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October 21-22, 2021

A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

This year, NAMT will film live presentations of all Festival musicals. Those presentations will then be screened at an in-person event on October 21 and 22. Members of the industry are invited to attend the screening, where they can also meet the writers, or they can view a livestream of the presentations, which will be presented in collaboration with Broadway On Demand.

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Musicals

AZUL

Director
Elena Araoz

Music Director
Kurt Crowley

Ideal Cast Size: 20
Ideal Band Size: 12

Genre & Style:

Magical Realism

Synopsis

In a world of magic realism, Blue Bird, an ambitious poet seeks a better life in a new land. In present-day Jackson Heights, Rita, a composer, struggles to write her debut album about a motherland she has never known. AZUL weaves together these two distinct worlds to explore how memory and imagination shape immigrant identity. Driven by a constellation of songs rooted in Latin American folklore, AZUL is a bilingual musical about loss, and what it means to step back in order to move forward.

More about AZUL

Fanny & Stella

Director
Stephen Brackett

Music Director
Emily Marshall

Ideal Cast Size: 13
Ideal Band Size: 6

Genre & Style:

It’s based on real historical events and people and is a dramedy in style – a highly theatricalised version of events that stays true to the events.

Synopsis

Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, unremarkable middle-class boys, flee their suburban upbringing to live as Fanny & Stella in 1870s London – a heady world of drag, music hall, sex and more sex. A run-in with the law casts them in the sensational show-trial of the ‘He-She Ladies’. Dominating the press and scandalizing the nation, the ordeal tests their extraordinary friendship and reveals the deep corruption of an empire fighting to remain respectable.

More about Fanny & Stella

Little Duende

Director
Rebecca Martínez

Music Director
Erika Gamez

Ideal Cast Size: 31
Ideal Band Size: 15

Genre & Style:

Mexican Mythos, Dark Fantasy, Adventure Folklore

Synopsis

In the mythical land of Elflán a young duendénse (elflander) must confront a mysterious entity after it kidnaps her mother by trekking north in the company of a disloyal God of Yesteryear (HUEHUE). In the journey, ADELITA finds the truth about herself, her land, and the not-so-mythical dark world that hides behind a wall.

More about Little Duende

Māyā

Director
Arpita Mukherjee

Music Director
James Nathan Hopkins

Ideal Cast Size: 7
Ideal Band Size: 12

Genre & Style:

Drama

Synopsis

India, 1930. When Gandhi’s non-violent independence movement arrives on Maya Mehta’s doorstep, our heroine’s life of poetry and privilege is turned on its head. With a score that fuses Western pop and Indian classical music, Māyā tells the story of how one person can make a lasting mark on a movement.

More about Māyā

Missing Peace

Director
Jesca Prudencio

Music Director
Steven Cuevas

Ideal Cast Size: 7
Ideal Band Size: 8

Genre & Style:

A healthy balance of comedy and upbeat music

Synopsis

When Chase wakes up from a coma, his past is a blur. And much to his family’s surprise, he is happy and carefree… until the dark memories flood back like quick cuts of a movie trailer that just don’t add up. With his history to contend with, will Chase ever be able to overcome the staggering mountain of regret for a sky full of music and second chances?

More about Missing Peace

Private Gomer Jones

Director
Sammi Cannold

Music Director
Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh

Ideal Cast Size: 17
Ideal Band Size: 10

Genre & Style:

War drama with some humor

Synopsis

Based on the true story of a Deaf Welsh sniper in World War One, Private Gomer Jones uses ensemble storytelling and onstage sound foley to tell the story of a Deaf soldier from his perspective. A driving Celtic score accompanies the tale of a soldier’s harrowing journey made all the more treacherous because he… and we… can’t hear what’s coming next.

More about Private Gomer Jones

Senior Class

Director
Amy Anders Corcoran

Music Director
Andrew Bourgoin

Ideal Cast Size: 20
Ideal Band Size: 10

Genre & Style:

Synopsis

When the Senior Class production of My Fair Lady is canceled due to budget cuts, two theater nerds convince the school to do a royalty-free staging of Pygmalion. When they meet a subway dancer named Alizé, art begins to imitate life as they try to transform her into their perfect Eliza Doolittle.

