New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 6 - Page 108

Lori Vega and Susan Maris at NJ Rep. work is an alliance of nonprofit theaters like NJ Rep who cham- pion the development, produc- tion, and continued life of new plays. During one of their Rolling World Premieres, the organiza- tion provides production sup- port to the playwright and the partnering theaters, including assistance with the creation and the contracting of the premiere agreement, collaborative interac- tions between the theaters, and travel and housing funds for the playwright to further develop the NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 Ken Weitzman play in each city. It is an excel- lent opportunity for theatres and playwrights to establish new re- lationships and further the devel- opment of the plays. “It’s very important to the play- wright, that I can tell you for sure,” said Weitzman. “The inno- vative organization, NNPN, the National New Play Network that incentivizes these rolling world premieres, knows that many theatres only want to do the world premiere of a play which makes subsequent productions INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 108