Speakers

Heidi Schreck

Pulitzer Prize Finalist – What The Constitution Means to Me

Keynote Speaker

Heidi Schreck is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. What the Constitution Means to Me was recently named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Obie Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play. Heidi also received two Tony Award nominations for What the Constitution Means to Me for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and received the 2019 Benjamin Hadley Danks Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Her play Grand Concourse, which debuted at Playwrights Horizons and Steppenwolf Theatres in 2014-15, won the Stacey Mindich Lilly Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Screenwriting credits include “I Love Dick,” “Billions” and “Nurse Jackie”. Heidi has also taught playwriting and screenwriting at NYU, Columbia, Kenyon College, and Primary Stages. She is the recipient of three Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award. She is also the recipient of the Horton Foote and the Hull-Warriner playwriting awards from the Dramatists Guild.

Joe Iconis

Tony-nominated Composer, Lyricist and Playwright – Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter

Keynote Speaker

Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer, composer and lyricist. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, a Richard Rodgers Award, and is a former Ars Nova artist-in-residence.  Joe’s musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) debuted in March 2019 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theatre. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT) The Black Suits (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (with Gregory S. Moss; directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl and Love in Hate Nation. His music appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash,” with his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” hailed by The New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 220 million times; Things To Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

Ken Davenport

Producer

Presenter

Ken is a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including most recently Once on This Island (2018 Tony Award Best Musical Revival), Gettin’ the Band Back Together,  Groundhog Day: The Musical, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and The Play That Goes Wrong. Davenport has revolutionized the Broadway market with his diverse approaches at engaging audiences through his shows, as well as supported the Broadway ecosystem through a number of his own subsidiary businesses. He is an internationally recognized and award-winning writer of several Broadway and Off Broadway shows as well as several books about producing, Broadway investing, and how to raise money for shows. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.

Tyler Mount

Producer, Social Influencer

Emcee

Tyler Mount is a Tony-winning producer and one of the industry’s most noted social influencers. As the creator of The Tyler Mount Vlog, he has been seen by over three million people in 168 countries world-wide, and has served as an influencer for hundreds of Broadway productions and prestigious international brands. Featured by both The New York Times and Forbes Magazine, his series has featured such noted industry professionals including Gloria Estefan, Perez Hilton, Jerry Mitchell, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Billy Porter.

Currently the Senior Manager of Social Media at NBCUniversal, Tyler is an industry-leading expert in growing your social following and reaching your target audience. His work in the theatre community is far-reaching, serving as an influencer and spokesperson for such esteemed organizations as the Junior Theatre Festival, BroadwayCon, The Drama League, and The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards.

Mount’s Broadway credits include: Hadestown, The Inheritance, Once On This IslandOn Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, An American in Paris, Viva Broadway: Gloria Estefan LIVE!, and The Cradle Will Rock starring Patti LuPone.

Follow his Broadway journey all year long – @TylerGMount

Justin Guarini

Performer

Emcee

Justin Guarini’s robust performance career launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002. His stage and screen appearances since then include Broadway productions of American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

Justin has hosted shows like Idol Wrap and Idol Tonight along with live events for the TV Guide Network, the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys. He continues to reprise his role as the lovable Lil’ Sweet in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper.

Justin is a generous humanitarian: he has advocated for music education funding on Capitol Hill by lobbying for the International Music Products Association. He has worked with Education Through Music Los Angeles, a nonprofit utilizing music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence in underserved communities. Justin has also partnered with RandomActs.org and GISH.com to participate in global kindness campaigns.

In 2019, Justin founded The Warrior Artist Alliance to help performers achieve success in a challenging industry. He shares his tips, tricks, breadth of experience, and warrior mindset with a community of performers through podcasts, blogs, and dynamic training programs.

Justin is dedicated to his loving family; his wife, daughter, and sons make up his happy home. It is here that he draws his support and the desire to live his best life.