More about Senior Class

TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

Director
Sherri Barber

Music Director
Rose Van Dyne

Ideal Cast Size: 6
Ideal Band Size: 5

Genre & Style:

fantasy-driven, irreverent, queer, rock musical

Synopsis

T and L drive their convertible off the edge of a cliff and into a fantasy-driven, irreverent, queer, rock musical – TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix where strong female characters don’t “always gotta die.” With full-on Riot Grrl aplomb, the Kickass Band helps T and L find the queer happy ending they deserve.

More about TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

Festival Schedule

Thursday, October 21, 2021 (All times ET)
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Check-In

Make sure to say hi to NAMT staff and your colleagues! 

1:45 - 2:00 pm
Welcome Remarks
2:00 pm
Festival Presentations

Presenting:
Private Gomer Jones
Little Duende
Missing Peace
TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

4:15 - 5:15 pm
Meet the Writers Panel

Get to know the writers of Thursday’s presentations! This session will be in-person but live-streamed for our online attendees.

5:15 - 6:00 pm
Writers Sessions

Whether you’re attending in-person or online, you’ll have the chance to mingle with our writers!

Friday, October 22, 2021 (All times ET)
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Check-In

Make sure to say hi to NAMT staff and your colleagues! 

12:30 pm
Festival Presentations

Presenting:
Māyā
Fanny & Stella
AZUL
Senior Class

2:45 - 3:45 pm
Meet the Writers Panel

Get to know the writers of Friday’s presentations! This session will be in-person but live-streamed for our online attendees.

3:45 - 4:45 pm
Writers Sessions

Whether you’re attending in-person or online, you’ll have the chance to mingle with our writers!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Festival Closing Party

Location TBD

Premiere Pass Holders only; registration required.

As of 8/24/2021 1PM

Subject to change.

Writers & Artists

Melis Aker

Book, AZUL

Melis Aker is a writer, actor and musician from Turkey. Her scripts have been commissioned by and developed at the Atlantic Theater (Middle Eastern Mixfest), Ars Nova (Play Group member), NYTW (2050 fellow), O’Neill, Cannes Film Festival, IFP, New Group, Dramatists Guild (DGF fellow), Roundabout, Lark (MEA writers room), Noor, 24 Hour Plays and Magic Theatre in the U.S., as well as the Finborough and Park theatres in London. Previously: developed a screenplay with Revelations Entertainment headed by Morgan Freeman, wrote teleplay “Fractio Panis” starring Brian Cox for Homebound Project/No Kid Hungry and released her NYT-reviewed radio-play “Scraps and Things” on Playing On Air, starring Carol Kane. Selected acting credits include “The Equalizer” (CBS), “The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC), “Seneca” (HBO Max), Love in Afghanistan (Arena Stage & Roundabout). Currently developing a musical play with Benjamin Scheuer, and a commission by Ars Nova. Her play Field, Awakening (Kilroy’s List) will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre (COVID-19 pending). Melis is a recipient of the Sundance Interdisciplinary Program grant. Training: Columbia (MFA), RADA (Acting). Representation: CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. www.melisaker.com

Greg Dean Borowsky

Music, Senior Class

Greg Dean Borowsky is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and music producer from South Africa, signed to Sony Music Publishing. Greg’s debut album, was nominated for a MetroFM Best RnB Award, and his single, Chocolate Vanilla, was nominated for a Best RnB Channel O Africa Award. In 2014, Greg was commissioned to co-write and produce South Africa’s official 20 Years of Freedom song. Shortly thereafter, Greg moved to New York to develop MANDELA – The Musical, which will be premiering at The Young Vic Theatre in London 2022 and releasing a Broadway/West End all-star album through Sony Masterworks in 2022.

