Tilting THEATER towards tomorrow
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.
John Arthur Pinckard -- Partner
is a two time Tony Award winning producer, most recently represented on Broadway and on tour by the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning best musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, which he helped develop.
John’s other Broadway credits include Clybourne Park (Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best New Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama), HAIR, Green Day’s American Idiot (Tony nomination) and Slava’s Snowshow on Broadway (Tony nomination). Off Broadway credits include Silence! the Musical (Lortel nomination), 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, and Never Swim Alone.
As an inaugural recipient of the T. Edward Hambleton Fellowship for creative producers, he was trained in the development of new musicals by Harold Prince, the most successful producer and director in Broadway history. John’s notable collaborators include Tony winners Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman (Urinetown), Drama Desk winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, international music sensations the Scissor Sisters, and renowned author Armistead Maupin, among others.
Prior to his work on Broadway, John worked in the risk department of the investment bank at J.P.MorganChase & Co. He has lectured at Columbia University, the Commercial Theater Institute, and the University of Florida, which named him an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2009 and named him to the Alumni Advisory Council for the Arts in 2014.
David Carpenter -- Partner
is a fifteen year Broadway veteran, with prominent involvements as producer and/or financier in Tony Award winning shows Clybourne Park, Matilda, War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Billy Elliot, One Man Two Guvnors, All the Way, and American Idiot.
David most recently served as associate producer at Dede Harris Productions, supervising over $1 million in annual investments across multiple productions and spearheading the office's intellectual property acquisitions.
Prior, David was Head of Sales at DreamWorks Theatricals, overseeing single and group ticket sales to Shrek, the Musical, and reporting directly to Jeffrey Katzenberg. He has also served as Director of Sales & Marketing for Group Sales Box Office, Manager of Ticket Center Operations for the Broadway League, Sales and Marketing Associate for the national tours of 42nd Street, Urinetown, Blast!, and Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby.
His independent productions include Have A Nice Life, winner of 6 NYMF Awards, and the sold out world premiere of But I'm A Cheerleader: the Musical, winner of the NYMF Audience Award.
Colin Waitt -- Associate Producer
coproduced the original run of Puffs at The Peoples Improv Theater. He is currently one of its associate producers at New World Stages. Additional credits include SERIALS (The Flea), Kapow-i GoGo (The PIT), Stupid Face (The PIT), and being an associate producer on Our House in Concert (The Savoy, London, dir. Matthew Warchus).