Nathan Gehan

General Manager, Fifth Estate Entertainment

Panel: Getting 80 Hours Out of a 29-Hour Reading

Nathan brings twenty years of experience working for Broadway’s leading general management and producing firms. He is currently the President of Fifth Estate Entertainment. General Management credits include the Broadway productions of In Residence on Broadway, The Boys in the Band, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Audience, Living on Love, The Gin Game, Something Rotten!, Cirque du Soleil Paramour and Motown the Musical (and first national tour). He also served as an associate producer on Billy Elliot in Seoul, South Korea. Company Management credits include the Broadway productions of Motown the Musical, Evita, A View From the Bridge, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, 42nd Street and the national tours of Shrek, Legally Blonde, Spamalot and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Keith Sherman

Press Agent, Keith Sherman & Associates Public Relations

Panel: Getting Press for Your Projects & Yourself

Keith Sherman enjoys a communications career that began in the theatre and grew to include film, television, global events, media, music, lifestyles, sports and international brands through his company, Keith Sherman & Associates Public Relations, which was founded in 1989. Ksa-pr.com Keith has represented more than 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, He ran public relations for the Tony Awards for 18 years on behalf of The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. For a decade he did PR for The New York Times. Since 1988 he has represented Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano and he handled insurance broker Marsh & McLennan for over a decade. Keith is in his seventh year representing the Drama Desk Awards and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Other current projects include: Colin Quinn, Chita Rivera Awards, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, The Town Hall, and on behalf of the New York Archdiocese, he represents The Sheen Center. He is a member of two major entertainment publicity unions: The Association of Theatrical Press Agent and Managers (theatre) and The Publicists Guild (film). Keith operates the gallery, Helicline Fine Art, which offers American and European modern art.

Monica Hammond

Director of Marketing, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises

Presentation: How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Show

Monica is the Director of Marketing for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises where she has worked on numerous shows, including Once On This Island (2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival), Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Spring Awakening, The Bachelorette Show, Daddy Long Legs and more. Monica also works on The Producer’s Perspective PRO, Ken’s online training and membership community for theatre-makers.

Hal Luftig

Producer – The Hal Luftig Company

Panel: Preparing Your Pitch

Hal Luftig is currently the lead producer of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. Since opening at Stage 42 in February, this production has won Best Musical Revival Drama Desk Award (New York), Best Musical Revival Outer Critics Circle and Best Musical Revival Off-Broadway Alliance Award. Fiddler also received a special citation at the Drama Critics Circle. Other awards for Fiddler include the Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Lead Actor (Steven Skybell).

This spring, Hal celebrated six years of Kinky Boots. Since opening in New York in 2013, Kinky Boots has gone on to delight and move audiences across North America, in London, Europe, and Asia. It has garnered every major musical theater award along the way, including the Best Musical Tony Award (New York), the Best Musical Olivier Award (London), the Best Musical Grammy Award (U.S.), the Best Musical Dora Award (Toronto), the Korea Musical Theater Association Award, and many others.

As a leading producer of New York, London and global theater for 25 years, Hal has collaborated with some of its most brilliant creative artists. His productions have received 45 Tony Awards on Broadway. He has been honored personally with four Tony’s, and two Olivier Awards in London. His shows include new musicals, renowned plays, and beloved revivals: Death and the Maiden starring Glenn Close, Gene Hackman and Richard Dreyfus; Jelly’s Last Jam starring Gregory Hines; Tony Kushner’s Angels in America; Moon Over Buffalo, starring Carol Burnett; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I; Natalie Portman in The Diary of Anne Frank; Annie Get Your Gun; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out; Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart at the Public Theater; Whoopi Goldberg’s Whoopi; Legally Blonde, the Musical; Arthur Miller’s All My Sons starring John Lithgow, Diane Weist and Katie Holmes; Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story; Evita starring Ricky Martin; David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love; and The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper.

In New York, he most recently produced the Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God starring Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson, directed by Kenny Leon. Currently, Hal is developing My Very Own British Invasion which had a pre-Broadway run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in February 2019. He is also developing Becoming Nancy, to be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell at the Alliance in Atlanta. Hal has an MFA from Columbia University in New York, a Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) from the State University of New York, and an ulcer from tension.

