NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE INC

aka NAMT   |   New York, NY   |  www.namt.org

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)

IRS filing requirement

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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

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    NAMT members, writers who participate in our program and the broader musical theatre field (especially attendees at our annual Festival).

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We were holding Town Halls for our full membership, and some members requested similar forums by job function. In response, we initiated a series of town halls for marketing, development, education and community engagement staff groups as well as a special forum for our academic members.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They have greater ownership of our programs, more input into content and the result has been greater engagement at all levels of our member organizations.

  • 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 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Murphy

Shea's Performing Arts Center

Term: 2020 - 2022

Elisbeth Challener

ZACH Theatre

Curt Clark

Maine State Music Theatre

Kwofe Coleman

The MUNY

Michael Murphy

Shea's Performing Arts Center

Bill Berry

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Lori Fineman

Transport Group

Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage Company

Hillary Hart

Theatre Under The Stars

Eric Keen-Louie

La Jolla Playhouse

Betsy Militello

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Dan Murphy

The Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Anthony Rodriguez

Aurora Theatre

Aaron Thielen

The Marriott Theatre

Pamela Adams

Atlantic Theater Company

Rachel Tischler

Goodspeed Musicals

Nancy Gibbs

321 Theatrical Management

Mark Fleischer

Pittsburgh CLO

Mac Ingram

ArsNova

Yuvika Tolani

The Public Theater

Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Rick Edinger

Carnegie Mellon University

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 03/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2021

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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.