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  • The 85th NNPN Rolling World Premiere, HERLAND by Grace McLeod Rolls into Chicago

    National New Play Network, the nation's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, celebrates the continuation of its 85th Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Herland by Grace McLeod . The play opens this week at Chicago's Redtwist Theatre (March 16-April 14, 2019), after it began in January at San...
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  • The Rolling World Premiere Of RED BIKE Comes to The Wilbury Theatre Group

    National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the continuation of its 80th Rolling World Premiere (RWP) production. Red Bike by Caridad Svich opens at The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.) on February 21 and runs through March 3. Other Partner Theatres for this RWP were...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA by Sean Christopher Lewis Opens at Out of Hand Theater

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis at Out of Hand Theater (September 15-November 18, Atlanta, GA). During the Roll, the play also received productions...
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  • NNPN Rolling World Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY by Chisa Hutchinson Rolls Through Writers Theatre of New Jersey

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates its 73rd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson as it Rolls through Writers Theatres of New Jersey . The Roll, which began at Core Member Salt Lake Acting Company...
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  • Announcing the 16th Annual National Showcase of New Plays from December 8-10, 2017

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to announce the 16th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP) . NNPN and Orlando Shakespeare Theater will host more than 40 playwrights, directors, and actors from December 8-10 as a part of...
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  • NNPN Rolling World Premiere Productions of BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan Open at Borderlands Theater and City Theatre

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan at Core Member Borderlands Theater (Tucson, AZ, September 27-October 15, 2017) and Associate Member City Theatre (Miami, FL, September 30-October...
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  • Three NNPN Rolling World Premieres Opening This Weekend Across the Country

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of three Rolling World Premieres: Project Dawn by Karen Hartman , The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger , and Br’er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm . Project Dawn by Karen Hartman will run...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain Opens at Taproot Theatre Company

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain at Associate Member Taproot Theatre Company (Seattle, WA, September 20-October 21, 2017) . The Roll kicked off at NNPN Core Member...
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  • NNPN Announces the Rolling World Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY by Chisa Hutchinson

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 73rd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson . The Roll will run through Core Members Salt Lake Acting Company (September 6-October 15, UT) and Writers Theatre of New...
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  • Philly.com Celebrates Rolling World Premieres

    'Rolling World Premiere' concept pumps life into new plays by Philly.com's John Timpane celebrates Rolling World Premiere's of PROJECT DAWN by Karen Hartman, HOW TO USE A KNIFE by Will Snider, THE ARSONISTS by Jacqueline Goldfinger , and DOGS OF RWANDA by Sean Christopher Lewis at Member Theaters Interact Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, and People's Light.
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  • Announcing the 12th Annual MFA Playwrights’ Workshop from July 21 – 30, 2017

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright’s Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University’s National Center for New Plays . The Kennedy Center will host...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of WILD HORSES by Allison Gregory Opens at Rochester's CenterStage at the JCC

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Wild Horses by Allison Gregory at Associate Member CenterStage at the JCC (Rochester, NY September 9-23, 2017). The RWP kicked off at NNPN Core Member...
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  • NNPN Announces the Rolling World Premiere of WILD HORSES by Allison Gregory

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Wild Horses by Allison Gregory as its 72nd Rolling World Premiere. The play will receive four productions, kicking off at NNPN Core Member Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV, July 7-30, 2017), and followed...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HALFTIME WITH DON Kicks Off at New Jersey Rep This Saturday

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the launch of the Rolling World Premiere Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman at New Jersey Repertory Company. The plays will receive a total of three distinct NNPN RWP productions in a 12-month period,...
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  • BR'ER COTTON By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Starts Its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in Dallas

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, cheers the first opening of its 70th Rolling World Premiere, Br’er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm . The play, which was seen at the 2016 National Showcase of New Plays in Austin, Texas, will open...
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  • PROJECT DAWN By Karen Hartman Launches Its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at People's Light

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman at People's Light (Malvern, PA), its 71st NNPN Rolling World Premiere. Project Dawn by Karen Hartman will kick off its Roll at Associate Member People’s Light...
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  • National Directors Fellowship Selections Announced

    Washington, DC – The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center , National New Play Network , The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival , and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship : Sherri Eden Barber Estefan ía Fadul Kareem Fahmy Leora Morris LA Williams...
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  • National New Play Network Announces Rolling World Premieres by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Karen Hartman

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 70th and 71st Rolling World Premieres: Br’er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Project Dawn by Karen Hartman . The two plays will receive a total of 6 NNPN RWP productions, with each...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE Kicks Off at Curious Theatre Company

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the launch of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman , its 69th Rolling World Premiere. The play, which received the 2013-14 Annual Commission in collaboration with Curious Theatre Company, is currently running at Core...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS by Jacqueline Goldfinger Kicks Off at Azuka Theatre May 3

    Washington, D.C. - National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger , its 67th Rolling World Premiere. Associate Member Azuka Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) leads the Roll, opening May 3, and will be followed by Know Theatre of...
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