The National New Play Network — an alliance of non-profit theaters that champions new plays — will produce six of them that have been selected for staged readings at NNPN’s National Showcase to be hosted in December in Atlanta. (The seven-year-old festival rotates to different theaters/cities — so far, it’s showcased 80 plays, 40 of which were subsequently produced.)
Of the six plays, one — Danny Casolaro Died for You, written by film and video director Dominic Orlando — was submitted by Kitchen Dog Theater. Based on a true story, it concerns a freelance reporter who uncovers a secret center involving a government agency. Dan Day, a founding Kitchen Dogger, will direct the play at Actor’s Express Dec. 5.