National New Play Network

National New Play Network

National New Play Network is an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays. Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 250 productions nationwide through its innovative National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, which provides playwright and production support for new works at its Member theaters....
National New Play Network is an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays. Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 250 productions nationwide through its innovative National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, which provides playwright and production support for new works at its Member theaters. Additional programs - its annual National Conference, National Showcase of New Plays, and MFA Playwrights Workshop; the NNPN Annual and Smith Prize commissions; its residencies for playwrights, producers and directors; and the organization’s member accessed Collaboration, Festival, and Travel banks and online information sessions - have helped cement the Network’s position as a vital force in the new play landscape. NNPN also strives to pioneer, implement, and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. Its most recent project, the New Play Exchange, is changing the way playwrights share their work and others discover it by providing immediate access to information on more than 26,500 new plays by living writers. NNPN’s 32 Core and over 90 Associate Members - along with the nearly 300 affiliated artists who are its alumni, the thousands of artists and artisans employed annually by its member theaters, and the hundreds of thousands of audience members who see its supported works each year - are creating the new American theater. nnpn.org | newplayexchange.org

Recommended by National New Play Network

  • Wolf Play
    28 May. 2019
    WOLF PLAY by Hansol Jung is receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Partnering NNPN Member Theaters are NEW JERSEY REPERTORY COMPANY (Long Branch, NJ), KITCHEN DOG THEATER (Dallas, TX), MILAGRO (Portland, OR), and HALCYON THEATRE (Chicago, IL)
  • Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven
    28 May. 2019
    ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN by Reina Hardy received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Partnering NNPN Member Theaters were RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS (Milwaukee, WI), RORSCHACH THEATRE (Washington, DC), THE VORTEX (Austin, TX), and THROWN STONE (Ridgefield, CT)
  • Apples in Winter
    22 May. 2019
    APPLES IN WINTER received an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. The partnering theaters were Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA), Centenary Stage (Hackettstown, NJ), and Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN).
  • Apple Season
    22 May. 2019
    APPLE SEASON by E.M. Lewis is receiving an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. Partnering theaters are New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA) and Moving Arts (Los Angeles, CA).
  • SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
    21 Jan. 2019
    SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY by Chisa Hutchinson received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters were Salt Lake Acting Company (UT), Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison), and Redtwist Theatre (Chicago, IL).