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:

La Broa’ (Broad Street) by Orlando Hernández

By the Queen by Whitney White

The Prince of Providence by George Brant

The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee

Into the Breeches! by George Brant

Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith

Arnie Louis and Bob by Katie Pearl

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

Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne

Social Creatures by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Sparrow Grass by Curt Columbus
The Mourners’ Bench by George Brant
Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith

The Completely Fictional – Utterly True – Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe by Stephen Thorne

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
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Marcus Gardley
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
Orlando Hernández
Ken Prestininzi
Saul Ramos
Regina Taylor
Robert Vaughan
Whitney White
Lauren Yee