About Us

Jaime José Hernández in Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern by John Minigan - photo by Jason Grow Photography
Jaime José Hernández in Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern by John Minigan - photo by Jason Grow Photography

Founded in 2014, the New England New Play Alliance seeks to bring together the collective energy and resources of new play producers and developers in Greater Boston/New England.

OUR GOALS:

  • Grow audiences for new plays.
  • Encourage more new play development and production.
  • Spread the word outside of Boston about plays/playwrights from Greater Boston/New England

The NPA Newsletter is our main current project– If a new play event happens in New England, it will be in this weekend email blast. Subscribe to it and send in your events.

Our Team

Managing Editor:
Margie Semilof

Editors:
Eric Cheung
Catherine Giorgetti
Deirdre Girard
Ken Green
Maggie Kearnan
David Reiffel

NPA Coordinator:
Lisa Rafferty

Social Media Coordinator:
Greg Hovanesian

Social Media Team:
Maryanne Carter
John Minigan
Andrew Burke
Jillian Blevins Sampieri

What We Cover

Performances at New England venues of:

  • World premieres by anyone
  • New England premieres by any BIPOC writer
  • Scripts in development by anyone
  • Any play by a writer currently living in New England

Tell us about shows that qualify: editor@newplayalliance.org

Past Projects

Other Past Projects of the Group Include:

  • In 2017, we published The New England New Play Anthology, a collection of 6 full-length and 2 one-act plays by New England playwrights that were produced and developed by New England Companies.
  • In 2015, we published a study of new play attendance from 2012-2014 in Greater Boston Theatres.
  • We host other activities, including a Wikipedia Hackathon, a contract workshop, and other events.

editor@newplayalliance.org
Editing Team