Los Angeles Productions Open November 9!

We are very excited to announce that the two Silver Medallion recipients in the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative will play in rotating rep from November 9 to December 16 at Grove Theater Center in Burbank, CA.

These plays were selected out of 1,243 submissions from 44 states and 5 countries! Then we named 21 Semi-Finalists, 8 Finalists, and 4 Bronze Medallion Winners.

The 4 selected plays were presented at 59E59 Theaters in NYC as part of the HartNPI Jeremy Nussbaum New Play Reading Series. And after that, these two were selected for productions in California! (And one of these plays will return to 59E59 Theaters for its Off-Broadway premiere in the Spring.)


By Suzanne Bradbeer
Directed by Christopher Hart
November 9 to December 16
Previews November 4 & 8
Buy Tickets for Confederates Now!

A young and ambitious reporter uncovers a compromising photo of the daughter of a candidate for president. An older colleague urges him to publish it immediately while the daughter and his conscience tell him to bury it. In the end, he must decide if it’s a legitimate story and whether such a distinction is even relevant for our multi-platform and relentless news cycles.

Exit Wounds

By Wendy Graf
Directed by Christopher Hart
November 16 to December 15
Previews on November 11 & 15
Buy Tickets for Exit Wounds Now!

What do you do with the rest of your life, when someone you love has committed the horrific act of a school shooting? The Sadowski family, never able to explain the act, hold onto their own guilt, afraid that they might miss the signs again. Now the mother and surviving brother try to come together and save the next generation from the painful past.

See Both Plays and Save! 
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We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all 1,243 playwrights who submitted their scripts to our inaugural year!

And a special thank you to the other Bronze Medallion Recipients for helping to make our Jeremy Nussbaum New Play Reading Series at 59E59 Theaters such a success!

Find & Sign by Wendy MacLeod

Queen by Madhuri Shekar

And Congratulations to the other Finalists..

El Ciclope by Alex Paul Burkat with Octavio Rodriguez

Memorial Day by Paul Donnelly

The Patron Saints by Ken Jaworowski

Where Storms Are Born by Harrison David Rivers

…and Semi-Finalists:

A Perfect Gentleman by Herbert Appleman

Bureaucrazy by Kate Danley

Close Harmony by Judy Goetz Sanger

Cufflinked by Cary Pepper

It’s Not About the Cat by Jacey Powers

Mad Beat Hip & Gone by Steven Dietz

Mr. Teddy by George Smart

Older Lady by Erin Buckley

Pooka by James McLindon

Rainbow’s Return by Stephen Mo Hanan

The Perfect Wife by Karen L. Lewis

The Spanish Prayer Book by Angela J. Davis

These Arms of Mine by Philip W. Hall

We sincerely thank all the playwrights that helped make this selection process so exciting and difficult! And remember, the new submission window opens in October…

Thank you to our supporters!

The following people have generously contributed to the Hart New Play Initiative to help develop the plays of the future and to continue the legacy of Moss and Kitty.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click here.

Ruby Founder’s Circle

Catherine Hart & Mark Stoeckle

In Memory of Jeremy Nussbaum

Sapphire Founder’s Circle

Toni Ross

Anne Strauss

Elizabeth M. Olmsted

Platinum Circle

The Phyllis and Bennett Cerf Foundation

Mary Jane Brock

Gold Circle

Amy Griffin & Scott Behson

Silver Circle

Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin

Carolyn Meehan

Alan Barasch & Renee Weiner

Anne E. Thompson

Claire and Cornelius Marx

Sara Pasternak

Bronze Circle

Wendy Davies

Judy Sanger

Henry Joost

John Weidman

Mary Hays


Katherine Danley

Amanda Haynes-Dale

Rona and Gary Feinberg

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