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What Now, What Next?

October 19-20, 2021

The Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

…and online!

NAMT welcomed members back to New York for the 2021 Fall Conference, What Now, What Next. The Conference was also presented online, allowing members to participate fully in all Conference sessions, networking, meeting Festival writers and more, from anywhere! As our theatres start to reopen, how are we applying what we’ve learned from this period of assessment and hardship? How are we listening to our artistic communities and earning their trust? How do we want to challenge our audiences with new stories and new ways of thinking? How can we all rebuild and grow together?

If you registered for the Fall Conference (either in-person or online), click here to go to Socio, our hybrid event platform, and access all of the Conference materials including attendee contacts, speaker bios, handouts, slides, connections made during the event, and more. Socio will be active at least through Spring, 2021. If you didn’t use Socio during the event, you can still set up your account using the email address you used to register with us.


Educational Resources Committee

Mark Fleischer, Pittsburgh CLO (PA), Chair
Nancy Altschuler, Goodspeed Musicals (CT)
Robb Hunt, Village Theatre (WA)
Orlando Morales, The 5th Avenue Theatre (WA)
Dan Murphy, The Broadway Rose Theatre (OR)
 

2021 Fall Conference Committee

Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre (WA)
Anika Chapin, Goodspeed Musicals (CT)
Sharon Fallon, Sharon Fallon Productions (NY)
Ray Hogg, The Musical Stage Company (ON)
Melissa Livingston, Lake Dillon Theatre Company (CO)
Bill Patti, Shea’s Performing Arts Center (NY)

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Agenda

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (All times ET)
11:00 am - 12:00 pmIn-Person Check-In & Coffee

The Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres
502 West 53rd Street @ 10th Avenue

In-person attendees: Come get your badge and join us for coffee and reunions with old friends — and meet new ones! Reminder: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry. All attendees must be fully vaccinated. We will check CDC vaccination cards or digital passes and IDs at the door, so don’t forget those and allow a little more time than our usual check-in process.

Online attendees: The virtual space will be open, too! Start chatting and posting, join a video room, and get set up for the day.

Everyone: Make sure you have the Socio app on your phone so you can make connections with your fellow attendees (wherever they are) and get important Conference and Festival info all week.

Coffee today is sponsored by Starhawk Productions and Theatrical Rights Worldwide

12:00 - 12:15 pmWelcome Remarks & Orientation

The Mezzanine and Socio

12:15 - 1:00 pmKeynote Conversation: Adam Gwon, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Emily Gardner Xu Hall

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Three generations of musical theatre writers — who have mentored or been mentored by each other and collaborated in the past — will discuss teaching, learning and how to share this art form we all love, as well their hopes for the future of the field.

1:00 - 2:30 pmLunch

On your own

In-person attendees, check the Socio app for restaurant recommendations! (This link will start working the week before the conference after your Socio registration has been activated.)

2:30 - 3:30 pmWhat Now, What Next?

The Mezzanine and Socio

The last year and a half has been a time not only of struggle and soul-searching but also of innovation and reinvention. As we begin to rebuild and reopen, what do we want “the new normal” to look like? What don’t we want it to look like? Let’s take some time to remember why we got into theatre in the first place and imagine the industry, art form, audiences and community we want to see going forward.

Moderated by Betsy King Militello (NAMT), with Thembi Duncan (Shea’s Performing Arts Center), Susanna Gellert (Weston Playhouse), Melissa Livingston (Lake Dillon Theatre Company) and Natasha Sinha (Playwrights Horizons)

3:45 - 5:15 pmHow to Drive EDI Goals in an Uncertain Time

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An interactive, 90-minute workshop to help participants deepen their analysis, develop further understanding and grow in learning around issues of racism, bias, and injustice while remaining energized in the midst of the internal and collective work. We will create a brave environment that allows participants to feel safe to share and engage, both in-person and online, and ensure that space is made for participants to share their unfiltered experiences and concerns.

