New or Known Content: Viability and Excellence Across the New Musical Development Spectrum
The 2019 New Works Roundtable will be hosted by Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut and will take place on August 14th. The day will be filled with thought-provoking discussion, as well as a chance to see two new musicals and meet the creative teams.
Many writers and producers are hoping for two things when developing a new musical: artistic excellence and commercial viability. Aiming to meet these two goals simultaneously can often feel like an overwhelming challenge—one that may be impacted by source material behind the story. How can we keep these two approaches central to our process when creating new work, regardless of whether or not a piece is an adaptation? At the 2019 New Works Roundtable, we’ll explore ideas for how we can achieve excellence and viability, discuss how our approaches change when it comes to looking at adaptations of both beloved and less-known source materials, and consider the tension that may arise at the intersection of these two goals.
Following a morning of discussions digging into these questions, Roundtable attendees will attend Goodspeed Musicals’ productions of Passing Through by Brett Ryback (Fest ’16, Joe Schmoe Saves the World) and Eric Ulloa, and Because of Winn Dixie by Nell Benjamin (Fest ’03, Sarah, Plain and Tall) and Duncan Sheik (Fest ’15, Noir). Dinner, sponsored by Delaware Theatre Company, will be included and will feature a talk by a speaker to be announced.
The cost of registration for the Roundtable is only $95 for NAMT organizational members and Alumni Writers; $75 for additional attendees from NAMT organizational members; and $115 for NAMT Associate Members. Your registration includes the Roundtable (including lunch and dinner); tickets to Passing Through and Because of Winn Dixie; and a post-show reception.
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REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 6PM ON 8/7/19!