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April 7-9, 2021

Online @ Hopin

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At this year’s Spring Conference we will explore marketing and fundraising through the lens of 2021. How can theatres best communicate with patrons and donors with one voice as we begin to think about reopening…or staying distant for a while longer? How are we maintaining relationships with our communities when we can’t see them in person? What new connections have we been able to make during this time that we want to keep as we go forward? What parts of “normal” would we rather not return to? As we work to break down departmental silos to make sure everyone is on the same page with our missions and safety, are marketing and development in step with artistic, education, production and the board?

This reimagined Spring Conference will be held online, with deeply discounted pricing allowing greater access for more NAMT members and more staff from each theatre to attend from their homes, offices or home offices! We’ll still have almost everything you expect from a NAMT event (sadly, you’ll have to bring your own cocktails and hors d’oeuvres), including plenty of time to meet and network with new colleagues from around the country.

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre believes that musical theatre should be accessible for all people. In actionably working toward that goal, American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided for our Spring Conference.

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Innovation & Exploration Fund Case Study Presentations

Agenda

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 (All times ET)
2:00 - 3:00 pmHopin Open House

Hopin Breakout Rooms, Sponsors Expo, Speed Networking

Hop on to Hopin early to make sure your computer is happy, visit the NAMT staff at the Help Desk, and say hi to your colleagues in the Networking Lounge and Speed Networking.

3:00 - 3:15 pmWelcome & Intro to Hopin

Hopin Stage

3:15 - 4:15 pmKeynote Speaker: Seth Godin

Hopin Stage

For more than thirty years, Seth Godin has been trying to turn on lights, inspire people and teach them how to level up. His blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade. He is the author of 20 bestselling books, most recently The Practice and This Is Marketing, both bestsellers. He is in the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame, the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and, just recently, the plain old no-modifier Marketing Hall of Fame. Which is pretty cool. You can read his free ebooks on the placebo effect and education. And there are five TED talks.

4:15 - 4:30 pmSpecial Presentation from Cinevative

Hopin Stage

4:30 - 5:30 pmSpeed Networking

Hopin Networking

5:30 - 6:30 pmKick-Off Cocktail Party

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Our traditional kick-off cocktail party gets an online makeover! We’ll have trivia hosted by TheaterMania, a cocktail-making lesson, a lounge for first-time attendees and new members to get oriented (or just dive right in), other theme rooms, or just schmooze and network freely!

7:00 pmWatch Party: The Keep Going Song

Broadway On Demand

Indie-folk duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson create an intimate evening of storytelling through song. In dark times, people have long found solace in the sound of their shared voices around a small light, and The Bengsons invite you to lean into the glow of your screen as they explore living fully even in moments of fear, choosing to love fiercely, and cultivating joy as a form of personal activism.

The Bengsons Married duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson are composers/ performers. At Actors Theatre: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea. Regional Theatre: Hundred Days at La Jolla Playhouse, Z Space, The Arsht Center, The Straz Center, and Know Theater of Cincinnati; Hurricane Diane at Two River Theater; Anything That Gives Off Light at Edinburgh International Festival and Virginia Tech, you’ll still call me by name at Jacob’s Pillow. Off-Broadway: Hundred Days at New York Theatre Workshop and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival; The Lucky Ones at Ars Nova; Sundown, Yellow Moon at WP Theater; Iphigenia in Aulis at Classic Stage Company; Hurricane Diane at New York Theatre Workshop. TV: So You Think You Can Dance. Additional Credits: Recipients of the Jonathan Larson and Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, nominated for Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards. For more information, please visit thebengsons.com or follow @thebengsons on Instagram.

Sponsored by Broadway Licensing

Thursday, April 8, 2021 (All times ET)
11:00 am - 12:00 pmHopin Open House

Hopin Breakout Rooms, Sponsors Expo, Speed Networking

Hop on to Hopin early to make sure your computer is happy, visit the NAMT staff at the Help Desk, and say hi to your colleagues in the Networking Lounge and Speed Networking.

12:00 - 1:15 pmPlenary Panel: EDI in Marketing and Fundraising

Hopin Breakout Rooms

How are theatres making sure our development and marketing practices and narratives are following through on our EDI and anti-racism statements? What can we do to reimagine or move away from subscription and donor-centric models that may uphold white supremecist ideas? What sort of accountability is in place in all departments to make sure everyone is on the same page in doing this work, and in communicating that to our patrons and donors?

Moderated by Orlando Morales (The 5th Avenue Theatre), with Mary Cook (La Jolla Playhouse), Josh Ford (Olney Theatre Center), Eric Keen-Louie (La Jolla Playhouse), Adam Qutaishat (Music Theatre of Madison) and Meghan Randolph (Music Theatre of Madison).

1:15 - 1:30 pmBreak
1:30 - 2:30 pmConcurrent Sessions: New Models of Engagement

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Concurrent Panels and Discussion Groups

Engagement with Purpose
Is the goal if community engagement just audience development, or is it truly to serve your community and build partnerships? We’ll hear from some members about work they’ve done in the past year that’s had a true impact.

Moderated by Jeannie Lukow (Porchlight Music Theatre), with Thembi Duncan (Shea’s Performing Arts Center), Kelli Foster-Warder (Theater Latté Da), Drew Francis (Red Mountain Theatre Company), Alexander Santiago-Jirau (New York Theatre Workshop) and Phil Santora (Theatreworks Silicon Valley).

From Transactions to Relationships: Making the Case for Musical Theatre
This year has changed the way many of us interact with our donors. What happens when contributions can no longer be given in exchange for traditional perks like tickets and VIP lounges? How are we building relationships that will last and making the case to give for giving’s sake?

