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New Paths to New Musicals

October 22 - 23, 2019

TKP Conference Center, 109 West 39th Street, New York, NY

This year’s Fall Conference will be bigger than ever! We’re expanding our programming to include smaller group discussions allowing for deeper dives into the ins and outs of new musical development, community engagement, equity/diversity/inclusion, and more. We’ll look at how theatres can prepare their audiences for shows with sensitive topics, collaborate internationally, develop new work for young audiences, bring art to their communities, become more inclusive, and more! Attendees will also have a chance to meet the writers of the 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals for an exclusive sneak peek of the Festival.


Educational Resources Committee
Dan Murphy, The Broadway Rose Theatre (OR), Chair
Michael Ballam, Utah Festival Opera Company (UT)
Rick Boynton, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL)
Wayne Bryan, Music Theatre Wichita (KS)
Mark Fleischer, Pittsburgh CLO (PA)
Donna Lynn Hilton, Goodspeed Musicals (CT)
Robb Hunt, Village Theatre (WA)
Jennifer Jaquess, Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL)
Orlando Morales, The 5th Avenue Theatre (WA)

Fall Conference 2019 Committee
Joe Barros, New York Theatre Barn (NY)
Thembi Duncan, Shea’s Performing Arts Center (NY)
Aislinn Frantz, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL)
Wendy Gillespie, Starhawk Productions (CA)
Brandon Ivie, Village Theatre (WA)
Mike Stotts, Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ)
Michael Rubinoff, Sheridan College (ON)
Ashley Wells, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (OK)

Registration

Attendance Eligibility

The Fall Conference is open to NAMT members in good standing and invited guests only. If you are not sure of your membership status, or are interested in attending the Conference as a way to learn more about membership, please email Membership Director Adam Grosswirth.

Rates and Deadlines

New rates this year with deep discounts for multiple attendees from a single organization!

Early registration rates for NAMT organizational members are:

  • $540 for the first attendee from a member organization
  • $500 for a second attendee from your organization
  • $435 for each additional attendee from the same organization
  • A day rate of $350 is available
  • Associate Member rates are $595 for the full Conference and $395 for one day.
  • Non-members may attend the conference by invitation only. Non-member rates are $100 more than organizational member rates above.

Register by September 22 for these low, at-cost rates! All prices will increase by $100 on September 23.

The final registration deadline is October 14.

Payments must be received by October 7 or your registration will be canceled. Re-registrations will be billed at the applicable rate on the date of the new processing.

Registrants may cancel up to October 1. Fees will be refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be allowed after October 1, 2019. Payments must be received by October 7. If a registration is canceled due to non-payment, attendees will have to re-register at the current pricing.

Registration Process

Each attendee will receive a badge, which gives you entry to the events (there are no tickets), and important pre-event information will be sent via email. Please provide each attendee’s information on the registration form. You may register multiple attendees from the same organization on the same form, for either the Fall Conference, the Festival of New Musicals, or both.

Your registration will not be complete until you click the SUBMIT button at the very end of the form and you have paid (if applicable). You will see a confirmation screen and receive an email upon completion.

Festival of New Musicals

The Festival of New Musicals is a separate event, but you may register for both events at once using this registration form. Or visit the Festival page for more details.

The 46th Minute

The Festival kicks off with a preview concert on October 23. NAMT members may purchase tickets when they register for the Conference and Festival.

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Agenda

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:00 - 9:30 amCheck-in and Continental Breakfast

TKP New York Conference Center
109 West 39th Street
Empire Lobby, 2nd Floor

9:30 - 10:15 amWelcome and 30-Second Success Stories

Empire Room

10:15 - 11:15 amKeynote: Daryl Roth in Conversation with Laura Heywood

Empire Room

Tony Award-winner Daryl Roth will kick off the Fall Conference with a keynote conversation about the past, present and future of musical theatre from a producer’s point of view. Roth has produced over 90 productions on and off Broadway, many with political or activist content.
 

