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October 24 - 25, 2019

New World Stages 340 W 50th Street, New York, NY

Register now for the 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals presented at New World Stages in New York City on October 24 & 25, 2019!

Over the course of two days, 45-minute cuts of eight new musicals will be presented to over 600 industry professionals. Selected from a careful review process, the Festival celebrates what’s next in musical theatre and the incredible stories and artists that are leading the way.

Already registered? Check out our Guide to Navigating the Festival.

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Musicals

Hi, My Name is Ben

Director
Hunter Bird

Ideal Cast Size: 12 (5W/7M)
Ideal Band Size: 7

Genre & Style:

Synopsis

“Hi, my name is Ben. I can’t talk but I can hear.”
A true, New York story of how one man changed the lives of those around him, without ever speaking a word. Using just his notepad, pen, and open heart, Ben turned a neighbourhood of strangers into a community of friends, before finally encountering a miracle of his own.

More about Hi, My Name is Ben

Interstate

Director
Jesca Prudencio

Music Director
Anessa Marie

Ideal Cast Size: 8
Ideal Band Size: 5

Genre & Style:

Drama featuring trans and queer young adults

Synopsis

Interstate is an Asian-American road trip musical about Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who embarks on his first national tour with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter. Their political and personal music inspires Henry, a trans teenage blogger living in a small town in Kentucky, to make a series of life-changing decisions. A parallel story about two trans people at different stages of their lives, the musical explores love, family and masculinity in the age of social media.

More about Interstate

Iron John: An American Ghost Story

Director
Jonathan McCrory

Ideal Cast Size: 12-14
Ideal Band Size: 6

Genre & Style:

Southern Gothic Dramedy

Synopsis

Welcome to the little Southern town of Good, Alabama. It’s wild, woodsy, down-home…and very, very haunted. 100 years ago, a love triangle ended in an act of racist violence that seems to repeat in every generation—until now. This dark and lyrical tale pits good old-fashioned American denial against the redemptive power of facing your truth.

More about Iron John: An American Ghost Story

Lautrec at the St. James

Director
Sarna Lapine

Music Director
Charity Wicks

Ideal Cast Size: 10
Ideal Band Size: 7

Genre & Style:

Synopsis

March, 1899 – French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, passes out in a gutter and is kidnapped. He awakes in the Chateau St. James, an asylum. Triggered by his imagination and a need to understand his downfall, the St. James continuously transforms around Lautrec into an intoxicating and provocative world—one that inspires yet may destroy him.

More about Lautrec at the St. James

One Way

Director
Arpita Mukherjee

Music Director
Simone Allen

Ideal Cast Size: 7
Ideal Band Size: 6-21

Genre & Style:

Synopsis

When Naomi becomes a finalist for the first one-way mission to Mars, she must choose: pursue her ambition or stay on Earth with the woman she loves. With a soaring, contemporary score, One Way is a moving portrait of how our choices affect those closest to us.

More about One Way

SeaWife

Director
Liz Carlson

Music Director
Tommy Crawford

Ideal Cast Size: 7 (ideally all actor-musicians)
Ideal Band Size: 7 (same as cast size, since actors play all instruments)

Genre & Style:

Dramatic, Romantic, Nautical Folk-Rock Musical

Synopsis

SeaWife is a haunted tale of the high seas. Both historical and pointedly modern, the sumptuous and energetic music of The Lobbyists guides us through Seth Moore’s world of whale hunts, ghosts, and adventure to ask: “Can humanity save itself from its own devouring?”

More about SeaWife

Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans

Director
Amy Anders Corcoran

Ideal Cast Size: 10-20
Ideal Band Size: 4-6

Genre & Style:

Synopsis

In life, we face many seemingly unanswerable questions. Why are we here? How does WIFI work? Why has there never been a stoner bromance rock musical about the impending student loan crisis and ever growing income inequality gap? Well ask no more. Behold: Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans.

More about Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans

Teeth

Director
Portia Krieger

Ideal Cast Size: 11 (7W/4M)
Ideal Band Size: 4-6

Genre & Style:

Dark Comedy/Horror

Synopsis

Adapted from the 2007 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film by Mitchell Lichtenstein, Teeth tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen with a powerful secret: she has teeth in her vagina. When the men in Dawn’s life try to exploit her, she is forced to choose between survival or destruction.

More about Teeth

Festival Schedule

Thursday, October 24, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am
Check-in/Registration
10:00 - 10:50 am
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

11:20 am - 12:10 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

12:10 - 1:50 pm
Lunch (on your own)

(don’t forget to check out the Midday Cabaret in the Green Room lounge during lunch both days!)

Green Room Lounge


(Premiere or Select Pass required for entry)

1:50 - 2:40 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

3:10 - 4:00 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 - 9:30 am
Check-in/Registration
9:30 - 10:20 am
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

10:50 am - 11:40 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

11:40 am - 1:20 pm
Lunch (on your own)

(don’t forget to check out the Midaay Cabaret in the Green Room lounge during lunch both days!)

Green Room Lounge


(Premiere or Select Pass required for entry)

1:20 - 2:10 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

2:40 - 3:30 pm
Stage A
Stage B
Green Room Lounge

Open for coffee and networking

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Stage A

(Only open to pre-registered Premiere, Select and Access Pass holders)

Songwriters Showcase
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Closing Cocktail Party

(For registered Premiere Pass holders only.)

Open bar and the ultimate networking opportunity with this year’s writers and VIPs!

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am
NAMT Members' Collaboration Meeting

Exact time and location TBD.

As of 8/26/19. This schedule is TENTATIVE and subject to change!

Writers & Artists

Ben Bonnema

Book & Music, One Way

Ben Bonnema is a Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer-lyricist. Theatre: The Apple Boys with Jonothon Lyons (“Clever, catchy songs” –The New Yorker; HERE Arts Center), Boys Who Tricked Me (Musical Theatre Factory, “Heart-healing musical theatre” –Joshua Barone of the New York Times), One Way with Christopher Staskel (Goodspeed Writers Colony), The Lost Girl with Arianna Rose, Sleep No More (additional sound design and composition). New Media: Peter Panic with James Marion (Adult Swim Games, two million downloads). Film: Mary Poppins Returns (Music Associate to Marc Shaiman, Best Score Oscar nom.). Ben holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Liz Carlson

Conceived & Director & Story, SeaWife

Liz Carlson (Director and Developer) is a director and producer of new work. She is currently in her fourth season as the Artistic Producer for New York Stage and Film. Prior to NYSAF, Liz worked as a freelance director and served as the Artistic Director of Naked Angels. She has directed at Ars Nova, The Dramatists Guild, EST, The Flea, Keen Company, Manhattan School of Music, MTC, The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, The Playwrights Realm, Signature Theater Company, Studio 42, Williamstown Theatre Festival, etc. MFA The New School for the Performing Arts. Alumnae of the Drama League Directors Project.

John Dietrich

Book and Lyrics, Lautrec at the St. James

John Dietrich: Director/Choreographer/Writer including 17 years with Radio City Entertainment. Director/ Choreographer for the world-famous Rockettes / Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Bookwriter/Lyricist: Things As They Are (Composer-Jonathan Comisar): New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Selection/ “Best of Fest” Award winner. Only Anne (Composer-Will Buck): Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat / Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals. Lautrec at the St. James, The Last War (Composer-Julianne Wick Davis). The Nureyev Project (Composer-Will Buck). Has written/directed for Walt Disney Entertainment, Dolly Parton & Dollywood Entertainment. Education: MFA – NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Musical Theatre Writing, MA – NYU Gallatin: Musical Theatre Structure/Directing Theory, BM (Music) – University of Wisconsin.

Jesse Gage

Book, Music and Lyrics, Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans

Jesse Gage is an NYC-based musical theater writer and veteran of the Bleeker Street music scene, often found wheeling his upright piano around the West Village.  His television credits include Fox, NBC, BBC, PBS and a bevy of Brazilian soap operas. After writing the cult hit Oklahomo: Enforcer of Justice (NYMF 2010), he was awarded a musical theater fellowship at NYU/Tisch, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized by Barrington Stage Company as one of the “ridiculously talented writers you should know (but probably don’t).” Jesse lives in Coney Island with his amazing wife Marlena and son Jonah Blue.

Scott Gilmour

Book and Lyrics, Hi, My Name is Ben

Scott Gilmour is a book writer and lyricist and one half of writing partnership, Noisemaker. Both graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, alongside composer Claire McKenzie, Scott has worked throughout the UK and internationally creating innovative, original work to challenge the expectations of musical theatre. In 2016 Noisemaker were chosen as New Voices by Walt Disney Imagineering and NMI Inc. and, most recently, won Unique Business of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards 2018.

Noisemaker credits include; Hi, My Name is Ben (Goodspeed Musicals), The Snow Queen, Little Red and the Wolf (Dundee Rep), My Left/Right Foot (NTS/Edinburgh Fringe – Winner of Best Music at Critics’ Awards in Scotland 2019, Fringe First, Herald Angel Award), Legend Trippers (National Youth Music Theatre/The Other Palace), Atlantic: A Scottish Story (Edinburgh Fringe -Winner of Herald Angel Award), Forest Boy (NYMF, Arcola Theatre, The Other Palace) and their new choose-your-own adventure musical The Girl Who (AMTP at Northwestern University, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). www.noisemaker.org.uk

