For dear reader, this is not your average site!
Welcome to the strange, fantastic world of NOplays!
What is NOplays? What do you do?
NOplays is a New England based theatre group whose mission is to support and produce works from under represented voices in the American theatre, with a special interest in emerging female writers. We want the wild, fun, epic, and imaginative stories told by these writers to be heard! We are interested in collaborating with like-minded organizations and individuals in order to achieve this goal.
We started back in 2015 with a small festival at Bennington College, up in the hills of Vermont. In 2016, we had a successful first full season, with three different productions around New England and New York. With help and support from our allies at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge and 13th Street Repertory Theatre in NYC, we collectively produced over 30 new works written by emerging female writers, and supported dozens of female performers, directors, and graphic artists.
2019 is a landmark year for us, because it’s our five year anniversary. We’ve got big plans in the making, including a Best of HERSTORY Festival at the New Haven Free Public Library this March, where YOU can vote on what plays you’d like to see get a revival! The link to the survey is here, voting closes March 8th, and the festival is March 28th. We’re also publishing our first anthology with all the works we’ve produced.
And this, dear reader, is our website. Welcome!
Now go explore! Read our blog post to see what we’ve been cooking up. Join the conversation. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages. Connect with us, we’d love to work with you.
The images above is the cast, crew, and writers of HERSTORY 3
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Rethink the “young” writer part of your mission statement, there are three acts in life, and its important to have a dynamic sense of all of them and honor them. I am glad to see you are celebrating women in the theater.
Thank you for your feedback, the change has been made.
Thank you for that! “Emerging” and “young” don’t belong together. I didn’t get my masters and begin writing plays until I was 50. Many women don’t become playwrights until they retire from paying jobs.
Yes I’m interested in tickets for Her Story where can they be purchased or do we buy them at the door
Hey Dawn Klarman! Thank you for your interest. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
I am interested in submitting a piece.
How do I proceed.
Next time we have a call for open submissions, we’ll post it here on our website. Thank you for your interest!