Celebrating the inaugural National Capital New Play Festival 

Thank you for supporting Round House Theatre as we continue our return to in-person performances. We are thrilled to be producing two world premieres and four development play readings over the next five weeks.
These videos featuring some of the creative voices involved in the National Capital New Play Festival offer insight into the new play development process and why creating and telling new stories is vital to the life of theatre.
Join us for all the National Capital New Play Festival has to offer! Click here to buy tickets and reserve your development play readings passes today.

A message from the Producer

Naysan Mojgani, Associate Artist – Literary and New Plays, and Festival Producer, introduces the festival and why new work is so important to American theatre.




“What do you love about new plays?”

Actors and playwrights share their perspectives on new work and what’s it’s like to be a part of a world premiere production.



From the Playwrights

Charly Evon Simpson and Tim J. Lord share background on their plays and how they came to be produced at Round House.



Tickets for the world premieres of it’s not a trip it’s a journey and “We declare you a terrorist…” are on sale now. All developmental readings are free, with tickets required (subject to availability). Our Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 5:00pm at 240.644.1100.
Vaccine and masking requirements will continue through the run of the National Capital New Play Festival. Full details may be found at RoundHouseTheatre.org/safety
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