MTC New Play Program

Marin Theatre Company is committed to creating powerful, vital new work for the American theatre. Through new play commissions, play prizes, and play readings, MTC supports playwrights in the artistic process, from initial idea to full production.

Generous support for the New Play Program provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and Norton J. “Sky” Cooper.


New Play Commissions

Marin Theatre Company's commissioning program supports the creation of thrilling, original plays by emerging and established playwrights from across the country.


MTC is proud to administer two national new play prizes*: the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize and the Sky Cooper New American Play Prize.

*Submissions for both prizes are currently closed due to COVID-19. Keep checking back here for more information.


New Play Reading Events

MTC holds both in-house and public readings of new plays in development—stay tuned for announcements!