The twelve ANPF 2017 finalists will be announced in June,
and the four ANPF 2017 winning playwrights will be announced the first week of July.
Watch this space and our social media pages for announcements.
ANPF 2016 Testimonials:
“I was treated with respect and admiration as a playwright and that is worth more than everything else combined…I learned so much about my play from the excessively talented actors, from the deeply intelligent director, and from the smart and eager audience. My ANPF experience is among the most important, inspiring, enlightening and downright fun events I have had as a writer! I must begin work on my next play so I can maybe, just maybe, be invited back!” – Mike Teele, EDANEV (ANPF 2016)
“It’s a packed week of rehearsals and rewrites with a terrific director and brilliant actors. A week culminating in two public readings in front of full houses of smart, enthusiastic theater-goers…The takeaway is inspiration, a much improved play, and a smile.” – Michael Erickson, OBERON SPRINGS (ANPF 2016)
“The week I spent in Ashland as one of the winning ANPF playwrights was one of the best weeks in my life as a playwright. The people of ANPF have downright spoiled me for any other residency experience…The other amazing thing about the week is getting to know the other playwrights. I left with more confidence in my play and many more friends than when I arrived.” – Stephanie Walker, THE MADRES (ANPF 2016)
“The intense, immersive residency experience I had at the Ashland New Plays Festival this year might have been the best embodiment I have yet experienced of how powerful the contributions of other artists and thoughtful audiences to the evolution of a play can be.” – Beth Kander, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (ANPF 2016)–More testimonials here.
We’d like to extend immense thanks to our hard-working and discerning volunteer readers:
You are the heart of ANPF! Thank you.