The Colorado New Play Festival’s mission is to partner with theatre companies throughout the country to provide a unique opportunity for artists to create new work for the American stage.

  • More than 70% of plays chosen for the Colorado New Play Festival move on to regional and New York Stage.

  • Hailed by the New York Times as one of the top North American Festivals.

  • Taking plays from page to stage since 1996.

  • The only festival in the country to partner with theatre companies.

Bringing together playwrights, directors, dramaturges and the Steamboat Springs community for a week of collaborating, connecting and inspiring.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Thomas Merton

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is a state-wide day of giving that takes place the December 7, 2022. Your gift, no matter how large or how small makes an impact. On Colorado Gives Day your donation means more with matching funds from Community First Foundation. With your support, we can change lives, beliefs and perspectives by bringing people together through words. That’s the power of the Colorado New Play Festival. That’s the power of words.


You are the star of our story. Your support brings diverse stories, ideas and beliefs to our community.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchhill