Collaboration Fund

In 2010, in an effort to encourage innovative, pioneering, project-based partnerships among theaters in support of playwrights and new plays, National New Play Network established its Collaboration Fund.

The Collaboration Fund supports innovative partnerships that explore the many different ways theater companies can work, both together and with playwrights, on the development of a new work. Up to $10,000 per project is awarded annually on a competitive basis to projects proposed by NNPN Core Member Theaters.

Theater-to-Theater Collaborations encourage creative partnerships between Member Theaters that pilot new, unexpected projects, stepping outside their normal budgetary confines to work together to develop new plays.

Theater-to-Playwright Collaborations encourage creative partnerships between Member Theaters and playwrights that re-interpret traditional models of new work development, such as residencies, workshops, and festivals. Prior to 2016, Theater-to-Playwright Collaborations operated under the auspices of the Playwrights-in-Residence Program, which was established by NNPN in 2007.

Current Projects

Past Projects & Alumni Playwrights-in-Residence