-faceted host, consultant, performer, pundit, and writer widely recognized for her commitment to positivity. Through her social media persona @BroadwayGirlNYC, Laura has become “Broadway’s most influential fan” (CBS This Morning) and “the most vocal and visible supporter in the business” (Forbes). in 2018 she worked as the in-house Broadway expert and Video Package Supervisor on the 2018 Tony Awards. She regularly acts as a celebrity interviewer for outlets including Build Series and CBS New York, and moderates talkbacks and hosts special events on Broadway stages. She has worked in fields ranging from sports radio (San Francisco Giants) to commercial acting (Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty) to celebrity talent booking (Sirius XM), always bringing a point of view of contagious joy. As a social media expert, Laura has worked with Bebe Neuwirth (Tony Award winner); LaChanze (Tony Award winner); Tori Amos (Grammy Award nominee); FOUND: The Musical off Broadway; Actors Equity; The American Musical & Dramatic Academy; Grant Thornton; and The Kilroys. She volunteers regularly and is on the Board of Directors for the national arts & education non-profit Story Pirates. www.LauraHeywoodMedia.com

11:30 am - 1:00 pmFinding the Future

Empire Room

What does the future of musical theatre look like and what do we want it to look like? Where are new shows/artists/administrators/audiences coming from? What stories are being told? What responsibility do NAMT and its members have for actively shaping the future?

Moderated by Hillary Hart (Theatre Under the Stars), with Kathy Evans (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat), Cody Lassen (Cody Lassen & Associates), Amy Rogers Schwartzreich (Pace University), Natasha Sinha (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and Musical Theatre Factory), and Mei Ann Teo (Musical Theatre Factory).

1:00 - 2:15 pmLunch & Annual Membership Meeting

Empire Room

Sponsored by The Musical Company & Theatre Under The Stars

2:30 - 3:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions: Group Discussions by Budget Size

Discussion groups by organization size to discuss pressing topics among similar organizations.

Organizations with operating budgets under $2 million
Led by Kate Galvin (Cardinal Stage Company)
Chelsea

Organizations with operating budgets from $2 million to $5 million
Led by Anthony Rodriguez (Aurora Theatre)
Madison

Organizations with operating budgets from $5 million to $12 million
West Village

Organizations with operating budgets over $12 million
East Village

3:45 - 5:00 pmWhen New(er) Works Are (Brand) New To You

Empire Room

How can a theatre known for classics successfully add new/er works into the mix? Will audiences follow? Will new audiences come?

Moderated by Mark Fleischer (Pittsburgh CLO), with Keith Cromwell (Red Mountain Theatre), Mandy Greenfield (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Dan Murphy (The Broadway Rose Theatre Company).

5:30 - 7:30 pmNetworking Cocktail Party

Glass House Tavern
252 West 47th Street

Sponsored by Samuel French & Pittsburgh CLO

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 amBreakfast

TKP NY
109 West 39th Street
Empire Room

Breakfast will be available throughout the morning sessions.

Sponsored by Ticketmaster & Shea’s Performing Arts Center

9:00 - 10:00 amRevivals: Responsibility and Opportunity

Empire Room

Times change, and norms of acceptability change with them. How can we honor musical theatre’s legacy while providing context for modern audiences? How can we preserve what makes these musicals worthwhile despite “problematic” material? Should we?

Moderated by Jeff Rane (Uptown Players), with Curt Dale Clark (Maine State Music Theatre), Kwofe Coleman (The MUNY), Meg Fofonoff (Art Lab), Sara Holdren (New York Magazine), and Georgia Stitt (Festival Alumni Writer).

10:00 - 11:15 amAudiences: Fact vs. Fiction

Empire Room

What assumptions are we making about our audiences and how do they affect our programming choices? How can data help us sort out fact from bias?

Moderated by Taneisha Duggan (TheaterWorks Hartford), with Tory Bailey (Theatre Development Fund), Michael Baron (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Kate Hagen (TRG Arts) and Donna Lynn Hilton (Goodspeed Musicals).

11:15 - 11:45 amNetworking Coffee Break

Empire Room

All-day coffee sponsored by The Hollywood Pantages

11:45 am - 1:00 pmSetting Up For Success and Succession

Empire Room

Where is the next generation of theatre-makers coming from, and what will they find when they get here? What does a career in theatre administration look like in 2018? Are our institutions welcoming to all? Are we guiding and nurturing the next generation to step into our shoes and take the lead?

Moderated by Phil Santora (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), with Renee Blinkwolt & Jillian Rorer (Ars Nova), Marsha Brooks (Brooks & Distler), David Mallette (Management Consultants for the Arts) and Mitchell Marcus (The Musical Stage Company).

1:00 - 2:15 pmLunch & Festival Preview

Empire Room

Sponsored by Tams Witmark & The Marriott Theatre

2:30 - 3:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

Small group discussion on topics of interest!

National New Play Network Rolling World Premieres
Nan Barnett, NNPN
East Village

Body Autonomy: Addressing Abuse and Harassment in Theatre
Corinne Woods & Hope Chavez, ART/NY
Chelsea

Executive Search
David Mallette, Management Consultants for the Arts
West Village

Social, Streaming, and Equity
Dragica Dabo & Brandon Lorenz, Actors’ Equity Association
Madison

3:45 - 5:00 pmWorld of Tomorrow: Technology and Musical Theatre

Empire Room

How are new forms of technology affecting the way we produce and consume theatre? How might theatres engage audiences and artists using virtual or augmented reality? What new tools are available to artists and crew in rehearsals? How will this affect the art being produced?

Moderated by Scott Levy (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company), with Tim Kashani (Apples and Oranges Arts), Søren Møller (Fredericia Theatre), Kevin Warnick (Tuacahn Amphitheatre) and Kyle Wright (The Shubert Organization).

5:00 - 5:30 pmWrap-Up

Empire Room

As of 10/9/18. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Directions and Discounts

Attendees

11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Marketing Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Daniel Guy
Managing Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Daniel Guy
Managing Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Marketing Director
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
General Manager
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
General Manager
42nd Street Moon
Daniel Thomas
Executive Director
42nd Street Moon
Stephanie Rhoads-Bickham
Founder
42nd Street Moon
Daniel Thomas
Executive Director
42nd Street Moon
Stephanie Rhoads-Bickham
Founder
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Ryan Cunningham
Associate Artistic Director, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Ryan Cunningham
Associate Artistic Director, American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Amy Schwartzreich
Amy Schwartrzreich
Director of Musical Theater
Amy Schwartzreich
Amy Schwartrzreich
Director of Musical Theater
Apples and Oranges Arts
Tim Kashani
co-founder
Apples and Oranges Arts
Tim Kashani
co-founder
Apples and Oranges Arts
Ally Rice
Creator
Apples and Oranges Arts
Brian Adam Davis
Apples and Oranges Arts
Landon Zwick
Apples and Oranges Arts
Landon Zwick
Apples and Oranges Arts
Brian Adam Davis
Apples and Oranges Arts
Ally Rice
Creator
Art Lab
Arthur Cuadros
Social Media Director
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Executive Producer
Art Lab
Arthur Cuadros
Social Media Director
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Executive Producer
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Camron Parker
Associate General Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Camron Parker
Associate General Manager
Aurora Theatre
Christian Magby
Artist in Residence
Aurora Theatre
Renita James
Education Coordinator
Aurora Theatre
Christian Magby
Artist in Residence
Aurora Theatre
Renita James
Education Coordinator
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Associate Producer
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Associate Producer
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Barbara Whitman Productions
Claire Glubiak
Associate
Barbara Whitman Productions
Claire Glubiak
Associate
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
Director of Marketing
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
Director of Marketing
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Brooks & Distler, Attorneys at Law
Marsha S. Brooks
Partner
Brooks & Distler, Attorneys at Law
Marsha S. Brooks
Partner
Cardinal Stage Company
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Cardinal Stage Company
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Rick Edinger
Associate Teaching Professor of Music Theater
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Rick Edinger
Associate Teaching Professor of Music Theater
Casa Mañana Musicals
Kate Lovelady
Director of Education
Casa Mañana Musicals
Kate Lovelady
Director of Education
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Boynton
Creative Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Boynton
Creative Producer
Cody Lassen & Associates
Cody Lassen
Producer
Cody Lassen & Associates
Cody Lassen
Producer
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Ryan Bañagale
Crown Family Professor for Innovation in the Arts
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Ryan Bañagale
Crown Family Professor for Innovation in the Arts
Concord Theatricals
Sean Flahaven
President, Theatricals
Concord Theatricals
Sean Flahaven
President, Theatricals
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Carolyn Miller
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Carolyn Miller
Producer
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Licensing
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Licensing
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Scott Levy
Producing Artistic Director
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Nathan Halvorson
Associate Artistic Director
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Nathan Halvorson
Associate Artistic Director
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Scott Levy
Producing Artistic Director
Firemused Productions, LLC
Deborah Barrera
Managing Producer
Firemused Productions, LLC
Deborah Barrera
Managing Producer
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Rob Hartmann
Associate Producer
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Soren Moller
Creative Producer
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Rob Hartmann
Associate Producer
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Soren Moller
Creative Producer
From Scratch Productions
Kelly Robinson
Artistic Director
From Scratch Productions
Hannah Mirvish
Artistic Producer
From Scratch Productions
Kelly Robinson
Artistic Director
From Scratch Productions
Hannah Mirvish
Artistic Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Producer
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Artistic Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Colt Neidhardt
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Artistic Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Colt Neidhardt
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Lasalle College of the Arts
Dayal Singh
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
Lasalle College of the Arts
Dayal Singh
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Marymount Manhattan College, Faculty
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Marymount Manhattan College, Faculty
Live Design Group
Craig Krawczyk
Architect | Principal
Live Design Group
Jenny Hester
Director of Marketing
Live Design Group
Craig Krawczyk
Architect | Principal
Live Design Group
Jenny Hester
Director of Marketing
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Associate Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Associate Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President
Mercury Musical Developments
Victoria Saxton
Executive Director
Mercury Musical Developments
James Hadley
Executive Director
Mercury Musical Developments
James Hadley
Executive Director
Mercury Musical Developments
Victoria Saxton
Executive Director
Mercury Theater Chicago
Eugene Dizon
Business Manager and Music Director
Mercury Theater Chicago
Walter Stearns
Executive Director
Mercury Theater Chicago
Eugene Dizon
Business Manager and Music Director
Mercury Theater Chicago
Walter Stearns
Executive Director
Molloy College/CAP21 BFA Program
Henry Fonte
Chair & Director
Molloy College/CAP21 BFA Program
Henry Fonte
Chair & Director
Montclair State University
Mark Hardy
Associate Professor/New Works Initiative
Montclair State University
Mark Hardy
Associate Professor/New Works Initiative
MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Stephanie Riso
MTAP Consultant
MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Stephanie Riso
MTAP Consultant
MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Jeanne Drennan
Executive Director
MTAP-Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh
Jeanne Drennan
Executive Director
Music Theater Works
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
Music Theater Works
Bridget McDonough
Music Theater Works
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
Music Theater Works
Bridget McDonough
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
Professional Licensing: Canada, Florida
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, N. America
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
Professional Licensing: Canada, Florida
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, N. America
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
Producing Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
Producing Artistic Director
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
MWM Live
Ted Rawlins
Consulting Producer
MWM Live
Ted Rawlins
Consulting Producer
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Ciera Iveson
New Works Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Jen Whitton
Development Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Karin Nilo
Program Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kelly Kohlman
Office Coordinator
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Jen Whitton
Development Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Karin Nilo
Program Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kelly Kohlman
Office Coordinator
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Ciera Iveson
New Works Director
National New Play Network
Nancy Barnett
Executive Director
National New Play Network
Nancy Barnett
Executive Director
New Musicals Inc.
Scott Guy
Executive Director
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New Musicals Inc.
Scott Guy
Executive Director
North Carolina Theatre
Angela Grant
Director of Sales
North Carolina Theatre
Angela Grant
Director of Sales
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Aaron Wheeler
Management Associate - Theatricals
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Aaron Wheeler
Management Associate - Theatricals
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Rod Kaats
Producing Artistic Director
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Rod Kaats
Producing Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Penn State Musical Theatre
John Simpkins
Head of Musical Theatre
Penn State Musical Theatre
