Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF), founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization that encourages playwrights in the creation of new works through public readings. It also offers an educational forum to the community through discussions and workshops. The ANPF flagship festival is its international playwright competition that culminates in the reading of four new plays culled from several hundred submissions by a cadre of volunteer readers. This unique and much-loved event features performances by actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. These readings and the discussion that follows are a rich theatrical experience for audiences.
The guest playwrights look to our sophisticated playgoers for responses to their works as they evolve from the page to the stage.