The GTC New Play Initiative Goes National as the

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative!


Producing Artistic Director Kevin Cochran;
Advisory Board Member James Lapine;
daughter of George S. Kaufman, Anne Kaufman;
Artistic Director Christopher Hart;
Executive Director Charles Johanson;
and host Dr. Catherine Hart.

NYC Reception Successfully Kicks-Off the Inaugural Cycle of the Hart New Play Initiative

Moss and Kitty Carlisle Hart’s daughter, Catherine, hosted a kick-off reception for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative (Hart NPI) at her Manhattan home on November 16. Key people from 59E59 Theaters (the program’s NYC home theater) and Grove Theater Center (the LA home theater) attended, along with the top staff of the Hart NPI, board members, advisory board members, friends and supporters.

The Hart NPI is a new play development program that expands the GTC NPI into a truly national program. Four scripts are selected from open submissions (all playwrights are eligible to submit one script per year). These four plays receive readings at 59E59 Theaters. Two of those then receive full productions at Grove Theater Center in Burbank. And one of those returns to NYC to receive its Off-Broadway Premiere as part of the subscription series at 59E59 Theaters.

Help develop the great plays of the future and keep the Moss & Kitty legacy going strong!
(All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law)

For Information on Submitting a Script, Click Here.

To go to the Hart New Play Initiative website, Click Here.