Jacinth Greywoode

Book & Music, Iron John: An American Ghost Story

Jacinth Greywoodeis a Brooklyn-based composer of classical and theater music whose work has been performed throughout the Americas and in Europe and Africa by such groups as the Calidore String Quartet, So Percussion and The Civilians. Jacinth has also performed as singer and pianist at such venues as the Apollo Theater, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and the Greene Space at WNYC. Recent writing credits include: Iron John (2019 O’Neill NMTC semifinalist; staged workshop at NYU); G’day, Ivan!Master (American Opera Projects); and White Raven, Black Dove (commissioned by Cerise Jacobs/White Snake Projects, Boston 2022). www.jacinthgreywoode.com

Rebecca Hart

Book and Lyrics, Iron John: An American Ghost Story

Rebecca Hart is a performer, composer and writer based in NYC. On stage: ‘SWEAT’ (Public Tour), The Revolutionists (CT Critics Circle Award), Midsummer (TheatreWorks Hartford – CT Critics Circle Nom), Rimbaud in NY (The Civilians @BAM), Microcosmos (The Civilians), and frequent gigs with her six-piece altfolk band. Writing/composing credits include: Microcosmos and Rimbaud in NY (Civilians), GLORIA (Woolly Mammoth—Helen Hayes Nomination), The Cabaret at the End of the World (NY Innovative Theatre Award), Aaron Jafferis’ How to Break (NAMT 2014), Iron John (2019 O’Neill Semifinalist, NYU staged workshop), and her album The Magician’s Daughter. Civilians Associate Artist, MFA NYU GMTWP. www.rebeccahart.net

Michael R. Jackson

Book and Lyrics, Teeth

Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As a songwriter, he has seen his work performed everywhere from Joe’s Pub to NAMT. He wrote lyrics and co-wrote book for the musical adaptation of the 2007 horror film Teeth with composer and co-book writer Anna K. Jacobs. He wrote book, music and lyrics for the musicals White Girl In Danger and A Strange Loop (2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in co-production with Page 73 Productions). Awards and associations include: a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award and a Dramatist Guild Fellowship. He has commissions from Grove Entertainment & Barbara Whitman Productions and LCT3.

Anna K. Jacobs

Book & Music, Teeth

Anna K. Jacobs is a Brooklyn-based composer, lyricist and librettist. In addition to Teeth (O’Neill Musical Theater Conference), her musicals include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre), Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre), Anytown (George Street Playhouse), Echo (The Gallery Players, MTF), Kaya: Taste of Paradise (NY Film Academy), and Stella and the Moon Man (Sydney Theatre Company/Theatre of Image). Currently, she and playwright Anna Ziegler are collaborating on a new musical for Barbara Whitman Productions and Grove Entertainment. Anna is the proud recipient of the 2018 Eric Salzman Award for New Music Theater Composition and 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. MFA NYU-Tisch. www.annakjacobs.com

Melissa Li

Book, Music and Lyrics, Interstate

Melissa Li is a composer, lyricist, performer and writer based in New York and Baltimore. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, a 2019 Lincoln Center Theater Writer-in-Residence, a 2019 Musical Theatre Factory Maker, a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a former Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellow. Musicals include Interstate (New York Musical Festival, Winner Outstanding Lyrics), Surviving the Nian (The Theater Offensive, IRNE Award Winner for Best New Play 2007), and 99% Stone (The Theater Offensive). Her works have received support from The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Village Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, Dixon Place and others.

Claire McKenzie

Music, Hi, My Name is Ben

Claire McKenzie is a composer and one half of writing partnership, Noisemaker. Both graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, alongside bookwriter/lyricist Scott Gilmour, Claire has worked throughout the UK and internationally creating innovative, original work to challenge the expectations of musical theatre. In 2016 Noisemaker were chosen as New Voices by Walt Disney Imagineering and NMI Inc. and, most recently, won Unique Business of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards 2018.

Noisemaker credits include; Hi, My Name is Ben (Goodspeed Musicals), The Snow Queen, Little Red and the Wolf (Dundee Rep), My Left/Right Foot (NTS/Edinburgh Fringe – Winner of Best Music at Critics’ Awards in Scotland 2019, Fringe First, Herald Angel Award), Legend Trippers (National Youth Music Theatre/The Other Palace), Atlantic: A Scottish Story (Edinburgh Fringe -Winner of Herald Angel Award), Forest Boy (NYMF, Arcola Theatre, The Other Palace) and their new choose-your-own adventure musical The Girl Who (AMTP at Northwestern University, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). www.noisemaker.org.uk

Seth Moore

Book, SeaWife

Seth Moore is a polyartist who works in theater, film, visual art, and music. His play Jonesin’ was produced by The University of Michigan; it won the 2008 McIntyre Prize, the Naomi Saferstein Literary Award, and The Avery Hopwood Award for Drama. In 2009, his play The Man With America Skin also received the McIntyre Prize and The Hopwood Award and was produced for The Araca Project in 2012. Other Writing: Ghosts In the Tapestry (The Claque), Catch (Cincinnati Fringe), Wolf Inside (WNYC); He makes films with his company, Sheep Eats Wolf, and is a frequently commissioned muralist and Illustrator.

