COLORADO NEW PLAY FESTIVAL HISTORY

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The Colorado New Play Festival has an enviable track record with a history of more than 70% of its work moving on to regional and New York stages in short order. Many of these go on to have multiple productions.
Every year during the week-long new play festival, we see stories develop and move from page to stage when some of the most talented playwrights, actors and directors in the United States have a week away from the distractions of daily life to focus on and transform stories. The evolution of a play moves from the isolation of the writer to the collaboration of a cast, crew and directors to bring the story to life to be shared with others. This process is nothing short of magical. We hope you will join us.

2022

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
A MILLION TINY PIECES
by Spenser Davis
Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI
PARENTAL ADVISORY
by Idris Goodwin
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York, NY
THE GETT
by Liba Vaynberg
The Old Globe, San Diego, CA
UNDER A BASEBALL SKY
by José Cruz González 
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
WALDEN
by KJ Sanchez
Benefit Performance for CNPF
EL JEFE
by Bill Martin

2021

Primary Stages, New York, New York
THE NEW GOLDEN AGE
by Karen Hartman
Tectonic Theatre Project, New York, New York
#HERE TOO
by Jimmy Maize
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
THE BLACK MANN ACT: THE TRIAL OF JACK JOHNSON VAUDEVILLE SHOW
by Gamal Chasten | directed by Monteze Freeland
Curious Theatre Company, Denver, Colorado
THE POOL
by Max Posner | directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

2020

INTERMISSION

2019

City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
#F**7TH GRADE

By Jill Sobule (Music, lyrics & concept)
Book by Liza Birkenmeier
Directed by Lisa Peterson

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California
I GET RESTLESS
By Caroline V. McGraw
Directed by Kate Sullivan
The Public Theater, New York, New York
BLACK MOUNTAIN WOMEN
composed by: Martha Redbone & Aaron Witby
Book by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Les Waters
Curious Theatre Company, Denver, Colorado
REFUGE
by: Andrew Rosendorf
directed by: Chip Walton

Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Illinois
PURPOSE
by: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville (Production)
THE THIN PLACE
by: Lucas Hnath

Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago, Illinois (Production)
MIRIAM FOR PRESIDENT
by: Madhuri Shekar

Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas (Workshop)
TENDER MERCIES
by: Daisy Foote
adapted from: Horace Foote’s Oscar Winning screenplay

The Jungle Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Production)
Primary Stages, New York, New York (Production)
LITTLE WOMEN
by: Kate Hamil
based on the novel by: Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Delaware Theatre Company (Production)
Curious Theatre Company (Production)
SANCTIONS
by: Bruce Graham

2017

Tectonic Theater Project, New York City, New York
THE VERY EXTRAORDINARY MR. LAW
by: Jeffrey Lahotse

The Lark Play Development Center (Workshop)
Curious Theatre (Production)
#GOD HATES YOU
by: Emily Dendinger

Primary Stages
PART AND PARCEL
by: Jenny Rachel Weiner
directed by: Kip Fagan

Seattle Rep
Lincoln Center Theatre III (Commission and Workshop)
THE VOICE OF
by: Lauren Yee
directed by: Joshua Kahan Brody
dramaturgy by: Kristin Leahey

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California
SUGARPLUM FAIRY
by: Sandra Tsing Loh
directed by: Bart De Lorenzo
dramaturgy by: Jerry Patch

2016

The Lark Play Development Center (Workshop)
American Theatre Company, Chicago (Workshop)
National Playwright’s Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center (Workshop)
National Playwright’s Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center (Reading)
THE QUIET ONES
by: Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
directed by: John Clinton Eisner

Ruth Eston New Play Series, Playwright’s Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Workshop)
Roundabout Theatre Company (Reading)
Steppenwolf Theatre (Reading)
The Guthrie Theatre (Reading)
THE YES READY WITHIN (Eden Prairie, 1972)
by: Mat Smart
directed by: Henry Wishcamper

South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, California (Reading)
Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Production)
South Coast Repertory Theatre (Productions)
ORANGE
by: Aditi Brennan Kapil
directed by: Jessica Kubzansky
dramaturgy by: Kimberly Colburn

Denver Center For The Performing Arts
ZOE’S PERFECT WEDDING
by: Matthew Lopez
directed by: Mike Donahue
dramaturgy by: Douglas Langworthy

Actors Theatre of Louisville (Production)
I NOW PRONOUNCE
by: Tasha Gordon-Solomon
directed by: Meredith McDonough

2015

Dallas Theatre Center
MILLER MISSISSIPPI
by: Boo Killebrew

Playwrights Horizons, New York, New York (Workshop)
Playwrights Horizons, New York, New York (Production Spring 2018)
DANCE NATION
by: Clare Barron

Portland Center Stage
Roundhouse Theatre, Washington, DC
Indiana Repertory Theatre
I LOVE TO EAT
by: James Still

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, California
MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO
by: Sandra Tsing Loh

2014

South Coast Repertory Theatre, Cost Mesa, California (Reading)
Denver Center Theatre Company (2019)
THE WHISTLEBLOWER
by: Itamar Moses
directed by: Oliver Butler

Primary Stages and Theater Masters, New York, New York
INFINITY POND
by: Maria Alexandra Beech

Actors Theater of Louisville
Brooklyn Academy of Music
GLORY OF THE WORLD
by: Chuck Mee

2013

OVER THE WAVES
by: Noah Haildle
directed by: Marc Masterson

Primary Stages – Transferred to Broadway
BRONX BOMBERS
Eric Simonson

Denver Center Theater Company
Indiana Repertory Theatre
APPOGIATURA
by: James Still