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NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2018

NEW YORK CITY

If you're searching for an in depth look at the theatre industry, then this is your chance to learn from the very best in the business. Hear from Producers, Agents, Playwrights, Lawyers and more!

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Featuring Tony Award-Winning Panelists and a Keynote from  . . .

"It's about getting in a room with similar, like-minded, passionate people. And, when people who are super passionate get in one room, meet each other, listen to experts . . . it explodes with action as a result."

-Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Producer

Our goal is simple . . . get 5000 shows produced by 2025.

The Producer's Perspective Super Conference is one of the best ways in which we're helping theatre professionals get a leg up in their career. Because knowledge is power and this conference is a master class in the business of theatre.

This event focuses on how theatre comes to be . . . from the playwrights to production and everything in between.

We're bringing together the best and brightest from the industry to start a conversation around how a show gets from the page to the stage, the roles required to make it happen, and how YOU can be a part of it all.

What to Expect at The Producer's Perspective Super Conference 2018

Expert Keynotes and Presentations

We are bringing together top industry professionals to speak on a range of topics within the business of Broadway. Our Keynote speaker, John Cariani, is one of the top-produced playwrights in the country and offers a unique perspective on how his play Almost, Maine has become such a success.

Panels of Professionals

Our panels were a hit last year, so we're bringing them back! But, this year we'll discuss new topics that are challenging you and the Broadway business at large. Learn about raising money, theatre law, how to build your brand, audience development and more!

Valuable Networking and Connections

Attendees range from Playwrights to Producers to Artistic Directors at established regional theatre. This mix creates unique networking opportunities you just can’t find anywhere else. Mingle with you fellow attendees on breaks and at our happy hour events!

What Attendees Had to Say

 I'm amazed by how many industry professionals were all available within the same window of time, and I'm grateful they were, and that you and your crew were able to coordinate the weekend's events. The panels made the theater industry seem more approachable for those of us who would like to be more involved. It was a unique idea, yet it made so much sense. Thank you so much for being so inclusive, for sharing your knowledge, and for providing opportunities such as these.
- Amy R.

My life is forever changed because of your vision for this conference!

- Gregory L.

I pitched my play, BEDAGGARED, to Ken at the Producers Perspective Super Conference.  That was a great privilege and very valuable. I booked a staged reading of this play at The Players Club for Jan 31, 3pm.  I've never been more excited about anything, ever! No one asked me to give a plug, but what I have learned from Producers Perspective is what has allowed me to enter this NY world of theater with a real chance at being a part of it, not just a wish and a dream.

- Marge L.

THE AGENDA

Day 1 - Saturday November 10th

  • 8:30 AM - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9 AM - General Check-In: Coffee
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome with Ken Davenport
  • 9:45 AM - Top Playwrights on Avoiding Writer's Block, Standing Out & Sharing Your Story
  • 10:50 AM - Building Your Brand: How to Be An Artist & A CEO
  • 11:55 AM - The Agent Approach: Literary Agents Talk Submissions & Negotiation
  • 12:45 PM - Lunch On Your Own
  • 2:10 PM - Demystifying Showbiz Law: Everything You Should Know to Save Time and Money
  • 3:15 PM - The Perfect Partnership: Powerhouse Collaborators on Working as a Team
  • 4:20 PM - Zero to Hero: Sure-Fire Tips on Raising The Money You Need to Get to Broadway
  • 5:25 PM - Artistic Director / Producer Roundtable
  • 6:30 PM: Collaborators, Connections & Cocktails Happy Hour

Day 2 - Sunday November 11th

  • 8:30 AM - PRO & VIP Check-In
  • 9 AM - General Check-In: Coffee
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome Back
  • 9:45 AM - Media Blitz: How to Get Press That Sells Tickets
  • 10:50 AM - The Secret to Developing An Audience in 2018 with Tom Melcher (Show Score)
  • 11:55 AM - License to Sell: How to Make $$$ Beyond Broadway
  • 1:15 PM - Keynote Presentation: Tony Award nominee John Cariani

*Speakers and schedule subject to change.