EllaRose Chary

Book & Lyrics, TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

EllaRose Chary (she/her) is a writer and advocate for inclusion in media. She is a Richard Rodgers Award Winner, Drama League Award nominee, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Ars Nova Uncharted resident, O’Neill NMTC Finalist/Incubator Resident, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Triple R Resident, NYFA Fellowship Playwriting/Screenwriting Finalist, Kleban Prize Finalist, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Harvard Guest Artist, and a recipient of the Anna Sosenko Grant and a NAMT Grant. Her work has been seen at The Civilians/City Center, UArts Polyphone Festival, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Theatre C, Jewish Plays Project, The Rose Theater, Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Prospect Theater and more. Her play with Brandon James Gwinn, The Séance Machine, was part of the Tank’s 2019 Obie-Award winning season. She believes the future of theater is universal healthcare. www.ellarosechary.com

Jacinta Clusellas

Lyrics & Music, AZUL

Jacinta Clusellas is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacinta brings together South American folklore, jazz and chamber music, in the context of songs influenced by poems, literature and nature from South America. She is the composer-arranger of the bilingual musical AZUL, inspired by her concept album El Pájaro Azul, which was published in Japan under the record label Inpartmaint Inc. She has toured across the US (Lincoln Center, SXSW) and internationally in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, Greece and Italy. She has arranged for A.R. Rahman (Boston Symphony Hall) and Alejandro Sanz. Jacinta is a Teaching Artist at the Very Young Composers Program for the New York Philharmonic. www.jacintaclusellasmusic.com

Kevin Duda

Conceived, Senior Class

Georgina Escobar

Book and Lyrics, Little Duende

Georgina Escobar is a queer Mexican playwright and maker of sci-femme narratives, ultra-human mythos and Frontera-funk stories. She works textually with the impossible to excavate Latin American perspectives & create genre-fiction with heart. She is a MacDowell Fellow, Djerassi Artist and recipient of the Darrell Ayers Award. Her work has been featured in the Kilroys List, The Texas Review, Los Bárbaros, McSweeney’s Anthology and New Passport Press. Her plays have been produced across the USA and internationally in Mexico, UK, Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Her work has been performed at INTAR, New York Children’s Theatre, Project Y, Clubbed Thumb, Lincoln Center, Bushwick Starr (NY), Two Rivers, Milagro, Aurora Theatre and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

Brandon James Gwinn

Lyrics & Music, TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

Brandon James Gwinn is a composer-lyricist, pianist, vocalist and music producer. He is a Richard Rodgers Award Winner, Drama League Award nominee, Dramatists Guild Member and Fellow, Ars Nova Uncharted resident, O’Neill NMTC Finalist/Incubator Resident, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Triple R Resident and Catwalk Resident. Musicals include TL;DR, Cotton Candy & Cocaine, Small Town Story (American Theatre Group, NY Theatre Barn, Village Originals, NAMT Grant). Solo Albums: Bullit & Not Too Late. Producer: Alexis Michelle’s Lovefool (Broadway Records), Trixie Mattel’s Two Birds & One Stone (Billboard #1, iTunes Top Albums #1). MFA NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing. ASCAP. NARAS Grammy Voter. www.brandonjamesgwinn.com @brandonjamesg

Robi Hager

Music and Lyrics, Little Duende

Robi Hager began his career in NYC as an actor/singer and appeared on Broadway with Spring Awakening, How to Succeed in Business…, Bye Bye Birdie, Doctor Zhivago and in National Tours such as Fun Home and Spring Awakening. Regionally, he appeared in Ragtime, Next To Normal (Arden) and Bonnie & Clyde (TUTS). As a composer, he wrote songs “Quiero Soñar” and “Maduros” along with friend Alex McCabe, and they have appeared in both films Top Five and Can You Ever Forgive Me?. Robi is the creator and producer of the LGBTQ musical, Basic Witches, for which he received a Barrymore nomination for Best Original Score. He is the composer for a new musical called Silueta being developed with Power Street Theatre Co. in Philadelphia.