The Woke Coach: Seena Hodges and Ansa Akyea
5:15 - 5:30 pmEnd of Day Remarks

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5:30 - 7:30 pmVirtual Space Remains Open for Networking and Social Time

Socio

5:30 - 7:30 pmNetworking Reception

Glass House Tavern

Sponsored by Concord Theatricals

Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter restaurants in NYC, so even though we will have checked your status in the morning, Glass House will need to check it again. Be sure to have your vax card or equivalent pass and ID on you.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (All times ET)
10:15 am - 12:00 pmIn-Person Check-In & Coffee

The Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres

In-person attendees: Don’t forget your badge and join us for coffee and reunions with old friends — and meet new ones! Reminder: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry. All attendees must be fully vaccinated. We will check CDC vaccination cards or digital passes and IDs at the door, so don’t forget those and allow a little more time than our usual check-in process.

Online attendees: The virtual space will be open, too! Start chatting and posting, join a video room, and get set up for the day.

Everyone: Make sure you have the Socio app on your phone so you can make connections with your fellow attendees (wherever they are) and get important Conference and Festival info all week.

Coffee today is sponsored by ArtLab and The 5th Avenue Theatre.

10:45 - 11:45 amEarly Bird Session: From Reopening to Renaissance: Maximizing Attendance this Season

The Mezzanine and Socio

We’ve learned many things over the last year, especially the importance of relationships and keeping connections with patrons active. As Theatres reopen doors and return to performances with live audiences, it is time to act on what we’ve learned. Join TRG Arts for a hands-on workshop to explore how to best reactivate and retain audiences during this important 2021-22 season. The session will feature data insights, case studies, and activities to help ensure this season isn’t just about reopening, but is your relationship renaissance.

12:00 - 1:00 pmReal Talk for the Future of Musicals

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If you could snap your fingers and change the way that new musicals are developed, how would you change things?

A panel discussion about creating equitable, brave spaces for new musical development. The specific focus of this session has been determined by the panelists without a brief from the NAMT staff or planning committee, creating a unique opportunity to hear a group of Global Majority leaders in our industry exploring a subject on their own terms. All are welcome!

Moderated by Orlando Morales (The 5th Avenue Theatre), with Ray Hogg (The Musical Theatre Company), Keena Redding (Horizon Theatre Company) and Blair Russell (Show Shepherd)

1:00 - 2:30 pmLunch

On your own

In-person attendees, check the Socio app for restaurant recommendations! (This link will start working the week before the conference after your Socio registration has been activated.)

2:30 - 3:30 pmRebuilding Community

The Mezzanine and Socio

How do we welcome artists, staff and audiences back into our theatres after a period that has been traumatic for many? What are we doing differently, and how are we communicating those changes? How are we listening?

Moderated by Paige Price (Philadelphia Theatre Company), with Jesse Cameron Alick (The Vineyard Theatre and The Sundance Institute), Bill Berry (The 5th Avenue Theatre), and Chanel Bragg (Arizona Theatre Company)

3:45 - 4:45 pmHow To Change the Program

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How can we use stories to effect change? In this moment of “returning to normal,” is it better to give audiences what they know and are familiar with or use this as our chance to challenge them with new content and form? What are the dangers of catering to subscribers and donors? What are the benefits of questioning their — and our! — assumptions? How do we engage existing audiences in new programming while making the space and building the bridges to new audiences and artists? What sort of communities do we want our theatres to be and how can new musicals play a role?

Moderated by Anika Chapin (Goodspeed Musicals), with Dennis Corsi (Live & In Color), John Dias (Two River Theatre), Kate Galvin (Cardinal Stage) and Eric Keen-Louie (La Jolla Playhouse).

5:00 - 6:00 pmWhat Next, What Now?