THE VENUE

STEP INSIDE THE NYIT AUDITORIUM

ON BROADWAY.

Located right on Broadway, this beautiful, state-of-the-art venue can accommodate over 250 theatre pros in plush seats and features a stunning stage with a projection screen for the weekend's panels and presentations.

2018 SPEAKER LINEUP!

Hear from top industry professionals as they share their insider secrets on how the business really works. Learn from these real-world, no BS rockstars about how they got to where they are today. Plus, meet and greet with other theatre professionals just like you.


KEN DAVENPORT

Ken is a Tony Award-winning producer of Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including most recently the first Broadway revival of Once On This Island, Groundhog Day: The Musical, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, and The Play That Goes Wrong, as well as the original musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together. 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.

In 2004, he formed Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and began producing his own shows.  His “first born” was The Awesome 80s Prom, which ran for 10 years, followed quickly by the Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning Best Musical Altar Boyz, and My First Time, which has been seen in over 20 countries worldwide.  He was the first producer to have three shows running simultaneously Off Broadway.

In his mission to continually educate, entertain and inspire the world through theatre, Davenport has made headlines by doing @#$% that other people don’t.

Ken’s blog and podcast, The Producer’s Perspective, has garnered international attention and has been featured in Vanity FairNew York MagazineThe Gothamist, and more.

JOHN CARIANI

 As a playwright, he is best known for his first play, Almost, Maine, which has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States. He starred on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical Something Rotten! as Nigel Bottom and is currently starring in the Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Band's Visit.

ITAMAR MOSES

Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays OUTRAGE, BACH AT LEIPZIG, CELEBRITY ROW, THE FOUR OF US, YELLOWJACKETS, BACK BACK BACK, COMPLETENESS, and THE WHISTLEBLOWER, the musicals NOBODY LOVES YOU (with Gaby Alter), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (with Michael Friedman), and THE BAND’S VISIT (with David Yazbek), and the evening of short plays LOVE/STORIES (OR BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT). His work has appeared Off-Broadway and elsewhere in New York, at regional theatres across the country and in Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Venezuela, Turkey and Chile, and is published by Faber & Faber and Samuel French. Awards for his work include Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards in New York, as well as awards from the Portland, San Diego, Dallas, and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circles. He’s received new play commissions from The McCarter, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, The Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, and The Goodman. On television, Itamar has written for TNT’s MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, WGN’S OUTSIDERS and SHOWTIME’S THE AFFAIR. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Born in Berkeley, CA, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 LISA KRON

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally.  She wrote the book and lyrics for musical Fun Home, with music by composer Jeanine Tesori, which won five 2015 Tony awards including Best Book, Score, and Musical, and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.  Lisa’s other plays include In The Wake, Well, and the Obie Award winning 2.5 Minute Ride.   As an actor she received a Tony award nomination for her performance in Well and a Lortel Award for her turn as Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan.  She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Sundance and MacDowell fellowships, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, a Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, the Kleban Prize for libretto writing, and grants from the Creative Capital and NYFA.  Lisa is also founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers.  She serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Sundance Institute, and as Council Vice President of the Dramatists Guild of America

 

SERGIO TRUJILLO

Sergio’s Broadway credits include On Your Feet (Tony Award nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Awards), Memphis (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Jersey Boys (Drama Desk/OCC/ Greenroom/Dora nominations), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Chita Rivera Award), A Bronx Tale (Chita Award nomination), The Addams FamilyNext to NormalHands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk nomination),Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination), and All Shook Up. Director/choreographer credits include Arrabal (American Repertory Theatre - Elliot Norton Award), Gloria Estefan on Broadway (Minskoff Theatre), Flashdance: The Musical (national tour), and White Noise (Royal George Theatre). Other theatre credits include Ain't Too Proud (Kennedy Center & Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theatre, Astaire Award nomination), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical (Olney Theatre-Helen Hayes Award nomination), Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre), and The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). International credits include Tarzan (Disney), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), and The Sound of Music and West Side Story (Stratford Festival).