Cheeyang Ng

Book & Music, Māyā

Born and raised in Singapore, Cheeyang Ng is an award-winning singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of queer, Asian and immigrant stories. They have performed around the world, including Lincoln Center with Carole King and Carnegie Hall with a cappella group Vocalosity and are the first Singaporean to headline a concert at Joe’s Pub and Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center. Musicals in development include Eastbound (Village Theatre Festival of New Musicals, NAMT ’20) with Khiyon Hursey and Māyā (Live & In Color, Hypokrit) with Eric Sorrels. BMus: Berklee. MFA: NYU. www.cheeyang.com

Eamonn O'Dwyer

Lyrics & Music, Fanny & Stella

Eamonn O’Dwyer is an award-winning composer and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He has written original music for Lady Chatterley’s Lover (UK Tour); Twelfth Night & Henry V (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York); It Never Happened (ArtsEd); Mrs. Beeton Says… (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (NYMT, The Other Palace); The Comedy of Errors & Julius Caesar Re-imagined (RSC, Swan); Flesh & Bone (National Theatre Studio); Grimm Tales & Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre); Jeeves & Wooster (Barn, Cirencester); Stones in His Pockets (Dukes, Lancaster); The Glass Menagerie (Theatre Chipping Norton). The score for his original musical The House of Mirrors & Hearts won the MTM Award for Best New Score at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, and after its critically acclaimed run at the Arcola Theatre in 2015, it has now been performed in Australia and the US. For more info, visit www.eamonnodwyer.com

Marshall Pailet

Writer, Private Gomer Jones

Marshall is a writer and director for theater, and is the proud owner of a wildly untrained, but ultimately well-meaning terrier-mix. He directed, composed and co-wrote the Off-Broadway musicals Who’s Your Baghdaddy, which was a two-time NY Times Critic’s Pick, and Triassic Parq, which went on to win the Ovation Award for Best Musical for its LA premiere. Other select writing includes Loch Ness (Best Musical/Best Director ’19 BWW Awards); Claudio Quest (six NYMF Awards for Excellence); Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals); The Magic School Bus (TheaterWorks USA). Film Veggie Tales: Noah’s Ark starring Wayne Brady (Original Songs). He’s written and directed for RKO Stage, Atlantic Theater Company, PBS and lots of other cool places. Graduate of Yale University. www.marshallpailet.com

Tatiana Pandiani

Book, AZUL

Tatiana Pandiani is a Latine writer & director-choreographer who works in English and Español. She serves as the Associate Director of the Broadway tour of What the Constitution Means to Me. Recent: Blood Wedding at Yale. Upcoming: multilingual Our Town at Dallas Theatre Center. Tatiana has directed new work at the Park Theatre (London), Long Wharf, Cleveland Playhouse, NYTW, IATI, Primary Stages, Signature. As a choreographer, Tatiana works with Latine artists in concerts & music videos. Tatiana is the New Works Director at Miami New Drama and a professor at Hofstra University and the Atlantic Acting School. Member of SDC. MFA: Columbia. Reps: Paradigm. www.tatianapandiani.com

Kyle Puccia

Book & Lyrics & Music, Missing Peace

Kyle Puccia is a Platinum-selling songwriter, composer and musician. His co-write, “Kids In Love,” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Kyle earned a Swedish Grammy nomination in 2018, and his songs have charted on Billboard’s Top 40 Hot Dance Club Play & Top 10 UK Commercial Pop Charts. Kyle has composed dozens of scores for Microsoft and T-Mobile commercials. He has garnered song placements on such TV shows/films/brands as HBO, World Of Dance, Pretty Little Liars, Legacies, The Titan Games, Love Island, Siesta Key, The Vineyard and Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List. He has music-directed and/or created vocal arrangements for TV’s Lucifer (Netflix), LA workshop productions for Rock of Ages and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, The Musical.

Kalani Queypo

Book & Lyrics & Music, Missing Peace

Kalani Queypo is an award-winning screenwriter for Ancestor Eyes, his self-directed short film that played at nearly 40 festivals, winning 14 awards. He is currently developing his episodic comedy, When You Miss Aloha, and his feature-length drama, Stored and Safe; both showcasing his birthplace and culture as the backdrop in his character driven projects. Kalani is the recipient of the 2019 Native Voices Playwrights Retreat, the 2020 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and the 2021 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals. Kalani can be seen acting in the Oscar-nominated film, The New World, Steven Spielberg’s Emmy winning Into the West and Slow West(Sundance GRAND JURY PRIZE). Television credits include Trickster, Jamestown, Fear the Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hawaii Five-0, Nurse Jackie and Bones. www.kalaniqueypo.com

