Our Roundtables give NAMT members an opportunity to network, explore best practices and share case studies in more intimate, informal settings than the Conferences, usually focusing on topics of narrower interest. New Works Roundtables are typically held in conjunction with festivals or productions of new musicals at member theatres, and Writers’ Roundtables, held annually in New York, bring Festival alumni writers and member producers together to build connections and explore models of collaboration. Roundtables are also held on a variety of management and community engagement topics, hosted by member theatres around the country.

New Works Roundtable 2019


New or Known Content: Excellence Across the New Musical Development Spectrum

August 14, 2019

East Haddam, CT

This year’s New Works Roundtable will be hosted by Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut. The day will be filled with thought-provoking discussion considering artistic excellence and commercial viability, as well as a chance to see two new musicals and meet the creative teams.

Management Roundtable 2019


Community Engagement

July 18-19, 2019

Houston, TX

Whether you have a vibrant community engagement program with its own dedicated staff, you’re interested in getting started, or somewhere in between, you won’t want to miss these conversations.

Writers’ Roundtable 2019


Building Momentum: Extending the Life of a New Musical

March 8, 2019

140 West 30th Street, New York, NY

Navigating a new musical through a world premiere is a huge feat for writers and producers. But what happens after the first production?

New Works Roundtable 2018


Local Matters

July 19 - 20

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

NAMT is heading to the Twin Cities for the 2018 New Works Roundtable! In between enjoying Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ opening night of Mamma Mia and Theater Latté Da’s NEXT Festival, NAMT members and Festival alumni will spend a day discussing new musical development.

Writers’ Roundtable 2018


The Next Frontier:  Enhancing the Development Process

March 23

New York, NY

At this year’s Writers’ Roundtable, we’ll explore 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.

Management Roundtable 2018


Strategic Planning

February 8, 2018

Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL

Join your fellow NAMT members for our next Management Roundtable focused on strategic planning, hosted by Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL.

2017 Writers’ Roundtable


The Feedback Loop: Communication and Collaboration in Development

February 27

Interface NYC 140 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

Join NAMT Alumni Writers and producers from NAMT member organizations to discuss ways we can better communicate through challenges in the development process.

Education Roundtable


A forum on education and community engagement

August 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

A forum on education and community engagement.

2016 Writers’ Roundtable


Promoting Yourself and Your Show in 2016

February 5, 2016

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY, Room 501

Join Festival Alumni Writers and producers to discuss the writers’ elusive art of presenting themselves and their shows to the industry; from websites to networking and everything in between.

2015 Writers’ Roundtable


Building Alliances: Casting Directors, Agents and Licensing Houses

February 24, 2015

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY, Room 505

Join Festival Alumni Writers and producers to discuss collaboration and communication in the industry.

2014 New Works Roundtable


Goodspeed Musicals, East Haddam, CT

NAMT headed to Connecticut in November, 2014 to check out the world premieres of two new shows at Goodspeed Musicals!

2014 Management Roundtable


An Up-Tempo Duet: Staff and Boards Making Music Together

The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, Miami, FL

For our first Management Roundtable, we went to the University of Miami to provide opportunities for staff and board members to share ideas and best practices for how we can all work together to grow and sustain thriving arts organizations.

2013 Writers’ Roundtable


Together in the Trenches: Advocating and Collaborating from 1st Meeting to Closing Night

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York

On Saturday, March 16th, 2013, NAMT hosted Festival alumni and NAMT members in a roundtable about how writers can be their own best advocate at and collaborative partner with a theatre when heading into a workshop or production.

2012 New Works Roundtable


Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles

NAMT members and Festival alumni gathered to discuss developing new musicals in southern California and saw Los Otros (National Fund for New Musicals 11-12) by Michael John LaChuisa and Ellen Fitzhugh (Paper Moon, Festival 1995) at the Mark Taper Forum.

2012 Writers’ Roundtable


Developing Relationships while Developing a Musical

NAMT hosted Festival alumni and NAMT members in a roundtable about the writers building relationships with other writers, directors, theatres, producers, agents and licensing houses.

2011 New Works Roundtable


Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut

At the Summit, NAMT members and Festival of New Musicals alumni gathered to discuss developing new musicals while attending Goodspeed’s 6th Annual Festival of New Artists.

2010 New Works Roundtable


TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA

Held in Palo Alto and Mountain View, CA in conjunction with TheatreWorks’ new works festival, this Summit focused on new works development in California, and the role of the creative producer. This year, TheatreWorks presented a developmental production of Fly By Night and staged readings of Great Wall and Red Clay, plus two plays, all of which can be seen over that one weekend.

2010 Writers’ Roundtable


Marketing Yourself & Selling Your Show

CAP21, New York City

In June at CAP21 in New York City, NAMT members and Festival alumni discussed the writers’ elusive art of presenting themselves and their shows to the industry, a topic requested by many writers at the 2009 Roundtable.

2009 New Works Roundtable


Regional Models of Producing New Musicals

Village Theatre in Issaquah, Washington

Held in Issaquah, WA in conjunction with the Village Theatre’s new works festival and the 5th Avenue Theater’s world premiere of Catch Me If You Can, this Summit focused on new works development through various means outside of New York City.

2009 Writers’ Roundtable


Building Connections: Alumni, Members and NAMT

In June at CAP21 in New York City, NAMT members and alumni writers shared ideas and insights on how producers and writers could help each other and better understand each other’s needs.

2008 New Works Roundtable


Putting the MUSIC in a MUSICAL: From Piano Score to Demo Recording to Full Orchestration

CAP 21, New York City

The 2008 New Works Summit at CAP21 brought together producers, writers, and industry leaders to discuss key topics related to developing and producing new musicals. The Summit was an opportunity for conversation between creative and producing entities in order to help foster collaboration among the participants.