The initiative will support an exchange of playwrights and their plays at multiple theatres.
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival and the National New Play Network encourages theatres around the world to present an unproduced play by a woman.
Five emerging directors will received professional development opportunities through the fellowship.
On this week’s podcast, we talk about how the nation’s and the world’s political tumult is affecting theatres (and how they’re responding), about the departure of critic Charles Isherwood from The New York Times, and with National New Play Network executive director Nan Barnett about the nation’s new-play landscape.
New works by Carla Ching, Tearrance Chisholm, David Valdes Greenwood, Allison Gregory, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Amy E. Witting will be featured this year.
Move over, NYC. From Oregon to Miami, theatres around the country are home to the nation’s most fertile new-play incubators.
How this West Virginia new-play fest builds and rides an annual new-play repertory carousel.
The organization distributed more than $115,000 to support new play development.
Jessica Holt, Laley Lippard, Jeff Liu, Madeline Sayet, and M. Graham Smith will be the second group to participate in the program.
Hilary Bettis’s new play, about the disappearing women of Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, is appearing at several theatres.