Moderated by Nancy Altschuler (Goodspeed Musicals), with Wynne Fedele (Pittsburgh CLO), Danielle Franich (Village Theatre), Nancy Rubin (Uptown Players) and Frank Stilwagner (Village Theatre).

Getting Your Board on Board
Best practices and success stories for working with your board and getting their support when change is necessary.

Moderated by Betsy King Militello (National Alliance for Musical Theatre), with Elisbeth Challener (ZACH Theatre), Elisabeth Kensek (WaterTower Theatre), Michael G. Murphy (Shea’s Performing Arts Center), Stephanie Rhoads (42nd Street Moon) and Adam Rei Siegel (New York Theatre Barn).

Women of Color in Theatre: Our Experiences and Initiatives for Greater Audience Inclusion
How can we create greater audience inclusion? A panel of women of color discuss challenges & triumphs in diversity initiatives and share examples of marketing and fundraising ideas for greater BIPOC audience participation.

Moderated by Grace Kosaka (Dreamerz Development), with Toni Israel (The Realemn Productions), Kisha Jarrett (Artists Repertory Theatre) and Alia Jones-Harvey (Front Row Productions).

2:30 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 3:15 pmSpecial Presentation from Concord Theatricals

Hopin Breakout Rooms

3:15 - 5:45 pmPlenary Panel and Breakout Discussion Groups: The Next Normal

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Where are we now and what do we think the next six months will look like? As we look towards reopening or — reimagining for a longer stretch of time — what are our priorities for communicating with patrons? How are we staying in touch? What will they need to know about coming back? And what do we want a fully open future to look like? What did we learn from the past year? What didn’t we realize we can do that we can do now?

Moderated by Amelia Heape (The Hollywood Pantages), with Marsha Brooks (Brooks & Distler, Attorneys at Law), Sue Frost (Junkyard Dog Productions), Toni Isreal (COVID Theatre Think Tank), Katie Pelkey (Aurora Theatre) and Paul Stancato (Timber Lake Playhouse).

6:00 - 6:30 pmEnd of Day Wrap-Up

Hopin Stage

6:30 - 8:00 pmWatch Party: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Stellar — Get your ticket now!

This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.

Against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, a small town has been pushed to the brink of collapse in a bid for progress and prosperity. To rescue Midgard from certain destruction, father and daughter must heal their relationship and work together. This gripping family-friendly story sees brooms coming to life and love blossoming anew.

Sponsored by Stellar

Friday, April 9, 2021 (All times ET)
11:00 am - 12:00 pmHopin Open House

Hopin Breakout Rooms, Sponsors Expo, Speed Networking

Hop on to Hopin early to make sure your computer is happy, visit the NAMT staff at the Help Desk, and say hi to your colleagues in the Networking Lounge and Speed Networking.

12:00 - 12:45 pmNAMT Innovation & Exploration Fund Presentations

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Case studies from your colleagues who have received NAMT Innovation & Exploration Fund grants for marketing and fundraising projects. Learn what your colleagues have been working on and how you can adapt these great ideas to your own theatre.

Moderated by Adam Grosswirth (National Alliance for Musical Theatre), with Elissa Adams (Theater Latté Da), Jeff Coon (Fulton Theatre), Andrew Leshovsky (Theater Latté Da), Peter Rothstein (Theater Latté Da) and Lizzie Stern (Playwrights Horizons).

12:45 - 1:00 pmNAMT Membership Update

Hopin Breakout Rooms

1:00 - 1:30 pmBreak
1:30 - 2:30 pmConcurrent Sessions: On and Offline

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Concurrent Panels and Discussion Groups

Online Fundraising Event Success Stories
Despite the challenges of the past year, many NAMT members held successful galas and other fundraising events online. Hear case studies about these projects, and how they might inspire us to rethink the definition of what a benefit looks like in the future.

Moderated by Cassie Hakken (Cardinal Stage), with Julia Foster (La Jolla Playhouse), Mac Ingram (Ars Nova), Daniel Thomas (42nd Street Moon) and Katie Wasserman (Goodspeed Musicals).

Innovation & Adaptation: Lessons from the Digital Pivot (Presented by Instant Encore)
The past year brought extraordinary challenges and changes for the arts and culture industry. We all learned how to work together remotely during quarantine. Many organizations pivoted from physical to digital patron engagement with livestreams, web series, and archival content. Others reopened with new protocols and digital tools to reduce contact points and create a safer environment for returning audiences.

Presentation by David Dombrowsky (Instant Encore).

Pushing Through the Pandemic: A Look Back on Annual Fundraising Fundamentals and Results/Trends (Presented by Blueprint Advancement)
We’ll look at two years of annual fundraising results from several arts organizations across the US.  By examining broad based annual fund results from the 12 month periods before and after March, 2020, we will look at best practices for fundraising and how Covid has shifted some tactics in surprising, and sometimes beneficial, ways. We will also “look forward” to how these recent trends may impact annual fundraising efforts as performing arts organizations return to more normalized operations with marketing efforts resuming and in-person attendance becoming the standard once more.

Presentation by Paul Larson (Blueprint Advancement) and Kyle Steigerwald (Blueprint Advancement).

Staying Connected in Disconnected Times
What innovative ways have members found to really connect with their audiences over the past year? How can these continue to drive greater engagement and relationships even when we’re able to be together in person again?

Moderated by Kwofe Coleman (The Muny), with Chris Alleman (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), Joe Barros (New York Theatre Barn), Angela Cassette (Music Theatre Wichita), Dev Janki (Live & In Color) and Kaitlyn Loy (Pittsburgh CLO).

