NNPN Announces 2019-20 Program AwardeesNNPN Announces 2019-20 Program Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

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 its 2019-20 grant recipients, including the 2019 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and eight Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

NNPN Introduces New Board Of DirectorsNNPN Introduces New Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

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, is proud to introduce its newly elected slate of board members. After a strategic planning process with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at its center, NNPN's previous board voted to reimagine its governing structure in order to move closer to the equity and inclusivity it hopes to seed in the new play field at large. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National FestivalThe Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019. (more...)

Winners Announced For Samuel French OOB Festival!Winners Announced For Samuel French OOB Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2018 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

Charles Busch Steps In As Honorary Festival Playwright For 2018 FestivalCharles Busch Steps In As Honorary Festival Playwright For 2018 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Samuel French announces that award-winning playwright and cabaret artist Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Psycho Beach Party, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom) has happily stepped in for the previously announced Lauren Yee (The King of the Yees, The Great Leap, The Hatmaker's Wife) who had to recuse herself due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Judges Announced For Samuel French OOB FestivalJudges Announced For Samuel French OOB Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 21-25 at The Vineyard's Dimson 15th Street Theatre. Chosen from over 850 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays and musicals, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. The Saturday, August 25th presentation is the culmination of the week-long festival at which the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces for licensing and publication in an anthology. (more...)

National New Play Network Announces 2018-19 AwardeesNational New Play Network Announces 2018-19 Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

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 its 2018-19 grant recipients, including the 2018 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, six Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

New Play Exchange Reaches Major Milestone With 20,000 PlaysNew Play Exchange Reaches Major Milestone With 20,000 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

National New Play Network, the alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announced on Thursday that the New Play Exchange now includes more than 20,000 plays and musicals. (more...)

CPT's Raymond Bobgan Elected President Of NNPN Board Of DirectorsCPT's Raymond Bobgan Elected President Of NNPN Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce that the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of professional theatres that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, has appointed Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director, as President of the Board of Directors. Raymond was elected to the Executive Committee in 2016 as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Raymond also served as Co-Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. Because of his work with the EDI Committee, Raymond became heavily involved in NNPN's strategic planning process, which will be completed in December 2018. (more...)

New Play Exchange Reaches Major Milestone With 20,000 PlaysNew Play Exchange Reaches Major Milestone With 20,000 Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

National New Play Network, the alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announced on Thursday that the New Play Exchange now includes more than 20,000 plays and musicals. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Keynote Speaker and Session Leaders for Intersections SummitMilwaukee Rep Announces Keynote Speaker and Session Leaders for Intersections Summit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

In March more than 130 community engagement practitioners, educators and artists from 26 states and 76 organizations will convene at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the Intersections Summit, a first of its kind conference for regional theaters. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Joins Forces With NNPN Member Theatres For Playwright Collaboration ProjectCleveland Public Theatre Joins Forces With NNPN Member Theatres For Playwright Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

Funded by a National New Play Network (NNPN) Collaboration Fund Grant, Core Member Theatres Cleveland Public Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) and Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX) have embarked on a groundbreaking playwright exchange project called Cross-Pollination. Through Cross-Pollination, theatres with shared aesthetics and missions identify plays grown in their own backyards poised for larger prominence, pairing their local playwrights with a theatre sharing their artistic values. Each theatre works with a playwright outside its sphere of influence; each playwright develops a relationship with a producing organization to which they otherwise wouldn't have been able to connect. The result is an immediate, meaningful artistic connection between theatres and artists that transcends state lines and logistical limits. For the pilot year of the program, the following pairings have been arranged: James Ijames and his play history of walking (from InterAct Theatre Company) will go to Cleveland Public Theatre in January as part of the Entry Point Festival of New Works (1/18-20); Jonathan Norton and his play A Love Offering (from Kitchen Dog Theater) will go to InterAct Theatre Company in May; and Lisa Langford and her play Rastus & Hattie (from Cleveland Public Theatre) will go to Kitchen Dog Theater in June. (more...)

Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival in D.C.Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

The Women's Voices Theater Festival has announced that Allison Janney, award-winning star of stage, screen, and film, is the 2018 Festival's Honorary Chair. (more...)

Movers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 2017-18 grant recipients, including the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

National Directors Fellowship Selections Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, National New Play Network, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation jointly announce the selection of five directors from a nationwide pool of applicants for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship: Sherri Eden Barber (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices plays in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres April 27-30. The 2017 Festival features six new play readings, a keynote address and playwrights' panel, and two premieres of plays that were read as part of last year's PlayLab. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts Development Workshop of New Play ALBUMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF hosted a week-long development workshop in collaboration with the National New Play Network (NNPN) of Mishka Lavigne's new play Albumen from February 28 to March 5, 2017. Nan Barnett, Executive Director of NNPN, observed the workshop. (more...)

Greater D.C.-Area Theaters Prep for Return of Women's Voices Theater Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The seven originating theaters of the Women's Voices Theater Festival - Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company - have announced preliminary details for the second installment of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, January 15 - February 15, 2018. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces 2017 PlayLab Titles and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices will feature six new play readings, two world premiere productions, including last year's festival winner, 'Doublewide', and a keynote address from National New Play Network Executive Director, Nan Barnett. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Rolling World Premiere Partnership with the National New Play Network
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce a partnership with the National New Play Network in Washington, DC, Vermont Stage, and Michigan's Williamston Theatre to produce 'Doublewide' by Stephen Spotswood as a Rolling World Premiere. The final offering in Florida Rep's 2016-2017 season, 'Doublewide' runs in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre April 11 to May 14. (more...)

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