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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.
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.
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.
The Kennedy Center
Kim Peter Kovac