Managing director Douglas Love-Ramos left the Florida company last July.
New works from six finalists will take the stage over two weekends this fall.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.
The Pulse massacre in June raised many troubling issues, and a new batch of short plays, to be read at theatres nationwide, set out to dramatize them.
Two Orlando theatres are creating and organizing a creative way to block Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay protests from view of mourners.
NNPN largesse goes to playwrights and theatres to produce, and partner to produce, new work.