NNPN is changing the way the theater is created, made, and shared in America.

NNPN Rolling World Premieres, Producer/Director Residencies, Commissions, the Collaboration Fund, the MFA Playwrights Workshop, the National Showcase of New Plays, and the New Play Exchange each have an astounding impact on the American canon of dramatic literature. Won’t you join us as we support the development, production, and continued life of new works through the organizations and artists who make new plays possible?

Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported hundreds of plays, providing employment for thousands of artists across the country through NNPN’s 110 Member Theaters and countless hours of theater for audience members around the world. These funds come from our generous supporters - foundations, public institutions, and individuals - who understand the importance of the support that the Network provides to our Member Theaters, Affiliated Artists - and through the development of plays and playwrights - to theater-goers around the globe.

Help us create a healthy environment for new plays and playwrights, artists, and audiences.

Ways to Support

  • You can support NNPN by donating via our secure page through the pink button above and below.
  • Or you can always send a check to: National New Play Network, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Executive Director Nan Barnett would be delighted to talk with you about how you can support our work. You can reach her at or by calling 202.312.5270.


National New Play Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations made to NNPN are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Unless specified, all donations will go toward general operating support. If this gift is intended for a specific NNPN program, please email or call Jordana Fraider, Programs Manager at Thanks for the love!