Christopher Staskel

Book and Lyrics, One Way

Christopher Staskel is a writer and musical theatre lyricist-librettist. Recent projects include One Way (Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed; Rhinebeck Writers Retreat) with Ben Bonnema and The Firebird (2014 NMTC/O’Neill finalist) with Lisa Whitson Burns. He was a 2015 Kleban Prize finalist and a winner (with Max Mamon) of New York City Center’s Sondheim Remix contest, which granted him the surreal opportunity to rap for Stephen Sondheim.He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch. www.christopherstaskel.com

The Lobbyists

Lyrics & Music, SeaWife

The Lobbyists (Tommy Crawford, Eloise Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Will Turner, Tony Aidan Vo and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman) are a NYC-based band and theater company that creates and performs original music and innovative music-theater. The group takes its name from the lobby of The Flea Theater, where the founding members met in 2012 while working on the Drama Desk-nominated These Seven Sicknesses. Since then, the group has played many iconic venues in New York, such as Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, and Mercury Lounge, and toured to various locations in the northeast. As a theatrical and songwriting collective, the group’s work has been developed with NY Stage & Film, Cape Cod Theater Project, Ars Nova, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Playwrights Realm, and Musical Theater Factory. The group’s debut theatrical piece, SeaWife, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lighting in a Musical in 2016. New and upcoming projects include The Golden Spike with Don Nguyen. Stay in touch and learn more at www.wearethelobbyists.com and @thelobbyistsnyc.

Julianne Wick Davis

Music, Lautrec at the St. James

Julianne Wick Davis: (composer/lyricist) Larson Award 2012; 2018 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. Southern Comfort (NAMT 2012) (music), with Dan Collins (book and lyrics), Public Theater (Lortel Nomination), Barrington Stage Company, CAP21; Trevor (music) with Collins (book and lyrics), Writer’s Theatre (Jeff Award); The Pen (music) with Collins (book and lyrics). The Willard Suitcases (book, music & lyrics), American Shakespeare Center Fall 2019. Lautrec at the St. James (music) with John Dietrich (book and lyrics). Dramatist Guild Fellow, York Theatre’s NEO 9, Sundance Fellow at UCross. MFA NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Kit Yan

Book and Lyrics, Interstate

Kit Yan is a Yellow American New York-based artist, born in Enping, China, and raised in the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kit is a 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, 2019 Lincoln Center Writer in residence, a 2019 MacDowell Fellow, 2019-2020 Musical Theatre Factory Makers Fellow, and a 2019-2020 Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellow. Works include Interstate, which won Outstanding Lyrics at the 2018 New York Musical Festival, and Queer Heartache, which won five awards at the Chicago and SF Fringe Festivals. Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian, Musical Theatre Factory, the New York Musical Festival and Diversionary Theatre. They have been a resident with the Civilians, Mitten Lab, 5th Avenue Theatre and the Village Theatre.

Hotels & Accommodations

Novotel New York Times Square

226 West 52nd Street
New York, NY

(212) 315-0100

The Novotel is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musicals attendees rates of $299per night (including tax) for the nights of October 21-25. To book, click here, or call (212) 315-0100 and use code NAT1021 by September 21.

With a premium central Manhattan location and iconic sweeping views of Times Square, the Novotel New York Times Square hotel is situated in close proximity to the Broadway Theater district, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, World-class shopping, and 'Must-See' Landmarks. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience in 4-star contemporary comfort, whether your stay is for business or leisure.

The Novotel New York Times Square, in the heart of Midtown New York, is ideally situated in the Theatre District. New York's top attractions, such as Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, museums and luxury shops are just minutes away. Broadway, Central Park, museums and luxury shops are just minutes away. The restaurant Supernova offers a fine dining experience with spectacular views of Broadway and Times Square. Have a cocktail on our 7th Floor Terrace or enjoy an outdoor dining.

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Dream Midtown

210 West 55th Street
New York, NY

www.dreamhotels.com

(646) 625-4980

Dream Midtown is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musical attendees rates of $309/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) from October 21 through October 25, 2019. Rate includes complimentary wifi, access to nearby Crunch Fitness, and waived facility fees of $24.95/night. This offer expires on September 20, 2019, and is subject to room availability.

Escape the common travel experience in the heart of Manhattan. All the iconic New York City landmarks are waiting nearby: Times Square, Columbus Circle, Central Park, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue. Our close-knit neighborhood boasts corporate headquarters, theatres, high-end shopping, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and of course...Dream Midtown.

