In April 2022, Round House Theatre launches the National Capital New Play Festival, an annual event celebrating new work by some of the country’s leading playwrights and newer voices. In addition to two fully staged world premieres (part of Round House’s main stage season), audiences are invited to readings of four plays in development, where they can sit alongside dramaturgs, directors, and other theatre professionals for an inside look into a play’s journey to the stage.
Tickets & Packages: 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 (available in Spring 2022, date TBA). Festival ticket packages, including both main stage premieres and option to add developmental readings, will be available beginning in late January 2022.
APR 29 – MAY 1, 2022 • MAY 6 – 8, 2022
We invite our professional colleagues from around the country to join us for either (or both!) Industry Weekends in celebration of these exciting new plays. Each weekend has been planned to allow guests to attend both main stage world premieres, as well as two readings and a panel discussion, while leaving plenty of time to catch up with other guests and artists. Mark your calendars—more details to be announced soon! (Questions about Industry Weekends? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
"We declare you a terrorist..." is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and is sponsored by Bonnie & Alan Hammerschlag and David & Sherry Smith.
The National Capital New Play Festival Developmental Reading Series is sponsored by Clare Evans,
with additional support from The RPM Fund.