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New Play Sounding Series

New Plays, New Voices; Theatre Unplugged

Our New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) has produced staged readings of more than 50 new plays since it began in 1994. Many of these plays have gone on to full productions in Salt Lake Acting Company seasons. Nearly all have been produced in other regional theatres, or published for the professional market.

Salt Lake Acting Company's New Play Sounding Series provides a safe environment for the research and development of new plays.

We thank the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and the Salt Lake County's Zoo, Arts, and Parks program which allows the growing audience to attend the series at no cost.

The mission of the New Play Sounding Series

  • To develop relationships with emerging and established playwrights, both locally and nationally, and to foster ongoing and mutually nourishing correspondence.
  • To create a constructive, low risk arena in which to explore new creative voices and investigate works of interest in greater depth.
  • To involve the audience in the process of play creation, exploration and selection.
  • To provide additional working opportunities for local theatre artists.

Find out more about our production history for New Play Sounding Series »