Daryl Roth is an award-winning theatre producer and President of Daryl Roth Productions.  She is honored to hold the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony Award); Clybourne Park (2012 Tony Award); How I Learned to Drive; Proof (2001 Tony Award); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit.  The proud recipient of ten Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, highlights of her over 100 award winning productions both on and off Broadway include: The Tony and Olivier Award winning musical Kinky Boots (Broadway, U.S. Tour, London, Toronto, Australia, Korea, Japan); Bea Arthur on Broadway; Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change; Closer Than Ever; Curtains; Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002 Tony Award); The Humans (2016 Tony Award); Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart (2011 Tony Award); A Raisin in the Sun (2014 Tony Award); Shuffle Along; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; A View from the Bridge (2016 Tony); War Horse (2011 Tony Award); Wiesenthal; The Year of Magical Thinking; and De La Guarda, which ran for 7 years as the inaugural production at the Daryl Roth Theatre, a landmark building in Manhattan’s Union Square. Film credits include My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story a documentary exploring the relationships of well-known New Yorkers and their dogs.

Ms. Roth is a newly appointed member of the New York City Police Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of the Mayor’s Theater Subdistrict Council, an Honorary Trustee for Lincoln Center Theatre, and was twice included in Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business.”  Recent honors include: The Order of the Golden Sphinx award from The Harvard Hasty Pudding Institute; New York Living Landmarks award; Humanitarian Award from the Women’s Division and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Broadway Association Visionary Leader Award; Family Equality Council Family Award; Live Out Loud Humanitarian Award; and the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.  She enjoys supporting a diverse group of charitable and cultural institutions, and is active in LGBTQ rights causes, animal rights, and support for the arts.

 

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

11:15 - 11:30 amNetworking Coffee Break

Empire Room

11:30 am - 12:15 pmCase Study: Public Works

Learn about the Public Works community engagement program, and how NAMT members are adopting and adapting the Public Theater’s model around the country.

11:30 am - 12:15 pmPanel/Q&A: Producing Without Borders: Bringing International Shows to the U.S.

Presenting shows and collaborating with writers from abroad have special challenges and rewards. Learn how NAMT members have successfully bridged the gap.

11:30 am - 12:15 pmDiscussion: Board Buy-In For New Works

How can you bring risk-averse board members around to the idea of adding new or more challenging musicals to your season? Bring your questions and success stories to this session for some sharing and brainstorming.

11:30 am - 12:15 pmTBA
12:15 - 1:00 pmDiscussion: Commercial Enhancement: What Commercial and Non-Profit Producers Need To Know

Commercial/non-profit partnerships have become standard across much of the industry, but where do you start if you’ve never done one before? Or how can you take yours to the next level? Hear best practices and ask questions, and learn how to leverage your NAMT relationships further.

12:15 - 1:00 pmPanel: Approaching Musicals With Sensitive Topics

Some new musicals push buttons…and everyone’s buttons are different! How can you prepare your regular audience members and donors for a show you believe in that may ruffle some feathers? And how can we get past our own biases about what those feathers are?

12:15 - 1:00 pmQ&A: Writer Residencies

Experts will share best practices on starting and maintaining a writer residency program at your theatre.

12:15 - 1:00 pmPanel/Q&A: Producing Without Borders: Sending Your Shows Abroad

Taking shows from the U.S. to international audiences poses its own challenges. Another panel of experts will share their tips!

1:00 - 2:30 pmLunch and Annual Membership Meeting

Empire Room

2:30 - 3:30 pmCase Study: Red Mountain Theatre's Human Rights Festival

Each year, RMTC hosts a festival of powerful work that inspires, engages and transforms audiences. Learn how this program came to be, integrating community engagement and new musical development.

2:30 - 3:30 pmDiscussion: Co-Productions

Share best practices, success stories and ask questions about co-productions. Maybe even find a producing partner or two!

2:30 - 3:30 pmDiscussion: New Work Collaborations With Colleges & Universities

Developing a new musical in an academic setting can be a great step for writers, commercial producers or non-profit theatres, and of course has great benefits for students as well. Learn more about NAMT members’ successful programs and partnerships, and how you can join them.

