Tilted Windmills Theatricals
Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves.
— Don Quixote to Sancho Panza
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Tilted Windmills Theatricals (TWT)

is a theatrical producing partnership between New York theatre veterans David Carpenter and John Arthur Pinckard. The company's mission is to be a disruptive, forward-thinking innovator breaking new ground at the intersection of the popular and performing arts. 

We present work that is fresh, unexpected, and engaged with the current cultural moment to a wide range of consumers, from traditional theatre-goers to the millennial audiences of tomorrow. We apply this creative philosophy not only to our content but also to our business model.

The tradition, going back beyond the Greeks, of gathering in large groups to hear stories told now in an increasingly digital and on-demand world.  We embrace this new world by meeting our audiences “where they are” in their lives, creating never before seen experiences that fully engage both the seasoned arts patron and the modern entertainment consumer.

I’m nothing, without you / Without me, you’re nothing at all.
— City of Angels
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The Team

John Arthur Pinckard and David Carpenter both worked as producers for over a decade prior to forming TWT. John worked first as a director and lighting designer while holding an increasingly senior role in the Risk Department of the Investment Bank at JPMorganChase and Co., then as an independent producer, building a portfolio of shows and a network of financiers and artists that today are the foundation of the TWT community. David meanwhile has worked at nearly every major organization on Broadway, developing a mastery of the infrastructure of the industry and a network of colleagues in operations, venue management, and data analysis. In 2017, the partners were joined by Colin Waitt as their associate producer.

Together the partners collaborate hand-in-glove on every aspect of every show in the TWT portfolio, John bringing his experience and training in fundraising and creative development, and David bringing his expertise and vast knowledge of production management and marketing & sales.

Advancing art is easy; financing it is not.
— Sunday in the Park


Live theatre is famously a high risk, high reward investment.

However, it can be far less risky than widely believed. 

For example, it's widely quoted that only 10-20% of shows recoup their investment. 
However, since the 2000-2001 season, 35% of all commercially produced shows broke even or turned a profit. 

Prior to forming TWT, the partners had a combined success rate of 65% of their shows meeting or exceeding their projected financial goals

They now apply their sophisticated risk management strategy to TWT's investments to ensure the best potential for maximum return. 

To learn more about our proprietary investment methodology and how you can participate in the opportunities ahead of us, please