 DES MCANUFF

Des McAnuff  is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. He is also Director Emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, where during his tenure as Artistic Director he staged more than 35 productions of classics, new plays and musicals. BroadwaySummer: The Donna Summer Musical, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ SuperstarGuys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth InventionJersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Musical), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Tony Award: Best Special Theatrical Event), Dracula the MusicalHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Who’s Tommy (Tony and Olivier Awards: Best Director), A Walk in the Woods, and Big River (Tony Awards: Best Director, Best Musical). Other New YorkFetch Clay, Make Man (NYTW); The Crazy Locomotive (Chelsea Theater Center); The Death of Von Richthofen As Witnessed From Earth, Henry IV Part 1Mary Stuart and Leave It to Beaver Is Dead (Public Theatre). Stratford highlights: A Word or TwoCaesar and Cleopatra, The Tempest (all with Christopher Plummer), Twelfth Night (with Brian Dennehy). OperaFaust (Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera). Film: Cousin Bette (director), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (director), The Iron Giant (producer, BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Feature Film) and Quills (executive producer). In 2012, he was awarded Canada’s esteemed Governor General’s National Arts Center Award and the Order of Canada.

 

DI GLAZER

Di Glazer is the Co-Head of Theater at ICM Partners. Glazer joined the powerhouse agency in 2010 as Herold’s assistant. She was accepted into the agent trainee program in 2011, became the department coordinator in 2012, and was promoted to agent in 2013. Glazer’s clients include Tony Award nominees Rachel Chavkin and Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck (Smash), Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves), and writer/director Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds). She also represents playwrights Halley Feiffer,  Antoinette Nwandu and Lauren Yee, director Marc Bruni and choreographer Justin Peck (Broadway’s current revival of Carousel).

STEPHEN BYRD

Stephen C. Byrd Founded Front Row Productions, Inc. who’s primary purpose is to shine the spotlight on diversity, inclusion and non-traditional casting on the Broadway stage where he remains as CEO/President. Byrd and Jones are currently the only African American full time Producers on Broadway and London’s West End.

Byrd and his Producing Partner, Alia M. Jones-Harvey mounted their first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which became the highest-grossing play on Broadway in 2008 .The Play then transferred to London’s West End, where it replicated the same success that it did on Broadway. The Play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Byrd engaged with another classic, by launching a multiracial production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood, and Nicole Ari Parker.

Byrd and Jones-Harvey also comprised the producing team for The Trip to Bountiful, the critically-acclaimed production which starred the legendary Cicely Tyson, who won the Tony Award for Best Actress in A Play, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk awards.

Front Row Productions has proven their immensely adaptative talents with their multiracially cast version of Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom (making his Broadway debut) and Condola Rashad.

Front Row partnered with The Public Theater to produce the powerful new play, Eclipsed, by written Danai Gurira, and Directed by Liesl Tommy which starred Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o where she made her Off-Broadway and and her Broadway debut in Eclipsed which garnered 6 Tony Award Nominations, and numerous other Nominations and Awards, including the Nortels, Audelco, and Outer Critics Awards Front Row currently has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for Paramour ( the first Cirque Musical Spectacular Production to land permanently on Broadway).which recently just closed, and will open in Hamburg Germany in 2018.

Front Row Productions is currently in development with the classic Black Orpheus a new musical bound for Broadway, Directed by multi Tony Award winning Director George C Wolfe, Book by the multi Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Music by Daryl Waters.

Also next up for Byrd and Jones Co Producers of The Man Cometh, starring Denzel Washington, Opening on Broadway Spring of 2018, One Love (The Bob Marley musical) for London’s West End 2018 and American Son, starring Kerry Washington, November 2018 Byrd, serves on The Board of Governors at the Broadway League, a Board Member at City College of New York Performing Arts Center, AMAS Musical Theatre, and a member of The Society of London Theatre .