SEVAN

Book, Fanny & Stella

SEVAN is an award-winning London and NYC-based actor-writer. His work has been seen in London and New York at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, The Flea Theater, The Sheen Center, The Bush Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Theatre503, Rich Mix, The Old Red Lion, The Space and Access Theater. He was a member of the Bush Theatre inaugural 2015 Emerging Writers’ Group; The Public Theater 2011 Emerging Writers Group; NYTW Usual Suspect; Rising Circle Theater Collective 2010 InkTANK Writer’s Lab. NYTW 2011/2012 Teaching Artist. 2021 Orchard Project Performance Lab Fellow. 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist. 2014/2015/2016 Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist. 2014 Papatango Playwriting Prize Shortlist. 2014 Saroyan Social Justice/Human Rights Playwriting Award Finalist. 2010/2012 William Saroyan Playwriting Prize Finalist. He has won the 2016 Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories and the 2016 Arch and Bruce Foundation Playwriting Prize. www.justsevan.com

Eric Sorrels

Book & Lyrics, Māyā

Originally from Tennessee, Eric Sorrels is an award-winning songwriter and professional choral singer. He is a member of the choirs of St. John the Divine and Temple E-Manuel in New York City, and he has sung at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and sacred spaces here and abroad. His songs have been heard throughout New York City’s cabaret spaces. Musicals in development include Māyā (Live & In Color, Hypokrit) and Only Us (Drama League Residency) with Cheeyang Ng. Eric’s first solo EP will debut in 2022. BA: University of Tennessee. MFA: NYU. www.ericsorrels.com

Melvin Tunstall, III

Book & Lyrics, Senior Class

Melvin Tunstall, III is an Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning playwright for penning the book of the TYA phenomenon Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. Seen in over 50 productions worldwide, the show also took home the Naledi Award, South Africa’s equivalent to the Tony Award. Melvin resides in New York City, where he is currently working on the musical adaptation of the YA Novel The Supadupa Kid for Barrington Stage Company, and an original movie musical based on the story of the famed Greensboro Four entitled One Week at Woolworth’s. Melvin is represented by William Morris Endeavor.

Hotels & Accommodations

Washington-Jefferson Hotel

318 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

www.wjhotel.com

Experience a hotel stay that fits your budget and appetite for adventure. The Washington Jefferson Hotel in NYC’s Theater District makes planning the urban getaway of your dreams easy and affordable. As the best value hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the Washington Jefferson offers cozy, comfortable accommodations with inviting amenities – all in a perfect location near Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and so much more.

The W-J is offering NAMT members a rate of $135 for all room types on the nights of October 18 through 21. Book by September 27. (We also have a year-round rate at the W-J for NAMT members, but for these dates this is a better deal!)

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Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square

145 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

www.millenniumhotels.com

212-768-4400

While Broadway and Times Square are right outside your door in Midtown Manhattan, all the hustle and bustle of the city will be checked at the door once you arrive at Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square. Instead, you’ll experience refreshingly friendly staff and a relaxing spot to unwind in the heart of the city. With this incredible location, savvy travelers will love the value of our family-friendly, 4-star comfort hotel in central New York. Whatever you have planned for your next adventure in the ‘City that Never Sleeps’, we promise to keep it quiet.

A limited number of rooms are available October 18-22 for $139 for 1 king bed or $159 for 2 double beds plus applicable taxes and fees. This offer expires on September 27, 2021.

Click here or call 212-768-4400 (in-house reservations, not the main Millennium/Highgate line) and use code 2110NAMT.

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Additional Offers Available for NAMT Members

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

This year, you may attend the Festival of New Musicals in person or online! Our website and app will allow attendees to connect whether they’re with us in New York or in their offices or homes around the world.

Rates and Deadlines

The Festival is open to theatre industry professionals (see details below) or by donation to NAMT. NAMT members receive a limited number of Festival passes with their membership. Due to space restrictions, a donation is required for non-members to attend the Festival in person this year, even for industry professionals. Your tax-deductible contribution allows the Festival of New Musicals to create a nurturing environment for the discovery, development and advancement of new works, at no cost to the writers participating.

