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The LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival Comes to UCSB Theater/Dance This Month Photo The LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival Comes to UCSB Theater/Dance This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

This January, four dynamic new plays will receive 20-hour workshops culminating in readings presented to the public and livestreamed during the third annual UCSB LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival. The festival takes place on January 13 and 14, 2023. 

The LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival Comes to UCSB Theater/Dance Next Month Photo The LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival Comes to UCSB Theater/Dance Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2022

This January, four dynamic new plays will receive 20-hour workshops culminating in readings presented to the public and livestreamed during the third annual UCSB LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival on January 13 and 14, 2023. 

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by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2022

2022 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Winners Announced Photo 2022 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Winners Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Concord Theatricals has announced the winners of the 2022 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. The six plays will be published and available for licensing by Samuel French in the 47th edition of its Off Off Broadway collection.

Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Br Photo Joshua Harmon Announced as Honorary Festival Playwright of Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Samuel French’s Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has announced that Joshua Harmon is this year’s honorary festival playwright. This year’s top 30 playwrights were chosen from over 650 submissions around the world. They will present their plays during a week-long festival August 16-20 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City.

City Theatre Creates Shared Artistic Director Structure  Photo City Theatre Creates Shared Artistic Director Structure 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2021

The City Theatre board of directors has announced a re-structuring of the artistic director position, elevating current staff members Clare Drobot and Monteze Freeland to Co-Artistic Directors with Marc Masterson, who had held the title of singular artistic director since 2018. The new model goes into effect on September 6, 2021.  

46th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays Photo 46th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2021

Learn more about the lineup which includes All Things Considered, It Was Probably the Most Productive Meeting The Escondido Unified School District PTA Ever Had by A.J. Ditty, DOGS OF SOCIETY by Julia Grogan, By Grace, Pt. 2 by Agyeiwaa Asante, Grieved by Jahquale Mazyck, pearl apple penguin by Aisling Towl, and Kitchen Design by Suzanne Willett.

Samuel French Announces Heidi Schreck as Honorary Playwright at the Off Off Broadway  Photo Samuel French Announces Heidi Schreck as Honorary Playwright at the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

The distinguished lineup of judges will include playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Miranda Rose Hall, Trish Harnetiaux, 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist Zora Howard, Harrison David Rivers and Tori Sampson, along with dramaturg Jeremy Stoller, Executive Director of National New Play Network Nan Barnett and Artistic Director for City Theatre in Miami Margaret M. Ledford.

National New Play Network Welcomes New Staff & Board Members Photo National New Play Network Welcomes New Staff & Board Members
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2021

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, begins our new fiscal year with new staff, new roles, new Board Members, and gratitude for the work of past team members who have brought us to this moment.

NNPN Announces Collaboration With UCSB for The BIPOC Reading Series Festival Photo NNPN Announces Collaboration With UCSB for The BIPOC Reading Series Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

National New Play Network has announced its collaboration with LAUNCH PAD, AMPLIFY, and New and Reimagined Work to produce The BIPOC Reading Series Festival. The BIPOC Reading Series Festival boosts the stories of writers from diverse backgrounds, featuring new works by professional playwrights chosen from NNPN’s Affiliated Artists.