Photo Credit: Keith Bridges Media

Photo Credit: Keith Bridges Media


We love new plays...

FIRST DRAFT is passionately rooted in the idea that new plays have an important place in the future of American theater.  That's why all our readings are free-of-charge and available at friendly accessible venues.

Over ten seasons, FIRST DRAFT at The Rose has been lucky to work with some of the most vibrant playwrights in the country.  We've debuted over 35 new plays with more than half receiving full productions in DC and around the globe.

Headquartered in Arlington VA.  Serving the DC metro area and new play-lovers everywhere.