AFTERLIFE : A GHOST STORY by Steve Yockey
JIHAD JONES at Kitchen Dog Theater
THE ICE BREAKER by David Rambo
JERICHO by Jack Canfora
AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP: A TALL TALE by Aditi Brennan Kapil

“NNPN not only lives up to its mission of championing ‘the development, production, and continued life of new plays,’ but also champions the authors of those new plays in the long journey from page to stage.”

-John Biguenet, Rising Water, Shotgun

“In grad school I was writing politically, socially-derived works, not blockbusters. I saw very little future for my voice. Then NNPN invited me in... I am not only a better writer because of my association with them, but I am a better artist, and witnessing their generosity, a better person. ”

-Sean Christopher Lewis, Playwright-in-Residence 2008

 

“The National New Play Network is so vital and necessary - one of those really bright ideas - that one wonders why it took so long for theaters to get together and create it.”

-Yussef El Guindi, Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes

 

 

“I can't say enough about the impact the Continued Life Program had on my play. That elusive and desirable thing called 'buzz' that consecutive productions can create… very much became the case for Love Person. Three productions grew to six thanks to NNPN.”

-Aditi Brennan Kapil

“I was and remain deeply honored and encouraged by the Smith Prize… I love that the prize is awarded to a script and not a production… I love that NNPN is working against premiere-itis.”

-Y York, 2008 Smith Prizewinner, ...And LA is Burning

“[CLNPF] secures for the playwright not simply a 'product' (the premiere) – but a process (the ongoing series of productions)... The model – giving several theatres a crack at a new work, giving a writer several chances at their revisions – is a godsend."

-Steven Dietz, Yankee Tavern

 

"The generosity and vitality of this unique and much needed organization ultimately benefits playwrights, theatres, audiences and the culture."

-David Rambo, The Ice Breaker

“The Smith Prize was a great shot in the arm for me. It served as a valuable affirmation from my peers that my work is both of a high quality and exploring important issues. ”

-Seth Rozin, 2007 Smith Prizewinner, Black Gold

“[NNPN’s] professional network is as vital (and unique) as the artistic support -- I've not found any other group that offers both.”

-Eric Coble, For Better

“NNPN really acts as a new play grapevine. Because member theaters are in regular contact, they get to know each theater's mission and tastes and a recommendation from one member to another is much more meaningful. Those relationships have helped my work find a home. ”

-Allison Moore, Hazard County, Collapse
 

Support New Plays

NNPN is changing the way the field thinks about new plays and playwrights. The Continued Life of New Plays Fund, Playwright and Producer Residencies, commissions, the MFA Playwrights Workshop… Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has granted over a half million dollars to theatres and playwrights, providing employment for hundreds of artists across the country where NNPN’s 27 member theaters are located.

Donate

Please donate via our secure PayPal link above if you'd like to help us create a healthier environment for new plays and playwrights.  You can send a check to us at the addre​ss below, or contact Executive Director Nan Barnett to discuss other ways of supporting the Network.

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The National New Play Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations made to NNPN are tax deductible.

 

NNPN’s support of new plays and playwrights would not be possible without extraordinary and generous support from the following friends.  Won't you join them?
 
 

GOVERNMENT AND FOUNDATION SUPPORT

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BENEFACTORS

Susan H. Albritton

Carol Dweck

David Goldman

Jane Harrison

Gary Heisserer

Michael Honegger

Ram Koppaka

Timothy Smith

Donna Overholt Willis

 

