Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Our mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience.
Based in Philadelphia, Inis Nua has been producing contemporary, exciting plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales for nearly 15 years. We have produced 17 American premieres, 13 Philadelphia premieres and 1 world premiere. Inis Nua has been the recipient of 6 Barrymore Awards, including the prestigious June and Steve Wolfson Award for an Evolving Theatre Company (2014).