Nan Barnett is a new play developer, producer, and advocate. She is the Executive Director of National New Play Network, an alliance of more than 120 professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, and helped create and implement several of its revolutionary initiatives, including NNPN‘s Rolling World Premiere, Residency, and National Directors Fellows programs. She also led the organization through the development and launch of its field-altering database, New Play Exchange, now home to more than 23,000 plays by living writers. Prior to joining NNPN full-time Nan was Managing Director at Florida Stage, the nation’s largest regional theater producing exclusively new and developing plays and musicals. She is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Professional Actor Training Program, the winner of the Theatre League of South Florida’s Remy Award for service to the theatrical community, the Fallon Award for excellence from the Florida Professional Theatre Association, and twice South Florida’s Carbonell Award as an actress. She is on the Artistic Councils of O’Neill Theater Center and PlayPenn and was the Coordinating Producer for the 2015 and 2018 iterations of the DC Women’s Voices Theater Festival.