John Simpkins
Head of Musical Theatre
Perfect Pitch Musicals
Andy Barnes
Executive Producer
Perfect Pitch Musicals
Andy Barnes
Executive Producer
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Van Kaplan
Executive Producer/CEO
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Producing Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Van Kaplan
Executive Producer/CEO
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Producing Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Jim Aldridge
Producer
Popup Theatre Canada
Vinetta Strombergs
Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Vinetta Strombergs
Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Jim Aldridge
Producer
Queensbury Theatre
Marley Singletary
Producing Executive Director
Queensbury Theatre
Kristina Sullivan
Director of Education
Queensbury Theatre
Marley Singletary
Producing Executive Director
Queensbury Theatre
Kristina Sullivan
Director of Education
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Royal and Derngate Theatre
Tess Dowdeswell
Producer
Royal and Derngate Theatre
Tess Dowdeswell
Producer
Royal and Derngate Theatre
James Dacre
Artistic Director
Royal and Derngate Theatre
James Dacre
Artistic Director
Samuel French, Inc.
Courtney Kochuba
Marketing Manager
Samuel French, Inc.
David Kimple
Director of Licensing
Samuel French, Inc.
Courtney Kochuba
Marketing Manager
Samuel French, Inc.
David Kimple
Director of Licensing
San Diego State University Musical Theatre
Stephen Brotebeck
Associate Professor
San Diego State University Musical Theatre
Stephen Brotebeck
Associate Professor
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Jeffrey Herrmann
Managing Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Jeffrey Herrmann
Managing Director
Seaview Productions
Jana Shea
Executive Producer
Seaview Productions
Jana Shea
Executive Producer
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Thembi Duncan
Director of Arts Engagement and Education
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Thembi Duncan
Director of Arts Engagement and Education
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Patrick Brady
Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Shenandoah University
Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
Patrick Brady
Associate Professor of Musical Theatre Shenandoah University
Sheridan College, Canadian Music Theatre Project
Marc Richard
Coordinator, Music Theatre Performance
Sheridan College, Canadian Music Theatre Project
Michael Rubinoff
Producing Artistic Director
Sheridan College, Canadian Music Theatre Project
Michael Rubinoff
Producing Artistic Director
Sheridan College, Canadian Music Theatre Project
Marc Richard
Coordinator, Music Theatre Performance
Somerled Arts
Scott Evans
Artistic Director
Somerled Arts
Wendy Macdonald
Executive Director
Somerled Arts
Scott Evans
Artistic Director
Somerled Arts
Wendy Macdonald
Executive Director
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Tams-Witmark
Jim Colleran
Director, Marketing
Tams-Witmark
Jim Colleran
Director, Marketing
TCG
Craig Stekeur
Membership Associate
TCG
Jennifer Cleary
Director of Membership & Marketing
TCG
Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly
Associate Director of Membership
TCG
Craig Stekeur
Membership Associate
TCG
Jennifer Cleary
Director of Membership & Marketing
TCG
Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly
Associate Director of Membership
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bernie Griffin
Managing Director
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry
Producing Artistic Director
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bernie Griffin
Managing Director
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry
Producing Artistic Director
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Marriott Theatre
Aaron Thielen
Artistic Director
The Marriott Theatre
Andy Hite
Artistic Director
The Marriott Theatre
Andy Hite
Artistic Director
The Marriott Theatre
Aaron Thielen
Artistic Director
The MUNY
Kwofe Coleman
Managing Director
The MUNY
Dennis Reagan
President & CEO
The MUNY
Kwofe Coleman
Managing Director
The MUNY
Dennis Reagan
President & CEO
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
Artistic & Managing Director
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
Artistic & Managing Director
The Musical Stage Company
Robert McQueen
Director of New Musical Development
The Musical Stage Company
Robert McQueen
Director of New Musical Development
The Musical Stage Company
Ellen Wallace
Board Chair
The Musical Stage Company
Ellen Wallace
Board Chair
The Old Globe
Lynne Wheeler
The Old Globe
Karen Tanz
The Old Globe
Lynne Wheeler
The Old Globe
Karen Tanz
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Michelle Yaroshko
Vice President - Professional Licensing
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Brian Sherman
Director, Professional Theater Licensing
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Michelle Yaroshko
Vice President - Professional Licensing
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Brian Sherman
Director, Professional Theater Licensing
TheaterWorks
Taneisha Duggan
Producing Associate
TheaterWorks
Taneisha Duggan
Producing Associate
TheaterWorks
Rob Ruggiero
Producing Artistic Director
TheaterWorks
Rob Ruggiero
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
Transport Group
Lori Fineman
Executive Director
Transport Group
Lori Fineman
Executive Director
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jenny Niederhoffer
Chairperson of the Board
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jenny Niederhoffer
Chairperson of the Board
TRW
Lysna Marzani
Director of Professional and International Licensing
TRW
Bradley Lohrenz
Asst. VP Professional & International Licensing
TRW
Bradley Lohrenz
Asst. VP Professional & International Licensing
TRW
Lysna Marzani
Director of Professional and International Licensing
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Averill Corkin
Tuacahn High School Staff
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kyle Lewis
Tuacahn High School Staff
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Warnick
CFO
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Averill Corkin
Tuacahn High School Staff
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kyle Lewis
Tuacahn High School Staff
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Warnick
CFO
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Smith
Chief Executive Officer
United Agents LLP
Mildred Yuan
Agent, Head of Musical Theatre and Dance
United Agents LLP
Mildred Yuan
Agent, Head of Musical Theatre and Dance
Universal Theatrical Group
Lowe Cunningham
Director, Creative Development
Universal Theatrical Group
Lowe Cunningham
Director, Creative Development
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta
Head of Musical Theatre
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta
Head of Musical Theatre
Uptown Players
Jeff Rane
Artistic Producer
Uptown Players
Jeff Rane
Artistic Producer
USC School of Dramatic Arts
VP Boyle
Creative Director, LiveRead@SDA
USC School of Dramatic Arts
VP Boyle
Creative Director, LiveRead@SDA
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Zachary Dunbar
Dr Zachary Dunbar, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Zachary Dunbar
Dr Zachary Dunbar, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Village Theatre
Brandon Ivie
Associate Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Jerry Dixon
Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Village Theatre
Brandon Ivie
Associate Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Jerry Dixon
Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Kristin Kern
Board Member
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
John Zirkle
Executive Director
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Kristin Kern
Board Member
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
John Zirkle
Executive Director
WDI/DPLE
Dana Harrel
Executive Creative Director
WDI/DPLE
Dana Harrel
Executive Creative Director
Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, University of Oklahoma
Shawn Churchman
The University of Oklahoma, Associate Professor-School of Musical Theatre
Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre, University of Oklahoma
Shawn Churchman
The University of Oklahoma, Associate Professor-School of Musical Theatre
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Steve Stettler
Producing Artistic Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Steve Stettler
Producing Artistic Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Advisory Board President
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Advisory Board President
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
Marc Seriff
Marc Seriff
Erin Craig
Erin Craig
Barbara Bellman
Barbara Bellman
Bob Degus
Bob Degus
Will North
Will North
Amanda Connors
Amanda Connors
Carlton Byrd
Carlton Byrd
Carsen Joenk
Carsen Joenk
Lindsy Bissonnette
Lindsy Bissonnette
Nicky Maggio
Nicky Maggio
Rhonda Kohl
Rhonda Kohl
Tai Thompson
Tai Thompson
David Coffman
David Coffman
Sharon Fallon
Producer
Sharon Fallon
Producer
Matt Schicker
Show Shepherd
Matt Schicker
Show Shepherd
Michael Einfeld
Michael Einfeld
Sarahbeth Grossman
Sarahbeth Grossman
Susan Lambert
Susan Lambert
Melissa Bencic
Melissa Bencic
Carolyn Seriff
Carolyn Seriff
Michael Fox
Michael Fox
Justin Fortunato
Justin Fortunato

