Posts tagged USA
National New Play Network (USA)
The National New Play Network (NNPN) is the country’s leading alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays.  NNPN strives to pioneer, implement and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights.  Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has paid nearly a half million dollars to theaters and playwrights, providing employment for hundreds of artists across the country where NNPN’s 26 member theaters are located and beyond.
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New Plays for Young Audiences at New York University (USA / International)
Now in its fourteenth season, the New Plays for Young Audiences (NPYA) play reading series focuses more specifically on the development of scripts for child and young people's audiences. The creative vision of the Program in Educational Theatre's co-founders, Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, was to establish a program to encourage the development of plays for youth written by both NYU students and noted authors in the U.S. and abroad.
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The Dramatists Guild of America (USA)
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.
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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 readings and discussions with professionals in the field from around the country. Since 2006 it has programmed international works and instituted an International Observership Program.
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