Roundabout Underground® fosters new works by emerging theatre artists.
It allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots.
In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work.
- Alec Baldwin
- James Costa and John Archibald
- Linda L. D’Onofrio
- Peggy and Mark Ellis
- Howard Gilman Foundation
- Sylvia Golden
- Angelina Lippert
- K. Myers
- Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner
- Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
- Ira Pittelman
- Mary Solomon
- Lauren and Danny Stein
- Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
- The Tow Foundation
New Play Initiative
Roundabout is committed to supporting and developing the creation of new works through our New Play Initiative.
Your support of the Underground
helps us foster the next generation of groundbreaking playwrights.
Roundabout Underground Production History
|Exception to the Rule||by Dave Harris||2022|
|Darling Grenadine||by Daniel Zaitchik||2020|
|Something Clean||by Selina Fillinger||2019|
|Usual Girls||by Ming Peiffer||2018|
|Bobbie Clearly||by Alex Lubischer, Tow Playwright-in-Residence||2018|
|Too Heavy for Your Pocket||by Jiréh Breon Holder||2017|
|On the Exhale||by Martín Zimmerman||2017|
|Kingdom Come||by Jenny Rachel Weiner, Tow Playwright-in-Residence||2016|
|Ugly Lies the Bone||by Lindsey Ferrentino||2015|
|Little Children Dream of God||by Jeff Augustin, Tow Playwright-in-Residence||2015|
|Too Much, Too Much, Too Many||by Meghan Kennedy||2013|
|Bad Jews||by Joshua Harmon||2012|
|Suicide, Incorporated||by Andrew Hinderaker||2011|
|The Dream of the Burning Boy||by David West Read||2011|
|Tigers Be Still||by Kim Rosenstock||2010|
|Ordinary Days||by Adam Gwon||2009|
|The Language of Trees||by Steven Levenson||2008|
|Speech & Debate||by Stephen Karam||2007|