The National New Play Network is a service organization for nonprofit producing theaters. The Network is comprised of a relatively small group of Core Members, who pioneer and implement collaborative new play strategies, and a growing group of Associate Members, who disseminate the Network's programs and strategies nationwide.
Core Membership is best for theaters that wish to play an active role in the Network's development and its impact on the field. Core Members are vetted by the Board of Directors in a lengthy process, and upon approval have access to all Associate Member benefits plus: Playwright and Producer Residencies, Commissions, the MFA Playwrights Workshop, travel reimbursements to national events, guaranteed access to the National Showcase of New Plays, and the Annual Conference. Each Core Member appoints a staff leader to serve on NNPN's Board of Directors.
Associate Membership, launched in 2012, is designed to provide theaters and university MFA programs with access to plays and playwrights developed by NNPN theaters. Associate Members can join the Network as long as they satisfy certain minimum producing requirements. Benefits for Associate Members include access to hundreds of scripts in the Network's Virtual Script Library, invitations to the National Showcase of New Plays, and participation in the Continued Life of New Plays Fund.
Click on the links to your right to determine which level of membership is right for your company. If you still have questions, contact the NNPN staff.