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 40,000 new plays by living writers. NNPN’s 31 Core and over 90 Associate Members - along with the nearly 350 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

  • The Dummy Class
    22 Apr. 2021
    The Dummy Class by Dave Osmundsen was part of the 2020 NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, a partnership between the Kennedy Center Education Department (the American College Theatre Festival) and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays
  • sad girl hours
    22 Apr. 2021
    sad girl hours by Libby Carr was part of the 2020 NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, a partnership between the Kennedy Center Education Department (the American College Theatre Festival) and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays
  • Poor Queenie
    22 Apr. 2021
    Poor Queenie by Eliana Theologides Rodriguez was part of the 2020 NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, a partnership between the Kennedy Center Education Department (the American College Theatre Festival) and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays
  • Love
    22 Apr. 2021
    Love by Aja Nisenson was part of the 2020 NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, a partnership between the Kennedy Center Education Department (the American College Theatre Festival) and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays
  • Our Black Death
    22 Apr. 2021
    Our Black Death by Lindsay Carpenter was part of the 2020 NNPN MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, a partnership between the Kennedy Center Education Department (the American College Theatre Festival) and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays