At the TheaterMakersSummit last year, with over 1,000 people present, we made a prediction.
We made a prediction by choosing the theme of THIS YEAR’s summit a year in advance.
With no vaccines available then, we still believed that the theater would be back this fall.
So we chose, as our theme . . . “Places, please!”
And we were wrong.
Because as of RIGHT NOW, there have already been FOUR Broadway shows running, many National Tours and International Productions, and countless regional and community theater productions.
We may not be back at 100%, but the theater is back.
We’re not going to change our theme. Because we still believe there is a lot to do to prepare for the return of the theater on Broadway and all over the world. And a lot to do to make sure that our return produces more theater and better theater . . . for all our audiences and our TheaterMakers as well.
And this year’s Summit looks to be our biggest and best yet. It should be . . . after all it’s our 5-Year Anniversary!
We’ve got a ton of terrific speakers lined up already including:
- Douglas Lyons
- Andrew Lippa
- Steve H. Broadnax III
- Brian Moreland
- Alie B. Gorrie
- Jacob Stuckelman
- Sammi Cannold
- David Korins
- Georgia Stitt
- Rashad V. Chambers
- JJ Maley
- Dori Berinstein
- Pun Bandhu
- Cody Renard Richard
- Sierra Boggess
- Dede Ayite
- Tom Kirdahy
- Ron Simons
And BY REQUEST panels with
- Broadway’s Lead Producers
- Playwrights who are writing for television and other mediums
- the next generation of Broadway Producers
- 4 niches that have found their audiences
- “How It Got To Broadway” case studies
- Broadway Investors
Oh, and get this new feature we just added . . . “A PITCHING BOOTH!” Yep, based on the ol’ carney concept of a “Kissing Booth”, we’re giving you a chance for you to line up and quickly pitch your show (or your resume) to Producers, Agents, Investors and more. Hopefully, you’ll get some love in return.
(And plan on some IN-PERSON mixers too.)
The Summit is on November 6th and 7th, with a bonus day on the 8th complete with sessions and intensives for those looking for an extra dose of inspiration and education. You can get your ticket now here. And make sure you do before October 1, because the prices go up the closer we get to the date.
The Summit is my favorite event of the year. I love theater people . . . and besides an opening night, there is just no other opportunity to get so many people who love the theater and love making theater in one place.
I hope you join us.
To see the full list of speakers, click here.
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