Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are currently on sale.
Benefits to purchasing Festival Passes include opportunities to have more intimate conversations with theatre professionals at the Company Dinner, Friday June 17th, the Company Lunch, Saturday, June 18th and the Wrap Party Saturday night after the last performance. Please note the Wrap Party is an exclusive benefit for Festival Pass holders only. If your schedule is open Friday and Saturday, this is the best way to make new connections, learn about the latest trends in theatre and get to know other theatre lovers in the community.
Please note the Youth Playwright Slam will kick off the festival at the Bud Werner Memorial Library Thursday, June 16th. This event is free and open to the public. Come and show your support for Routt County’s aspiring young writers as you hear their words come to life on stage.
2022 Colorado New Play Festival Lineup
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
3:00 pm: EL JEFE by Bill Martin
El Jefe is a special benefit performance for the Colorado New Play Festival. Be the first to experience this taut drama of one man’s attemptto revisit and resolve his past. All are welcome. $10 suggested donation.
5:00 pm: PARENTAL ADVISORY by Idris Goodwin (Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI)
During their first live show since the pandemic, a rapper and a DJ join up to explore the history of obscenity in hip hop in an attempt to answer the question: How young is too young to introduce your kid to the Wu Tang Clan?
6:30 pm: COMPANY DINNER with theatre professionals
7:30 pm: UNDER A BASEBALL SKY by José Cruz González (The Old Globe, San Diego, CA)
From the writer of American Mariachi comes a story about baseball’s deep roots in the Mexican American community. When troublemaker Teo is assigned to clean up a vacant lot belonging to the elderly Elí O’Reilly, these two unlikely friends form a bond forged in history and America’s pastime. Inspired by the playwright’s research into the history of San Diego’s Logan Heights neighborhood, Under a Baseball Sky celebrates communities and individuals coming together to find hope, healing, and love.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
11:00 am: THE GETT by Liba Vaynberg (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York, NY
The Gett: A Young Wife’s Tale explores the American Jewish experience as told through the dissolution of a marriage. It is a deeply emotional and uplifting story about reclaiming the feminine in Judaism and embracing regeneration post-crisis while taking a unique look at a rarely-discussed topic.
12:30 pm: COMPANY LUNCH
1:30 pm: WALDEN by KJ Sanchez (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA)
Celebrating one of Earth’s greatest resources: the passion, drive and commitment of teenagers and young adults today, this play interrogates our role in the catastrophe of climate change. In so doing, it examines the tension between isolation & forgiveness and abstract principle & concrete responsibility to our fellow human beings.
7:00 pm: A MILLION TINY PIECES by Spenser Davis (South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA)
Assigned to an important cover story at the last possible second, two journalists travel halfway around the globe to uncover the true story behind one of the most recognizable pieces of pop culture in history. Their question: How did a video game created by one man in the heart of the Soviet Union lead to a high-stakes legal battle that split the Iron Curtain? This is the story of Tetris.
Tickets for individual readings are $25 per ticket. Seating is first come first served.
Festival Pass includes
Tickets to all five Colorado New Play Festival Readings
Company Dinner Friday night
Festival Lunch Saturday
Invitation to the Festival Wrap Party Saturday night