2:30 - 3:30 pmPanel/Q&A: Non-Western Musical Theatre Traditions

How does American musical theatre echo or relate to other musical theater traditions around the world? How is community engagement linked to honoring non-Western traditions? Does our relative unfamiliarity with approaches from other cultures limit our reception of new work that breaks with the traditions we’re used to?

3:30 - 4:15 pmDiscussions: Members by Budget Size
4:30 - 4:45 pmA Word From Our Sponsor: Concord Theatricals
4:45 - 5:30 pmPanel: New Audiences for New Musicals, Now and Forever

Empire Room

We tend to think of viral success as a modern phenomenon, but blockbusters and youth-oriented shows existed long before social media. The frontier has changed, but the idea hasn’t. How can you harness audience excitement to make a hit? 

5:30 - 7:30 pmNetworking Cocktail Party

Glass House Tavern
252 West 47th Street

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:00 - 9:30 amBreakfast

Empire Lobby

9:30 - 11:30 amWorkshop: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Getting Past The "Can'ts" and Getting Down to Business

Empire Room

In her work and travels, Seena Hodges (Founder + CEO of The Woke Coach™) often hears people say things like, “I want to better understand how racism continues to erode the fabric of this country,” “I want to be a better, more inclusive organizational leader,” or “I want to know more about how I can make a difference through my organization.” Then, they all end with the same sentence: “But… I don’t know where to start.”

Join The Woke Coach™ for an engaging interaction that challenges all of the excuses that keep us from creating more inclusive organizational practices and being more intentional with our allyship. Participants will leave the session with a plan for executing the work that an authentic commitment to inclusion requires.

About The Woke Coach™
At The Woke Coach™, because we believe that racial equity is the defining issue of our time, we help clients move from ally to accomplice. We do this work by helping humans deepen their analysis, and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias, allyship, and injustice in order to become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves.

Because we are passionate about progress—and know that it is possible for everyone—we facilitate conversations and build bridges to civil engagement one interaction at a time. 

11:30 am - 12:00 pmNetworking Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:45 pmTBA
12:00 - 12:45 pmPanel: New Works for Young Audiences

Learn about new work development specifically aimed at young audiences and how you can be a part of it.

12:00 - 12:45 pmDiscussion: New (-ish) Musicals Pitch Sessions

Have a favorite show from your theatre that’s looking for its next steps? Pitch it to your fellow NAMT members here for the next great production!

12:00 - 12:45 pmPanel: Immersive and Interactive Musical Theatre

“Immersive” theatre is all the rage, but how do you define it? And how can these often complicated productions work for musicals? We’ll hear from NAMT members who have been blazing a trail.

1:00 - 2:30 pmLunch and Meet the Writers

Empire Room

2:45 - 3:30 pmPanel/Q&A: Beyond The 4th Wall

Bringing theatre directly out into your community is as challenging as it is rewarding. Learn how some NAMT member theatres have made it work.

2:45 - 3:30 pmDiscussion: Members Collaborating On Youth Programming

Many theatres keep their TYA programs separate from their “main” programming, which leads us to not talk about it much at NAMT events. But youth shows and programs are a great opportunity for members to collaborate and share resources. Come meet your new TYA partners!

2:45 - 3:30 pmPresentation/Demo: New Works and New Technology

Learn about new technologies that can help you create and collaborate — and even whole new ways of presenting musical theatre.

2:45 - 3:30 pmPresentation/Workshop: The Story Matters: Supporting Gender Equity through Conscious Theatre-Making

As theatre-makers, we are charged with the task of telling many different kinds of stories. How do we, in the post #MeToo era, responsibly navigate story-telling without discarding the musical theatre canon which contains an abundance of potentially questionable content?

3:45 - 4:45 pmPanel TBA

Empire Room

4:45 - 5:15 pmWrap-Up

Empire Room

As of 9/17/19. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Please note that there will be more concurrent sessions at this year’s Fall Conference than at most of our past events. Check the color-coded start times on the agenda above as you make your plans. We’ll have a handy chart when we get closer to the start of the Conference!

