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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.

National New Play Network Announces the Bridge Program Photo National New Play Network Announces the Bridge Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

National New Play Network has announced the creation of a new program aimed at centering Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) artists and anti-racist practices within its Member Theaters. 

NNPN Releases Anti-Racism And Anti-Bias Plan And Commitment To Action Photo NNPN Releases Anti-Racism And Anti-Bias Plan And Commitment To Action
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2021

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, envisions a robust, equitable new play ecology. This vision guides every facet of the Network's work, including the Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias Plan & Commitment to Action that its Board of Directors has drafted, revised, and ratified. 

Five New Members of National New Play Network Board of Directors Announced Photo Five New Members of National New Play Network Board of Directors Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021

NNPN has announced the election of Sonia Fernandez, Aimée Hayes, Kim Heil,  Lavina Jadhwani, and Olivia Lilley  to NNPN's Board of Directors. With their addition, NNPN's Board is now comprised of 20 individuals, 55% of whom identify as people of color; 80% use she/her pronouns.

National New Play Network Announces Collaboration Grant Recipients and Producers in R Photo National New Play Network Announces Collaboration Grant Recipients and Producers in Residence
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020

National New Play Network has announced awardees for two of its anchor programs: Producers in Residence and the Collaboration Fund.

New Light Theater Project Announces Free Virtual Events This October Photo New Light Theater Project Announces Free Virtual Events This October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020

New Light Theater Project has announced an array of free virtual events this October that range from new work to radio dramas to panel discussions. Kicking off the virtual season is a presentation of songs from a new musical in development, METROPOLIS an Afrofuturist Musical, written by AriDy Nox and Brandon Webster, directed by Zhailon Levingston.

2020 National Showcase of New Plays Announces Photo 2020 National Showcase of New Plays Announces
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is delighted to announce the plays selected for its 19th Annual National Showcase of New Plays.

Samuel French Announces Winners Of 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Photo Samuel French Announces Winners Of 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2020

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition. The six plays will be published and available for licensing by Samuel French in the 45th edition of its Off Off Broadway collection:

National New Play Network Announces 15th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop Photo National New Play Network Announces 15th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2020

National New Play Network, together with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays is delighted to announce the playwrights selected for the 2020 MFA Playwrights' Workshop and Undergraduate Playwrights' Workshop.

Playwrights Foundation Online Festival Announces Week Two Schedule for 2020 Bay Area  Photo Playwrights Foundation Online Festival Announces Week Two Schedule for 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2020

The Festival offers public readings live streamed and hosted on Vimeo in addition to panel discussions on Facebook Live, Youtube, and directly on Playwrights Foundation's website.  Tickets are available now on a sliding scale of $5-45 for wider accessibility. Theatre Professionals Weekend will take place July 24-26. Panels are free.

Samuel French's OOB Short Play Festival Announces 30 Finalists; Dominique Morisseau t Photo Samuel French's OOB Short Play Festival Announces 30 Finalists; Dominique Morisseau to be Honorary Festival Playwright
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) has announce that Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew, Pipeline, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations) is this year's honorary festival playwright.

Vickie Ramirez Wins the 2020 Smith Prize for Political Theater Photo Vickie Ramirez Wins the 2020 Smith Prize for Political Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2020

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, announces the winner of the 2020 Smith Prize for Political Theater: Vickie Ramirez.

Florida Rep Announces Stage@Home Series Photo Florida Rep Announces Stage@Home Series
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2020

In the wake of canceling the remainder of its 2019-2020 Season, Artistic Director, Greg Longenhagen announces that Florida Repertory Theatre is pioneering new ways to engage with patrons virtually. The latest online offering is a weekly talk back series, Stage@Home, hosted live on Zoom and streamed to Facebook each week. In addition to the talk back series, Florida Rep's Education department is also offering weekly virtual classes for students of all ages.

NNPN Announces $550,000 Grant From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Photo NNPN Announces $550,000 Grant From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is thrilled and grateful to announce it will receive a three-year, $550,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of upcoming innovations for the field-altering New Play Exchange.

ALABASTER Comes to Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre Photo ALABASTER Comes to Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2019

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of 'Alabaster' by Audrey Cefaly, as part of a 10-theatre National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Chosen from Florida Rep's 2018 PlayLab Festival of New Works, 'Alabaster' plays in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Dec. 20, 2019 to Jan. 26, 2020 with four nearly sold-out previews Dec. 17-19.

World Premiere Of LIPSTICK Opens Tonight At Island City Stage Photo World Premiere Of LIPSTICK Opens Tonight At Island City Stage
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2019

Anna is having a crazy evening; she's desperately trying to get ready for a first date with a woman from her yoga class while her best friend Mal is pre-occupied with potential suitors from his Bandit Guy app who keep mysteriously showing up at her door. That's just the beginning of Lane Stanley's 'Lipstick', a sweet, silly farce with a heart of gold and drawer full of sex toys!

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