New Play Development


The New Play Development Program finds and develops plays for both the mainstage and Cardinal for Kids series.  Starting in 2013-2014, our goal is to premiere at least one new play a season.

We look for and commission plays that will speak to Bloomington audiences, with an eye to future productions at theaters around the country.

Cardinal Stage Company | 900 S Walnut St Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

It begins with a series of workshops and public readings we call First Stages.  Local writers and celebrated playwrights from around the country gather in Bloomington to workshop material and then present plays “in process” over 3 days of public readings.  And we want your feedback at these readings. Here is your chance to help shape shows for future seasons at Cardinal and theatres around the country!

Look for more information on the First Stages Reading Series this spring.