NTC Pipelines for New Work
NTC's Pipelines for New Work (PNW) encourages members to engage with and take advantage of the diversity of options -- or “pipelines" -- available for developing new work within the NTC network. Pipeline projects are driven by members and member-affiliated institutions: playwrights, directors, designers, play development organizations, universities and professional theatres, aided by an NTC online forum for matchmaking. The goal is to foster multi-stage, multi-partner models of developing new work: from initial readings and workshops, to preview productions at universities, to professional world premieres.
Advantages of the PNW process:
For Artists: PNW offers a unique opportunity to develop a new work gradually and consistently. The preview production at a university gives playwrights the chance to shape and explore text in a safe, focused environment in the crucible of production.
For Play Development Organizations: PNW offers outside resources for further development of a play after it has had initial readings/workshops.
For Universities: PNW offers on the job training and experience for students to learn how to work on new plays. PNW offers universities the opportunity to play an important role in the development of new plays in the US.
For Professional Theatres: Through developmental processes and productions, PNW offers outside resources to help learn more about a play, before taking the risk of producing a professional premiere.