The UArts Libraries has signed up for a database we hope you all will enjoy:
New Play Exchange is “the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the entire new play sector in mind, the New Play Exchange serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and even fans of the theater.”
To access this resource, visit the Online Resources portion of our homepage, library.uarts.edu, click the link to E-books, and scroll down to the second to last option where you’ll find New Play Exchange:
If you are on the campus network, you will be taken directly into the database. From off-campus, simply enter your UArts credentials and you’ll be able to gain access.
You can search this resource by play, people, or organizations:
The options by which you can limit your search results are awesome! Though too numerous to list here, some limiting options include by age, genre, gender, sexual identity, race, ethnic identity, and more.
Results will include abstracts for plays, as well as full text plays. To limit results to only full text scripts, click the Full scripts available for download option under the Script Availability limiter on the right hand side:
When you find a script in full text you like, you can quickly download it:
Please note: our institutional license does not include the option to create reading lists, but as I just mentioned you can just download the ones you like, or even save the website URLs to visit them again later.
Don’t hesitate to contact me, Jim Cowen, your library liaison to the Brind School of Theater Arts!