Trinity Rep is a powerful and unique place to create new work for American theater.

In 2006, Artistic Director Curt Columbus instituted an annual creative workshop at Trinity Rep to nurture and develop new ideas and artists. During this time playwrights with projects at various stages of development work with Trinity Rep actors and directors to bring their plays closer to being ready for a full production. Plays that emerged from this workshop process to premiere at Trinity Rep include:

2017
Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith

2016
Arnie Louis and Bob by Katie Pearl

2015
Melancholy Play: a chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond

2014
Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne

2013
Social Creatures by Jackie Sibblies Drury

2012
Sparrow Grass by Curt Columbus
The Mourners’ Bench by George Brant
Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith (second production at PlayMakers Rep, recipient of a 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award)

2011
The Completely Fictional – Utterly True – Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe (second production at Centerstage in Baltimore)

Commissioned writers and resident artists

George Brant
Charise Castro-Smith
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Marcus Gardley
Vatic Kuumba
Katie Pearl
Ken Prestininzi
Deborah Salem Smith
Robert Vaughan
Lauren Yee