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:

2019
The Prince of Providence by George Brant

2019
The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee

2018
Into the Breeches! by George Brant

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

2011
The Completely Fictional – Utterly True – Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe

Current Commissioned Writers

Trinity Rep’s new play development work and playwright commissions are funded, in part, by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Charise Castro-Smith
Rachel Christopher
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Marcus Gardley
Orlando Hernández
James Ijames
Katie Pearl
Deborah Salem Smith
Jude Sandy

Completed Commissions

George Brant
Ana Bess Moyer Bell
Leandro Kufa Castro
Vatic Kuumba
The Low Anthem
Marcel Mascaró
Ken Prestininzi
Saul Ramos
Regina Taylor
Robert Vaughan
Lauren Yee