GOOD FRIENDS

Birgitt Adams
Jeffrey Ahl
William and Mary Ann Allen
Iris Asllani
Linton Baldwin
Mary Baskett
Lori & Harvey Bassman
Alvin Baum
Katie Bell
Charles Berry
John Birdsall
Martha Blaxall
Richard Bradford
Judy Breiner
Suzanne Brett
David Browne
Anne Brune
Barbara Busch
Gerald Cahill
Barbara Cambell
K Burgess Canavan
Maria Candamil
J. Carey
Debbie Carter
Lorene Cary
Ephron Catlin
Peter Chapman
Mary Anne Chew
Paul Churchill
Maxine Cohen
Charles Conroy
Kathleen Corey
Larry Corwin
Elizabeth Corwin
Julia Mary Curtis
Susan Danilow
Norman Davis
Andrew & Sidney Davis
Cesco & Chiara De Rege
Kipp Delbyck
Carlo Derege
Molly & Brett Dick
Cammie & Geoff Disston
Laurinda Douglas
Geraldine Downey
Mallory Duncan
Aubin Dupree
Larry & Meg Eaton
Rosemary Eden
Leslie K. S. Fogg
Philip Fox
Fengar Gael
Christopher & Jean Gilson
Martha Glass
Martha & John Glass
Judith Golding-Baker
Gerry Goldsholle & Myra Levenson
Joel & Susan Goldstein
Peter Gollwitzer
William & Diane Ruble Green
Brenda Hanning
Malo Harrison
H. Glynn Hartin
Michelle Hartz
Tracy & Brian Haughton
Madeline Heilman
Robert Hetler
Toni & Bill Hoar
Susan & Russell Holdstein
James Hone
Jay Hone 
Barbara Honegger
Harvey & Madeleine Hornstein
Deborah Hubert
Carole & Jim Hunt
James & Cornelia Iredell
Martha Jacobs
Felice & George Janes
Zlatana Jovanovic-Dicker
Lee & Ann Judd
Ingrid Wilbur Kachmar
Deborah Kanter
Rebecca Katz
Karen Kearns
Joan Kelley
Carol & Caitlin Kelly
D. Kelly
Michael Kiernan
Deedee King
Susan Kingsbury Montomery
David Knott
Richard Kossman
B.E. Kruger
Carol Labelle
Mary Jo & Rob Larson
Phyllis Leach
Brenda Leder
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Marsha Levine
Dan & Nancy Kemeny Libby
Ellie Lieber
Nan Lincoln
Jessicao Linden
Madeleine MacIntyre
Cherie Magnello
Sari Marmur
Finlay & Joannie Matheson
Anne Mazlish
Randall & Gretta McAndrews
Ellen McGrath
Karen McMorris
P. W. Meredith
Stephen Metzler
Steven Migdal
Katherine Millard
Michael Miller
John Moller
Vicki Moore
Nancy & Howard Mower
Martin Mueller
Alice Murray
Maria Nagorski
Martha Neighbors
G.L. Nemhauser
Sally & Tommy Newhall
Michael Norris
Linda & Steve O'Leary
Catherine Ozbun
Joan Parker
Ellen Parker
Bee & Susan Parker
Joan Parker & David Gordon
John & Blanka Parsons
Rachel Peterson & Roger Bird
Maze Pierot
Robert Poll
William Miles Pope
Rusty & Gail Potter
Joe Pritchard
Bambi Putnam
Libby & Michael Radcliffe
Andrea Razak
Gail Richardson
V. L. Roof
Seth Rozin
Cynthia Rudy
Henry Sanchez-Resnik
Cyndi & Kent Schmidt
Laura Falk Scott
Jeremy Shamos
Jacqueline Sherman
Martha Sickles
Sharon & Harvey Siegal
Hannah Story Sistare
Mike Slosberg
Tom Smedes
Andrew Smith
Gayle Smith
Rebecca Smith
Stephanie Sobotik
Stephanie Bredin Speakman
Claude Steele
Chris Steineger & Shari Wilson
Carolina & James Sterling
Elizabeth Stewart
Clare Stone
Janet Strong
Ann Strunk
Chad Thieken & Kristi Jacoby
Kathi Thielen
Clare & Jerry Thomas
Emily Thompson
Jeffrey Tompkins
Laurie & Freddie Towers
Maria Tyler
Christiaan & Cody Van Heerden
Hugh Vincent
Dick Wall
Elke Weber & Eric Johnson
Jamies & Sarah Weitzel
Ryan West
Frances Westbrook
Benjamin White
Wendy White
Robert Williamson
Jeanne Wrobleski