[VIDEO]: 2019 Super Conference – “Welcome to the 2019 Super Conference” with Ken Davenport

When we started releasing our Super Conference videos on Tuesday, we started at the end, with Stephanie J. Block firing us all up to get out there and do things we’re afraid to do . . . because it leads to the kind of success she has had.

Today, I’m giving you my kickoff to the event.  Every year, I bang the gavel to get the proceedings underway, and give you my “state of the state” of theater, which includes some analysis of where we are, and where I think we’re going.

And last year’s “Welcome” included some data I dug up that I think all you writers out there will find very comforting.  (And FYI, I’ve already started working on my “Welcome” for this year’s conference, because it’s going to be quite a celebration.)

So enjoy my “Welcome,” and hear why I think the power in the Theater is going BACK to people just like you.

(And stay tuned for our next Super Conference video . . .  Ashley Chang, Jenna Clark Embrey, Jack Phillips Moore, and Jill Rafson in a panel on “What Dramaturgs Do and Why/When You Need One.” Subscribe here to get it emailed to you.)


Don’t forget to tune in our new Facebook LIVE series, The Producer’s Perspective LIVE!, every night at 8pm EDT.  Tonight’s guest is press director Rick Miramontez! Saturday’s guest is composer Stephen Flaherty, and Sunday will be director Pam MacKinnon!  Click here for the full schedule and to tune in!

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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.