The deadline to register to attend in person is October 12, 2021. We may reach capacity before then so register early if you can! Online registration will continue throughout the Festival.

Registration Process

All attendees must be registered, and registrations are not transferable. Each in-person attendee will receive a badge, which gives you entry to the Festival (there are no tickets) and all attendees will receive and a login to our events app (both online and in person). Important pre-event information will be sent via email. Please provide each attendee’s information on the registration form. You may register multiple attendees from the same organization on the same form, and you may combine in-person and online registrations.

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 role in the industry.

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.

Non-Member Festival Passes

Your contribution allows NAMT to create a nurturing environment for the discovery, development and advancement of new works, at no cost to the writers participating

In Person

Due to limited capacity, seating at Festival presentations is on a first-come-first-served basis, with those holding Premiere and Select Passes receiving first admission. As our thanks for supporting NAMT, you will receive a VIP pass with upgraded benefits.

  • As our thanks for a donation of $350 or more, you will receive a Premiere Pass providing you with:
    • all of the benefits below, plus…
    • access for one to the Festival Closing Party following the presentations on Friday evening (must be selected when registering to guarantee your spot)
  • As our thanks for a donation of $250 or more, you will receive a Select Pass providing you with:
      • all of the benefits below, plus… 
      • guaranteed in person admission to the Festival of New Musicals, Meet the Writers and networking at the A.R.T./New York Theatres
      • additional programming to be announced
  • As our thanks for a donation of $45 or more ($30 for NAMT Festival Alumni Writers), you will receive an Access Pass providing you with:
      • guaranteed in-person admission to the Festival of New Musicals

COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person attendance. Click on the Guidelines tab above for details.

Online

Our online event software will allow you to interact with our writers and your fellow attendees, and to access special content during the Festival. As our thanks for supporting NAMT, you will receive a VIP pass with upgraded benefits.

  • As our thanks for a donation of $150 or more, you will receive an Online VIP Pass providing you with exclusive content and networking opportunities (details to be announced).

NAMT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

NAMT Member Registration

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

  • Institutional Voting members receive 3 Premiere Passes
  • Independent Producer Voting members receive 2 Premiere Passes 
  • Academic, Developmental and International members receive 1 Premiere Passes
  • Associate Members receive 1 Select Pass

Online attendance for members is unlimited.

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

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.

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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.

COVID-19

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine will be required for in-person entry to the Festival of New Musicals. Guests who are under the age of 16 who are unvaccinated and those guests who are unvaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entry to the event, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of entry to the event in order to attend. 

Proof of vaccination (or negative test for guests under the age of 16 and those seeking reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief) must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination (or test for guests under the age of 16 and those seeking reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief). Guests can display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: https://epass.ny.gov).In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may use a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.

If you do not intend to be vaccinated in time to attend our in-person events, you may join us online!

