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Managing Director, ZACH Theatre
Member Types, Dues and Criteria
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NAMT membership is open to professional producing organizations in several categories:
- Producing theatre organizations
- Professional theatre companies that self-produce and sell tickets
- Dues: ranging from $1,060 to $7,400 per year, based on a percentage of musical theatre box office income
- Tour presenters, producers or bookers
- Professional tour presenters, producers or bookers
- Dues: $3,075 per year
- Independent commercial producers
- Commercial Broadway, Off-Broadway, or similar producers and investors
- Dues: $1,150 per year
- Developmental organizations
- Professional organizations that primarily develop new work without collecting box office for public performances
- Dues: $870 per year
- Academic organizations
- Accredited colleges, universities or other higher education programs with a proven track record of producing or training in musical theatre
- Dues: $695 per year
- Organizations as above, outside of North America
- Dues: $640 per year
“Professional” is defined as employing at least some union actors, stagehands, etc., or compensating a majority of your performers and/or staff minimum wage or above (academic members must be accredited higher education programs instead). Your organization must have been in operation for at least 2 years and have a proven track record of producing musical theatre. Membership is on an organizational level, making all employees NAMT members.
Our membership year runs from May 1 through April 30; dues are pro-rated for members who join mid-year.
Individual Associate Membership
A limited personal membership designed for individual theatre professionals who do not meet criteria for organizational membership*: agents, casting directors, investors, musical theatre writers whose work has been produced by professional producing organizations or published by professional publishers/licensing houses, press and other theatre professionals at the discretion of the membership committee and board of directors.
Dues: $440 per year
*Associate Membership is intended for theatre professionals who are not eligible to be full members. Employees of organizations that qualify for full membership are encouraged to apply under the auspices of their organizations.
Individual Student Membership
A personal membership designed for current undergraduate and graduate students studying theatre management, arts administration, producing, theatre production or similar fields.
Dues: $85 per year
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“My experience at NAMT made me aware how inviting an organization can be. Thank you.”
Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival
Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, both made up of NAMT members who generously volunteer their time. The process may take a few weeks. NAMT’s membership year runs from May 1 through April 30; new organizational members joining from June through March will have their dues pro-rated from the date the application is approved, and new members approved in April will simply be invoiced for the following year. Associate members pay half dues when joining in the second half of our fiscal year. If you’re interested in applying to receive benefits for an event in the next month, please let us know and we’ll make every effort to expedite your application.
“NAMT is the future of musical theatre. Their commitment to new musical development and expanding the horizons of musical theatre is unparalleled. Goodspeed is proud to be a NAMT member and proud of the passion for musicals that all of its supporters share.”
Executive Director, Goodspeed Musicals
If you have any questions about the application process, contact Member Services Director Adam Grosswirth at (212) 714-6668 x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.