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New Works, New World

October 18-19, 2022

The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, NYC

Join us for a series of frank discussions on the challenges and rewards of producing new musicals and engaging audiences in 2022. Visit namt.org/conference for an updated agenda. Topics will include ways to remove barriers to entry and points of friction for audiences, artists and staff who wish to return to the theatre (or enter it for the first time), how the current moment can be great for taking risks and cultivating new work…and also presents new obstacles; continued and increased efforts to improve diversity and inclusion across our field, leadership transitions, and more. As always, we’ll preview the Festival of New Musicals and offer plenty of networking and social time, including the return of some in-person meals.

In addition to the in-person Conference in New York, we’re continuing to offer an online/hybrid experience so that more members may participate from anywhere! Our mobile and desktop app will allow all attendees to connect regardless of which option you choose, providing an online experience that goes beyond just passive viewing. Discounts are available for multiple participants to attend from your organization, with extremely low rates to add online attendees if you’re joining us in person.

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 Member Services Director Adam Grosswirth.

Rates and Deadlines

The Fall Conference is a hybrid event, being held both in-person and online! Our website and app will allow attendees to connect whether they’re with us in New York or in their offices or homes around the world.

In-Person Attendance

In-person early registration rates for NAMT organizational members are:

  • $495 for the first attendee from a member organization
    • $460 for a second attendee from your organization
      • $435 for each additional attendee from the same organization
  • The Associate Member rate is $545
  • Non-members may attend the Conference by invitation only. Non-member rates are $125 more than organizational member rates above.

Early registration ended on September 18. All in-person prices increased by $100 to the rates above on September 19, 2022.

The final in-person registration deadline is October 10.

Online Attendance

Online registration rates for NAMT organizational members are:

  • $50 for the first attendee from a member organization
    • $40 for each additional attendee from the same organization
  • The Associate Member rate is $65
  • Student Members may attend the Fall Conference online only at a rate of $50
  • Non-members may attend the Conference by invitation only. Non-member online rates are $30 more than organizational member rates above.

Members attending online in conjunction with someone from their organization attending in person pay just $30 (non-members $60).

“Walk-up” online registrations may continue throughout the Conference!

Registration Process

Each in-person attendee will receive a badge, which gives you entry to the events (there are no tickets) and all attendees will receive and a login to our events app (both online and in person). 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, and you may combine in-person and online registrations.

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.

Check payments must be received by October 10, 2022. If a registration is canceled due to non-payment, attendees will have to re-register at the current pricing.

 

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.

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Agenda

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (All times ET)
10:30 - 11:00 amCheck-in & Coffee

The Bookstore Lobby
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street

In-person participants, get your badge and some coffee, make sure your app is set up, and start greeting your colleagues and friends.

Online participants, the video lounge will be open and this is a perfect time to get set up and start making connections, too!

11:00 - 11:15 amWelcome Remarks

The Irene Diamond Stage
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street

and Webex Events

11:15 am - 12:00 pmKeynote

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

12:15 - 1:00 pmRoundtable/Open Forum

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events/Zoom

A chance for all Fall Conference participants, in-person and online, to share what’s on their minds and set the stage for the days to come in a fully hybrid, interactive session. What are some of the biggest challenges you’re facing as you head into the fall? What are some of the greatest rewards you’ve experienced producing new musicals in the last year? Come to the mic or the Zoom screen and tell your theatre’s story.

1:00 - 2:30 pmLunch

The Bookstore Lobby

2:30 - 3:00 pmThe Next Frontier: Developing and Presenting New Musicals in Virtual Reality

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Taking a step beyond Zoom readings, Apples and Oranges presents how they are using Virtual Reality technology to develop and present new musicals and the potential implications for the future of theatrical storytelling. Using examples from their live VR family musical Winter Lights to the pre-recorded immersive VR musical The Calling, speakers Tim and Pamela Kashani, Alani iLongwe and Tyler Heaton will discuss the process for creating the shows in VR as well as tools and techniques to help NAMT members explore incorporating virtual reality into their development and production practices.

3:00 - 4:15 pmFewer Barriers, More Entry

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Barriers to entry in the theatre are nothing new, but something has changed in the last two years, for audiences, artists and administrators. Or have frictions that have always been there simply been newly exposed? How are we welcoming people back to the theatre and cultivating new audiences at the same time? What positive changes are we seeing? What work still has to be done?

