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New Musicals on the Horizon

October 24 - 25, 2023

NYC and Online

Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street

Maybe the most important musical theatre networking event of the year, the Fall Conference explores the most pressing issues around new work production and development, as well as the state of the industry more broadly. Just as importantly, it provides a community for leaders of theatres from all over the country and the world to share best practices, brainstorm and support one another.

At this year’s Conference, we took an in-depth look at the state of the field right now, for both administrators and artists. With news about crises and shifting norms and expectations, where do we imagine things are headed? What are your concerns and what are you hopeful about? How can the NAMT membership support each other and support writers in a difficult time, continuing to produce amazing work for our communities? How can we think creatively about the new musical development process? How can we make our work more accessible to more people and engage the next generation of creators and leaders? What does the future of musical theatre look like, and what do we want it to look like?

Plus breakfast and lunch on both days, our classic networking cocktail party, plenty of time to connect with colleagues one-on-one, and your first chance to meet the Festival of New Musicals writers.

In addition to the in-person Conference in New York, we continue to offer an online/hybrid experience so that more members may participate from anywhere! Our mobile and desktop app allowed all attendees to connect regardless of which option they chose, providing an online experience that went beyond just passive viewing. Discounts were available for multiple participants to attend from your organization, with extremely low rates to add online attendees from organizations who also send representatives in person.



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Agenda


As of 9/25/23. Subject to change.

