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New Visions/New Voices

Updates to 2018 Festival:

Applications for our 2018 Festival, occurring in April, will be made available during the spring of 2017.

  • Thank you for a wonderful 2016 Festival!

    Caption: (l-r) Adi Stein, Manu Kamasi, Laura C. Harris, and Lynette Rathnam in Shadowplay by Robert Schenkkan. Photo by Margot Schulman.
    Adi Stein, Manu Kamasi, Laura C. Harris, and Lynette Rathnam in Shadowplay by Robert Schenkkan. Photo by Margot Schulman.
  • Looking forward to another 25 years!


    As a celebration of our 25th Anniversary, now available for purchase is our two volume anthology, New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays.
    As a celebration of our 25th Anniversary, now available for purchase is our two volume anthology, New Visions/New Voices: 25 years/25 plays.

    Available for Purchase

About

New Visions/New Voices is a week-long biennial workshop/festival for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families. The next New Visions/New Voices will be April 2018. Since its inception in 1991, the program has assisted in the development of 96 new plays, musicals, and operas from 86 playwrights and 37 composers, working with 57 U.S. and 10 international theater companies, and has received awards for exemplary service to the field from both the American Alliance for Theater and Education and the Children's Theatre Foundation of America.

Has there been a past participant from your home state or country?

While at the Kennedy Center, selected playwrights, directors, music directors, composers, and actors work collaboratively in a weeklong intensive to further develop new works. After revisions, rewrites, and rehearsals of the new plays and musicals, the works are presented as rehearsed readings during a three-day conference for theater professionals, educators, and others interested in the field.

For more information on New Visions/New Voices, please contact us at:

New Visions/New Voices
Education Division
The Kennedy Center
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210

kctya@kennedy-center.org

Phone: (202) 416-8830