The New Play Workshop (NPW) is the arm of CTC dedicated to fostering important new American playwrights and to providing a safe and stimulating playground for artists to develop new work for the theater. As such, it is at the core of our mission as a cultural and educational organization.

Currently there are three official programs under the NPW umbrella:

NPW badge BlackNEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT AT CTC IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE ROE GREEN FOUNDATION

New Play Workshop

873Our signature staged reading format offers a unique bridge between written play and production. Though performed script-in-hand, plays are staged, receive design and technical support, and run for three ticketed performances in our 270-seat Bratton Theater.

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Chautauqua Play Commission

DSC 4494Playwrights are given a generous grant to support an original work created specifically for our company. Over the course of the commission, playwrights spend two weeks or more a season in residence at CHQ, participate in CTC events and teach with the Writer’s Center.

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Chau-talk-One Series

IMG 2106Chau-talk-Ones are designed to give our alumni and company members a platform to test out solo work in front of an adventurous and supportive audience. They also serve to expose our audience to diverse stories and performance styles within the one-person medium.

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