Attendees

11th Hour Theatre Company
Zoe Necowitz
Intern
11th Hour Theatre Company
Sarah Royds
Assistant to the Executive Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Steve Pacek
Transitional Artistic Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Megan Nicole O'Brien
Resident Director/Co-Founder
11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Executive Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Grayce Hoffman
Executive Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Michael O'Brien
Producing Artistic Director
11th Hour Theatre Company
Adeleke Goring
Intern
11th Hour Theatre Company
Billy Bustamante
Season Selection Committee
321 Theatrical Management
Nancy Gibbs
Producer
Agency for the Performing Arts
Beth Blickers
Literary Agent
Alley Theatre
Liz Frankel
Director of New Work
Amas Musical Theatre
Donna Trinkoff
Artistic Producer
AMTP at Northwestern University
Brannon Bowers
Producing Director
Ars Nova
Mac Ingram
Associate Executive Director
Art Lab
Meg Fofonoff
Artistic Director and Producer
Art Lab
Jamison Scott
Creative Producer
Atlantic Theater Company
Pamela Adams
General Manager
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, Victoria Bussert
Victoria Bussert
Head of Music Theatre
Barbara Whitman Productions
Barbara Whitman
Producer
Barbara Whitman Productions
Jimmy Wilson
Associate
Bedgood, Yvette
Yvette Bedgood
Performing Artist
Bret Adams Ltd.
Mark Orsini
Literary Agent
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Victoria Lang
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
Ryan Bogner
Founder, Co-President of Content
Broadway Licensing
Sean Cercone
CEO/President
Broadway Licensing
Jeff Keilholtz
VP of Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Sara Skolnick
Director of Professional Musical Licensing
Broadway Licensing
Tralen Doler
VP of Partnerships and Brand Engagement
Broadway Licensing
Kent Nicholson
Director of Acquisitions, Broadway Licensing
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Amaya Santamaria
Community Engagement Coordinator
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
deShauna Jones
Development Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Bonnie Pavel
Board Member/Sponsor
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Tyrene Bada
Board Member
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Sharon Maroney
Producing Artistic Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Holly Richards
Development Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Emily Dew
Communications Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Michael Miramontes
Marketing Associate
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Dan Murphy
Managing Director
Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
Alan Anderson
Marketing Director
Call Back
Fern Kershon
Principal
Cary Fuller
Cary Fuller
Retired Drama Teacher
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Rick Boynton
Creative Producer
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Aislinn Frantz
Associate Producer
Cumberland County Playhouse
John Fionte
Creative Diretor, Director of New Works
D.T.R. Productions
Joanna Lodin
Producer
Davenport Theatrical Enterprises
Eric Webb
Director of Creative Development
Diversionary Theatre
Matt Morrow
Executive Artistic Director
Diversionary Theatre
Skyler Sullivan
Director of Arts Education & Outreach
Duke University
Daniel Ellison
Professor
FACADE
Richard Andrews
Managing Partner
Free Range Humans
Elizabeth Lucas
Producing Artistic Director
Front Porch Theatricals
Bruce Smith
Producer
Fulton Theatre
Eric Pugh
Director of Marketing and Strategic Development
GEMS Group Productions
Gabby Palitz
Producer
Goodspeed Musicals
Anika Chapin
Artistic Associate
Goodspeed Musicals
Donna Lynn Hilton
Artistic Director
Greg Schaffert Productions, LLC
Jennifer Schaffert
Associate Producer
Greg Schaffert Productions, LLC
Greg Schaffert
Producer
Indiana University Musical Theatre
Lauren Haughton Gillis
Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Chris Alleman
Producing Artistic Director
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Melissa Livingston
Associate Artistic Director
Maine State Music Theatre
Curt Dale Clark
Artistic Director
Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan
owner
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Lindsay Brooks
Associate Producer - Casting/Marketing
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Tom McCoy
President
Millikin University School of Theatre & Dance
Lori Bales
Director, New Musicals Workshop
Millikin University School of Theatre & Dance
Kevin Long
Music Director, New Musicals Workshop
Music Theater Works
Kyle Dougan
Producing Artistic Director
Music Theater Works
Joe Greco
Board Member
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Adam Grosswirth
Member Services Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Mark Blankenship
New Works Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Betsy Militello
Executive Director
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Joey Monda
Producer
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Lady del Castillo
Program Assistant
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Brittney Woolley
Development Manager
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
Kara Kirby
Office Coordinator
