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9 CIRCLES (2010, world premiere) James Carpenter and Craig Marker | photo by Ed Smith

New Play Program

Marin Theatre Company is committed to exploring and developing new work for the American theater, supporting playwrights with their creative process from conception to production and engaging audiences with the best contemporary new plays. Through multiple programs, MTC seeks out writers and champions projects for continued life on the MTC stage and beyond. With our commissioning program, new play prizes, new play series of staged readings, playwright residencies and a commitment to world premiere productions, MTC promotes the future of the American theater.

  • Commissions
    Commissions

    MTC's commissioning program encourages the creation of new work from a diverse group of passionate playwrights from across the country..

  • New Play Awards
    New Play Awards

    Now in its seventh year, Marin Theatre Company's two new play prizes were established in 2007 to celebrate the work of the American playwright and to encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage.

  • New Play Reading Series
    New Play Reading Series

    MTC’s New Works Series presents plays-in-progress by new and emerging playwrights.