 

TOM MELCHER

Tom is a self-described “theater and software geek,” who grew up doing community theater and programming minicomputers, before switching to a capella and coding at Yale. After stints with IBM and McKinsey, and with a Harvard MBA, he plunged into the internet startup scene, and was on the senior management teams of several successful companies, including CNET and MongoDB. Tom created Show-Score because even as a seasoned theater-goer, it was simply too hard to figure out which shows to see.

SUSAN L. SCHULMAN

Susan L. Schulman has been a theatrical press agent for more than 40 years handling Broadway and Off Broadway plays and musicals, dance, TV, books, special events and individual personalities. The native New Yorker, Susan is a graduate of Hunter College High School and NYU with a Masters’ degree in Theatre from Columbia University. Susan’s many Broadway productions include Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, STATE FAIR, Lauren Bacall in APPLAUSE, George C. Scott in SLY FOX and DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Jim Dale in SCAPINO, Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, John Lithgow and George Segal in REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT and DREAM, plus such not-for-profit institutions as The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Feld Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, The Circle in the Square, Repertorio Espanol, The Phoenix Theatre and The Manhattan Theatre Club.  She has headed Public Relations Departments at CBS-TV Entertainment, USA Network and the Arts & Entertainment Network.  Her memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY, is one of Amazon’s 100 Best Selling books on theater.  www.schulmanpublicity.com

More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!

Theatre is a multi-faceted industry built on collaboration, creativity and commitment. Whether you are a writer, director, producer, or any other profession within the theatre, it's essential to know how each facet of our business works together to put on a production.

Do you know exactly what a General Manager does?

How about the inner workings of a Broadway marketing team and crafting the ideal ad plan for your show?

Any idea how much Entertainment Lawyers cost, and how to negotiate with your own attorney?

If you are pursuing a career in the theatre, or trying to get your show from the page to the stage, it's important to know the answers to these questions, and more.

So, how do you get these answers and get ahead of the game?

Register for the Producer's Perspective Super Conference Today!

At our first ever Producer's Perspective Super Conference we're going to feature a TON of  panels and expert speakers on all subjects including . . .

  • What non profits are looking for in a script.
  • How to get your show licensed.
  • Successful Broadway Writers tell you how they got they start and how you can too.
  • Marketing on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway
  • How to shape your story for your musical so that it sells.
  • Tips on Raising Money from Producers who raise millions.

And a ton more, including lots of breakout brainstorming and networking time, group show events (including talkbacks), etc.

You'll leave the conference with a deeper understanding of the theatre, and be better qualified to move forward in your career with confidence.

If you're one of those passionate people that want to learn more, do more and meet more, then this is the place for you.

If you want to . . .

  • Commit to learning about aspects of the theatre industry you may not fully understand
  • Concentrate on new tactics to help attract agents, producers, investors and audiences to your project
  • Walk away with an in depth understanding of how Broadway and Off Broadway shows get from the page to the stage
  • Learn from some of the TOP industry professionals, including Tony Award-winners
  • Network with peers and industry professionals with a variety of backgrounds and skills
  • Receive the opportunity to pitch your project to Broadway Producer Ken Davenport
  • Focus on DOING rather than dreaming
  • Build a solid foundation for your theatrical career based in real world insider practices
  • Stop wasting time and money on efforts that don't pay off

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  • I pitched my play, BEDAGGARED, to Ken at the Producers Perspective Super Conference.  That was a great privilege and very valuable. I booked a staged reading of this play at The Players Club for Jan 31, 3pm.  I've never been more excited about anything, ever! No one asked me to give a plug, but what I have learned from Producers Perspective is what has allowed me to enter this NY world of theater with a real chance at being a part of it, not just a wish and a dream.
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  • My life is forever changed because of your vision for this conference!
    Gregory L.
  •  I'm amazed by how many industry professionals were all available within the same window of time, and I'm grateful they were, and that you and your crew were able to coordinate the weekend's events. The panels made the theater industry seem more approachable for those of us who would like to be more involved. It was a unique idea, yet it made so much sense.
    Thank you so much for being so inclusive, for sharing your knowledge, and for providing opportunities such as these.
    Amy R.

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