20 Years of New Play Development

 The Festival has an enviable track record with more than 70% of   its work moving on to regional and New York stages in short order.

 Many of these go on to have multiple productions.  As seen by the   list below, we have proven the success of this model in moving   scripts “from page to stage."  

CNPF History

2019

Music, Lyrics & Concept by Jill Sobule
Book by Liza Birkenmeier

 

Production:
City Theatre, Pittsburgh

by Caroline V. McGraw
Composed by
Martha Redbone & Aaron Witby
Book by Naomi Iizuka

by Andrew Rosendorf

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

2018

by Lucas Hnath
 
Production:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
by Madhuri Shekar
 
Production:
Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago
by Kate Hamill
 
Productions:
The Jungle Theater, Minneapolis Primary Stages, New York

by Bruce Graham
 

Productions:
Delaware Theatre Company

Curious Theatre Company

by Daisy Foote
 

Workshop:
Alley Theatre, Houston

2017

by Jenny Rachel Weiner
 
Reading:
City Theatre, New York
by Jeffrey Lahoste
 
Workshop:
Tectonic Theater Project 
by Emily Dendinger
 
Workshop:
Lark Play Development Center

by Lauren Yee
 

Workshop:
Lincoln Center Theatre III
Winner of the National Arts Club’s 2017 Kesselring Prize

2016

by Mat Smart


Workshop:
Ruth Easton New Play Series, Playwright’s Center, Minneapolis

Readings:
Roundabout Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre
The Guthrie Theatre

by Mary Elizabeth Hamilton


Workshops:
The Lark Play Development Center
American Theatre Company,

Chicago National Playwrights Conference,

Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center

Reading:
National Playwrights Conference,

Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center

by Aditi Brennan Kapil


Reading:
South Coast Repertory Theatre

Productions:
Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
South Coast Repertory Theatre

by Mathew Lopez


Workshop:
Denver Center Theatre Company

 

Production:
Denver Center Theatre Company

by Tasha Gordon-Solomon

Workshop:
American Theatre Company, Chicago

 

Productions:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Jewish Plays Project, New York

2015

by Clare Barron
 

Workshop:
Playwrights Horizons

 

Productions:
Playwrights Horizons
Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award
Winner of the American Playwriting Foundations Relentless Award

by James Still
 

Productions:
Portland Center Stage
Roundhouse Theatre,

Washington, D.C.
Indiana Repertory Theatre

by Boo Killebrew
 

Productions:
Dallas Theatre Center

by Sandra Tsing Loh
 

Productions:
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
South Coast Repertory Theatre

2014

by Itamar Moses
 

Reading:
South Coast Repertory Theatre

 

Production:
Denver Center Theatre Company (2019)

by Maria Alexandra Beech
by Chuck Me
 
Productions:
Actors Theater of Louisville
Brooklyn Academy of Music

2013

by Noah Haildle

by Eric Simonson
 
Productions:
Primary Stages
Transferred to Broadway

by James Still
 

Readings:
Launch Pad Theatre
Denver Center Theatre Company

 

Productions:
Denver Center Theatre Company
Indiana Repertory Theatre

Theatres That Have Produced Works Developed At The Festival

Rivendell Ensemble Theatre

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Rattlestick Theatre

Here Arts Center, New York

Actor’s Express, Atlanta

Colony Theatre, Los Angeles

The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Dark & Stormy Theatre Company

New York Musical Theatre Festival

Invisible City Theatre Company

Arvada Center Theatre, Denver

American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City

City Theatre of Pittsburgh

Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum

Gate Theatre, London

Theatre de Paris, Paris

Actors Theater of Louisville

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

American Repertory Company

Primary Stages

Prospect Theatre Company

South Coast Repertory Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre

Second Stage Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Playwrights Horizons

Dallas Theatre Center

Denver Center Theatre

The Public Theater of New York

Portland Center Stage

Chance Theatre, Los Angeles

The Civilians

Mixed Blood Theatre

Atlantic Theater Company

Yale Repertory Theatre

Marin Theatre Company

Brooklyn Academy of Music

New World Stages

Manhattan Theatre Club

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Roundhouse Theatre

Tectonic Theater Project

Curious Theatre

Jewish Plays Project