The New Harmony Project
In April of 1986, a group of theatre, film, and television professionals gathered in Indianapolis to explore the trend in those arts toward exploitative and sensational material. They concluded there was a need to engage and support writers whose work sought a goal beyond mere entertainment, work that sought to empower and uplift. It was out of this meeting that The New Harmony Project was created.
The New Harmony Project brings together talented writers, directors, dramaturgs, filmmakers, actors, and students from around the country. Participants gather each spring to create a nurturing environment for writers – a setting free of the restrictive pressures of the professional world. In this community, every artist becomes a resource to the process of the writer. Through an intensive series of readings and rehearsals, we afford each writer the rare opportunity of having the freedom to explore ideas without the fear of failure.
In the second week of the project, nightly readings are free and open to the public. As a not for profit, the New Harmony Project welcomes your attendance and support.