4:30 - 5:15 pmAnnual Membership Meeting

The Irene Diamond Stage and Zoom

(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.

All NAMT members are encouraged to attend this meeting, even if you’re not with us at the Fall Conference. Watch your email for Zoom details.

5:30 - 7:30 pmNetworking Cocktail Party

Glass House Tavern
252 West 47th Street

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (All times ET)
9:45 - 10:15 amCheck-in & Coffee

The Irene Diamond Stage
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street

10:15 - 11:15 amIDEAs From The Field

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Two years after a racial awakening, many theatre companies are talking about diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, justice… (you name it), but where is the ACTION? Join us for a facilitated conversation with two NAMT member theatres who are on active IDEA journeys. Hear about the successes, the ongoing challenges and everything in between.

11:15 - 11:30 amA Word From Our Sponsor: TRW

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

11:30 am - 12:30 pmNew Works Across Generations

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

We talk about wanting to bring in new audiences but are we really developing work they want to see? Or maybe more importantly that they want to perform? Where is the work for high schools about high school students? Are there vibrant roles for actors of all ages? Are the communities we’re trying to reach truly being represented? We tell writers to write what they know, but whose voices are we telling them we value by what we produce?

12:45 - 1:30 pmFestival Preview

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Meet the writers and learn about the shows of the 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals!

1:30 - 3:00 pmLunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:00 pmOnline Session: New Musical Development in Academia: Where are we now?

Signature Rehearsal Studio and Zoom

Join us for this breakout conversation about the state of new musical development at colleges and universities. In-person attendees may participate live in the Signature Rehearsal Studio (food and drink are not allowed in this room, so please eat lunch first, or join online from the lobby cafe). Online attendees, join us on Zoom. This session is also open to NAMT Academic members not attending the Fall Conference (check your email for details).

3:00 - 4:00 pmIt Was The Best Of Times, It Was...The Best Of Times???

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Is this a great time or a terrible time to be producing new musicals? If we’re all rethinking how we engage our audiences, what other strategies can we rethink? What can we learn from other industries and businesses about the last year of change? How can we lean into opportunity instead of hiding from misfortune. Our panelists will discuss the new landscape for risk and growth for producers, artists and audiences.

4:00 - 4:15 pmA Word From Our Sponsor: Cinevative

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

4:15 - 5:15 pmTransitions

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

Say thank you to some NAMT legends and meet their successors. Learn how they successfully passed the baton during a time of turmoil, and what changes are on the horizon at their organizations.

5:15 - 5:30 pmClosing Remarks

The Irene Diamond Stage and Webex Events

As of 10/6/22. Subject to change!

Hotels & Accommodations

Hotel Offers Via Vacayz

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Additional hotel discounts are available through our new partnership with Vacayz. Inventory varies and new offers will be added all the way up to the week of the Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals, so if you're not planning to book right now, check for updates.

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Hotel 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.

Additional hotel offers for the week of the Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals coming soon.

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Local Dining & Attractions

Hound Dog

Ars Nova & PlayCo Present
By Melis Aker
With Music & Lyrics by Melis Aker & the Lazours (Festival 2016, We Live In Cairo)
Directed by Machel Ross
Oct 6 - Nov 5
Ars Nova @ Greenwich House | 27 Barrow Street 
 
In Melis Aker’s world premiere play HOUND DOG, a young musician returns from abroad to her hometown of Ankara, Turkey to look after her widowed father. Forced to reckon with the family and community she left behind, an investigation into her grieving parent’s strange pilgrimage to Graceland unravels into a sonic mirage of memory packed with humor, nostalgia and the love we cultivate across generations. Directed by Machel Ross with music by Aker and the Lazours, this cross-cultural jam-session-meets-play explores the winding path towards forgiveness and belonging.

Ars Nova's season is pay-what-you-decide! Tickets start at $5.

