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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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  • NNPN Awards Over $100,000 for Residencies, Playwrights Commissions, and Collaboration Fund

    WASHINGTON, DC - The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country’s alliance of more than seventy non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will award grants of over $100,000 for residencies, a commission, and production support through the Collaboration Fund in 2014/15. "National New Play Network continues to serve our Members, their affiliated artists...
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  • NNPN Adds Cleveland Public Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group as New Core Members

    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, has added its 28th and 29th Core Members, Cleveland Public Theatre and Miracle Theatre Group (Milagro) . The decision was made by the organization’s Board of Directors at its Annual Conference on June 12...
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