Every January, Northern Stage presents New Works Now, a showcase for the development of new plays. The Northern Stage artistic and administrative staffs work together throughout the summer and fall to curate a festival that features both nationally renowned and locally relevant talent. New Works Now includes plays and musicals alike, and all projects speak in some way to our audiences in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Made possible by the Pussycat Foundation, Mike and Barbara
Gerling, The Joyful Living Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, The
Norwich Inn, The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm, Residence Inn by Marriott,
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn & Suites Express, and the entire Northern Stage
family of supporters.
Mark your calendars for our fifth annual New Works Now, a show case for the development of new plays. Inaugurated in 2014, New Works Now first blossomed with Orwell in America, which progressed through the first New Works play reading process to Northern Stage’s main stage in 2015, and an Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in 2016. Local playwright Marisa Smith’s Mad Love was workshopped in the 2014 New Works Now festival, followed by a main stage production at Northern Stage in 2016, and continued on to the New Jersey Repertory Company. Last season’s main stage world premiere, Trick or Treat, first presented in New Works Now 2016, will be seen Off- Broadway in 2019. Only Yesterday (initially workshopped in NWN 2015) will premiere on our main stage in February 2018.