National New Play Network - (NNPN)

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Founded by David Goldman[1] in 1998, The National New Play Network (NNPN) is the United States' "alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays."[2]

NNPN Core Values

  1. "New plays are vital to the cultural health of our communities and our nation."
  2. "Playwrights who speak with unique, essential, and influential voices deserve to be championed."
  3. "Diversity across all definitions, throughout our Network and its members, strengthens us and the field."
  4. "Collaboration at all levels and among all parties is indispensable to the creation of new plays." [2]


Rolling World Premieres[edit]

New Play Exchange[edit]

The New Play Exchange is the world's largest database of plays by living writers. Launched in 2015[3], the database has grown to include more than 19,000 scripts by more than 4,800 authors.



National Showcase of New Plays[edit]


MFA Playwright's Workshop[edit]

International Exchange[edit]

Ambassador's Council[edit]

Member Theatres[edit]

Core Members[4] Associate Members Universities
Actor’s Express 16th Street Theater Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre (pilot)
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte 59E59 Theaters
Borderlands Theater A Contemporary Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre American Blues Theatre
Contemporary American Theater Festival Atlantic Stage
Curious Theatre Company Azuka Theatre
Florida Studio Theatre B Street Theatre
Fountain Theatre Bloomington Playwrights Project
Horizon Theatre Company Capital Stage Company
InterAct Theatre Company Centenary Stage Company
Kitchen Dog Theater CENTERSTAGE
Magic Theatre City Theatre
Marin Theatre Company Company One Theatre
Miracle Theatre Group Custom Made Theatre Company
Mixed Blood Theater Dallas Theater Center
New Jersey Repertory Company Dorset Theatre Festival
New Repertory Theatre Everyman Theatre
New Theatre Florida Repertory Theatre
Orlando Shakespeare Theater Forum Theatre
Performance Network Gamut Theatre
Phoenix Theatre Geva Theatre Center
Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey Golden Thread Productions
PROP Thtr Gulfshore Playhouse
Riverside Theatre Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Salt Lake Acting Company Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble
San Diego REPertory Theatre Montana Repertory Theatre
Southern Rep Theatre Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company
Unicorn Theatre Northlight Theatre
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Olney Theatre Center
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Pacific Resident Theatre
Passage Theatre
Perseverance Theatre
Phoenix Arts Association Theatre
Plan-B Theatre Company
Queen Theatre
Redtwist Theatre
Road Less Traveled Productions
Rogue Machine Theatre
Round House Theatre
San Francisco Playhouse
Seattle Public Theatre
Skylight Theatre Company
South Coast Repertory
Stage Left Theatre
Stageworks Theatre
Synchronicity Theatre
Taproot Theatre Company
Telluride Playwrights Festival
The Cutting Ball Theatre
The Gift Theatre
The Theatre @ Boston Court
Theater Alliance
Theater J
Vermont Stage Company
Z Space
Zoetic Stage


  1. ^ Fowler, Jimmy (1999). "Risky Business: National New Play Network shelters theatre rebels" (November). American Theater Magazine.
  2. ^ a b "About". National New Play Network. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
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  4. ^ "Member Theaters". National New Play Network. Retrieved 18 February 2015.