Attendees

321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
Partner
In Person
Alley Theatre
Bradley Michalakis
Literary Manager
In Person
AMTP
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
In Person
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board
In Person
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Aurora Theatre
Katie Pelkey
Managing Director
In Person
Barrington Stage Co.
Branden Huldeen
Artistic Producer/Director of New Works
In Person
Barrington Stage Co.
Alan Paul
Artistic Director
In Person
Boise State University/Morrison Center
Leta Neustaedter
music director
Online
Break-Away Tours
Charlie Frasier
In Person
Break-Away Tours
Barry Tobias
In Person
Break-Away Tours
Willis Allen
Past Executive Director - Pioneer Center
In Person
Break-Away Tours
Ronnie Plasters
In Person
Brigham Young University
Geoffrey Reynolds
Visiting Professor of Theatre
In Person
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Victoria Lang
Founder, Co-President of Content
In Person
Broadway Licensing Global
Steph Cowan
Director of Musical Licensing
In Person
Broadway Licensing Global
Kent Nicholson
SVP, Acquisitions & Artistic Services
In Person
Broadway Licensing Global
Sara Skolnick
Director of Acquisitions and New Work
In Person
Broadway Rose Theatre
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Broadway Rose Theatre
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
In Person
Brooks & Distler Attorneys at Law
Marsha Brooks
Partner
In Person
Center Repertory Company
Markus Potter
Artistic Producer
In Person
Center Repertory Company
Matt Morrow
Artistic Director
In Person
Christopher Newport University
Bruce Bronstein
Executive Director, Ferguson Center for the Arts
In Person
Christopher Newport University
Colin Ruffer
Director of Musical Theater
In Person
Cinevative
Mark Ciglar
CEO
In Person
Clarkson Davis Arts
Janet Davis
Principal
In Person
Cody Lassen & Assocaites
Matthew D'Arrigo
Producer
In Person
Cody Lassen & Assocaites
Cody Lassen
Producer
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Theresa Posorske
Director, Professional Licensing
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Abbie Van Nostrand
SVP, Client Relations and Community Engagement
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Michelle Yaroshko
SVP, Professional Licensing (North America)
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Molly Goldberg
Licensing Associate
Online
Concord Theatricals
Sean Flahaven
Chief Theatricals Executive
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Bill Gaden
President, Worldwide
In Person
Concord Theatricals
Teresa Castro
Manager, Professional Licensing
Online
Concord Theatricals
Tricia O’Toole
Professional Licensing
Online
Concord Theatricals
Michael Macaione
Professional Licensing
Online
Constellation Stage & Screen
Kate Galvin
Casting Director/Creative Producer
In Person
Constellation Stage & Screen
Daniella Wheelock
Associate Artistic Director
In Person
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
In Person
Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Ameenah Kaplan
Show Director
In Person
Disney Theatrical Group
David Scott
Director, Worldwide Licensing
In Person
Disney Theatrical Group
Erin Breznitsky
Manager, Licensing Operations
In Person
Diversionary Theatre Productions
Jenny Case
Executive Director
In Person
Fallout
Abigail Holland
In Person
Farksolia Productions
Richard Winzeler
Co-Owner
In Person
Farksolia Productions
Alan Edmunds
Co-Owner
In Person
FineWomen Productions
Lori Fineman
Producer/Owner
In Person
FineWomen Productions
Audrey Cho
Director, International Acquisitions
In Person
FineWomen Productions
Elisbeth Challener
Producer/Owner
In Person
Flint Repertory Theatre
Nicole Samsel
Managing Director
In Person
Flint Repertory Theatre
Michael Lluberes
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Florida State University College of Music - Music Theatre Program
Alisa Hauser
Assistant Professor of Music Theatre
In Person
Fountain
Cooper Ellis
In Person
Fountain of You
Tyra Wilson
In Person
Fredericia Musicalteater
Rob Hartmann
Producer
In Person
Fredericia Musicalteater
Thomas Bay
Theater Director
In Person
Fredericia Musicalteater
Ole Justesen
CEO
In Person
Future Demand
Benedikt Zacher
COO
Online
GasOmeter Copenhagen (Østre Gasværk Teater)
Soren Moller
Creative Producer
In Person
Goodspeed Musicals
Stephen Agosto
Line Producer
In Person
Goodspeed Musicals
Dan McMahon
Director of Marketing
In Person
Gulfshore Playhouse
Audrey Zielenbach
Literary Manager
In Person
Howard Gilman Foundation
Emily Sproch
Program Officer
In Person
Howard Gilman Foundation
Kristal Pacific
Program Officer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Sue Frost
Producer
Online
La Jolla Playhouse
Denise Bevers
Board member
In Person
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Artistic Producing Director
In Person
La Jolla Playhouse
Julia Foster
Director of Philanthropy
Online
La Jolla Playhouse
Karen Quiñones
Board of Trustees
In Person
La Jolla Playhouse
Debby Buchholz
Managing Director
In Person
La Jolla Playhouse
Scott Stanton
Trustee
In Person
Live Design Group
Jenny Hester
Business Development Director
In Person
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Executive Producer
In Person
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
In Person
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
In Person
McCarter Theatre Center
Julie Felise Dubiner
Director of Artistic Initiatives
In Person
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
BT McNicholl
Producing Artistic Director, La Mirada Theatre
In Person
Mercury Musical Developments
Martin Jackson
General Manager
Online
Mija
Tah-Janay Shayoñe
In Person
Music Theater Works
Joseph Greco
Member -Board of Directors
In Person
Music Theater Works
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Music Theater Works
Electra Kontalonis
Co-Board President
In Person
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, N. America
In Person
Music Theatre International
Adam Deremer
Assoc. Manager of Professional & Intl. Licensing
In Person
Music Theatre International
Jason Cocovinis
Director of Marketing
In Person
Music Theatre Wichita
Brian J. Marcum
Artistic Director
In Person
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
In Person
Musical Theatre West
Jeffrey Landman
Patron Service Representative
Online
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Associate Producer
In Person
Musical Theatre West
Catt Fox-Uruburu
Production Manager
Online
Musical Theatre West
Tad Fujioka
Marketing Associate/Asst. Box Office Manager
Online
Musical Theatre West
Yadira Del Rincon
Donor Outreach/Special Events Coordinator
Online
Musical Theatre West
Douglas Senecal
General Manager
Online
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randy Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
In Person
MusicalWriters .com
Rebecca Lowrey
CEO
In Person
MusiCoLab
Charles Gilbert
Executive Director
Online
MusiCoLab
Barbara Bellman
President of the Board
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Emma Cordray
Online
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Alana Roberts
Development Manager
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Skye Cone Ivey
New Works Associate
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Emily Vortherms
Operations and Communications Associate
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Joey Monda
Producer
In Person
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Frankie Dailey
New Works Director
In Person
National Endowment for the Arts
Greg Reiner
Theater & Musical Theater Director | Performing Arts
In Person
National Foundation for Musical Theatre
John Thew
President
In Person
National Foundation for Musical Theatre
Jenna Hoffman
Guest
In Person
Nazareth University
Richard Biever
Program Director of Musical Theatre
Online
Neil Gooding Productions
Neil Gooding
Producer
In Person
Never Be King
Aidan Pauer
In Person
New York Theatre Barn
Pauls Macs
Artistic Associate
In Person
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brad Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
In Person
Ogunquit Playhouse
Deborah Warren
Managing Director
In Person
Paper Mill Playhouse
Jen Bender
Associate Artistic Director
In Person
PatronManager - Leap Event Technology
Jordan Simmons
Director of Sales - Arts/Nonprofits
In Person
Penn State Musical Theatre
Christine O'Grady Roberts
Assistant Professor (Directing)
In Person
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Executive Producer
In Person
Pittsburgh CLO
Anna Hanson
Producing Assistant
Online
Pittsburgh CLO
Billy Mason
Associate Producer
In Person
Playhouse on the Square
Michael Detroit
Executive Producer
In Person
Red Mountain Theatre
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
In Person
Red Mountain Theatre
Roy Lightner
SINGH Artistic Director
In Person
Red Mountain Theatre
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
In Person
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
In Person
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Isabelle Ly
Producer
In Person
San Diego Theatres
Abigail Buell
VP, Strategy & Business Development
In Person
SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program
Stephen Brotebeck
Professor, Musical Theatre
Online
Seattle Rep
Hattie Andres
Associate Artistic Producer
In Person
Seaview Productions
Jana Shea
Producer
In Person
Servant Stage
Josh Glacken
Ambassador
In Person
Servant Stage
Johnathan Bauer
Executive Director
In Person
Servant Stage
Tyler Hoover
Managing Director
In Person
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Sharon Fallon
Producer/General Manager
In Person
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Andrew Patino
Assistant Producer
In Person
Signature Theatre
Kenneth Naanep
General Manager
In Person
Signature Theatre Company
Mac Ingram
Director of Development
In Person
Spektrix
Janie Dickerson
Account Executive
In Person
Spektrix
Holden Wertheimer-Meier
Account Executive
In Person
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Darryl Reuben Hall
Artistic Producer
In Person
STAGES St. Louis
Andrew Kuhlman
Executive Producer
In Person
STAGES St. Louis
Gayle Seay
Artistic Director
In Person
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
In Person
Studebaker Theater - Fine Arts Building
Jacob Harvey
Managing Artistic Director
In Person
Syracuse University
Kathleen Wrinn
Artistic Director, NEW WORKS, NEW VOICES
In Person
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Jill Big Eagle
Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Online
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Paula Tharp
Director of Philanthropy
Online
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Ariel Bradler
Director of Education and Engagement
In Person
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Katie Maltais
Managing Director
In Person
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Neen Williams-Teramachi
Director of New Works
In Person
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Jay Santos
Associate Artistic Director
In Person
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
The Human Race Theatre Company
Emily Wells
Artistic Director
Online
The Muny
Michael Baxter
Artistic Associate
In Person
The Muny
Kwofe Coleman
President & CEO
