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  • January 26, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Care & Feeding of the Newborn Play

The Care and Feeding of the Newborn Play:
Collaborations, Co-productions and Other Opportunities for Growth.

Panelists will include Nan Barnett, executive director of National New Play Network, the nation's alliance of non-profit, professional theaters with a dedication to the development, production and continued life of new plays; Kevin Moore, managing director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre offering its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; Carol Ostrow, producing director of the Flea Theatre; others TBA. 

New York sees only a fraction of new plays that are being developed. Find out what's happening beyond the hot commercial spotlight of Broadway: what are the current trends, and where are the audiences that are hungry for new works?... Some theater companies have explored the economics of pooling resources with other companies to create co-productions or collaborations, though sometimes there are bumps in that road. How do theaters collaborate yet maintain their own identities?... Many regional (or resident) theaters only want world premieres, so where do worthy plays go after that premiere? National New Play Network has instituted the Rolling World Premiere which has supported 3 or more separate productions of more than 55 new plays, which in turn have generated more than 500 subsequent productions. Learn how NNPN is putting to rest negative myths of the challenge of developing new works in a nurturing environment everyday by developing and producing new scripts constantly and consistently both on their own and in collaborations with other organizations.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members, $12 for non-members! Please call at least a day in advance (or way sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com



    is an advocate, developer, and producer of new plays.  She is now the Executive Director of National New Play Network and is proud to add the NPX to the programs she has have helped create for NNPN’s membership. Nan is also a Coordinating Producer for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival where, in the nation’s capital during the fall of 2015, more than fifty theatres will simultaneously premiere new plays by female writers.


    is an arts professional with over 20 years experience. Mr. Moore joined TCG in 2010. He served as managing director for Arizona Theatre Company, a LORT B theatre based in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona prior to joining TCG. He was with Arizona Theatre Company for ten years, starting as marketing director and finishing his time there as managing director. In addition, Mr. Moore has served in many capacities with organizations including the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Historic New Harmony in Indiana, Cincinnati Arts Association and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has served on grant panels for Theatre Communications Group, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the City of Phoenix and was Founding Board Chair of Alliance for Audience, a service organization for the arts in Phoenix. He has also been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University. Mr. Moore graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC.



    joined founder Jim Simpson at the helm of The Flea in 2001 and The Guys marked her return to Off-Off-Broadway. She was the OBIE-award winning Producing Director of the Classic Stage Company as well as the founder and original Producing Director of The Powerhouse Theater at Vassar, now in its 30th season. In between, she has been an adjunct professor of theater at Vassar College, Chatham College and McGill University. For The Flea, Carol has produced dozens of world premieres and has been responsible for the sound management of the theater’s increasing programming and budget for fourteen years. She is also overseeing The Flea’s capital campaign that will result in a new performing arts center for The Flea to be launched in the fall of 2016. (Stay tuned!) Carol is a graduate of Vassar College and the Yale Drama School. She is a new trustee of Vassar and she also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Yale Drama School. Beyond her alma maters, she is a member of the board of Central Synagogue, the National Psoriasis Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and LAVA, an acrobatic dance collective in Brooklyn. She is also a Wall Street Journal Expert, where she writes on small business for the paper’s online edition. Married and the mother of four incredible and launched young adults, she and her family count Pittsburgh, London, Montreal and now New York City once again as home.