A restored 1895 Beaux-Arts flatiron building with newly redesigned interiors, Dream Midtown includes 221 luxurious accommodations and surrealistic on-site dining. Add best-in-class service from a staff that favors the term host over hotel, and top it all off with trendy built-in nightlife by world-renowned designers.

To Book
Call (646) 625-4980, and reference National Alliance for Musical Theatre, or click here.

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Courtyard by Marriott Times Square West

307 West 37th Street
New York, NY

www.marriott.com

(212) 912-0009

The Courtyard Marriott Times Square West is offering Fall Conference and Festival of New Musical attendees rates of $315/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) from October 21 through October 25, 2019. This offer expires on September 13, 2019, and is subject to room availability.

Conveniently located a short 3-block walk from Penn Station, in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District, this inviting Times Square hotel provides a contemporary retreat. Our Bistro can offer you breakfast, dinner and drink options every day of the week. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout our accommodations, and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped and very spacious Midtown Manhattan, NYC, hotel fitness center will keep you fit and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at our hotel in Times Square Midtown Manhattan, NYC, is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before. This NYC Midtown Manhattan hotel is ideal for your trip whether on business or leisure within walking distance of Times Square, Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden,Jacob Javits Center, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway Theater District.

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Offers Available for NAMT Members

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NAMT members have access to discounted rates at multiple Midtown Manhattan hotels year-round. Visit the Discounts and Deals page and log in for details and to book one of these great hotels now!

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Registration

Rates and Deadlines

The Festival is free and open to theatre industry professionals (see details below) or by donation to NAMT. NAMT members receive passes based on their member type (see details below).

Starting October 9, a $20 late registration administrative fee will be applied to all Festival registrations, including NAMT members.This fee helps to offset additional administrative support required during this busy time.

Online registration for the Festival ends on October 21. We strongly encourage you to register online so that we can have your badge ready, and to pick your schedule due to the possibility of individual readings closing due to capacity limits.

Walk-up attendees at New World Stages will be subject to a $30 fee.

Registration Process

All attendees must be registered, and registrations are not transferable. The Festival is also a networking event; each attendee will receive a badge, which gives you entry to the events (there are no tickets). You may register multiple attendees from the same organization on the same form.

Your registration will not be complete until you click the SUBMIT button at the very end of the form and you have paid (if applicable). You will see a confirmation screen and receive an email upon completion.

Non-Member Attendance Eligibility

We define an industry member as anyone currently working professionally in the theatre who can aid in the development of the shows or careers of the writers we present. If you are not a NAMT member, you will be asked when you register to state your affiliation with  another professional organization/group/network, such as TCG, The Broadway League, LORT, ART/NY, etc..

If you are not industry, you may make a donation of $250 or more and receive a special pass to attend the Festival with VIP benefits as our gift (see details below). Please click the Register button below to make this donation and register for the Festival.

Festival Passes

There are four different passes available for the Festival, each with its own level of access and benefits outlined in the chart below. Industry members who are not members of NAMT will be asked to select their pass level when they register. Although a General Pass to the Festival is free to industry professionals, your tax-deductible contribution allows the Festival of New Musicals to create a nurturing environment for the discovery, development and advancement of the new works, at no cost to the writers participating.

Pass Type Chart

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NAMT Member Registration

NAMT member organizations receive a limited number of complimentary Premiere Passes and Select Passes (see chart above).

  • Institutional Voting members receive 4 Premiere Passes and 2 Select Passes
  • Independent Producer Voting members receive 2 Premiere Passes and 2 Select Passes
  • Academic, Developmental and International members receive 2 Premiere Passes and 1 Select Pass
  • Associate Members receive 1 Select Pass

(Not sure what kind of member you are? Check the directory!)

Standby

Public standby lines for those unable to register start 20 minutes prior to each reading. Standby seating is limited and is not guaranteed.

Fall Conference

The Fall Conference is a separate event open to NAMT members and invited guests only. Those attendees may register for both events at once using this registration form. Or visit the Fall Conference section of the website for more details.

The 46th Minute

The Festival kicks off with a concert sneak peek. NAMT members may purchase tickets when they register for the Festival. Non-member ticketing will open soon!

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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.