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What will musical theatre look like in one year? Two? Ten? What innovations and tools from the time when our doors were closed do we want to keep as we move forward? How can we use technology to provide greater access to audiences and artists alike?

Moderated by Sharon Fallon (Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.), with Kwofe Coleman (The Muny), Tralen Doler (Broadway Licensing/Broadway On Demand) and Mei Ann Teo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

6:00 - 6:15 pmClosing Remarks

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6:30 - 7:00 pmTwilight Cabaret

The Mezzanine and Socio

Featuring Fall Conference keynote panelist Emily Gardner Xu Hall, this new work sampling will provide the perfect segue from the end of the conference to the beginning of the Festival. (Available to Fall Conference attendees in-person or online and Festival VIPs and Premiere/Select Pass holders online.)

Wine & Cheese sponsored by Music Theatre International and Ogunquit Playhouse.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (All times ET)
12:00 - 12:45 pmAnnual Membership Meeting

The Mezzanine and Socio

(NAMT Members Only)

Come for important updates on the state of NAMT and vote on the new slate of Board members and other important business.

As of 11/2/21.

Attendees

11th Hour Theatre Company
Steve Pacek
Transitional Artistic Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Executive Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Michael O'Brien
Executive Producer
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
Producer
42nd Street Moon
Daniel Thomas
Executive Artistic Director
Alternate Roots
Michelle Ramos
AMTP at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
Arizona Theatre Company
Chanel Bragg
Associate Artistic Director
Ars Nova
Jason Eagan
Founding Artistic Director
Ars Nova
Mac Ingram
Associate Executive Director
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Artistic Director and Producer
Art Lab
Mark Governor
Artistry
Aaron Wheeler
Interim General Manager and Associate Producer
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
AZUL
Annika Perez-Krikorian
Directing Observer
Barrington Stage Company
Jessica Provenz
Director of Development
Barrington Stage Company
Branden Huldeen
Artistic Producer/Director of New Works
Barrington Stage Company
Jade Nicholas
Volunteer Relations Manager
Bridget McDonough, Board Emeritus
Bridget McDonough
Board Emeritus
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Ryan Bogner
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Victoria Lang
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway Licensing
Kent Nicholson
Director of Acquisitions, Broadway Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional Musical Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Jeff Keilholtz
VP of Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Zach Dulli
Director of Amateur Musical Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
VP of Partnerships and Brand Engagement
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Holly Richards
Development Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
deShauna Jones
Development Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Alan Anderson
Marketing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Tyrene Bada
Board Member
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Emily Dew
Communications Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Amaya Santamaria
Community Engagement Coordinator
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Michael Miramontes
Marketing Associate
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Brooks & Distler, Attorneys at Law
Marsha Brooks
Partner
Cardinal Stage Company
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Cardinal Stage Company
Gabe Gloden
Managing Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Boynton
Creative Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Cinevative
Mark Ciglar
CEO
Concord Theatricals
Theresa Posorske
Director, Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Vivien Goodwin
Concord Theatricals
Michelle Yaroshko
Senior Vice President, Professional Licensing (North America)
Concord Theatricals
Abbie Van Nostrand
Senior Vice President, Client Relations & Community Engagement
Concord Theatricals
Sean Patrick Flahaven
Chief Theatricals Executive, Concord
Concord Theatricals
Bill Gaden
President, Worldwide, Concord Theatricals
Concord Theatricals
Garrett Anderson
Acquisitions and Artistic Development Manager
Concord Theatricals
Amy Rose Marsh
Vice President, Acquisitions & Artistic Development (North America)
Concord Theatricals
Steven Greenhalgh
Sr. Director, Acquisitions
Concord Theatricals
Zach Kaufer
Senior Manager, Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Andy Chan
Head of Licensing and Promotion
Concord Theatricals
Teresa Castro
Professional Licensing Manager
Concord Theatricals
Molly Goldberg
Professional Licensing Coordinator
