Kennedy Centre workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences.

International applications are now being accepted for participation in New Visions/New Voices 2014, a biennial developmental workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences at the Kennedy Center, which will take place May 12-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

There are three different ways international playwrights can participate in New Visions/New Voices 2014:

1)     A work in progress (written in English) from an international theater (as mentioned above).  One international play in English will be selected and workshopped.  Applications for consideration must come from a theater that plans to produce the work in development, and must include both a playwright and a director who would be available to work on the unproduced play in May 2014 in Washington, DC.  You can download international guidelines and application instructions at

2)     A work in the “Translation Project.”  The “Translation Project” seeks plays for young audiences that have had a successful production in their original language, but have not yet been produced in English. One play will be selected to work with a U.S. director and actors to present a rehearsed reading and receive its English-language premiere. Please note that copyright remains with the playwright and translator.  You can download guidelines and application instructions at

3)     As an International Playwright Observer.  Participating observers will attend rehearsals, meet with artistic teams, participate in round-table discussions, share short excerpts of their work and meet with U.S. producers, artistic directors, and educators.  You can download guidelines and application instructions at

Completed international applications for the English-language international slot, the” Translation Project,” and the International Playwright Observership Program should be emailed to  The application deadline for all programs is August 2, 2013. Finally, anyone can attend the culminating showcase at the Kennedy Center – May 16-18, 2014 – which will include readings of the selected new works, post-show discussions, playwright slams, lunch-around discussions, and more.

For more information or for an overview on the many ways in which to participate in New Visions/New Voices 2014, please visit