NNPN Rolling World Premiere

Weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund.

Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

27 June 2015

Laura Brueckner interviews Peter Sinn Nachtrieb about the development of The Totalitarians.

The New Play Map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Yankee Tavern

4 October 2014

All theater is local. That is what is inspiring and instructive about the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, as opposed to the notion of a "national tour.” In the case of "Yankee Tavern", this is a very political play (hidden inside a thriller structure) and so the politics of each city/community were engaged in differing ways. I was most strongly involved in the productions at Florida Stage and Curious Theatre Company—but followed the feedback in the other theaters as well. All of this info was crucial to me when I then directed a subsequent production at ACT Theatre in Seattle.

Photo from Pluto.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Pluto

27 September 2014

The nerves about future productions depending entirely on the success of this first one are wiped away. It just pushes all of the anxious noise into the background. A lot of times the idea of taking chances has much more to do with design choices and how things are realized that might seem tiny to other folks, but can really influence the storytelling.

The New Play Map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes

20 September 2014

It was instructive to watch the same comedy handled by different casts and directors, each offering different rhythms and approaches to the same comic beats. It is startling how fragile comic material is. It was a tutorial for me in that regard, watching that unfold. Drama is not quite as fragile as comedy is. Something as delicate and important as rhythm/pacing can radically alter everything. Drama can take that change more easily than comedy can.

The New Play Map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

End Days

13 September 2014

What I imagine the greatest impact of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere was to "End Days" was the buzz, publicity, approval it got before it even started. I do think it's a play with broad appeal, but I can't flatter myself that it would have had over fifty productions world-wide without that kind of launch.

The New Play Map
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Permanent Collection

6 September 2014

The "Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions Series" is a weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as a part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund. Visualizations are from HowlRound's community-powered New Play Map.

Photo from Bakersfield Mist.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Bakersfield Mist

30 August 2014

I remember very clearly when it suddenly hit me—that I could see it and experience it for myself—that the play would have a future life. And that happened because I was able to take part in and see three productions of my play, one after another, in different cities with different audiences, and be part of the reaction.

The New Play Map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Agnes Under the Big Top

23 August 2014

The Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions Series is a weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as a part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund. The series is produced by Thea Rodgers and Emma Weisberg. Visualizations are from HowlRound's community-powered New Play Map.

The New Play Map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

Se Llama Cristina

16 August 2014

The Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions Series is a weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as a part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund. The series is produced by Thea Rodgers and Emma Weisberg. Visualizations are from HowlRound's community-powered New Play Map.

The new play map.
Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions
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Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions

I and You

9 August 2014

The Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions Series is a weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as a part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund. The series is curated by Thea Rodgers and Emma Weisberg. Visualizations are from HowlRound's community-powered New Play Map.

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