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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Fans! As we begin our 26th Season (yes, 26 years!) we are hoping to expand our donor base as well as secure REGULAR monthly donations to help sustain our work. Although we deeply appreciate the gifts we receive each spring in our $10 campaign, that covers only about 25% of basic operating costs. Special events and a few government grants help to make up the difference, but we never reach a comfortable level without a constant scramble. If you believe in the work that NPTC does and want make sure we have a little breathing space at crucial points during the year, please become a SUSTAINING DONOR for as little as $10/month! 


Welcome to THE CAMP, by Griselda Gambaro, an Argentinean playwright whose work in a "theatre of the absurd" style challenged the repressive regimes in her country and eventually led to her exile. Written in 1967, The Camp, with a commandant named Franco, seems to be set in Fascist Spain. But Gambaro is taking aim at the activities of her own government which would lead to the "Dirty War" and a decade of upheaval and The Disappeared.

UNHINGED! Short Play Festival Returns!


The Women's Work Short Play Festival returns August 7-12, with 6 new short plays written to the them of UNHINGED! Playwrights include Kendra Augustin, Rae Binstock, Cayenne Douglass, Holly Hepp-Galvan , Cara Hall and Alisa Zhulina. Directors include Melody Brooks, Mary Hodges, Alex Keegan, Mary McGinley, and Melissa Skirboll. Three plays are performed in each program; purchase a Festival Pass to see all six at a reduced rate!


We really do get the most wonderful interns at NPTC! High school and college students looking to get some practical experience in all aspects of theatre production, and who are excited by our mission of using theatre for social change. This summer we have 3 delightful young women. Olivia DiFulco and Abby Pan have joined our other Olivia for the summer. Learn more about these young women!


We launched our first book on April 18th-- ON HER SHOULDERS: Collected Essays on Women Playwrights from the Past. The book includes biographies and dramaturgical analyses of 30 plays from 26 writers, spanning the years 1668 to 1970. Special Guest Mari Lyn Henry introduced us to Martha Morton, "the Dean of Women Playwrights", whose playwrights' association would become the Dramatists Guild. Books are now available for purchase!


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