Our Mission

The New Play Exchange, a National New Play Network project, is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the entire new play sector in mind, the New Play Exchange serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and even fans of the theater.

The mission of the New Play Exchange is to provide an open, egalitarian platform on which writers all over the world can share their work and others can discover that work. Our aim is to facilitate meaningful connections between artists and producers and provide a significant upgrade to the only other “technology” currently available for making those connections: the submission process, which no longer serves the art form effectively.