Anika Chapin

Anika Chapin is Dramaturg who specializes in musical theatre. She is the Director of Artistic Development at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Before that, she was the Artistic Associate and resident Dramaturg at Goodspeed Musicals, finding musicals for production, the Festival of New Musicals, and the Johnny Mercer Writers’ Grove residency program. She was previously the Literary Manager at Two River Theater, where she shepherded works by artists including Joe Iconis, Madeleine George, and Tony Meneses. She was also the producer of Encores! Unscripted, a discussion series about topics in theater created by WNYC and City Center Encores!. With Michael Fling, she is the creator and host of Know the Show (formerly In the Spotlight), a podcast about musicals. She is a guest professor at schools including Yale University, the University of Florida, and Berklee College of Music, and she taught Script and Score Analysis as an adjunct professor at Pace University. She was a frequent Assistant Director for Directors including Tommy Kail and John Rando, and has written pieces for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Playbill, and others. She was named one of the Broadway Women's Fund's '50 Women to Watch' in 2020. She has an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University. She thinks about musical theatre almost too much.