Adam Hess

General Manager – Daryl Roth Productions

Panel: Getting 80 Hours Out of Your 29-Hour Reading

Adam Hess currently oversees the operation of all the companies within the Daryl Roth organization, comprised of the Theatre (venue), Management, Advertising, and Licensing divisions, and is an Associate Producer for Daryl Roth Productions. He began his career with the company as the General Manager for the Daryl Roth Theatre in 2001 where he supervised the construction of the DR2 Theatre, the renovation of the main venue, creation and renovation of the D-Lounge, the formation and development of the general management company, and the establishment of the advertising and licensing division. Hailing from Toronto, Adam has a diverse theatrical background that includes being an original cast member of the Harold Prince/Susan Stroman helmed production of Show Boat, the European Tour of Crazy For You (u/s Bobby Childs), and a voyage around  the world singing and dancing on board Holland America’s ship The Rotterdam. Mr. Hess holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he received a M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and is President Emeritus of the Off-Broadway League.

Rick Miramontez

Press Agent – DKC/O&M

Panel: Press For Your Projects

RICK MIRAMONTEZ began his career, direct from college, as the press director of the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre where he organized the campaigns for more than 25 major productions, including the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and world premieres of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, and James Kirkwood’s infamous Legends! (starring Mary Martin and Carol Channing, and documented in Kirkwood’s hilarious book, “Diary of a Mad Playwright”). He was the press director for the 1987 and 1990 Los Angeles Festival (the latter under the direction of Peter Sellars), seminal events in the American cultural world, where he introduced Cirque du Soleil to the U.S. media, as well as Peter Brook’s epic The Mahabharata.

 

From 1988-1996, Miramontez headed his own firm, Rick Miramontez Company, which represented many of the major arts events on the West Coast, including the American Premiere of Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cirque du Soleil at Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, The Groundlings, and UK/LA (the latter complete with Royal Visits by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of York). His office, located in the art deco headquarters of La Opinion, was a hub partly responsible for the renaissance of the new Downtown L.A.

 

In New York, Miramontez (with his friends and colleagues Richard Kornberg, John Barlow and Michael Hartman) was behind the press campaigns for Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, among others, and was account executive for Rent, The Producers, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, to name a few.

 

As President and Founder of O&M Co., he has represented many of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning hits, including Hadestown; Oklahoma! Dear Evan Hansen; Hello, Dolly!; Fun Home; Kinky Boots, Beautiful; The Humans; Clybourne Park; Hair; School of Rock; Cats; and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, to name a few.

 

The artists with whom he has worked include Karole Armitage, Bea Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Alan Bates, Alison Bechdel, Ingmar Bergman’s, Bono, Fernando Botero, Matthew Broderick, Peter Brook, John Cage, Glenn Close, David Copperfield, Hume Cronyn, Merce Cunningham, The Del Rubio Triplets, Eve Ensler, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Lillian Hellman, Charlton Heston, David Hockney, David Henry Hwang, Jay Johnson, Sidney Kingsley, Eartha Kitt, Larry Kramer, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth LeCompte, John Lithgow, Dorothy Loudon, Patti Carole King, LuPone, Dorothy McGuire, Sir Ian McKellen, Bette Midler, Arthur Miller, Jack O’Brien, John Osborne, Jonathan Pryce, Chita Rivera, David Rockwell, George Rose, Peter Shaffer, Neil Simon, Elaine Stritch, Stephen Sondheim, Jessica Tandy, Julie Taymor, Tommy Tune, Sir Peter Ustinov, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, among countless others.

Barbara Whitman

Producer

Panel: Preparing Your Pitch

Barbara Whitman is a theatrical producer whose credits include Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk Award, Best Play Revival), The Humans (Tony Award, Best Play), Oh, Hello starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Fully Committed starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fun Home (Tony Award, Best Musical), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony and Drama Desk Award, Best Musical Revival), Red (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Best Play), Next to Normal (Pulitzer Prize), Legally Blonde – The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs.  A native New Yorker, Barbara attended NYU’s Gallatin School and received an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University.

