New Visions/New Voices (USA/International)

Taking place every two years, New Visions/New Voices is a week-long residency at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for playwrights and theatres to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families, culminating in a weekend showcase of staged readingsand discussions with professionals in the field from around the country. Since 2006 it has programmed international works and instituted an International Observership Program.

Since its inception in 1991, the program has assisted in the development of 80 new plays, musicals, and operas from 72 playwrights and 32 composers working with 51 US and seven international theater companies.