Attendees

321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
Producer/General Manager
AMS Planning & Research
Nora Fleury
Project Manager
AMS Planning & Research
Steven Wolff
Principal
AMTP
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
Ars Nova
Rick Feldman
Ars Nova Trustee
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Artistic Director/Producer
ArtLab
Mark Pearson
Artistic Director College Light Opera
ArtLab
Megan Chacalos
Creative Associate
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
AudienceView
Anish Chakravorty
Senior Director, Arts and Culture
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder
Baked! The Musical
Samantha Estrella
Barrington Stage Company
Alan Paul
Artistic Director
Barrington Stage Company
Branden Huldeen
Artistic Producer
Blackout
Des'ree Brown
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Victoria Lang
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Ryan Bogner
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway Licensing
Jeff Keilholtz
Vice President, Broadway OnDemand
Broadway Licensing
Kent Nicholson
Director of Acquisitions
Broadway Licensing
Zach Dulli
Director of Special Projects
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional Musical Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Rachel Keimach
Vice President, Operations
Broadway Rose Theatre
Alan Anderson
Marketing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre
Tyrene Bada
Board Member
Broadway Rose Theatre
Amaya Santamaria
Education & Community Engagement Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre
Holly Richards
Development Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Rick Edinger
Chair of the Acting/ Music Theater Option; Associate Professor of Music Theater
CCAE Theatricals
J. Scott Lapp
Artistic Director
CCAE Theatricals
Jordan Beck
Managing Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Cinevative
Mark Ciglar
CEO
Cody Lassen & Associates
Cody Lassen
Producer
Concord Theatricals
Michelle Yaroshko
Senior Vice President, Professional Licensing (North America)
Concord Theatricals
Sean Flahaven
Chief Theatricals Executive
Concord Theatricals
Molly Goldberg
Professional Licensing Coordinatior
Concord Theatricals
Michael Macaione
Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Abbie Van Nostrand
Senior Vice President, Client Relations and Community Engagement
Concord Theatricals
Bill Gaden
President
Concord Theatricals
Theresa Posorske
Director, Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Teresa Castro
Senior Manager, Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Zach Kaufer
Senior Manager, Professional Licensing
Constellation Stage & Screen
Chad Rabinovitz
Artistic Director of New Works
Constellation Stage & Screen
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Cumberland County Playhouse
John Fionte
Creative Director, Director of New Works
East West Players
Snehal Desai
Producing Artistic Director
FineWomen Productions
Elisbeth Challener
Producer
FineWomen Productions
Lori Fineman
Producer
Gasometer Copenhagen - Østre Gasværk Teater
Soren Moller
Artistic Director / Creative Producer
Get Out Alive
Mayah Lourdes Burke
Goodspeed Musicals
MIchael Fling
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Rachel Tischler
General Manager
Gulfshore Playhouse
Joel Markus
Managing Director
Indiana University
DJ Gray
Professor of Practice, Musical Theatre
Indiana University
Lauren Haughton Gillis
Assistant Professor, Muiscal Theatre
King of Pangaea
Mary Tomei
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Executive Producer
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
BT McNicholl
Producing Artistic Director
LDTC/Theatre SilCo
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
LDTC/Theatre SilCo
Melissa Livingston
Associate Artistic Director
Live & In Color
Devanand Janki
Artistic DIrector
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Kerrie Brinkman-White
Director of Development
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Daisy Lopez
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, N. America
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
International Licensing Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Brian J Marcum
Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Michael Cole
Director of Production
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randall Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Frankie Dailey
New Works Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Skye Cone Ivey
Program Assistant
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Emily Vortherms
Office Coordinator
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Alana Roberts
Development Manager
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Theater & Musical Theater Director | Performing Arts
National Foundation for Musical Theatre
Jenna Hoffman
Guest
National Foundation for Musical Theatre
John Thew
President
Neil Gooding Productions
Neil Gooding
Producer
New York Theatre Barn
Kim Lara
Associate Producer
New York Theatre Barn
Pauls Macs
Artistic Associate
NMI
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
NMI
Catie O'Donnell
Staff Producer
Paper Mill Playhouse
Christopher Slavik
Associate Producer
Paper Mill Playhouse
Michael Stotts
Managing Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Perpetual Sunshine & the Ghost Girls
Hayley Goldenberg
Pittsburgh CLO
Elly Daniels
Producer
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Executive Producer
Playhouse on the Square
Michael Detroit
Executive Producer
Pup! A Chew Story
Irvin Mason Jr.
Red Mountain Theatre
Roy Lightner
Singh Associate Artistic Director
Red Mountain Theatre
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Red Mountain Theatre
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Rod Kaats
Rod Kaats