Native Voices at the Autry
Jean Scott
Native Voices
Native Voices at the Autry
Randy Reinholz
AD Emeritus, Professor SDSU
Native Voices at the Autry
DeLanna Studi
Artistic Director
Native Voices at the Autry
Elisa Blandford
Managing Producer
New Musicals Inc.
Elise Dewsberry
Artistic Director
New Tune Entertainment, LLC
Larry Daggett
New Tune Entertainment, LLC - CEO
New York Theatre Barn
Héctor Flores Jr.
President, Theatre Barn Records
New York Theatre Barn
Jen Sandler
Associate Artistic Director
New York Theatre Barn
Pauls Macs
Artistic Associate
Ogunquit Playhouse
Carol Chiavetta
Director of Marketing and Communications
Ogunquit Playhouse
Ben Auger
Board Member
Ogunquit Playhouse
Guest 4 Four
Ogunquit Guest TBD
Ogunquit Playhouse
Guest 3 Three
Ogunquit Guest TBD
Ogunquit Playhouse
Guest 2 Two
Ogunquit Guest TBD
Ogunquit Playhouse
Guest 1 One
Ogunquit Guest TBD
Ogunquit Playhouse
Jo Baslow
Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Mark Forsyth
Board of Directors
Ogunquit Playhouse
Bradford Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Brian Swasey
Producing Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Dawn Pahel
Director of Business Operations
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kelly Thayer
Assistant Development Director
Ogunquit Playhouse
Eileen Eberhart
Board of Directors
Ogunquit Playhouse
Annie Forsyth
Ogunquit Playhouse Guest
Ogunquit Playhouse
Kent Bridges
Managing Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Patrick Parker
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
Christopher Slavik
Associate Producer
Park Square Theatre
Kim Vasquez
Producing Director/Artistic Associate
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Victoria Cairl
Marketing Director
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Allison Fifield
Artistic Programs and Events Manager
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Paige Price
Producing Artistic Director
Plush Theatricals
Jason Grossman
Producer
Prospect Theater Company
Julie Miller
Board of Directors
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Dawn Smalberg
Producer
Ragovoy Entertainment Group
Bev Ragovoy
Producer
RGN Theatrical, LLC
Robin Gorman Newman
Producer, RGN Theatrical
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Kathy Evans
Founding Executive Director
SBR Productions
Stephanie Cowan
Schondeikkan Productions, LLC
Lynne Halliday
Producer
Seth Goldstein Productions
Seth Goldstein
Producer
Shannon Dowling
Shannon Dowling
Owner/BISA Vocal Studio
Sharon Fallon Productions, Inc.
Sharon Fallon
Executive Producer
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Michael Murphy
President
Sonic Turtle Music
Stacy Kray
Theatre Investor/ Writer
Starhawk Productions
Wendy Gillespie
President & CEO
Syracuse University Department of Drama
Kathleen Wrinn
Assistant Professor of Musical Theater
Syracuse University Department of Drama
Brian Cimmet
Program Coordinator, Musical Theater
The Human Race Theatre Company
Katherine Kilburn
Executive Director
The Human Race Theatre Company
Tara Lail
Associate Artistic Director
The Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore
Artistic Director
The Turbine Theatre
Paul Taylor-Mills
Artistic Director
The Turbine Theatre
Amy Hart
Producer
Theatre NOW New York
Tom Morrissey
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre NOW New York
Camele-Ann White
Board President
Theatre NOW New York
Jason Aguirre
Associate Artistic Director
Theatre Under The Stars
Hillary Hart
Executive Director
Theatreworks USA
Barbara Pasternack
Artistic Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Annette Macfarlane
Director of Development
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Vanessa Ballam
Artistic Associate
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Jerry Steichen
Conductor
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Michael Ballam
Founding General Director
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Joy Hermalyn
Actress
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre
Maggie Harrer
Director
Weston Playhouse Theater Company
Susanna Gellert
Executive Artistic Director
Windy City Productions
Susan Rabin
Artistic Director; Resident Playwright
Windy City Productions
James Creer
Associate Producer; Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Vivien Tuma
Board Secretary
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Sebastian Romeo
Executive Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Blake Hennessy-York
Advisory Board
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jody Jaron
Treasurer
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Randy Burke
Board Member
Woodminster Summer Musicals
David Flack
IT/Executive Board Member
York Theatre Company
Seth Christenfeld
Literary Manager
York Theatre Company
Joan Sorkin
Pres., Board of Directors
ZACH Theatre
Elisbeth Challener
Managing Director
Peter McKown
Jean-Paul Yovanoff
Laurie Glodowski
CEO
Adam Rineer
Kathryn Keats
Performance Artist / Playwright / Composer
Liz Ulmer
Senior Manager, Stage Rights
Christine Burke
Talent Manager
Linda Chichester
Bill Castellino
Jennifer Melin
Producer
James Stryska
David Coffman
Adam Gwon
Composer/Lyricist
James Campodonico
Composer
Anna Jacobs
Ciera Iveson
Isaac Hurwitz
Mindy Ellmer
Gerald vanHeerden
Artistic Director
Spencer Ross
Producer
Dan Breen