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  • NNPN Announces CHURCH & STATE by Jason Odell Williams as Its 60th Rolling World Premiere

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 60th NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. The play was developed in conjunction with Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director of Associate Member JCC CenterStage (Rochester, NY,...
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  • Announcing the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network , the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 59th NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain . The Roll includes NNPN Core Members Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL, June 24-July 2), who originally commissioned the play,...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain Rolls Through Iowa City

    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 initial success of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain as Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA, presents its RWP production through April 30. The Roll kicked off at NNPN Core...
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  • Steve Yockey’s BLACKBERRY WINTER Wraps Up Its Tremendous NNPN Rolling World Premiere

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the final two productions of the NNPN Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Blackberry Winter by Steve Yockey. NNPN Associate Member Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, MD, May 19-June 11) and Core Member Kitchen Dog Theater...
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  • The New Play Exchange Continues to Increase Its Impact with New Features and Explosive Adoption Rates

    The National New Play Network is thrilled to announce that the New Play Exchange—the world’s largest database of scripts, which provides a variety of services for the new play sector—has just added both its 6,000th user and 8,000th script. The New Play Exchange (NPX) is a web-based platform that allows playwrights to upload and tag their scripts so that producers...
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  • NNPN Announces the Rolling World Premiere of NOT MEDEA by Allison Gregory

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Not Medea by Allison Gregory as its 58th Rolling World Premiere . It will receive productions at NNPN Associate Member B Street Theatre (Sacramento, CA, May 14-June 11, 2016) and Core Members Contemporary American...
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  • The Rolling World Premiere of ON CLOVER ROAD by Steven Dietz Continues at Phoenix Theater and San Francisco Playhouse

    Washington, D.C. - The 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 the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz . The play rolls through NNPN Core Member Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN, March 10-April 10 2016) and Associate Member...
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  • NNPN Announces the Rolling World Premiere of THE GHOSTS OF LOTE BRAVO by Hilary Bettis

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis as its 56th Rolling World Premiere. The play will receive three productions at NNPN Core Members Borderlands Theater (Tucson, AZ, April 14-May 1, 2016), Unicorn Theatre...
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  • The NNPN Rolling World Premiere of PULP by Joseph Zettelmaier Kicks Off at Phoenix Theatre

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier as its 53rd Rolling World Premiere. The play will receive three productions at NNPN Core Member Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN, February 11-March 6, 2016), and Associate Members Williamston Theatre (MI,...
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  • Steve Yockey's BLACKBERRY WINTER will receive 7 productions in it's 2015-16 NNPN Rolling World Premiere

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Blackberry Winter by Steve Yockey as its 52nd Rolling World Premiere . The play, originally commissioned and developed by Out of Hand Theater in Atlanta, GA, will receive seven productions with eight NNPN Member...
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  • National New Play Network Announces the Rolling World Premiere of THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER by Steve Yockey

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces The Thrush and the Woodpecker by Steve Yockey as its 55th Rolling World Premiere (RWP) . This is Yockey’s fifth with the Network and the first time one playwright has had two Rolls in...
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  • National New Play Network Announces the Rolling World Premiere of BARS & MEASURES by Idris Goodwin

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin as its 54th Rolling World Premiere. The play will receive four productions at NNPN Associate Member B Street Theatre (Sacramento, CA, August 22-September 27, 2015), Core Member PROP...
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  • NNNPN Celebrates 2015-16 Grant Recipients with over $125,00 in Awards

    Watertown, MA - The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2015-16 grant recipients, including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, the 2015 Annual Commission, two Playwright Residencies, five Producer Residencies, and two Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnership between eight of its...
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  • NNPN to Receive The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community

    Washington, D.C. - The National New Play Network will receive The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community at the 2015 Helen Hayes Award, to be held on April 6 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes pioneering organizations and individuals who give back to the theatre community, and, this year, NNPN’s leadership efforts...
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  • Unicorn Theatre Launches NNPN Rolling World Premiere 0f Women Playing Hamlet on March 4th

    WASHINGTON, DC - Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs, will begin its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Unicorn Theatre (Kansas City, MO). The play - as per the guidelines of NNPN’s Rolling World Premiere program, which supports its member theaters’ production of new works - will receive three entirely separate productions within a twelve month period...
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  • Skylight Theatre Company Launches Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea on Feb 21

    WASHINGTON, DC - Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis will begin its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Skylight Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) in a co-production with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA). The play - as per the guidelines of NNPN’s Continued Life of New Plays Fund, which supports its member theaters’ production of new works - will receive four entirely separate productions...
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  • Six Scripts Selected for 12th Annual National Showcase of New Plays

    WASHINGTON, DC - The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country’s alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will produce six new plays in staged reading format at its National Showcase of New Plays, hosted November 21-23 in Sarasota, FL by Florida Studio Theatre. A committee of artistic, managing and literary leaders...
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  • NNPN Announces Thirteen Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres

    (Photo from Olney Theater Center's Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL by Andrew Hinderaker. Photo by Stan Barouh features Joseph Carlson, Michael Patrick Thornton, and James Whalen.) WASHINGTON, DC - The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country’s alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World...
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