Cumberland County Playhouse
John Fionte
Creative Diretor, Director of New Works
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Licensing
Disney Theatrical Group
Pearl Hodiwala
Manager, Licensing
Diversionary Theatre
Skyler Sullivan
Director of Arts Education & Outreach
Diversionary Theatre
Matt Morrow
Executive Artistic Director
East West Players
Snehal Desai
Artistic Director
Fanny & Stella
Shira Helena Gitlin
Directing Observer
Flint Repertory Theatre
Michael Lluberes
Producing Artistic Director
Flint Repertory Theatre
Nicole Samsel
General Manager
Fulton Theatre
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing and Strategic Development
Goodspeed Musicals
Nancy Altschuler
Director of Development
Goodspeed Musicals
Rachel Tischler
General Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Horizon Theatre Company
Keena Redding
Director of Equity and Impact
Horizon Theatre Company
LaWanda Green
Assistant Producer
Horizon Theatre Company
Marguerite Hannah
Associate Artistic Producer
Horizon Theatre Company
Lisa Adler
Co-Artistic/Producing Director
Howard Gilman Foundation
Emily Sproch
Program Officer
Howard Gilman Foundation
Laura Packer
Executive Director
Indiana University Musical Theatre
Lauren Haughton Gillis
Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Executive Producer
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Melissa Livingston
Associate Artistic Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
LAZARUS
Bruce Lazarus
Producer
Little Duende
Ali Jamali
Directing Observer
Live & In Color
Devanand Janki
Artistic Director
Live & In Color
Devanand Janki
Artistic Director
Live & In Color
Dennis Corsi
Director of New Works
Live Design Group
Jenny Hester
Marketing Director
Lori Fineman Productions
Fern Kershon
Principal
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Executive Producer
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
Maya
Kalina Ko
Directing Observer
McCarter Theatre Center
Michael Rosenberg
Managing Director
McCarter Theatre Center
Sarah Rasmussen
Artistic Director
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Lindsay Brooks
Associate Producer - Casting/Marketing
Mercury Musical Developments
Martin Jackson
Administration Manager
Mercury Musical Developments
James Hadley
Executive Director, MTN
Mercury Musical Developments
Emily Gray
Executive Director, MMD
Mercury Musical Developments
Ellen Burgin
Membership & Communications
Missing Peace
Emily Preis
Directing Observer
Montclair State University
Peter Flynn
Associate Professor
Montclair State University
Mark Hardy
Coordinator of Musical Theatre
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
International Licensing Director
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, North America
Music Theatre Wichita
Brian Marcum
Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Angela Cassette
Managing Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
Producing Director
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
Musical Theatre West
Douglas Senecal
General Manager
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Dana Leach
Education/Outreach Coordinator
Musical Theatre West
Matt Terzigni
Production Manager
Musical Theatre West
Kate Luhr
Donor Outreach & Special Events Coordinator
Musical Theatre West
Alexis Moreno
Community Outreach & Public Relations Coordinator
Musical Theatre West
Andrea Shepard
Assistant Box Office Manager
Musical Theatre West
Doug Parsons
Box Office Manager
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Eugenio Vargas
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Diana Ly
Program Intern
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Brittney Woolley
Development Manager
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Joey Monda
Producer
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Lady del Castillo
Program Assistant
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Mark Blankenship
New Works Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Frankie Dailey
Producer
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Theater & Musical Theater Director | Performing Arts
Neil Gooding Productions
Neil Gooding
Producer
New London Barn Playhouse
Elliott Cunningham
Managing Director
New York Theatre Barn
Pauls Macs
Artistic Associate
No organization name please, just name and job title
Lori Fineman
Independent Producer
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Olney Theatre Center
Christopher Youstra
Director of Music Theater
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Mei Ann Teo
Associate Artistic Director; Director of New Work
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Paul Adolphsen
Literary Manager
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Raphael Massie
Artistic Associate
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mike Stotts
Managing Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Victoria Cairl
Marketing Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Executive Producer
Pittsburgh CLO
Laura Barry
Associate Director of Development
Pittsburgh CLO
Kate Loy
Manager of Institutional Giving
Pittsburgh CLO
Melissa Goodfriend
Development Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Wynne Fedele
Director of Development
Pittsburgh CLO
Julie Carlino
Patron Services Manager
Pittsburgh CLO
Olivia O'Connor
Manager of New Work Development
Playwrights Horizons Inc.
Natasha Sinha
Associate Artistic Director
Private Gomer Jones
Tyrone Robinson
Directing Observer
Prospect Theater Company
Cara Reichel
Producing Artistic Director
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Bev Ragovoy
Producer
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Dawn Smalberg
Producer
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Rubber City Theatre
Dane Leasure
Executive Artistic Director
Seattle Rep
Hattie Andres
Manager of Artistic Programming
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Stephanie McKenna
Assistant Front of House Manager
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Kamana Ntibarikure
BIPOC Artists Advocate & Artistic Advisor
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Jon Rondeau
General Manager
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Gabriela Saltiel
Assistant to the GM & Project Manager, Operations
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Melanie Thompson
Head of Communications
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Sarah Berger
Development Officer
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Lisa Rubin
Artistic and Executive Director
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Debora Friedmann
Social Media Manager
Senior Class
Yoonie Yun
Directing Observer
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Sharon Fallon
Executive Producer
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Victoria Peréz-Maggiolo
Teaching Artist
Shea's Performing Arts Center
William Patti
General Manager
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Cassandra Lippert
Development Associate
Shea's Performing Arts Center
John Schaller
Director of Development
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Robert Brunschmid
Director of Operations
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Thembi Duncan
Director of Arts Engagement and Education
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Jen Mysliwy
Arts Education Coordinator
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nikiya Campbell
Operations Coordinator
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Alejandro Gómez
Teaching Artist
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Alicia Rainey
Arts Engagement and Education Assistant
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Beth Potozniak
Sponsorships and Special Events Manager
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Katie Mallinson
Arts Engagement Coordinator
Sheridan College
Keith Pike
Professor
Sheridan College
Robert Gontier
Professor
Sheridan College
Darnell Thomas
Professor
Show Shepherd
Blair Russell
Associate
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Darryl Reuben Hall
Executive Director
Starhawk Productions
Karen Quinones
Trustee La Jolla Playhouse
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
TCG
Devon Berkshire
Director of Conferences & Fieldwide Learning
TCG
Anne Ciarlone
Manger of Event Production
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry
Producing Artistic Director
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Orlando Morales
Associate Artistic Director: Community Engagement
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bernie Griffin
Managing Director
The Abbott MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration - Temple University
Steven Gross
Program Head - The Abbott MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Hollywood Pantages
Jay Burns
Director of Outbound Sales
The Hollywood Pantages
Cameron Yates
General Management Associate
The Hollywood Pantages
Kathleen Payne
Supervisor
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
Artistic Director
The Human Race Theatre Company
Tara Lail
Associate Artistic Director
The Human Race Theatre Company
Katherine Kilburn
Executive Director
The Marriott Theatre
Peter Blair
Associate Producer
The Marriott Theatre
Peter Sullivan
Associate Artistic Director
The Marriott Theatre
Aaron Thielen
Artistic Director
The Marriott Theatre
Meg Love
Production Manager
The Marriott Theatre
Sana Selemon
Artistic assistant
The Marriott Theatre
David Loranca
Company Manager
The Muny
Michael Baxter
Artistic Associate
The Muny
Kwofe Coleman
Managing Director
The Musical Stage Company
Ray Hogg
Artistic Director
The Woke Coach
Ansa Akyea
The Woke Coach
Seena Hodges
Founder + CEO
Theater Latté Da
Andrew Leshovsky
Marketing Director
Theater Latté Da
Kelli Foster Warder
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Impact
Theatre NOW New York
Camele-Ann White
Board President
Theatre NOW New York
Erik Schark
Casting Director
Theatre NOW New York
