The National New Play Network is comprised of Core and Associate Members.

Associate Membership is designed to provide theaters that have an interest in new works and meet certain minimum budgetary and producing requirements. Benefits include access to NNPN ALERTS about potential NNPN Rolling World Premieres and the ability to be a partner theater in that program, invitations to the National Showcase of New Plays and Annual Conference, and membership in the New Play Exchange for the company and its leadership.  For more information regarding NNPN Associate Membership please email

Core Membership applicants are vetted by the NNPN staff and Board of Directors in a lengthy process. Applicants must, among other criteria, have a mission that includes a dedication to the development, production, and continued life of new plays, pay their staff and artists at a professional level, agree to either import or export a play to another Member Theater on average at least once every three seasons, and have governance responsibilities. Core Members have access to all of the Network's programs and funding opportunities. Existing Core Members may exercise an option for market exclusivity at the Core level. For more on the process of applying for Core Membership please contact