Semi-Finalists of the
Inaugural Hart New Play
Initiative Announced

We are very pleased to announce our Semi-Finalists for the Hart NPI. Thank you to everyone who submitted work — we were amazed by the quality and the range of the submissions. It was truly very difficult to limit ourselves to the plays listed below. So thank you again to all 1,243 of you and congratulations to our Semi-Finalists!  (listed alphabetically by title)

A Perfect Gentleman by Herb Appleman

Bureaucrazy by Kate Danley

Close Harmony by Judy Goetz Sanger

Confederates by Suzanne Bradbeer

Cufflinked by Cary Pepper

El Ciclope by Alex Paul Burkat with Octavio Rodriguez

Exit Wounds by Wendy Graf

Find & Sign by Wendy MacLeod

It’s Not About the Cat by Jacey Powers

Mad Beat Hip & Gone by Steven Dietz

Memorial Day by Paul Donnelly

Mr. Teddy by George Smart

Older Lady by Erin Buckley

Pooka by James McLindon

Queen by Madhuri Shekar

Rainbow’s Return by Stephen Mo Hanan

The Patron Saints by Ken Jaworowski

The Perfect Wife by Karen L. Lewis

The Spanish Prayer Book by Angela J. Davis

These Arms of Mine by Philip W. Hall

Where Storms Are Born by Harrison David Rivers

Playwrights Spread Across the Country!

We are very proud that for the inaugural Hart NPI we had 1,243 submissions from 44 states and 6 countries! Our Semi-Finalists come from all over the country including:

Austin, TX

Brooklyn, NY

Gambier, OH

Honolulu, HI

Jersey City, NJ

Longboat Key, FL

Los Angeles, CA

Mukilteo, WA

New York, NY

Northampton, MA

Princeton Junction, NJ

Quincy, MA

Saint Paul, MN

San Francisco, CA

Saranac Lake, NY

Sherman Oaks, CA

Westport, CT