2:30 - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 - 3:00 pmSpecial Presentation from TheaterMania

Hopin Stage

3:00 - 4:00 pmKeynote Speaker: The Audience is Writing the Script: How Consumers Will Dictate the Pace and Shape of Theater's Recovery

Hopin Stage

From the beginning, consumers – not government or businesses – had ultimate say in how the pandemic would unfold and, eventually, end. And with a faint light at the end of the tunnel, it’s easy to daydream about a sweeping return to normal. But if we’ve learned anything from the COVID era, it’s that different groups of people will proceed differently, at different speeds. Join CivicScience Founder and CEO John Dick (keynote speaker at the 2018 Spring Conference) for a discussion about the state of the consumer right now, their plans and expectations, and what we’ve learned over the past year to help us plan – and thrive – as the curtain falls on COVID.

4:00 - 4:30 pmBreak
4:30 - 5:30 pmConcurrent Sessions: Take Me (Back) To The World

Hopin Breakout Rooms

Concurrent Panels and Discussion Groups

Marketing Digital Content and Hybrid Seasons
What will patrons expect from us when we return, especially if capacity or willingness to engage is limited? How might filmed or streamed live events play a role in the future of theatre? How will that affect pricing, and how will we value the at-home experience versus the in-person one?

Moderated by Mark Fleischer (Pittsburgh CLO), with Jon Héd (Barrington Stage Company), Jim McCarthy (Goldstar), Dan McMahon (Goodspeed Musicals) and Eric Nelson (TRG Arts).

Bringing Traditional Patrons to Nontraditional Venues
How are subscription institutions with long histories and ingrained habits preparing for a summer and fall of outdoor venues and social distancing? How are you communicating the new rules (and new perks!) to your long-time patrons?

Moderated by Kate Galvin (Cardinal Stage), with Michael Baron (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Wayne Bryan (Music Theatre Wichita), Matthew Hawkins (University of Notre Dame) and Drew Nebrig (ZACH Theatre).

Capital Campaigns During a Crisis
Case studies from NAMT members who have continued, completed, and even launched capital campaigns in the midst of a year of crisis and upheaval.

Moderated by Nick Luckenbaugh (Atlantic Theater Company), with Dan Breen (Ogunquit Playhouse), Kimberly Dye (Gulfshore Playhouse), Jennifer Jaquess (Red Mountain Theatre Company) and  Matt Morrow (Diversionary Theatre Productions).

Audience Outlook Monitor (Presented by AMS Planning & Research)
Join AMS Principal Steven Wolff to hear about the Audience Outlook Monitor, an ongoing study that captures real-time audience feedback on intent to return to performances, attitudes toward digital, key safety preferences, and more.

Presented by Steven A. Wolff (AMS Planning & Research)

5:30 - 6:00 pmEnd of Day Wrap-Up

Hopin Breakout Rooms

6:00 pmVirtual Cocktail and Watch Party: Some Enchanted Evening

Hopin Breakout Rooms and Stage

The space is virtual, but the cocktails are real! BYOB and spend some time with your NAMT friends and colleagues until we can gather again.

At 6:30, join us on the Hopin Stage for Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Some Enchanted Evening.

Some Enchanted Evening
The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Directed by Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director

Direct from the Paper Mill Playhouse stage, Some Enchanted Evening is a stunning collection of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved compositions. This production showcases five magnificent Paper Mill singers in a glorious parade of hits from Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and more. Starring Belinda Allyn, Ashley Blanchet, Donna English, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Billy Harrigan Tighe. This event was captured on our stage and delivered virtually.

Some Enchanted Evening was presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

As of 4/7/21. Subject to change.