Hotels & Accommodations

Novotel New York Times Square

226 West 52nd Street
New York, NY

(212) 315-0100

The Novotel is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals attendees rates of $299per night (including tax) for the nights of October 21-25. To book, click here, or call (212) 315-0100 and use code NAT1021 by September 21.

With a premium central Manhattan location and iconic sweeping views of Times Square, the Novotel New York Times Square hotel is situated in close proximity to the Broadway Theater district, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, World-class shopping, and 'Must-See' Landmarks. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience in 4-star contemporary comfort, whether your stay is for business or leisure.

The Novotel New York Times Square, in the heart of Midtown New York, is ideally situated in the Theatre District. New York's top attractions, such as Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, museums and luxury shops are just minutes away. Broadway, Central Park, museums and luxury shops are just minutes away. The restaurant Supernova offers a fine dining experience with spectacular views of Broadway and Times Square. Have a cocktail on our 7th Floor Terrace or enjoy an outdoor dining.

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Dream Midtown

210 West 55th Street
New York, NY

www.dreamhotels.com

(646) 625-4980

Dream Midtown is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musical attendees rates of $309/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) from October 21 through October 25, 2019. Rate includes complimentary wifi, access to nearby Crunch Fitness, and waived facility fees of $24.95/night. This offer expires on September 20, 2019, and is subject to room availability.

Escape the common travel experience in the heart of Manhattan. All the iconic New York City landmarks are waiting nearby: Times Square, Columbus Circle, Central Park, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue. Our close-knit neighborhood boasts corporate headquarters, theatres, high-end shopping, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and of course...Dream Midtown.

A restored 1895 Beaux-Arts flatiron building with newly redesigned interiors, Dream Midtown includes 221 luxurious accommodations and surrealistic on-site dining. Add best-in-class service from a staff that favors the term host over hotel, and top it all off with trendy built-in nightlife by world-renowned designers.

To Book
Call (646) 625-4980, and reference National Alliance for Musical Theatre, or click here.

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Courtyard by Marriott Times Square West

307 West 37th Street
New York, NY

www.marriott.com

(212) 912-0009

The Courtyard Marriott Times Square West is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musical attendees rates of $315/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) from October 21 through October 25, 2019. This offer expires on September 13, 2019, and is subject to room availability.

Conveniently located a short 3-block walk from Penn Station, in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District, this inviting Times Square hotel provides a contemporary retreat. Our Bistro can offer you breakfast, dinner and drink options every day of the week. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout our accommodations, and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped and very spacious Midtown Manhattan, NYC, hotel fitness center will keep you fit and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at our hotel in Times Square Midtown Manhattan, NYC, is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before. This NYC Midtown Manhattan hotel is ideal for your trip whether on business or leisure within walking distance of Times Square, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden,Jacob Javits Center, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway Theater District.

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Offers Available for NAMT Members

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NAMT members have access to discounted rates at multiple Midtown Manhattan hotels year-round. Visit the Discounts and Deals page and log in for details and to book one of these great hotels now!

