This is a long-standing tradition at the O'Neill and not specific to the NPC. At the end of the final public reading of a play, playwrights nail their programs to the rafters of Blue Gene's Pub for posterity. Organized by the literary office of the O'Neill, the pinning is hosted by literary manager Anne G. Morgan.
"It is a way to celebrate the amount of hard work the artist does over their time with us," said Morgan.
Programs from the immediate past three seasons line the rafters and are put up there at the start of the summer by the literary office.