Attendees

10to4 Productions
Neil Marcus
Head Of Production
11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Marketing Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Daniel Guy
Managing Director
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
General Manager
American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
Atlantic Theater Company
Reggie White
Artistic Director of Student Productions
Atlantic Theater Company
Nick Luckenbaugh
Institutional Giving Director
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
Aurora Theatre
Ann-Carol Pence
Co-Founder/Associate Producer
Aurora Theatre
Anthony Rodriguez
Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director
AWE LLC
Andy Walmsley
Scenic Designer
Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Victoria Bussert
Director of Music Theatre Program
Barrington Stage Co.
Branden Huldeen
Artistic Producer
Barrington Stage Company
Leila Teitelman
Literary Associate
Blue Spruce Productions
Jen Hoguet
Producer
BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
David Spencer
Teaching Faculty & Steering Committee
Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Amanda Sales
Administrative Director
Brigham Young University
George Nelson
Professor
Brigham Young University
Leslie Nelson
Adjunct Professor
Broadway Licensing
Nik Sorocenski
Content Manager
Broadway Licensing
Elissa Huang
Creative Projects Manager
Broadway Licensing
David Abbinanti
Vice President of Music and Creative
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
Director of Marketing
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional and International Licensing
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Bonnie Pavel
Board Member
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Nicole Rolak
Corporate Sponsor
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Jaime Pavel
Corporate Sponsor
Brooklyn Hospital
Fred Gilbert
Physician
Brooks & Distler, Attorneys at Law
Marsha S. Brooks
Partner
Cardinal Stage Company
Kate Galvin
Artistic Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Boynton
Creative Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
CM Stage Productions
Christopher Maring
Producer
CPA Theatricals, Inc.
Larry Little
Producer
CPA Theatricals, Inc.
Ben Simpson
Producer
CPA Theatricals, Inc.
Joseph Longthorne
Co-Founder
Creative Endeavor Office
Carolyn Miller
Producer
Creative Endeavor Office
Matthew Schneider
Producer
Custom Broadway
Sue Gilad
Producer
disconnected: a frankenstein musical
Chris Rentzel
Composer/Lyricist
Disney Television Animation
Mark Karafilis
Music Production, Executive Director
Disney Theatrical Group
Colleen McCormack
Creative Development Manager
Disney Theatrical Group
Jane Abramson
Director of Creative Development
Disney Theatrical Group
Julie Haverkate
Literary and Editorial Associate
Disney Theatrical Group
Caley Beretta
Creative Development Coordinator
Disney Theatrical Group
Ken Cerniglia
Dramaturg and Literary Manager
Disney Theatrical Group
Henry Tisch
Creative Development Assistant
Diversionary Theatre
Matt Morrow
Executive Artistic Director
Double Play Connections LLC
Jane Dubin
President
Dramatists Guild of America
Tari Stratton
Director, Education & Outreach
Dramatists Play Service
Andrew Marco
Customer Service Rep
Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc.
Elaine Devlin
Literary agent
Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Scott Levy
Producing Artistic Director
Fiona Rudin Productions, LLC
Fiona Rudin
President
Florida State University College of Music - Music Theatre Program
Gayle Seaton
Music Theatre Program Director, Florida State University
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Soren Moller
Creative Producer
Fredericia Theater & New Works Development Centre Uterus
Robert Hartmann
Associate Producer
From Scratch Productions
Hannah Mirvish
Artistic Producer
From Scratch Productions
Kelly Robinson
Artistic Director
Fulton Theatre
Marc Robin
Executive Artistic Director
Fulton Theatre
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing
GDK Music
Judith Kieffer
Vice President
GDK Music
George Kieffer
President
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Michael Fling
Artistic Assistant
Goodspeed Musicals
Dan McMahon
Director of Marketing
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Anne Rothstein
Guest
Goodspeed Musicals
Jane Hellman
Guest
Harmonia Holdings, Ltd.
Kenneth Dingledine
President
HBO
Angela Rigor
Theatre Scout
Heart In The Game Foundation
Connie Malin
Producer: JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer"
Heart In The Game Foundation
Greer Firestone
Playwright: JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer"
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Dana Harrel
Executive Creative Director
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Hannah Ryan
Director
Imagineering / Disney Live Entertainment
Malcolm Darrell
Associate Creative Director
International Incidents
Molly Morris
Producer
James Madison University
Joshua Streeter
Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
Jean Doumanian Productions
Kathryn Willingham
Creative Development Executive
Jill Furman Productions
Morgan Steward
Assistant
Junkyard Dog Productions
Jerry Magnoni
Guest of Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog Productions
Marleen Magnoni Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Kenny Alhadeff
Producer
Junkyard Dog Productions
Janet Mueller
Guest of Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog Productions
Bob Masin
Guest of Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog Productions
Cindy Masin
Keen Company
Jeremy Stoller
Director of New Work
Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance
Jonathan Swoboda
Associate Professor, Music Director
La Jolla Playhouse
Eric Keen-Louie
Producing Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
Lara de Bruijn
Lara de Bruijn
Costume Designer
LaVie Productions
CLAUDIA ZAHN
Producing Associate, LaVie Productions
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Leo Yu-Ning Chang
Marymount Manhattan College, Faculty
Lyric Theatre @ Illinois
Michael Tilley
Musical Administrator
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Jim Reynolds
Managing Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Ashley Wells
Associate Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Michael Baron
Producing Artistic Director
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Linda Garrett
Board Member
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Monica Wittrock
Board Member
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Kevin Wittrock
Board Member
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Sarah Moore
Board Member
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
Mitchell Moore
Board Member
Maine State Music Theatre
Amanda Choate
Development Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Stephanie Dupal
Managing Director
Marathon Digital
Brittany Greene
Associate Producer
Marathon Digital
Mike Karns
Founder & CEO
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
Marie Tartar
Marie Tartar
investor/La Jolla Playhouse supporter
MCC Theater
Michela Rodriguez
Artistic Assistant
MCC Theater
Kailee Ayyar
Manager of Artistic Development
MCC Theater
Jessica Chase
Artistic Producer
Melanie Watson
Melanie Watson
Composer/Lyricist
Millikin University, Department of Theatre and Dance
Lori Bales
Professor, Director New Musicals Workshop
Millikin University, Department of Theatre and Dance
Kevin Long
Artist in Residence, Music Director New Musicals Workshop
Millikin University, Department of Theatre and Dance
Kevin Hoffman
Alumni Associate
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Frank Honts
Director of Artistic Personnel
Mitch Banchik
Mitchell Banchik
Investor
Music Theater Works
Diane Schlinkert
Supporter
Music Theater Works
Lyn Dickey
Supporter
Music Theater Works
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
Music Theatre Wichita
Wayne Bryan
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Musical Theatre Factory
Mei Ann Teo
Producing Artistic Director
Musical Theatre West
Bren Thor
Company Manager
Musical Theatre West
Paul Garman
Executive Director/Producer
MusicalFare Theatre Company
Randall Kramer
Artistic/Executive Director
Needle Productions, LLC
Kenneth Willman
Co-Founder
Needle Productions, LLC
Rosemary Willman
Co-Founder
New Musicals Inc.
Stephen Green
Associate Producer
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New York Public Library
Doug Reside
Curator
New York Theatre Barn
Joe Barros
Artistic Director
No Guarantees
Christine Schwarzman
Producer
No Guarantees
Darren Johnston
Assistant Producer
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Andy Bates
Guest of
Ogunquit Playhouse
Mark Forsyth
VP Board of Directors
Ogunquit Playhouse
Emily Forsyth
Guest of
Ogunquit Playhouse
Wesley Forsyth
Paper Mill Playhouse
Stephen Agosto
Senior Manager of Artistic Engagement
Paper Mill Playhouse
Christopher Slavik
Associate Producer
Paper Mill Playhouse
Patrick Parker
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Mike Stotts
Managing Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Glenn Gunderson
Board Member
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Kristin Bair
Pittsburgh CLO
Mark Fleischer
Producing Director
POM Consulting
Peter McKown
Managing Director
Popcorn Partners, LLC
Joanna Lodin
producer
Popcorn Partners, LLC
Lynne Halliday
producer
Popup Theatre Canada
Vinetta Strombergs
Director
Popup Theatre Canada
Jim Aldridge
Producer
Prav MJ
Prav Menon-Johansson
Producer/Director
Pride Films and Plays
Robert Ollis
Music Director
Prospect Theater Company
Tira Harpaz
Prospect Theater Company V.P Board of Directors
Prospect Theater Company
Hayley Isaacson
Producing Intern
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Dianne Mooney
Guest
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Bill Mooney
Guest
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Leslie McLeod
Guest
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Carole Waitzman
RMTC Donor
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Jennifer Jaquess
Managing Director
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Keith Cromwell
Executive Director
Red Pelican Creative
Dana Lerner
Theater Producer and Social Media Manager
Renaissance Pictures
Saul Nathan-Kazis
VP, Television and Theater
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
Robo Productions
Mark Robinson
Producer
Roundabout Theatre Company
Nicole Tingir
Senior Producer, Artistic Development
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Jane Hensey
Head of MA Musical Theatre
San Diego State University Musical Theatre
Stephen Brotebeck
Associate Professor
Seattle Rep
Elisabeth Farwell-Moreland
Producing Director
Seattle Rep
Hattie Andres
Artistic Associate
Second Stage Theatre
Christie Evangelisto
Associate Artistic Director
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Alan Paul
Associate Artsitic Director
Shapiro Marketing
Felicia Shapiro
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Sheridan College, Canadian Music Theatre Project
Michael Rubinoff
Producing Artistic Director
Show Shepherd LLC
Matt Schicker
Show Shepherd
Show Shepherd LLC
Blair Russell
Show Shepherd
Somerled Arts
Robert Macdonald
Trustee
Somerled Arts
Scott Evans
Artistic Director
Somerled Arts
Wendy Macdonald
