In 2011-12, NNPN piloted the Producer-in-Residence program, modeled on its popular Playwright-in-Residence initiative. This program supports eligible early-career new-play producers for a nine-month long residency at an NNPN member theater, and is intended to supplement the training of those who want to dedicate the next phase of their careers to the exploration and production of new work. The program provides a $10,000 stipend to the Resident through the hosting NNPN member theater.
Applications for the 2013-14 Producer-in-Residence Program are now closed.read more
The program aims to revolutionize the way theaters support new plays by:
- Educating new leaders about collaboration: Producers-in-Residence are introduced to and work with a national Network of like-minded colleagues and theaters that encourages collaboration and works together to address challenges.
- Training early-career producers about successful models: Early-career producers often lack mid-scale production models. The Producer-in-Residence program exposes these professionals via hands-on experience to successful small- and medium-size new-play theaters and their leaders.
- Providing connections to alternative networks: Rather than going straight to New York, where competition for work is fierce, the Producer-in-Residence program introduces its participants to alternative networks of theaters, playwrights and colleagues working in vital theater centers across the country.