Come be a founder!

Attention: Mark your calendar — and get your tickets!

As a founding season subscriber: We have now secured the launch of the New Play Forum in the fall of 2018, with our inaugural season to feature two readings and three lab productions of new plays and musicals.  We very much hope you will join us by becoming a founding season subscriber.

For our upcoming event: We also hope you will join us by getting tickets now for our “Celebration for the Launch of the New Play Forum” from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, April 30th, 2018, UpStage at the Stamford Center for the Art’s Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT.

We also invite you to explore the site and learn more about the New Play Forum — and to consider becoming a founding donor or a three-year founding hero or donor.

The New Play Forum

The New Play Forum will bring new theater works and their development to Lower Fairfield County. With its inaugural season at the Stamford Center for the Arts, it plans to present three laboratory productions and two readings, with a reception at each performance. The lab productions will include a musical, a drama, and a comedy, and the readings will feature a musical and a play.

Our direction

In its second season, the New Play Forum plans to present its first full, mainstage productions, as well as more lab productions and readings.

The area has a rich base of sophisticated theater goers who attend shows in New York City – and make for a prime potential audience to enjoy watching new works being developed locally. While several community theaters feature revivals of popular shows, the area lacks a theater company focused on new works.

Our community

By including receptions and opportunities to discuss the works with the creative teams at each performance, the New Play Forum plans to build a community among audience members, subscribers, and those creating the shows. We believe this community will provide an especially supportive community for playwrights.

The location is close enough to New York City to tap a vast pool of theater talent, but sufficiently remote for a creative incubation process. We expect to reach a broad spectrum of Stamford area residents and also have plans for our programming to reach the region’s youth as well.

Help make it happen!

The program is currently seeking founding donors and founding subscribers. Or, help to assure that the New Play Forum gets the solid start it needs by becoming a three-year founding hero corporate or individual sponsor.

We hope this site will answer any questions you might have about the New Play Forum — and inspire you to get involved. But please also feel free to reach out to us at with any questions.

This program has been made possible in part through the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of The New Play Forum are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.