New Voices: Creating the Classics of Tomorrow

A new play development project from American Players Theatre

As an organization that has dedicated 40 years to classical plays, we find ourselves questioning what "classical" means to us today. New Voices: Creating the Classics of Tomorrow is a first step in addressing this question. We want to expand the lens of the classical canon by focusing on candidates for this project that are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. 

We are seeking poetic, language-driven plays with a multiracial cast of nine actors or less, inspired by themes that are both contemporary and ancient; plays that represent the cultural complexity of our U.S. history. 

Our playwright for the inaugural project has been selected, and we'll have more information about this exciting new play in the coming months.