My good friend and colleague Aaron Carter and I recently published an article at HowlRound.com, the Journal of the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage (Update 3/13/13: Now also hosted at Emerson College in Boston). It is our goal to survey and contextualize new play development in North America and publish our findings (without editorial comment) so that theater practitioners can actually see what new play development looks like — the various practices and methods — to help playwrights develop new work. The article is titled:
Zombies Limping in Circles, or An Argument for a Taxonomy of NPD Technique
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