Producing Artistic Director
Rubber City Theatre
Dane Leasure
Executive Artistic Director
San Diego State University Musical Theatre
Stephen Brotebeck
Professor
San Diego Theatres
Abigail Buell
VP, Strategy & Business Development
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Sharon Fallon
Producer
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Signature Theatre Company
Mac Ingram
Director of Development
Spektrix
Holden Wertheimer-Meier
Account Executive
Spektrix
Bethany Nothstein
Sector Strategy & Community Manager, US & Canada
STAGE AURORA THEATRE
Darryl Reuben Hall
Executive Artistic Director
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Orlando Morales
Associate Artistic Director: Community Engagement
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry
Producing Artistic Director
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Nina Williams-Teramachi
Associate Director of New Work
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Paula Tharp
Director of Philanthropy
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bernie Griffin
Managing Director
The Female Pope
Emma Y. Lai
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
President
The Muny
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing
The Muny
Kwofe Coleman
President & CEO
The Musical Stage Company
Kate Supleve
Co-Executive Director
The Musical Stage Company
Paul Beauchamp
Co-Executive Director
The Musical Stage Company
Ray Hogg
Artistic Director
The Pelican
Rohan Dhupar
The Public Theater of San Antonio
Ariel Rosen
Patron Services Manager
The Public Theater of San Antonio
Laura Michelle Wolfe Hoadley
Chief Operating Officer
The Public Theater of San Antonio
Rick Sanchez
Director of Marketing & Communication
The Public Theater of San Antonio
Jeff Morden
Chief Development Officer
The Public Theater of San Antonio
Claudia De Vasco
Executive Artistic Director
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Work
Theater Latté Da
Elisa Spencer-Kaplan
Managing Director
Theater Latté Da
Peter Rothstein
Artistic Director
TheaterMania/AudienceView
Rosemary Maggiore
VP, Sales & Consumer Brands
TheaterWorks
Dina Silva
Director of Development
TheaterWorks
Joshua Demers
Director of Audience Services
TheaterWorks
Nicole LaFlair Nieves
General Manager
TheaterWorks Hartford
Rob Ruggiero
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Development Fund
Victoria Bailey
Executive Director
Theatre Now New York
Tom Morrissey
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Seth Pecore
Education Company Manager, Pre-professional Programs
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
TRG Arts
Brian Feldman
Client Development Executive
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Associate Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Zoe Baird
Company Manager
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Producing Artistic Director
Universal Theatrical Group
Sam Squeri
Director, Theatre Production & Finance
Universal Theatrical Group
Isabelle Tonetti
Financial Analyst
Uptown Players
Britton Melton
Production Associate
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Vanessa Ballam
Artistic Associate and Education Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Stefan Espinosa
Conservatory Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Annette Macfarlane
Development Director
Village Theatre
Adam Immerwahr
Artistic Director
Weston Theater Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Windy City Productions
James Creer
Co-Producer
Windy City Productions
Susan Rabin
Artistic Director
Wonder City LLC
Lauren Stevens
Producer/Managing Partner
ZACH Theatre
Jamie Herlich McIalwain
Managing Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Charlie Frasier
Chief Development Officer
Peter McKown
Aaron Sanko
Michael Rubinoff
Producer
Richard Lasser
Liesl Wilke
Melissa Bencic
Artistic and Executive Director
Paige Price
Producer
Richard Ford
Marsha S Brooks
Partner
Erin Craig
Molly Morris
Yuri Worontschak
Composer
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 all of our Conferences, Roundtables, Festivals and other events, both online and in-person, 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
  • Recognize that some people are comfortable responding quickly and verbally and others are not, and create space for those who may need more time to be heard
  • 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
  • Use “I” statements and avoid generalizations
  • Assume good intentions but acknowledge impact
  • Ask questions if something isn’t clear, and receive both questions and answers with openness and generosity
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and language
  • Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other participants

We 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 perceived by NAMT staff and/or Board to be in conflict with the above guidelines. 

We know that learning and working together can produce both joy and conflict. We recognize that to learn is to stumble, and we are striving to provide a space for risk, creativity, respect, appreciation, growth and collaboration. When addressing conflicts of any type, we commit to these Participation Guidelines.

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

COVID-19 Info

As of September 23, 2022, Signature Theatre is requiring masks when in their space when not eating or drinking in designated areas. See details below. This policy is subject to change. Check this page and your pre-event emails for details.

Face masks are required while in the Space at all times, irrespective of vaccination status, except when doing so is incompatible or interferes with an individual’s job responsibilities or part of the performance such as performing on stage or in rehearsal or when eating/drinking in designated areas.