Executive Director
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Susan Schulman Literary Agency LLC
Susan Schulman
L:iterary and Theatrical Agent
The Dramatists Guild of America
Ralph Sevush
Executive Director for Business Affairs
The Hollywood Pantages
Jeff Loeb
General Manager
The Hollywood Pantages
Thomas Miller
The Hollywood Pantages
Christina Selby
Director of Touring & Theatrical Coordination, Nederlander
The Hollywood Pantages
Katie Hotchkiss
Director of Operations
The Human Race Theatre Company
Scott Stoney
Resident Artist
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
Artistic Director
The Musical Stage Company
Jordan Lafrennier
Intern Artistic Director
The Musical Stage Company
Mitchell Marcus
Artistic & Managing Director
The StoryLine Project LLC
R.K. Greene
Executive Director
The Talent House
Geoff William Scott
Theatre Agent
The Talent House
Rachael Dean
Creative Agent
Theater Latté Da
Elissa Adams
Associate Artistic Director
Theatre NOW New York
Joe Kenny
Director of New Works
Theatre NOW New York
Chris Giordano
Producing Director
Theatre NOW New York
Thomas Morrissey
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre NOW New York
Jonas Klabin
Managing Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Megan Larche Dominick
Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Works
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Giovanna Sardelli
Director of New Works
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Ted Semple
Producer/Donor
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Phil Santora
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Robert Kelley
Artistic Director
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Ellice Papp
Board Member/Producer
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Cindi Sears
Producer/Donor
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Daryl Stutley
Donor
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Barbara Hale
Donor
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Brian Shally
Producer/Donor
Times Sq Productions
Stephen Helper
Producing Director
Troy University
Tommy Newman
Head of Musical Theatre
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Shari Jordan
Assistant Artistic Producer
Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Scott Anderson
Artistic Director
United Talent Agency
Ryan Lucas
Coordinator
Universal Theatrical Group
Brian Hedden
Creative Executive
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Karla Koskinen
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Professor/Director
University of Notre Dame
Matt Hawkins
Director of Musical Theatre
Uptown Players
Jeff Rane
Artistic Producer
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
V.J. Colonna Productions, Inc.
Alan Kliffer
V.J. Colonna Productions, Inc.
vincent colonna
Producer
Village Theatre
Caitlin McCown
Associate Production Manager
Village Theatre
Robb Hunt
Executive Producer
Village Theatre
Jerry Dixon
Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Brandon Ivie
Associate Artistic Director
Village Theatre
Brittany Rall
Board Member
Village Theatre
Kathy Hunt
Supporter
Village Theatre
Sada Adams
Supporter
Village Theatre
Jes Spencer
Casting Director
Village Theatre
William Rall
Board Member
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Judy Katany
Board Member
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
John Zirkle
Executive Director
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Dan Taft
Board Member
Weston Playhouse Theatre, The
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Laura Savia
Associate Artistic Director
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Aileen Lambert
Literary Manager
Windy City Productions
James Creer
Associate Producer
Windy City Productions
Susan Rabin
Artistic Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Diane Blair
Retired
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Carl Danielsen
Musical Director
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jody Jaron
Artistic Director, Garden State Ballet School
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Christine Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Advisory Board President
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Harriet Schlader
Managing Director
Woolf Productions, LLC
Matthew Woolf
Board Member - New York Theatre Barn
York Theatre Company
JOAN ROSS SORKIN
Pres., Board of Directors
Young Wisdom
Leslie Wisdom
Writer/Lyricist
ZACH Theatre
Austin Brown
Lighting Supervisor
ZACH Theatre
Nathaniel Miller
Associate Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
ZenDog Productions
Pun Bandhu
producer
Lora Mouna
Bobbie Theodore
Owner
Bobbie Theodore
Owner
Kirsten Wrinkle
Alice So
Producer
Scott So
Producer
Cathy Velenchik
Donor
Christopher Joy
Donor
Kristine Ganong
Sheila Wiken
Robert Healing
Sheri Gallo
Lisa Kaufman
Orlando Zayas
Tom Mays
Jim Pitts
Marc Seriff
Jennifer Melin Miller
Erin Craig
Dan Jackson
Jeremy Guiberteau
Tom Terkel
Sam Slate
Barbara Bellman
Jim Mercer
Dana Arey
Brian Spector
Richard Israel
Theatre Director
James Stryska
James Slocum
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
Sharon Fallon
Producer
Dave Steakley
Producing Artistic Director
James Campodonico
Composer
Stacey Luftig
Lyricist
David Arthur
Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer
Si Kahn
Sean Hartley
Director, Theater Wing
Daniel MacDonald
Allison Thomas
Susan Lambert
Scotty Arnold
BRIAN REDLING
Librettist
BRIAN REDLING
Librettist
Carolyn Seriff
Mindy Ellmer
Mindy Ellmer
Gerald vanHeerden
Artistic Director
Spencer Ross
Bruce Dean
Ann Kerr
Margery Healing
Charlie Frasier
Chief Development Officer
Carla Sullwold
Conner Milam