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The Network for Emerging Leaders in the Theatre

The Network Members
The Network Members
It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this big city!
Joshua Kelley, TIN Alum Pace University
Intern Fair
Intern Fair

Professional and educational advancement through The Wing’s expert network

About The Network

The Network provides emerging and developing theatre professionals advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement within a supportive creative community.

New York City is full of theatre professionals, each with their own vision for creating or supporting important work. The Network connects students, interns, and young professionals to senior players, theatre companies, and prestigious organizations in New York. Our network provides exclusive events, seminars, panels, and networking opportunities, fostering a community with regular meetups for building relationships with peers and professionals.

Twenty dollars a year grants you membership and connects you to our massive network. Membership includes fifteen network meetings, with meals included, the opportunity to see more than forty New York shows, and a backstage pass to seeing how the industry operates.

New members welcome! Any current prospective members wishing to join The Network may do so 15 minutes before any meeting by coming in person. Upcoming meetings will be added below once scheduled.

Watch the Latest Webinar On Demand

Pivot and Rethink: A New Development – Theatre Fundraising Through Virtual Doors

You can watch the webinar, in its entirety, on our official YouTube channel.

The panel discussion is part of the Wing’s National COVID-19 Response Effort, which includes brand new, rapid funding mechanisms to help support and sustain the theatre community at both the local and national level, as well as a series of new, online educational offerings to continue its mission of enriching and empowering students and emerging leaders.

Moderated by American Theatre Wing Programs Associates Melissa Cabrero and Alicia Vnencak, this panel includes

Leslie Bradberry, Director of Development
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)
Daria Hepps, Associate Director of Development
Berkeley Rep (Berkeley, CA) 
Caitlin A. Quinn, Director of Development
American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
Greg Reiner, Theater & Musical Theater Director
National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, D.C.)

Next Meeting: TBA

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Join the Next Virtual Webinar
The Network will be hosting panel discussions via Zoom webinar. To learn more about attending Network meetings and events, please contact Melissa Cabrero at


Past Network Topics have included:

  • Community Outreach Programming
  • Press & Publicity
  • Marketing
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Company Management
  • Theatre Education Programming for Schools
  • Development – Individual Giving
  • Pitch Perfect: How to Ace the Job Interview
  • Social Media and Audience Engagement
  • Producing
  • Working in Casting
  • Licensing & Theatrical Rights
  • New Work Development
  • Production Management

The Network is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The A.R.T./New York Internship Fair In Partnership with the American Theatre Wing

The  A.R.T./New York Theatre Internship Fair, in partnership with American Theatre Wing, is an opportunity for students interested in a life in the theatre to meet and greet with over 60 nonprofit theatre companies in New York City. All theatre companies present at the fair are seeking interns to support their work in fields such as production, marketing, fundraising, general management, and more. While companies are offering internships for the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, students can also find more immediate placement.

The Alliance of Resident Theatres / New York (A.R.T./New York) is the service and advocacy organization for over 350 not-for-profit theatres located throughout New York City.

Contact Us

The American Theatre Wing welcomes your questions, opinions and concerns.

Support The Network

The Network is made possible through the generosity of our donors. Here are some ways your support could enrich this program:

  • $10,000 can sponsor the program for an entire season
  • $5,000 could pay for the annual Theatre Internship Fair
  • $2,500 could send these emerging theatre leaders to a Broadway show and talkback
  • $1,000 could underwrite a semi-annual networking mixer
  • $500 could sponsor a meeting, including a panel discussion and pizza dinner
  • A donation in any amount helps develop the next generation of theatre industry leaders

To support this program, simply click on the button below and select “The Network for Emerging Leaders in the Theatre” after you enter your name and address, or call us at 212-765-0606.