A Place to Read New Indie Plays

Check out these samples of the ITN play-reading experience--these two three-minute plays each reveal aspects of what ITN is all about!

ITN by Richard Warren

A playwright meets a stranger and tells him about an interesting online service.

A Place for Misfit Plays by Nicholas Priore

A young man and his grandfather explore ways to kickstart his playwriting career.

What You Can Do on ITN

Indie Theater Now actively engages you with contemporary drama, whatever your interest or discipline


ITN is a unique resource for the study of acting, playwriting, and current theater trends. Imagine if you had access to the scripts of pioneering playwrights like Lanford Wilson, Maria Irene Fornes and Sam Shepard in the early '60s. With ITN, the newest work by today's edgy, envelope-pushing authors are literally at your fingertips. Students use ITN to find material for acting class, auditions, and showcase productions. In universities and colleges across the USA, professors point students to ITN's library to stay up to date with scripts that are fresh and relevant to 21st century students.
ITN is a platform not only for publishing your scripts, but also for actively promoting your work to a broad and diverse audience. We don't accept submissions, but we are nonetheless highly inclusive and seek to have a spectrum of playwrights who represent all sectors of our community. Learn more about how we curate.
ITN is a New York International Fringe Festival vendor partner. Our signature gavel-to-gavel coverage of North America's largest performing arts festival--which we have been doing annually since 2002--ensures that every show gets some attention. More than 300 scripts from past FringeNYC events are published on ITN, with a new collection of the most interesting and innovative plays added every fall.
In addition to scripts, ITN offers interviews, artist profiles, blogs, and a host of other resources designed to keep folks informed about what's going on in the world of indie theater.

ITN By the Numbers

Since we launched Indie Theater Now on August 7, 2011, we've achieved these milestones:

Plays

1347

Playwrights

765

Downloads

16086

Users

6330