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 30,000 new plays by living writers. NNPN’s 31 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

  • Alabaster
    6 Oct. 2020
    Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly has received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Florida Repertory Theatre (Ft.Myers, FL), Capital Stage (Sacramento, CA), 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, IL), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), Shrewd Productions (Austin, TX), and Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH).
  • My Lord, What a Night
    6 Oct. 2020
    My Lord, What A Night by Deborah Brevoort has received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Orlando Shakes (Orlando, FL), and a third to be announced.
  • A Great Migration or The Migratory Patterns of the North American Monarch Butterfly and Fatherless Sons
    5 Oct. 2020
    A Great Migration by Preston Choi was featured in NNPN's 2019 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Spay
    5 Oct. 2020
    Spay by Madison Fiedler was featured in NNPN's 2019 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • The Promotion
    5 Oct. 2020
    The Promotion by Joe Giovannetti was featured in NNPN's 2019 National Showcase of New Plays.