Attendees

321 Theatrical Management
Stuart Levy
Ticketing Manager
321 Theatrical Management
Rachel Kaufman
Assistant General Manager
321 Theatrical Management
Uma McCrosson
Marketing Director
321 Theatrical Management
Marissa Gonzalez
Marketing Associate
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
Producer
321 Theatrical Management
Susan Sampliner
Company Manager
42nd Street Moon
Catalina Kumiski
Director of Marketing
42nd Street Moon
Stephanie Rhoads-Bickham
Board of Directors
42nd Street Moon
Daniel Thomas
Executive Director
Aaron Thielen
Aaron Thielen
Artistic Director
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
AMTP Producing Director
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Amy Cavers
Associate Director of Development
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
China Whitmire
House/Group Sales Manager, Wirtz Theatre Center
AMS Planning & Research
Kristian Otten
AMS Planning & Research Corp.
Meg Friedman
Senior Consultant
AMS Planning & Research Corp.
Steven Wolff
Principal
Ars Nova
Ben Klein
Audience Engagement Associate
Ars Nova
Renee Blinkwolt
Managing Director
Ars Nova
Miranda Hanson
Development Associate
Ars Nova
Sarah Ivins
Marketing Manager
Ars Nova
Justin Samoy
Individual Giving & Special Events Manager
Ars Nova
Gail Cevallos
Marketing & Management Fellow
Ars Nova
Al Parker
Fundraising & Event Producing Fellow
Ars Nova
Mac Ingram
Development Director
Ars Nova
Casey York
General Manager
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Producer
Artists Repertory Theatre
Kisha Jarrett
Managing Director
Atlantic Theater Company
Nick Luckenbaugh
Director of Development
Atlantic Theater Company
Kellie Taylor
School Line Producer
Atlantic Theater Company
Emily Turner
Marketing and Membership Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Claire Graves
Director of Marketing
Atlantic Theater Company
Marnie Ann Joyce
Operations Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Pam Adams
General Manager
Atlantic Theater Company
Nakiri Gallagher-Cave
Interim Marketing Associate
Atlantic Theater Company
Elda Monterroso
Grants Coordinator
Atlantic Theater Company
Weston Ganz
Special Events Manager
Aurora Theatre
Jennifer Owens
Director of Patron Relations
Aurora Theatre
Robyn Rogers
Box Office Associate
Aurora Theatre
Al Stilo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Aurora Theatre
Katie Pelkey
Managing Director
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Associate Producer
Aurora Theatre
Juan Unzueta
Director of Cross Cultural Programming
Barbara Whitman Productions
Jimmy Wilson
Associate
Barrington Stage Company
Jon Héd
Director of Marketing
Blueprint Advancement
Kyle Steigerwald
Vice President
Blueprint Advancement
Paul Larson
President
Broadway Licensing
Jeff Keilholtz
VP of Licensing, Broadway Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Liz Meny
VP of Marketing
Broadway Licensing
Britannie Bond
Marketing Manager DPS Division
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Sr. Director of Professional Musical Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
VP of Programming & Partnerships
Broadway Licensing
Hannah Stein
Marketing Assistant
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Emily Dew
Communications Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
deShauna Jones
Development Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Michael Miramontes
Marketing Associate
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Holly Richards
Development Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Alan Anderson
Marketing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Amaya Santamaria
Community Engagement Coordinator
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Brooks & Distler
Marsha Brooks
Partner
Bruce Lazarus
Bruce Lazarus
Producer
Capacity Interactive
Molly Garber
Senior Consultant and Director of Business Development
Cardinal Stage Company
Cassie Hakken
Marketing Manager
Cardinal Stage Company
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Cinevative
Mark Ciglar
CEO
Cinevative
Angie Piccirillo
Producer
Cody Lassen & Associates
Cody Lassen
Producer
Concord Theatricals
Molly Goldberg
Professional Licensing Coordinator
Concord Theatricals
Teresa Castro
Professional Licensing Manager
Concord Theatricals
Bill Gaden
President, Worldwide, Concord Theatricals
Concord Theatricals
Theresa Posorske
Director, Professional Licensing
Concord Theatricals
Zach Kaufer
Professional Licensing Manager
Concord Theatricals
Michelle Yaroshko
SVP, Professional Licensing (North America)
Concord Theatricals
Abbie Van Nostrand
Sr. VP, Client Relations and Community Engagement
Concord Theatricals
Sean Patrick Flahaven
Chief Theatricals Executive, Concord
Creative Endeavor Office
Carolyn Miller
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Cumberland County Playhouse
John Fionte
Creative Director/Director of New Works
Dailey-Monda Theatricals
Joey Monda
Producer
Dailey-Monda Theatricals
Frankie Dailey
Producer
Dance/USA
Rachel Luebbert
Programs Associate
Dance/USA
Shanice Mason
Programs Manager
Dance/USA
Rebecca Ferrell
Director of Programs
Diversionary Theatre Productions
Matt Morrow
Executive Artistic Director
Front Row Productions
Alia Jones-Harvey
Broadway/West End Producer
Fulton Theatre
Jeff Coon
Annual Fund and Foundation Manager
Goldstar
Jim McCarthy
CEO
Goldstar Events
Justin O'Neill
Vice President of Venue Relations
Goodspeed Musicals
Erica Gilroy
Production Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Nancy Altschuler
Director of Development
Goodspeed Musicals
Katie Desjardins
Creative Content Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Adam Souza
Resident Music Director
Goodspeed Musicals
Michael Fling
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Erin Coffey
Education Director
Goodspeed Musicals
Gloria Gorton
Director of Major Gifts
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Artistic Director
Goodspeed Musicals
David Byrd
Managing Director
Goodspeed Musicals
Katie Wasserman
Institutional Giving Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Rachel Tischler
General Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Mary Miko
Special Events Coordinator
Goodspeed Musicals
Dan McMahon
Director of Marketing
Goodspeed Musicals
Brad Spachman
Production Stage Manager
Goodspeed Musicals
Naomi Anhorn
Stage Manager
Gulfshore Playhouse
Kimberly Dye
Chief Advancement Officer
Horizon Theatre Company
Phyllis Weiss
Board Member
Horizon Theatre Company
Keena Redding
Development Manager
Horizon Theatre Company
Lisa Adler
Co-Artistic/Producing Director
Horizon Theatre Company
Marguerite Hannah
Associate Artistic Producer
Horizon Theatre Company
Joshua Marchesi
Interim Managing Director
Horizon Theatre Company
Nichole Palmietto
NNPN Producer in Residence
Horizon Theatre Company
LaWanda Green
Operations Manager
Horizon Theatre Company
Margie Osheroff
Board Chair
Horizon Theatre Company
Amy Levin
Digital Content Manager
Howard Gilman Foundation
Laura Packer
Executive Director
Howard Gilman Foundation
Emily Sproch
Program Officer
InstantEncore
Evan Schumacher
Chief Executive Officer
InstantEncore
Lena Garcia
Account Manager
InstantEncore
David Dombrosky
Chief Marketing Officer
Invest In Access
Andréa Lust
ASL Interpreter
Invest In Access
Angela Johnson
CEO/President
Invest In Access
Elisabeth Treger
ASL Interpreter
iwave
Dave Clark
Chief Conversation Starter
iwave
Bre Alexander
Business Development Representative
iwave
Liz Corney
Content Marketing Manager
Junkyard Dog Productions
Sue Frost
Producer
La Jolla Playhouse
Mary Cook
Director of Communications
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Producing Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Julia Foster
Director of Philanthropy
La Jolla Playhouse
Daryl Davis
La Jolla Playhouse
Mia Fiorella
Director of Sales & Marketing
La Jolla Playhouse
Cristina Hernandez
Individual Giving Manager
La Jolla Playhouse
Bonnie Broberg
Associate Director of Philanthropy
La Jolla Playhouse
Becky Biegelsen
Director of Public Relations
La Jolla Playhouse
Rebecca Goodman
Senior Manager, Institutional Giving
La Jolla Playhouse
Ben Seibert
Production Manager
La Jolla Playhouse
Pearl Hang
Associate Director of Ticketing Services
La Jolla Playhouse
Samantha Watkins
Interim Corporate Relations Manager
La Jolla Playhouse
Sarah Huddleston
Philanthropy Coordinator
La Jolla Playhouse
Debby Buchholz
Managing Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Melissa Livingston
Associate Artstic Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Sara Rodriuez
Education Manager
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
Live & In Color
Michael Graziano
Executive Director
Live & In Color
Dennis Corsi
Director of New Works
Live & In Color
Abigail Grubb
Artistic Associate
Live & In Color
Rachel Kwiecinski
Social Media and Marketing Manager
Live & In Color
Lauren Grajewski
Creative Producing Fellow
Live & In Color
Devanand Janki
Artistic Director
Lori Fineman Productions
Lori Fineman
Owner
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Associate Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Kerrie Brinkman-White
Director of Development
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Bratcher-Magallanez
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Matthew Sipress
Production/Company Manager
Maine State Music Theatre
Carol Marquis
Marketing Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Amanda Choate
Development Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
Executive Producer
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Lindsay Brooks
Casting & Production
Music Theatre International
Jason Cocovinis
Director of Marketing
Music Theatre International
Carol Edelson
Senior Vice President
Music Theatre International
Matt Boethin
Professional Licensing Director, North America
Music Theatre International
Richard Patterson
International Licensing Director
Music Theatre of Madison
Meghan Randolph
Executive Director
Music Theatre of Madison
Adam Qutaishat
Associate Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Brian Marcum
Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Julius Thomas III
Actor/Assistant Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
Producing Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Amanda Bowman
Development & Marketing Coordinator
Music Theatre Wichita
Angela Cassette
Managing Director
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Gloria Nelson
office manager
Musical Theatre West
Michael Betts
BO manager/Marketing Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
Musical Theatre West
Douglas Senecal
General Manager
Musical Theatre West
Matt Terzigni
production manager
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Nell Mohn
Strategic Development Director
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randall Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Doug Weyand
Marketing Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kara Kirby
Office Coordinator
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Brittney Woolley
Development Manager
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Lady del Castillo
Program Assistant
Neil Gooding Productions
Neil Gooding
Producer
New York Theatre Barn
Robin Gorman Newman
Producer, RGN Theatrical
New York Theatre Barn
Matt Redmond
Board Member and Senior Agent at DGRW
New York Theatre Barn
Sheilah Rae
Board President Emeritus & Writer
New York Theatre Barn
Joe Barros
Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Avital Asuleen
Choreography Lab Director
New York Theatre Barn
Adam Rei Siegel
Board Member & Producer
New York Theatre Barn
Hector Flores
Video Editor & President of Theatre Barn Records
New York Theatre Barn
Kate Trammell
Managing Director
New York Theatre Barn
Jen Sandler
Associate Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Pauls Macs
Artistic Associate
New York Theatre Workshop
Alexander Santiago-Jirau
Director of Education
Ogunquit Playhouse
Dan Breen
Director of Development
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Rachel Prest
Development Associate
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Dawn Pahel
Human Resource Manager
Ogunquit Playhouse
Michael Stailey
Marketing Strategist
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brian Swasey
Associate Producer
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kelly Thayer
Assistant Development Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brian Crawford
Manager Corporate Sponsorships
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brooke Baerman
Campaign Associate
Olney Theatre Center
Michael Mercier
Deputy Director of Advancement, Institutional Giving
Olney Theatre Center
Wesley Meekins
Deputy Director of Advancement, Major Gifts and Special Projects
Olney Theatre Center
Joshua Ford
Director of Marketing & Communications
Olney Theatre Center
Fred Paul
General Manager
Olney Theatre Center
Debbie Ellinghaus
Managing Director
Olney Theatre Center
Sarah Straub
Associate Director of Marketing
Olney Theatre Center
Julie Via
Patron Services Manager
Olney Theatre Center
Emily Jerison
Brand Journalist
Olney Theatre Center
Colleen Robinson
Manager of Special Events and Donor Relations
Olney Theatre Center
JJ Kaczynski
Graphic Designer/Brand Manager
Olney Theatre Center
Weldon Brown
Director of Sales
Paper Mill Playhouse
Hawley Abelow
Director of Communications, Marketing, and Membership
Paper Mill Playhouse
Adrienne Feiger
Director of Major Gifts
Paper Mill Playhouse
Anita Bentz
Donor Prospect and Research Manager
Paper Mill Playhouse
Amy Rowland
arowland@papermill.org
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mark Hoebee
Producing Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Christopher Slavik
Associate Producer
Paper Mill Playhouse
Bea Daggett
Director of External and Strategic Affairs
Paper Mill Playhouse
Bridget Bross
Marketing Associate
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mike Stotts
Managing Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Leigh Schaedel
Director of Membership and Special Events
Paper Mill Playhouse
Emma Rhyner
Digital Media & Content Coordinator
Paper Mill Playhouse
Brian Moran
Ticketing Services Manager
Paper Mill Playhouse
Patrick Parker
Associate Artistic Director
Paramount Theatre
Jessica Duplessis
Director of Education
Paramount Theatre
Scott Viau
Marketing
