Writers’ Roundtable 2018
The Next Frontier: Enhancing the Development Process
New York, NY
At this year’s Writers’ Roundtable, we explored how the musical theatre development landscape is changing, and what we—NAMT Festival Alumni Writers and producers from NAMT member organizations—can do to proactively address the needs of all involved. We looked at this “Next Frontier” through three different lenses: development program structures and the most effective ways to utilize resources; opportunities to ensure that our processes fully embrace equity, inclusion and diversity considerations; and the creation of safe spaces in development and communication, especially during times of tension and potential conflict.
Friday, March 23, 2018 (All times ET )
|11:30 am||Check-in and Introductions|
|12:00 pm||Utilizing Development Resources|
• What development program structures are particularly effective for writers and producers now?
|1:15 pm||Inclusivity and Developing Your Next Project|
• Has a focus on equity, inclusion and diversity (EDI) changed the early stages of creating a new musical? If so, how?
|2:30 pm||Creating Safe Spaces in Development|
• What are best practices when difficult conversations come up in the development process?
|3:30 pm||Networking Reception|
Director of New Play Development
New Works Director
Director of Artistic Development
Donna Lynn Hilton
Member Services Director
Lady del Castillo
Musical Theatre Fellow
Director of Acquisitions, Broadway Licensing
Robin Gorman Newman
Producer, RGN Theatrical
Artistic Associate/Director of Education