NNPN strives to pioneer, implement, and disseminate programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. The Network's initiatives have employed thousands of artists and theater leaders from every region of the country, and its 30 Core and more than 75 Associate Members are changing the face of American theater.  

As an innovator in the field, NNPN strives to respond to the issues around us, creating programming to advance, stabilize, and sustain our Members, their affiliated artists, and the new play sector. The Network seeks to support new play theaters and theater-makers by providing them with opportunities for growth and exposure, and creating an environment that enables the best possible work to be made, shared, and enjoyed.