Paramount Theatre
Jim Jarvis
Vice-President of Marketing and Programming
Paramount Theatre
Rose Quealy
Vice President of Production
Paramount Theatre
Jim Corti
Artistic Director
Paramount Theatre
Paul-Jordan Jansen
Associate Artistic Producer
Paramount Theatre
Jonathan Allsup
Production Manager
Paramount Theatre
Trent Stork
Associate Artistic Producer and Casting Director
Paramount Theatre
Jonathan Jensen
Chief Development Officer
Paramount Theatre
Amber Mak
New Works Development Director, Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Tim Rater
President and CEO
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Allison Fifield
Artistic Programming and Events Manager
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Jessica Pasquariello
Associate Director of Development
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Emily Zeck
Managing Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Margo Moskowitz
General Manager
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Matt Frazier
Marketing Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Olivia O'Connor
Manager of New Work Development
Pittsburgh CLO
John Dick
Board Member
Pittsburgh CLO
Melissa Goodfriend
Development Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Stephanie Barletto
Graphic Designer
Pittsburgh CLO
Emmaline Hall
Donor Relations Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Kaitlyn Loy
Manager of Institutional Giving
Pittsburgh CLO
Julie Carlino
Patron Services Manager
Pittsburgh CLO
Nikki Battestilli
Marketing Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Aja Jones
Director of Marketing
Pittsburgh CLO
Wynne Fedele
Director of Development
Pittsburgh CLO
Laura Barry
Manager of Individual Giving
Pittsburgh CLO
Sidney Franczak
Communications Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Dianne Duursma
Development Director
Pittsburgh CLO
Tammy Lin
Customer Service Coordinator
Pittsburgh CLO
Becca Ackner
PR and Marketing Manager
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Executive Producer
Playwrights Horizons Inc.
Lizzie Stern
Literary Manager
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Alex Rhyan
Production & Operations Director
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Dan Thomas
Finance & Admin Director
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Rebeccah Singer
Education Director
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Christopher Pazdernik
Producing Associate & Company Manager
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Carmen J Gonzalez
Development Director
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Austin Packard
Marketing Manager
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
August Compton
Audience Services Manager
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Michael Weber
Artistic Director
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
James Juliano
Media & Marketing Relations
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago
Jeannie Lukow
Executive Director
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Dawn Smalberg
Producer
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Bev Ragovoy
Producer
Red Mountain Theatre
Stacey Morales
Director of Development
Red Mountain Theatre
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Drew Francis
Director of Marketing
Rubber City Theatre
Cennidie Hall
Production/Administrative Apprentice
Rubber City Theatre
Lysander Mills
Artistic/Education Apprentice
Rubber City Theatre
Dane Leasure
Executive Artistic Director
Rubber City Theatre
Katie Wells
Director of Artistic Administration
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Sarah Berger
Development Assistant
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Lisa Rubin
Artistic and Executive Director
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Emilie Hervieux
Senior Marketing Associate
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Jessica Yaffe
Director of Development
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Melanie Thompson
Communications Manager
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Debora Friedmann
Social Media, Marketing Junior Coordinator
Seth Godin
Seth Godin
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Sharon Fallon
Executive Producer/GM
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nikiya Campbell
Operations Coordinator
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Laura Maguire
Supervisor of Events & Hospitality
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Bobbi Scott
Manager of Events & Hospitality
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Thembi Duncan
Director of Arts Engagement and Education
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Cassandra Lippert
Development Associate
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Beth Potozniak
Sponsorships and Special Events Manager
Shea's Performing Arts Center
John Herbert
VP of Finance and Administration
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Katie Mallinson
Arts Engagement Coordinator
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Jen Mysliwy
Arts Education Coordinator
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Kevin Sweeney
Director of Marketing
Shea's Performing Arts Center
John Schaller
Director of Development
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Kim Boyle
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Robert Brunschmid
Director of Operations
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nick Occhipinti
Marketing Associate
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Valerie Warren
Accounting Supervisor
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Celine Krzan
Public Relations and Content Strategy Associate
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Victoria Pérez-Maggiolo
Teaching Artist
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Julie O'Dea
Assistant Customer Service Supervisor
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Bill Patti
General Manager
Spotco
Aaliytha Stevens
Chief Operating Officer
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Darryl Reuben Hall
Founder/Executive Director
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Stellar
Jesse Spears
VP, Marketing & Partnership Operations
Stellar Tickets
Jason Kovacs
Director of Partnerships, Arts & Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Akia Squitieri
Director of Human Resources
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Alanna Hamilton
Membership and Communications Manager
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Christopher Marcacci
Director of Marketing
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Paula Tharp
Director of Philanthropy
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Desiree Saraspi
Assistant Director of Donor Services
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Bridget Morgan
Associate Director of Branding and Communications
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Meredith da Silva
Events Manager
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Amy Chasanov
Foundation and Government Relations Manager
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Orlando Morales