Tom Morrissey
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
Timber Lake Playhouse
Dan Danielowski
Executive Director
Timber Lake Playhouse
Paul Stancato
Artistic Director
TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix
Annabel Heacock
Directing Observer
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jenny Rader
Finance Manager
Transport Group Theatre Company
Hannah Oren
Artistic Producer
Transport Group Theatre Company
Stephanie Prugh
Development Manager
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jack Cummings III
Artistic Director
Transport Group Theatre Company
Denise Dickens
Executive Director
Transport Group Theatre Company
Maggie Wilson
Marketing Manager
TRG Arts
Eric Nelson
Client Engagement Officer
TRG Arts
Gemma Nelson
Marketing Manager
TRW
Bradley Lohrenz
Assistant Vice President
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Assistant Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Zoe Baird
Company Manager
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Two River Theater Company
John Dias
Artistic Director
Universal Theatrical Group
Chris Herzberger
Senior Vice President
Universal Theatrical Group
Emily Stromberg
Production Coordinator
Universal Theatrical Group
Brian Hedden
Creative Executive
Universal Theatrical Group
Lowe Cunningham
Director of Creative Development
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Jerry Steichen
Conductor
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Lindsey Kelstrom
Education
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Annette Macfarlane
Director of Development
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Vanessa Ballam
Artistic Associate
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Village Theatre
Brandon Ivie
Associate Artistic Director - New Works
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Weston Playhouse Theater Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Windy City Productions
Susan Rabin
Artistic Director; Resident Playwright
Windy City Productions
James Creer
Associate Producer; Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Carl Danielsen
Admin
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Sebastian Romeo
Executive Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Vivien Tuma
Board Secretary
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Ken Ross
Advisory Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Blake Hennessy-York
Advisory Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jody Jaron
Treasurer
Woodminster Summer Musicals
David Flack
IT/Executive Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Katrina Ross
Advisory Board
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Artistic Director
Kenneth Willman
cofounder
Peter McKown
Grace Kosaka
Laurie Glodowski
Producer/Director
Samantha Squeri
Production Finance
Michael Rubinoff
Producer
Kathryn Keats
Performance Artist / Playwright / Composer
Liz Ulmer
Senior Manager, Live Stage Licensing
Christine Burke
Talent Manager
Liesl Wilke
Writer and producer
Megan Cavallari
Suzanne Taylor
R Erin Craig
Emily Gardner Xu Hall
Elisabeth Farwell-Moreland
Producing Director
James Stryska
Jesse Alick
Associate Artistic Director
David Coffman
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Adam Gwon
Composer/Lyricist
Lynn Ahrens
Stephen Flaherty
Sarahbeth Grossman
Susan Lambert Hatem
Judy Loseff

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.

COVID-19

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine will be required for in-person entry to the Fall Conference. Guests who are under the age of 16 who are unvaccinated and those guests who are unvaccinated due to a disability will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry to the event, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of entry to the event in order to attend. 

Guests can display proof of vaccination (or negative test for guests under the age of 16 and those seeking reasonable accommodations due to a disability) on a smartphone or present a physical copy of their card. New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov). In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may use a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.

Masks are encouraged when moving around the space, when not eating or drinking.

It is essential that guests not enter the theatre if they are unwell. We will make every accommodation possible in order for both NAMT staff and attendees to feel empowered to stay home if they feel unwell. Please let us know if you are unable to attend in person and we will be happy to change your registration to online so that you may join us remotely.

We are continuing to monitor city, state and federal guidelines as we plan for the fall events. As public health conditions and the State’s guidance for public gatherings evolve, we will remain flexible and adapt to applicable health protocols.

If you do not intend to be vaccinated in time to attend our in-person events, you may join us online!