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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE INC

aka NAMT   |   New York, NY   |  https://namt.org/

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Mission

Our mission is to be a catalyst for nurturing musical theatre development, production, innovation and collaboration. To achieve this mission, NAMT commits to: Evolve and advance the musical theatre art form Create and connect a welcoming musical theatre community for all Inspire and excite the field to include the broadest possible range of voices NAMT is committed to a musical theatre field that includes and embraces people of all backgrounds, identities and abilities. We strive every day to nurture a musical theatre canon that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our nation and the world.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Ms. Betsy King Militello

Main address

520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 301

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

13-3441160

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Theater (A65)

Music (A68)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annual Festival of New Musicals

The cornerstone of our new works mission is the Annual Festival of New Musicals.  We present 45-minute staged readings of eight new musicals over two days for an audience of 800 leaders in the field who have the interest in and resources for advancing these shows.  Since 1989, the Festival has introduced 284 new musicals and more than 530 writers; and over 85% of Festival alumni writers have developed their musicals further, secured representation and/or received commissions as a direct result of our Festival.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NAMT conducts two conferences annually. In March 2020, NAMT's Spring Conference that was scheduled to be in Chicago, IL, was canceled due to Covid-19.  The 2021 Fall Conference was presented in a hybrid format with some attendees in NYC and other joining through Socio. We explored new works development and the state of the musical theatre field in the context of both the pandemic and our commitment to social justice.  NAMT's 2022 Spring Conference will also be online and explore marketing topics to address widespread needs throughout our membership.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Created in 2008 as the National Fund for New Musicals, the Frank Young Fund has to date awarded 168 grants totaling $619,000 to NAMT member not-for-profit theatres, to support their work writers at every stage of a musical’s development: from writer residencies through workshops and onto full productions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of professional artists employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Annual Festival of New Musicals

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

NAMT employs professional artists each year for our Festival of New Musicals.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Frank Young Fund for New Musicals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

NAMT has three grant categories through our Frank Young Fund for New Musicals. The categories are Writers Residency grants, Production grants and Innovation & Exploration Fund grants.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

NAMT aims to:

- Expand and extend the pathways for musical theatre development
- Instill commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) in every facet of NAMT life - people and programs - and use that lens to inspire action at every opportunity
- Amplify NAMT's role as a year-round community for its members and for the musical theatre field
- Build NAMT's capacity (financial, human resources and technology) to increase resilience and capability, and to provide resources for expanded reach and impact across the field

NAMT is currently in the process of creating strategies to accomplish these goals and a new strategic plan, to replace the one that expired in 2022, is being drafted.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE INC

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hillary Hart

Theatre Under the Stars

Term: 2024 - 2028

Kwofe Coleman

The MUNY

Bill Berry

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage Company

Hillary Hart

Theatre Under The Stars

Eric Keen-Louie

La Jolla Playhouse

Betsy King Militello

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Anthony Rodriguez

Aurora Theatre

Aaron Thielen

Broadway Across Borders

Nancy Gibbs

321 Theatrical Management

Mark Fleischer

Pittsburgh CLO

Mac Ingram

ArsNova

Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Rick Edinger

Carnegie Mellon University

Brannon Bowers

American Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University

Sharon Fallon

Sharon Fallon Productions

Susanna Gellert

Weston Theatre Company

Jennifer Jaquess

Red Mountain Theatre Company

Soren Moller

GasOmeter Copenhagen

Ashley Wells

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.