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Staff

KEN DAVENPORT– Artistic Director

Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and Off Broadway Producer whose credits include Once On This Island, Groundhog Day, The Play That Goes Wrong, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, 13, Speed The Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit, Oleanna, Chinglish, Godspell, Kinky Boots, Macbeth, The Bridges of Madison County, Mothers and Sons, It’s Only A Play and The Visit, as well as Daddy Long Legs and That Bachelorette Show Off Broadway. Ken is also the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. His blog www.TheProducersPerspective.com has been featured on Forbes, Crain’s and more.

BRITT LAFIELD – Managing Director

Britt Lafield is the General Manager of the Davenport Theatre and an independent theatrical producer with 20 years experience in New York and Regional Theater, having produced on every level in New York, short of Broadway. He was also the Festival Administrator for the New York International Fringe Festival from 2009- 2013, and is the creator and producer of the Fringe Encore Series that just celebrated its 11th Anniversary.

VALERIE NOVAKOFF – Executive Director

Valerie Novakoff is the Associate Producer at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Ken Davenport’s theatrical and media producing company. As Associate Producer, Valerie is engaged in all aspects of developing, producing, and managing major Broadway productions and tours, including the Tony Award-winning revival of Once On This Island, and the original musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together, as well as developmental readings and workshops. Valerie previously worked for Jeffrey Finn Productions, Broadway Briefing, 321 Theatrical Management, The Drama League, and Des McAnuff.

MONICA HAMMOND – Marketing Director

Monica is the Director of Marketing for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises where she has worked on numerous shows, including Once On This Island (2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival), Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Spring Awakening, The Bachelorette Show, Daddy Long Legs and more. Monica also works on The Producer’s Perspective PRO, Ken’s online training and membership community for theatre-makers.

MARY ELIZABETH DINA – Manager of Events and Partnerships

Mary Elizabeth Dina is so excited to be apart of the Davenport Theatrical team as the Manager of Events and Partnerships. Most recently, she spent three years at Bucks County Playhouse working in the Development office managing fundraising events and coordinating direct mail campaigns. Formerly, Mary has freelanced photography, social media marketing, and dramaturgy. Mary has a Master’s degree from Montclair State University and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware.

ERICA FALLON – Associate Director

Erica Fallon is an Executive Assistant and Creative Development Associate at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises. Erica has a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management Honors Program, where she gained experience in producing, directing, writing, and dramaturgy.

EMILY MCGILL – Press Rep

Emily McGill is a New York City based storyteller with expertise in entertainment public relations and branding. She has represented the Tony Award-winning productions of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, Memphis, and Billy Elliot, as well as Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock and CATS, George Takei’s Allegiance, along with the Broadway productions of This Is Our Youth, Rock of Ages, Ghost, Elf, and First Date. Since her start in theatre, she’s expanded out to other forms of entertainment, including music, live entertainment, film and television, and corporations. Clients have included companies large and small, individuals, musical acts, and male strippers. Yes, male strippers. Career highlights include the Obamas attending A Raisin in the Sun and having a literal ‘stop the presses’ moment with People Magazine for the exclusive photo, throwing an afternoon tea celebration for Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson hosted by Julianne Moore (and included the reading of a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama), producing a concert at the State Department for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton starring cast members of Memphis and the show’s composer David Bryan (of Bon Jovi), and being part of the team for the 2nd Annual Women’s Day on Broadway.

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