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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
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
Ars Nova
Rick Feldman
Member of the Board
Ars Nova
Rick Feldman
Member of the Board
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Victoria Bussert
Director of Music Theatre Program
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Victoria Bussert
Director of Music Theatre Program
Barbara Whitman Productions
Jimmy Wilson
Associate
Barbara Whitman Productions
Jimmy Wilson
Associate
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
Director of Marketing
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional and International Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional and International Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
Director of Marketing
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
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Licensing
Disney Theatrical Group
Pearl Hodiwala
Manager, Licensing
Disney Theatrical Group
Mikhail Medvedev
Sr. Manager, Finance
Disney Theatrical Group
Kari Schouveller
Sr. Finance Analyst
Disney Theatrical Group
Pearl Hodiwala
Manager, Licensing
Disney Theatrical Group
Kari Schouveller
Sr. Finance Analyst
Disney Theatrical Group
Mikhail Medvedev
Sr. Manager, Finance
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Licensing
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Scott Levy
Producing Artistic Director
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Scott Levy
Producing Artistic Director
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Brett Smock
Producing Artistic Director
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Brett Smock
Producing Artistic Director
Fulton Theatre
Marc Robin
Executive Artistic Director
Fulton Theatre
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing
Fulton Theatre
Marc Robin
Executive Artistic Director
Fulton Theatre
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Harmonia Holdings, Ltd.
Kenneth Dingledine
President
Harmonia Holdings, Ltd.
Kenneth Dingledine
President
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Malcolm Darrell
Associate Creative Director
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Dana Harrel
Executive Creative Director
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Malcolm Darrell
Associate Creative Director
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Dana Harrel
Executive Creative Director
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff
Producer
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Producing Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Producing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Associate Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic 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
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randall Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randall Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Karin Nilo
Program Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Santiago Martinez
Development Manager
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
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kelly Kohlman
Office Coordinator
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Santiago Martinez
Development Manager
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
Karin Nilo
Program Associate
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kelly Kohlman
Office Coordinator
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Director of Theater & Musical Theater
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Director of Theater & Musical Theater
Needle Productions, LLC
Rosemary Willman
Co-Founder
Needle Productions, LLC
Kenneth Willman
Co-Founder
Needle Productions, LLC
Kenneth Willman
Co-Founder
Needle Productions, LLC
Rosemary Willman
Co-Founder
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Joe Barros
Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Joe Barros
Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mike Stotts
Managing Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mike Stotts
Managing Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Vinetta Strombergs
Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Jim Aldridge
Producer
Popup Theatre Canada
Vinetta Strombergs
Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Jim Aldridge
Producer
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Keith Cromwell
Executive 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
Seattle Rep
Hattie Andres
Artistic Associate
Seattle Rep
Hattie Andres
Artistic Associate
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
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
Artistic Director
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
Artistic Director
The Musical Stage Company
Jordan Lafrennier
Intern Artistic Director
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
Artistic & Managing Director
The Musical Stage Company
Jordan Lafrennier
Intern Artistic Director
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
Artistic & Managing Director
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Megan Larche Dominick
Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Works
Theatre Under The Stars
Megan Larche Dominick
Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Works
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Assistant Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Assistant Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Karla Koskinen
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Professor/Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Karla Koskinen
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Professor/Director
University of Notre Dame
Matt Hawkins
Director of Musical Theatre
University of Notre Dame
Matt Hawkins
Director of Musical Theatre
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General 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
Village Theatre
Brandon Ivie
Associate Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Jerry Dixon
Artistic Director
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
John Zirkle
Executive Director
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
John Zirkle
Executive Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre, The
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Weston Playhouse Theatre, The
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Harriet Schlader
Managing Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Advisory Board President
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Harriet Schlader
Managing Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Advisory Board President
ZACH Theatre
Nathaniel Miller
Associate Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Nathaniel Miller
Associate Artistic Director
Kirsten Wrinkle
Kirsten Wrinkle
Marc Seriff
Marc Seriff
Erin Craig
Erin Craig
Barbara Bellman
Barbara Bellman
James Slocum
James Slocum
Carolyn Seriff
Carolyn Seriff

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.

Lottery

NAMT is proud to once again offer eligible members a chance to attend the Fall Conference for free.
Aimed at giving the next generation of theatre makers a chance to join the conversation about the future of musical theatre, NAMT will waive the conference registration fee for at least one attendee, selected by lottery. The opportunity for one attendee to receive limited hotel nights and transportation benefits may be announced at a later date. In order to be eligible to enter the lottery:

  • You must be a full-time staff member at a NAMT member organization
  • You must be a first-time conference attendee
  • Your organization must have an operating budget of under $1,000,000 OR your job title must include Assistant, Associate, or an equivalent descriptor

To enter the lottery, fill out our short application form.

Questions? Email Program Manager Karin Nilo.

Apply now