Los Angeles New Play Project

Supporting original work in the Los Angeles Theater Community

L.A. New Play Project is proud to announce  three playwrights and four produtions for its 2022 awards:
Unrivaled by Rosie Narasaki produced by Playwrights’ Arena
Two Stop by David Johann Kim produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.
SHE by Marlow Wyatt produced by Antaeus Theatre Company
Pang Spa by David Johann Kim produced by Chalk Repertory Theatre 

Los Angeles New Play Project

Supporting original work in the Los Angeles Theater Community

LANPP is a newly established grant program, launching in 2021, that helps support original work presented on the Los Angeles stage. We offer two-tiered, interconnected grants of $20,000 to playwrights and an additional grant up to $20,000 to producing entities to help support productions. With these awards, LANPP hopes to contribute to exciting, high-quality original work on the small and mid-size stages of Los Angeles County.

LANPP grants are intended to attract excellence in playwriting to the Los Angeles theater community, and to encourage the production of new and untried plays. Producers in partnership with playwrights are invited to submit new plays under consideration for production in the producer’s upcoming season. Through a distinguished peer panel review process LANPP will identify and reward the strongest works submitted.

In providing financial support to the high-risk arena of new work production, LANPP hopes to:

In addition to the grant program for playwrights and producers, LANPP is proud to support the UCLA/Geffen Playhouse Apprenticeship Program, which places the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students in internship positions at the Geffen Playhouse.


“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little”… Tom Stoppard

We are entering our third season at LANPP with our feet firmly under us and able to see some of our past two years’ winners up on stages across the LA theatre landscape. Now, we eagerly await new submissions for this year’s competition.

If the past two years are an indication of what is to come, the competition is strong and the bar is high. So, producers and writers, bring us your strongest plays, those that you are committed to producing, and let us help you towards that goal. It is our pleasure to help the extraordinary LA theatre community towards our collective need to nudge the world a little!