Tara Rubin

Casting Director

Panel: Casting Superpowers

Tara started her company in April, 2001 after working for 15 years as a Casting Director at Johnson-Liff Associates.  During those years she worked on productions of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Jerry Zaks’ revival of Guys and Dolls and Miss Saigon.  She also cast the daytime drama Another World.

At Tara Rubin Casting, she and her colleagues cast the Broadway musicals Ain’t Too Proud, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The Producers.They recently completed their 15th season as Casting Directors for Yale Repertory Theater and have worked with many regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, The Williamstown Theater Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, and The Westport Country Playhouse.

Tara graduated with honors from Boston University and serves on the board of the Casting Society of America. She is a trustee of Noel Coward Foundation.

Jenna Clark Embrey

Literary Manager

Panel: Dramaturgy

Jenna Clark Embrey is a creative consultant who helps people tell more powerful stories across film, television, theater, events, and corporate branding. She is currently the Literary Manager at Signature Theatre, where she has served as dramaturg for over twenty productions. Her other projects include Julia Doolittle’s TELL THEM I’M STILL YOUNG, produced by Andre Braugher, and SONGBIRD by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard. Jenna is also the creator of THROTTLE QUEENS, the based-on-real-life story of drag racing ladies in 1950s Kansas City, currently being developed for the screen. She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/ Moscow Art Theater School for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Jenna is the owner and founder of Salt Girl Consulting. The photo is by Marc J. Franklin for Playbill.

Tom Kirdahy

Producer

Panel: Raising Front Money

TOM KIRDAHY is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer whose projects have spanned Broadway, off-Broadway, the West End, and national and international tours. He is currently represented on Broadway by HADESTOWN (8 Tony Awards including Best Musical). Other select Broadway credits: Terrence McNally’s FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, ANASTASIA, IT’S ONLY A PLAY, THE VISIT (5 Tony noms.).  Select West End credits: THE INHERITANCE (4 Olivier Awards including Best New Play), THE JUNGLE, Edward Albee’s THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?.  Select off-Broadway credits: THE JUNGLE, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT.  Additional Tony nominations: MOTHERS AND SONS, AFTER MIDNIGHT, RAGTIME, MASTER CLASS. This fall, he’s producing THE INHERITANCE in its highly-anticipated Broadway premiere as well as the off-Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS starring Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff, and Christian Borle.

Earlier this year, Kirdahy received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theater Producing. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Broadway League Government Relations Committee and is a founding director of the nonprofit Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc., which supports emerging playwrights. As an attorney, Kirdahy spent nearly two decades providing free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS and served for many years on the Executive Committee of the NYC LGBT Center. Kirdahy is a proud alum of NYU and NYU School of Law.

Mara Isaacs

Producer

Panel: Raising Front Money

Mara Isaacs (Producer) is a Tony® Award winning producer and founder of Octopus Theatricals, an independent company dedicated fostering an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences.  She has produced over 150 productions that have been seen on Broadway (Hadestown, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Translations, Anna in the Tropics, Electra), off-Broadway (Hadestown, Fiasco Theater’s Into The Woods, The Brother/Sister Plays, Crowns, The Laramie Project), at theaters and performing arts centers around the US and the world (UK, Europe, Middle East, South America, South Africa, Canada). Current projects include Iphigenia by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding; Somi’s Dreaming Zenzile by Somi Kakoma; Theatre for One; andAn Iliad starring Denis O’Hare. She is director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, and Artistic Advisor to Fiasco Theater. She is proud to produce the work of Theatre For One, Phantom Limb Company, Song of the Goat Theatre and more. She served as Producing Director at McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ for 18 seasons and previously produced new play development programs and productions for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She is currently visiting faculty for CalArts School of Theatre and for Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. www.octopustheatricals.com