Director of Education and Engagement
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Christine Johnson
Assistant Director of Philanthropy
The Hollywood Pantages
Amelia Heape
Director of Marketing
The Hollywood Pantages
Benny Aguayo
Assistant Director of Marketing
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Hollywood Pantages
Jay Burns
Director of Outbound Sales
The Hollywood Pantages
Lorraine O'Brien
Vice President, CSA
The Hollywood Pantages
Stephen Benson
Director of Ticketing
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Lexington Theatre Company
Lyndy Franklin Smith
Artistic Director
The Lexington Theatre Company
Jeromy Smith
Producing Director
The Lexington Theatre Company
Gretchen Shoot
Associate General Manager
The Muny
Sonja Furiya
Director of Annual Fund
The Muny
Emily Parker
Marketing Manager
The Muny
Dylan Stanley
Public Relations Manager & Copywriting Coordinator
The Muny
Courtney Simms
Director of Advancement
The Muny
Kwofe Coleman
Managing Director
The Muny
Jenny Pratt
Director of Major and Planned Gifts
The Musical Stage Company
Kate Supleve
Executive Director, Advancement
The Musical Stage Company
Alethea Bakogeorge
Development & Communications Associate
The Musical Stage Company
Cameron Vindua
Marketing Associate
The Musical Stage Company
Victoria Barber
Director of Marketing & Engagement
The Musical Stage Company
Cassandra Di Felice
Production Coordinator
The Realemn Productions
Toni Isreal
BIPOC Marketing specialist
The Rev Theatre Company
Brett Smock
Producing Artistic Director
The Rev Theatre Company
Jessica Alexander
Director of Audience Services / Grants Manager
Theater Latté Da
Andrew Leshovsky
Marketing Director
Theater Latté Da
Michelle Woster
Managing Director
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director
Theater Latté Da
Chris Cartwright
Marketing Associate
Theater Latté Da
Kelli Foster Warder
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Impact
Theater Latté Da
Peter Rothstein
Artistic Director
TheaterMania
Rosemary Maggiore
Vice President, Consumer Brands, Publisher, TheaterMania
TheaterMania
Joseph Guglielmo
Director, Consumer Ticketing and Membership
TheaterMania
Nick Ronan
Director of US Arts & Culture
Theatre By The Sea
Kevin Hill
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Calgary
Amber Teskey
Senior Manager of Philanthropy
Theatre Calgary
Aftin Jolly
Marketing Manager
Theatre Now
Camele-Ann White
Board President
Theatre Now
Tom Morrissey
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre Now
Colleen Harris
Managing Director
Theatre NOW New York
Emma Cookson
Board Member
Theatre NOW New York
Jonathan James
Board Member
Theatre NOW New York
Sebastian Trevino
Production Assistant
Theatre NOW New York
Stan Fishman
Board Member
Theatre NOW New York
Peter Weingard
Board Member
Theatre NOW New York
Jonas Klabin
Board Secretary
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Peter Chenot
Director of Marketing
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Clayton Shelvin
Director of Development
Timber Lake Playhouse
Bill Titus
Administrative Assistant
Timber Lake Playhouse
Paul Stancato
Artistic Director
Timber Lake Playhouse
Dan Danielowski
Executive Director
Transport Group Theatre Company
Hannah Oren
Artistic Producer
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jenny Rader
Finance Manager
Transport Group Theatre Company
Jack Cummings III
Artistic Director
Transport Group Theatre Company
Stephanie Prugh
Development Manager
Transport Group Theatre Company
Maggie Wilson
Marketing Manager
Transport Group Theatre Company
Denise Dickens
Executive Director
TRG Arts
Eric Nelson
Client Engagement Officer
TRW
Bradley Lohrenz
Assistant Vice President, Professional and International Licensing
TRW
Michael McFadden
Vice President, TRW Productions
TRW
Lysna Marzani
Director of Professional & International Licensing
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Zoe Baird
Company Managment
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Asst. Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kacey Jones
Development Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Kevin Smith
CEO
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Stephanie Finck
Marketing Director
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Courtney Lawson
Development Intern
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
Universal Theatrical Group
Samantha Squeri
Production Finance
Universal Theatrical Group
Lowe Cunningham
Director of Creative Development
Universal Theatrical Group
Brian Hedden
Creative Executive
Universal Theatrical Group
Emily Stromberg
Production Coordinator
Universal Theatrical Group
Chris Herzberger
Senior Vice President
University of Notre Dame
Matt Hawkins
Director of Musical Theatre
Uptown Players
Nancy Rubin
Patron Services Manager
V.J. Colonna Productions, Inc.
Vince Colonna
Producer
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Village Theatre
Jay Markham
Production Manager
Village Theatre
Diane Wright
Director of Finance
Village Theatre
Frank Stilwagner
Director of Advancement
Village Theatre
Dani Franich
Associate Advancement Director
Village Theatre
Lauren Wolbaum
Marketing Manager
Village Theatre
Jerry Dixon
Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Tracie Mahadeo
Donor Stewardship Manager
Village Theatre
Aileen Forde
Associate Development Director: Institutional & Major Gifts
Village Theatre
Jenny Nightingale Myers
Patron Services Director
WaterTower Theatre
Elizabeth Kensek
Associate Producer
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Natalie Fong
Marketing
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Denise Naylor
Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Merrilee Mitchell
Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
David Flack
Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Julie Kwan
Board President
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Harriet Schlader
Producer/Executive Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Vivien Tuma
Board Secretary
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Blake Hennessey-York
Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Sebastian Romeo
Board Vice President
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jody Jaron
Treasurer/Asst. Producer
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jeff Fong
Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
volunteer
ZACH Theatre
Charlie Frasier
Chief Development Officer
ZACH Theatre
Rona Ebert
Art Director
ZACH Theatre
Drew Nebrig
Director of Marketing and Communications
ZACH Theatre
Hunter Regian
Individual Giving Coordinator
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
ZACH Theatre
Ali Jaynes
Box Office Manager
ZACH Theatre
Amelia Nichols
Development Campaign & Events Coordinator
ZACH Theatre
Kevin Wilson
Individual Giving Coordinator
ZACH Theatre
Alyson Mintz
Subscriber Concierge
ZACH Theatre
Greg Garcia
Associate Director of Marketing and Analytics
ZACH Theatre
Joshua Cummins
Digital Media Manager
Peter McKown
Grace Kosaka
Aaron Sanko
Jean-Paul Yovanoff
Laurie Glodowski
CEO
R Erin Craig
David Coffman
Bridget McDonough
Lily Fan
Producer

