ANPF 2022 Play Posters Banner Copy
ANPF 2022 Season Banner Graphic V2 Square 3

The Festival Week runs October 18 through 23.

View the full schedule and make your ticket selections today:

Learn more about the plays, playwrights, and Festival information
on our Fall Festival page.

Get a Festival Pass and see all the plays! You can select all your shows in one fell swoop and get some savings: five shows for $100.

Ready to write and connect with the playwrights around the writers' table?

Sign up for our annual playwriting workshop - open to all writers!

ANPF 2022 Playwriting Workshop Banner
DG and TCG graphic in support of Nataki Garrett

Ashland New Plays Festival joins the Dramatists Guild, Theatre Communications Group, Shakespeare Theatre Association, and other theatre organizations across our community to stand with Nataki Garrett and condemn in every possible way the unconscionable harassment and death threats that she has received as Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Explore Our Events

ANPF 2021 Playwrights Coffee Deer And Church

Fall Festival

A celebratory week-long festival featuring public readings, talkbacks, a playwriting workshop, and more.

Nina Pamintuan in stains by Sarah Cho Ashland New Plays Festival photo by Kara Q. Lewis

New Play Workshops

New play development intensives culminating in public readings and talkbacks

ANPF 2022 New Voices Retreat

New Voices

An annual retreat for emerging playwrights, with a focus on craft and community building.

Ashland New Plays Festival conversation series

Inside ANPF

Inspiring conversations with theatre artists about the process and productions that make up ANPF.

Our Commitment to Antiracism

-

We at the Ashland New Plays Festival acknowledge our complicity in racist structures and pledge to move forward with concrete actions.

Click here to read our full action statement.

We are deeply committed to supporting theatre artists during this time of crisis in funding for the arts. We ask that you stand with us as we reach toward a more equitable and ethical future.

-

Ashland New Plays Festival began in 1992, when a group of theatre enthusiasts came together and launched a unique collaboration among local theatres and playwrights. The objective was to present new works, giving audiences, actors, and playwrights a role in the evolution of a new play. The objective remains the same today. ANPF works with new and past Festival winners as well as invited playwrights, to come to Ashland and enjoy a fertile week of workshopping their play with world-class directors, actors, and artistic team members. Our enthusiastic audiences and dedicated volunteer readers make ANPF what it is: a unique community-based theatre organization. Our readings, talkbacks, playwriting workshops, podcast play recordings and conversations provide a rich theatrical experience for audiences and theatre artists alike.

IMG 7407

Engaged Community

IMG 9360

Expert Guidance

ANPF 2019 Actors V3.2

World-Class Talent

IMG 4975 Edit2 Sm Crop2

Exceptional Cohorts

Community Feedback

I love new theatre and this is a tremendously vibrant festival.

What an inspiring experience to see a play in its developing form. Hearing the ideas and intentions expressed directly by the playwright adds another layer of insight and appreciation for the audience.

I didn't know what to expect walking into the play, but I was pleasantly surprised. The performances were incredible and I really connected to the story despite never having seen a play so early in development. I really enjoyed it!

Strong performances bring rich life to already exciting and well-crafted new plays.

Great theater is good words plus good actors. The rest is detail. You have it all.

Hearing artists speak on their art is fascinating. It's pleasurable to be part of artistic development.

We love our community and our community loves us.

%

Audience Members Plan to Attend Future ANPF Events

%

Rated the Quality of our Readings with 4 and 5 Stars

%

Plan to Recommend ANPF to Others

%

Volunteer Readers Who Return Each Season

poster art

ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast

Enjoy our collection of compelling new plays and
engaging conversations with theatre artists.

Featured play:

Silueta
By Diana Burbano, Tom Shelton, and Chris Shelton

 

Thank You to Our Grantors

City Of Ashland
OAC Logo
JcccLogo
Oregon Cultural Trust
Miller Foundation
The Carpenter Foundation

Support New Plays Today for the Theatre of Tomorrow

Become a member!

Memberships start at gifts of $100 or more.

Click here to learn about our membership levels or click below to give now.