DC WRITERS' SHOWCASE
NNPN piloted the DC Writers’ Showcase in 2011 to bring together local writers with some of the country’s most forward-thinking new-play producers. This bi-annual two-day event allows NNPN’s member theaters to become educated about DC-area writers, and provide DC playwrights the chance to learn about and connect with the theaters most likely to produce their work nation-wide. The program took place alongside the MFA Playwrights' Workshop in 2011, and featured scripts by Randy Baker (Forgotten Kingdoms) and Bob Bartlett (Whales). Plans for the 2013 Showcase are in the works.
The Network maintains a strong and growing interest in new-play organizations and associations with other countries. NNPN's first such engagement - a playwright exchange with our sister organization down under, PlayWriting Australia - kicks off in the fall of 2012, when the Network hosts two Australian plays and playwrights at our National Showcase of New Plays in Washington, DC.
MEMBER TRAVEL PROGRAMS
Core Members of the National New Play Network can access a first-come, first-served Travel Fund to visit, learn from, and engage with other Core Members on trips of relatively short duration. A competitive Observership Fund allows for longer trips between Core Members for the purpose of deeper study and mentorship.