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. In 2020, we adapted the Roundtable format to online programming as part of our Knowledge Exchange Webinar series.

Online Town Hall: Marketing & Development

October 15, 2020 4:00 pm ET

Please join us for this open roundtable discussion of issues facing marketing and development personnel during the pandemic. Following the model of our Spring Conferences, we’re providing this forum for marketing and fundraising departments to come together to discuss how you’re communicating with patrons during this moment of change and uncertainty for your theatre, your audiences and the country. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: October 8

October 8, 2020 4:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: September 24

September 24, 2020 4:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: September 17

September 17, 2020 4:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: Marketing & Development

September 14, 2020 3:00 pm ET

Please join us for this open roundtable discussion of issues facing marketing and development personnel during the pandemic. Following the model of our Spring Conferences, we’re providing this forum for marketing and fundraising departments to come together to discuss how you’re communicating with patrons during this moment of change and uncertainty for your theatre, your audiences and the country. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: September 10

September 10, 2020 2:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: August 27

August 27, 2020 5:00 pm ET

Special Town Hall this week: Be the first to learn about this year’s Festival shows! Meet the writers, plus more about our plans for the online Festival of New Musicals and Fall Conference. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: August 20

August 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: August 12

August 12, 2020 2:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: August 6

August 6, 2020 4:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: Marketing

August 5, 2020 2:00 pm ET

Please join us for this open roundtable discussion of issues facing marketing personnel during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Please join us for this discussion of education and community engagement during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: July 23

July 23, 2020 5:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: July 16

July 16, 2020 2:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: Marketing

July 13, 2020 3:00 pm ET

Please join us for this open roundtable discussion of issues facing marketing personnel during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: July 9

July 9, 2020 1:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: June 25

June 25, 2020 4:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Please join us for this discussion of education and community engagement during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: Fundraising

June 23, 2020 4:00 pm ET

Please join us for this discussion of fundraising and development during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: June 18

June 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: June 12

June 12, 2020 1:00 pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Data-driven decision making is more important than ever. This interactive workshop from our friends at Tessitura will break down the elements of data-driven culture – Data | Decide | Do – as a framework, giving you the confidence to make decisions during an uncertain time. If you are struggling with what your historical data means for the future, or where to even start when every day brings new factors to consider, this workshop is for you. You’ll get to assess your own practices and center and refocus on using data in this new reality.

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Online Town Hall: June 4

Thursday, June 4, 2-3pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: May 28

Thursday, May 28, 4-5pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: May 21

Thursday, May 21, 2-3pm ET

NAMT continues to host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during this unprecedented crisis. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: Fundraising

Wednesday, May 20 @ 4 pm ET

Please join us for this discussion of fundraising and development during the pandemic. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us for this special breakout on education and community engagement programs during quarantine. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Happy Hour/Town Hall: May 14

Thursday, April 14, 5-6pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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The professional, personal, and organizational stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can create new mental health challenges or intensify existing ones. Social isolation separates us from the community and work that would otherwise be significant coping strategies. How can arts leaders support themselves as well as provide support for staff members? Adam Reynolds is a drama therapist and social worker in NYC who works with individuals, groups, and organizations that have experienced traumatic events. He will offer some basic guidelines about navigating issues likely to emerge during the pandemic crisis and then facilitate a conversation with members about what issues they may have experienced within their organizations.

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Online Town Hall: May 7

Thursday, May 7, 12:30-1:30pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: Apr 30

Thursday, April 30, 2-3pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us for this special breakout on education and community engagement programs during quarantine. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online HAPPY HOUR Town Hall: Apr 23

Thursday, April 23, 5-6pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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Online Town Hall: New Works

Wednesday, April 22 @ 3 pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members and writers to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us for this special breakout on new work development during quarantine. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: Apr 16

Thursday, April 16, 2-3pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. (Just click the “register” button when you’re ready to join the call; no advance registration required.)

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NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us for this special breakout on education and community engagement programs during quarantine. (Please register for this town hall, just so we can get a head-count. You’ll be able to register and join us after we’ve started too.)

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Online Town Hall: Apr 9

Thursday, April 9, 2-3pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. It feels important for the NAMT community to come together in this time.

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Online Town Hall for Festival Alumni Writers

Friday, April 3, 3:30-5pm ET

NAMT will host an online town hall for our Festival Alumni Writers to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing artists and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, share resources and learn from others. It feels important for the NAMT community to come together in this time.

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Online Town Hall: Apr 2

Thursday, April 2, 2-3pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. It feels important for the NAMT community to come together in this time.

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Online Town Hall: Mar 26

Thursday, March 26, 2-3pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. It feels important for the NAMT community to come together in this time.

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TRG Arts consultants Caitlin Green and Brad Carlin are hosting a round-table discussion about patron communications in the age of COVID-19. Bring your questions about segmentation, messaging and timing for quick answers, group discussion and actionable counsel. Ideal for marketing and development directors who are navigating, launching, and doing some on-the-fly re-writing of campaigns.

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Online Town Hall: Mar 19

Thursday, March 19, 2-4pm ET

NAMT will host ongoing online town halls for members to come together (virtually) to discuss the challenges facing our theatres and our field during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Please join us to share how you’re handling this unprecedented moment, and learn from others. It feels important for the NAMT community to come together in this time.

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Writers’ Roundtable 2020

Roundtables

Making the Most of Your Resources: When, What and Who?

March 6, 2020

356 W 40th St., 2nd Floor

Creating a new musical takes an abundance of resources: time, money and energy. As a development process moves forward and artistic needs change, how can writers and producers work together to make the most of always-limited resources and set shows up for success?

New Works Roundtable 2019

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

A forum on education and community engagement

August 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

A forum on education and community engagement.

2016 Writers’ Roundtable

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

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

Roundtables

November 13, 2014

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

Roundtables

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

February 20 - 21, 2014

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

Roundtables

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

March 16, 2013

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

Roundtables

May 30, 2012

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

Roundtables

Developing Relationships while Developing a Musical

May 5, 2012

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

Roundtables

January 14 - 16, 2011

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

Roundtables

August 13 - 14, 2010

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

Roundtables

Marketing Yourself & Selling Your Show

June 12, 2010

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

Roundtables

Regional Models of Producing New Musicals

August 14, 2009

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

Roundtables

Building Connections: Alumni, Members and NAMT

June 13, 2009

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

Roundtables

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

June 28, 2008

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.