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.

About Hopin

Hopin is the online events platform where the Spring Conference will be taking place. We think it’s pretty easy to navigate once you’re inside but we also know that any new technology can take a little getting used to and we want you to be as comfortable as possible. It may help to familiarize yourself with Hopin a little before we start.

General Tech Tips

  • An online event uses a decent amount of computer memory and internet bandwidth. Hopin will work on your tablet or phone, but we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer, with an ethernet connection if possible. Chrome is the best browser to use. Close as many other tabs and programs as you can. (If everything is running smoothly for you, you’re good to go, but if you run into trouble you can try streamlining a bit.)
    • If you run into trouble, try refreshing the page. Sometimes things need a little nudge, it’s just the nature of this type of software. If you have repeated problems, we’re here to help!
      • There’s a clock at the top right of your screen. If it stops, you’ll know you’re frozen! Try refreshing your browser.
    • We know some people like to be in two places at once at online events. Hopin doesn’t recommend running multiple tabs at once…though sometimes it works fine! You can also log in on multiple devices. There’s also a picture-in-picture function on the Stage.
  • VPNs can interfere with the software sometimes. Hopin recommends turning off your VPN if you have one for the best connection. (If you don’t know what this means, you’re probably fine!)

Click here for a video tutorial on navigating Hopin.

Navigating

Right Sidebar

  • On the right, there’s a Sidebar with icons of people, a bell (notifications), mail, and your picture or initials. (Click the arrow at the very top to minimize or expand it.)
    • There is a lot going on here!
      • You’ll see tabs along the top for Chat, Polls and People
        People Tab                                                                

        • Under each of these, depending on where you are, you’ll see another set of tabs for Everyone (i.e., the chat or the list of people for the whole event), Meeting Room, Stage or Booth (the chat or people in just the area you are currently in), and Messages (people you have private messages with).
        • Chat messages from NAMT staff will be highlighted, and we’ll “pin” important announcements to the chat window, so keep an eye on these.
        • You may also receive notifications via the bell icon, and the envelope icon lets you jump right to your direct messages.
        • Click on the circle with your photo or initials to edit your profile.
          • We’ve uploaded the information we collected when you registered, but feel free to edit this or add more.
          • Adding a photo or a logo for your theatre will help people spot you in the chat and make things feel more personal.
          • Please note that the link fields (website, twitter, linkedin) have to include http:// or https:// or the profile may not save. This isn’t clearly indicated on screen, sorry!
    • You can use the chat to send a message to everyone, or click on People to find a specific person and send a private message. You can even invite them to a one-on-one video call without leaving Hopin.
      • As on other platforms you may be used to, use the @ sign before someone’s name to tag them in a chat message.
    • This is also where you’ll find important notifications, messages people have sent you and polls throughout the event.
    • If you’re in a session, you’ll see chats for both whole event and for just that session; just select the one you want.
    • Click the arrow at the top if you need more space on your screen or if you find the chat distracting.
      Meeting Room Chat
      Minimized Sidebar

 

Left Sidebar/Rooms

Left Sidebar/Happening Now

Info/Lobby

  • On the left are the different “rooms” of the Conference
    • Info/Lobby is where you’ll start when you click the link to join the event.
      • Come here any time to see or search the schedule (you can click the + to add things to your own calendar).
        • There’s also a calendar icon at the top right of your screen at all times. Click it to see the schedule wherever you are!
          Schedule Menu
      • At the of the page you’ll see which areas are currently “active,” though you’re always free to click around.
        Happening Now
 

Stage

    • Stage is where plenary speakers, panels and presentations will happen. A red dot will appear when something is “live.”
      • If the stream freezes, see if it’s paused (mouse-over and look for a play button), or refresh the page
      • Stage has a picture-in-picture feature if you’d like to click around while the stream is going on.
        • Mouse-over the video and look for the down arrow icon at the bottom to shrink it. The stream may pause when you change areas, so click it to play again.
 

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

    • Meeting Rooms is like the lobby of a conference center or New World Stages. You’ll see what breakout sessions are happening and can click one to join. An icon on the lower right shows how many others are in each room.
      • We’ll also have a NAMT help desk and a lounge open here at all times.
      • The rooms show you how many people are in them. Don’t be afraid to be first — someone has to be! 
      • Click “Share Audio and Video” if you’d like to join the conversation.
        • If you’re used to Zoom, Google Meet, etc, this will look pretty familiar.
        • A settings and permissions box will pop up
          • If you check “Remember my settings for future sessions,” you won’t have to see this box again. Please note that your device’s camera indicator light may remain on even if your camera is not in use; this means that Hopin has access to your camera because you checked this box. Consider not checking this box for greater comfort!
            Video Permissions
                                                                           


        • Some sessions are moderated, and you will need to be “let in” to appear on screen. Some are open and you’ll appear right away.
          • There is a limit to how many people can appear on screen at one time, so if it won’t let you share audio/video please be patient.
          • If you’re just watching, please turn your camera and mic off so someone else can have a turn,
        • Click the “Leave” button to turn your camera off.

Speed Networking

    • Speed Networking is a fun way to meet people. Just click here and see who pops up!
      • You’ll have up to 3 minutes for a one-on-one video chat before being connected with the next random person. (Or click next to move on faster.)
      • Click Connect if you’d like to follow up with someone. If you both click connect, you’ll find each other’s contact information on your Connections page.

Sponsors Expo

    • Last but definitely not least, please visit our amazing Sponsors. These fun interactive booths are a great way to get to know the supporters of this year’s Conference, without whom none of this would be possible.

Mobile app

Hopin now has an app! The app is available on iOS and Android. 

You will be able to attend the conference on the app similar to how you would attend via computer. When in a session or on the stage, you would have the video playing on the top of the screen and the chat/left sidebar functions will be on the bottom. 

The app is still fairly new and the NAMT staff is still learning how to navigate it. We strongly recommend attending via computer, if possible.

Resources

The Audience is Writing the Script: How Consumers Will Dictate the Pace and Shape of Theater’s Recovery

Slides

Innovation & Exploration Fund Case Study Presentations

Playwrights Horizons Financial Resources for Freelance Artists

Theater Latte Da PinSpot Series