Anika Chapin '14 Joins Goodspeed Musicals as Artistic Associate

January 3, 2018

Alumna Anika Chapin '14 joins the artistic team at Goodspeed Musicals as Artistic Associate beginning January, 2018.


Most recently, Chapin served as the literary manager at Two River Theatre, in charge of the development of new works, readings, and workshops. As a dramaturg she has worked on several projects including the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park With George. She is also an adjunct professor at Pace University where she teaches script and score analysis in the Musical Theater program. Chapin sits on the Artistic Advisory Board of City Center Off-Center and the Board of the Woodshed Theatre Collective.


Returning to Goodspeed, where she previously served as assistant to the director on The Terris Theater production of 13, Chapin will provide the organization with a presence in New York, attending workshops and readings. She will also assist the producing team in developing new productions and cultivating the works of emerging writers.


Michael Gennaro, the Executive Director at Goodspeed commented, "Anika is a wonderful addition to the Goodspeed staff bringing with her impeccable credentials, an insightful perspective on new works and new artists, and a deep passion for the American Musical Theatre."


Chapin herself explained, "The Goodspeed was one of the places where I first fell in love with musical theatre, and it has been one of my favorite theatre companies ever since. I could not be happier to be joining Michael Gennaro, Donna Lynn Hilton and the rest of Goodspeed's stellar team, and I look forward to helping them find and nurture the great musicals of the future."


Goodspeed Musicals is dedicated to the preservation, development and advancement of musical theatre and is the first theatre in the nation to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement). Goodspeed produces three musicals each season at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn., and additional productions at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.