Response to Coronavirus

At Plays for New Audiences, we recognize that plans are evolving as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. We share your ongoing concern about the well-being of your cast, crew, musicians, and audience, as safety will always be our top priority. We will work with you through this period of uncertainty and we have created the following FAQ to help you at this time.

    Below are some frequently asked questions and answers that may inform your decision-making process.

    Can we postpone?
    Yes. Postponement is highly likely, depending upon other active licenses in your area. We'll make every effort to accommodate the date changes and we do not charge an adjustment fee. To request a change of dates, email

    Can we cancel?
    Yes. Cancellation is an option, however, depending on your agreement, your deposit or royalty payments may not be refund eligible. We would like to work with you on the best outcome for your theatre or school. Email to discuss options.

    Are we allowed to livestream or record our production for later viewing?
    Streaming and video rights are available for some PNA shows and approval is on a case-by-case basis. We understand that many of these requests will be time-sensitive, and we will do our best to assist. There is absolutely no guarantee of this permission being granted.

    If you wish to request approval to livestream or record your production, please complete the licensing application, which includes a section for virtual performances. All virtual productions must be presented on a password protected platform.

      Can we add performances for no additional fees if we're required to reduce the audience size to adhere to assembly restrictions?
      When you have a definite plan, please email making sure to include your invoice number. We may need to adjust your license fee to reflect the new capacity and number of performances.

      For additional questions or concerns, contact the Director of Plays for New Audiences, Deb Sherrer, at