KEN DAVENPORT– Founder
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.
VALERIE NOVAKOFF – Producing Artistic 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. She is also the founder and managing director of the Broadway Women’s Fund, Broadway’s first impact investing fund.
BRITT LAFIELD – Executive Director
Britt Lafield is the General Manager of the SoHo Playhouse 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 14th Anniversary.
HAYLEY PROCACCI – Marketing Director
Hayley Procacci is an Off Broadway director in Manhattan as well as the Marketing Director both SoHo Playhouse and Rave Theater Festival. She integrates her marketing at SoHo Playhouse with her marketing position at Rave, where the 2020 festival will be held. Aside from marketing, she is currently working on A Sign of the Times starring Javier Munoz, as she assistant directs the production.