In Person
The Musical Stage Company
Kate Supleve
Co-Executive Director
In Person
The Musical Stage Company
Paul Beauchamp
Co-Executive Director
In Person
The Nederlander Organization
Jacquelyn Bell Kearney
Touring Operations Associate
In Person
The Oscar Micheaux Project
Wanye' Yoakum
In Person
The REV Theatre Company
Brett Smock
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
The REV Theatre Company
Erin Katzker
Managing Director
In Person
Theater Latté Da
Justin Lucero
Artistic Director
In Person
Theater Latté Da
Elisa Spencer-Kaplan
Managing Director
In Person
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director & Director of New Work
In Person
Theater Latté Da
Gillian Constable
Development Associate
Online
Theatre in the Park
Guy Gardner
Associate Artistic Director
In Person
Theatre SilCo
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
Theatre Under The Stars
Dan Knechtges
Artistic Director
In Person
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director at Theatre Under The Stars
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Michael McFadden  
VP Exective Producer TRW Production
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Brad Lohrenz
Vice President Professional & International Licensing
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Steve Spiegel
Owner & CEO
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Jim Hoare
Executive Vice President Education & Community Initiatives
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Fred Stuart
Chief Creative Officer
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Katy Lipson
Producer
In Person
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Michael McDonaugh
Assistant Vice President Professional and International Licensing
In Person
Transport Group Theatre Company
Peter McKown
Director
In Person
TRG Arts
Eric Nelson
VP, Global Partnerships
In Person
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
In Person
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Associate Artistic Producer
In Person
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Zoe Baird
Company Manager
In Person
Universal Theatrical Group
Mark Brystowski
Senior Financial Analyst
In Person
Universal Theatrical Group
Haya Al-Qaq
Finance Associate
In Person
Universal Theatrical Group
Sam Squeri
Director, Theatre Production & Finance
In Person
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Annette Macfarlane
Development Director
Online
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
In Person
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Jared Rounds
Administraive Assistant
In Person
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Vanessa Ballam
Education Director/Associate Artistic Director
In Person
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Nansi Blau
Director of Ticketing
Online
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Stefan Espinosa
Conservatory Director
In Person
Vatic
Catherine Young
Director of Engagement
In Person
Village Theatre
Adam Immerwahr
Artistic Director
In Person
Village Theatre
Laura Lee
Managing Director
In Person
WaterTower Theatre
Elizabeth Kensek
Associate Producer
In Person
WaterTower Theatre
Shane Peterman
Producing Artistic Director
In Person
West Valley Arts
Vanessa Olson
Managing Director
In Person
Weston Theater Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
In Person
Weston Theater Company
Emily Schriebl
Director of Development
Online
Weston Theater Company
Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly
General Manager
Online
Weston Theater Company
Olivia Ramos Reed
Creative Media Manager
Online
Weston Theater Company
Robin Lynch
Patron Services Manager
Online
Weston Theater Company
Andy Butterfield
Director of Marketing and Communications
Online
Windy City Productions
Susan Rabin
Artistic Director
In Person
Windy City Productions
James Creer
Associate Producer
In Person
Withum
Lara Waldner
Senior Manager – Theatre and Entertainment
In Person
Withum
Alex Holderbaum
In Person
Wonder Boy
Joyah Spangler
In Person
Wonder City LLC
Lauren Stevens
Producer/Managing Partner
In Person
Yoko's Husband's Killer's Japanese Wife, Gloria
Nikki Mirza
In Person
Grace Kosaka
Producer
Online
Aaron Sanko
CEO
In Person
Michael Rubinoff
Producer
In Person
Richard Lasser
librettist
In Person
Christine Burke
Ms. Wheelchair America 2022/Disability consultant
Online
Melissa Bencic
Artistic Director
In Person
Paige Price
Producer
In Person
Richard Ford
Composer Lyricist
In Person
Megan Cavallari
Composer, lyricist and producer
Online
R Erin Craig
Online
Adam Cohen
Producer
In Person
Nicole LaFountaine
In Person
Susan Gurman
Agent
In Person
Robyn Gottesdiener
Producer, Sand Point Productions
In Person
Kiana Holmes
Online
Ryohei Otani
Producer / Researcher
In Person
Carrie Clark
Founder & CEO, Tulsa Clarks Productions
In Person
Peter Hollens
In Person
Lori Ossip
Founder, Lori Ossip Consulting Inc.
In Person
Matthew Salinas
In Person
Eliza Montgomery
Theatrical Investor/Producer
In Person
Carmen Quiñones
Founder & Producer
In Person
Joel Kirk
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Online
David Coffman
Online
Michael Murphy
Online
Phil Santora
In Person
lynnette barkley
Writer/Director
In Person
Judy Loseff
Commercial Producer
In Person

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.

Resources

State of the Industry Word Clouds (PDF)

New Works Collaboration Catalog Presentation (PDF)

NEA Video (Dropbox)

Accessibility Panel Videos:

Paper Mill (YouTube)
Playwrights Horizons (Google Drive)

Cinevative Videos (all Dropbox):

Reel
Instagram Filters
Projections

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