New Visions/New Voices is a week-long program in May for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families, culminating in a weekend of rehearsed readings and discussions with professionals in the field from around the country.
Since its inception in 1991, the program has assisted in the development of 80 new plays, musicals, and operas from 72 playwrights and 32 composers working with 51 U.S. and 7 international theater companies.
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Application Information forNew Visions/New Voices 2014 Projects
While at the Kennedy Center, selected playwrights, directors, music directors, composers, and actors work collaboratively in a weeklong intensive to 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 national conference for theater professionals, educators, and others interested in the field.
Application Information for New Visions/New Voices 2014 projects will be available on this webpage in the early summer of 2013.
International Observership Program
The International Observership Program is designed for playwrights who are committed to work for young audiences. During the New Visions/New Voices 2014 week, participating playwrights will: attend rehearsals of the seven projects which are in various stages of development; meet with the artistic teams; participate in round-table discussions; share a short excerpt of their work at a playwright slam; and meet United States producers, artistic directors and educators. There will also be opportunities for off-site meetings and visits to other theaters.
Applications for the observership program will be available on this webpage in the summer of 2013.
Registration Information for New Visions/New Voices 2014
The 2014 New Visions/New Voices readings will begin on Friday, May 16, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater and will conclude in the early afternoon of Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Registration information and materials will be available on this webpage in early 2014.
The Kennedy Center attends the local Actors' Equity Association liaison auditions each year and generally casts New Visions/New Voices using local actors. As New Visions/New Voices directors and writers are from out of town, auditions are not held. Please do not send resumes and headshots.
For more information on New Visions/New Voices, please contact us at:
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New Visions/New Voices
The Kennedy Center
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: (202) 416-8830
Fax: (202) 416-8297
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