Guidelines

Participation Guidelines

NAMT is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of experiences, talents, skills, cultures and opinions that our members bring to our community, and specifically to our events. We invite you to participate in the Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals in a spirit of open-mindedness, curiosity and respect.

We want every NAMT event to be a safe, inclusive and productive environment for all participants. In that spirit, we ask you to…

  • Be inclusive, actively seeking and inviting diverse perspectives
  • Listen to understand
  • Participate in an active and direct way, with professionalism and respect for others
  • Be considerate, kind, constructive and helpful in your language and actions
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and language
  • Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other attendees

NAMT staff and Board may take action (up to and including expulsion with no refund and exclusion from future events) to redress disruptive, disrespectful or offensive behavior or any other actions deemed in conflict with the above guidelines.

Thank you to every NAMT community member for helping to make all of our events informative, inclusive and respectful.

Resources

Crowdsourced Resources for POC Theatre Artists (the “list of lists” discussed by Natasha Sinha on the “Future of Musical Theatre” panel)

Howlround Articles on Transitions (discussed by Paige Price during the “Succession Success” panel)

A User’s Guide To Leadership Transition
Shifting Institutions, Shifting Audiences
Teach Them How To Say Goodbye
Sunsetting A Nonprofit Arts Organization

Michael Ballam’s insert that was designed to fall out of UFOMT’s programs so as not to be missed (discussed during the “Revivals: Responsibility and Opportunities” panel)

Dear friends, there are words and situations in this production which will offend you.  They should. They are part of our shameful past. Let us celebrate how far we have progressed, acknowledge the distance we have yet to go, resolve individually to do all we can do to right these wrongs and pray for the day when all mankind can live together in peace and harmony.

Michael Ballam, Founding General Director, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Fredericia Theatre’s Tarzan set video

Full conference packet, including articles.