Jill Rafson

Director of New Play Development

Panel: Dramaturgy

Jill Rafson is the Director of New Play Development for Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as the Artistic Producer for the Roundabout Underground program in support of emerging playwrights. In addition to developing dozens of new works for Roundabout (including Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning The Humans, Ming Peiffer’s Drama Desk-nominated Usual Girls, and Adam Gwon/Michael Mitnick’s musical Scotland, PA), Jill has been a dramaturg for the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference, Collaboration Town, The Playwrights’ Center, Fault Line Theatre, and the Flea Theatre’s acclaimed 48-playwright epic reimagining of the Bible, The Mysteries. Jill has worked with The Broadway League, New York City Center, and ART/NY. She was a member of NYFA’s Emerging Arts Leaders program and has taught/lectured for the Commercial Theatre Institute, ESPA, Kenyon College, and others. Jill received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Adam Feldman

Theater & Director Editor, Chief Theater Critic, Time Out New York

Panel: What Do Critics Look For In 2019?

Adam Feldman is the Theater and Dance Editor and chief theater critic at Time Out New York, where he has been a staff writer since 2003. He is the president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle.

Dori Berinstein

Broadway Producer

Panel: Preparing Your Pitch: The Art of Pitching Producers

Dori is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, Olivier winner and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.

Currently, Dori is the lead producer of The Prom, a new original Broadway musical comedy with gigantic heart and a timely message of ‘acceptance’

Dori’s other Broadway shows include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award – Best Play Revival); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award – Best Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award – Best Musical), The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Big: The Musical, Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April and Golden Child. 

Dori is the recipient of Broadway’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing and the Jacob Burns Media Film Center’s Visionary Award. She curates and moderates the ‘Life on Stage’ program for The Actors Fund and is co-founder of Camp Broadway and producer of the Lights of Broadway Trading Cards.

As a FILMMAKER, Dori directed, wrote and produced: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters); Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime); Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage as Half Time); Some Assembly Required, ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime) and the award-winning documentary short The Last Blintz.

Dori executive produced and/or supervised over 100 feature, special f/x and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s Unzipped, Dirty Dancing and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D for Walt Disney Imagineering ahd she has worked as a Producer and/or an Executive for DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, NBC, MTV, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Oxygen Media, Vestron Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Dori began her career as an M&A Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley.

Pam MacKinnon

Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater

Panel: How Artistic Directors at Non-Profits Pick Their Projects

Pam MacKinnon is the Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Most recently, she directed Lydia Diamond’s Toni Stone (Roundabout). She won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards along with an Outer Critics Circle nomination for her direction of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf, Arena, Broadway). She received an Obie Award and Tony and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons, Mark Taper Forum, Broadway). She is president of the executive board of SDC, an alumna of the Lincoln Center and Women’s Project Directors’ Labs, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre and sits on the advisory board of Clubbed Thumb, a downtown New York company dedicated to new American plays.

SYDNEY BEERS

General Manager

Panel: Getting 80 Hours Out Of Your 29-Hour Reading

Sydney Beers joined Roundabout Theatre Company in 1995. She has held various positions at the organization, including Director of Sales and Director of Administration. As Roundabout’s General Manager, she oversees the company’s Broadway and off-Broadway productions across five venues. She is also the Executive Producer on all of Roundabout’s musicals. Prior to Roundabout, she had worked at the Shakespeare Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre Company, and Delaware Theatre Company. Sydney is a graduate of Catholic University and has studied theatre abroad at various intuitions such as Oxford University, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and London University. She is proud to be a member of the Broadway League.

JACK PHILLIPS MOORE

Dramaturg

Panel: What Do Dramaturgs Do and Why/When Do You Need One

Jack Phillips Moore is a dramaturg from Washington, DC. He serves as the Director of New Artists at The Public Theater, where he has been a member of the artistic staff since 2012. He has actively served the development of dozens of new plays and musicals through programs like the Emerging Writers Group and Public Studio, including new work by Celine Song, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Hansol Jung and Martyna Majok. He has taught courses in theater history and administration at NYU and Syracuse University and has served on many juries and selection panels for Playwrights Realm, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Leah Ryan Prize and the Kilroys, among many others. Jack holds a BA from New York University and lives in Brooklyn.

Charlotte Wilcox

General Manager

Panel: How to Work with AEA & Union Rules

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