The Launch Pad Development Series of New Theatre was started in 2009 as part of DecadesOut's core mission. Through it, we have introduced many short and full length plays. The mission of the Series is to give theatre artists (including writers and directors) a place to explore a piece's themes, ideas, and theatrical structures in order to help it reach the next level which could include a workshop or an initial production. Some plays, most recently August Schulenburg's full-length play Deinde, have gone on to be fully realized in mainstage and festival productions.
The initial development process of the Series consists of readings and presentations. These will be done in coordination with production companies and exhibition spaces in the hopes of introducing the work to a greater audience that could help it achieve full realization.