2022 Youth Playwright Slam

This year the Youth Playwright Slam will be held as a partnership between the Colorado New Play Festival and the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado. For five weeks, aspiring and established young writers will develop and polish original writings, which will be read on stage by professional actors. Join us June 16, 2022 – 6:30pm at the Bud Werner Memorial Library for an incredible and emotional evening. Each story will be considered by a panel of theatre professionals who will offer feedback in a safe and nurturing environment.

The event is free and open to the public. Join us as we celebrate the talent of Steamboat’s youth playwrights and writers.

Why encouraging our youth to write is important
Writing is a way for people to express and explore difficult emotions. COVID-19 has had an impact on our youth. Suicide rates and depression are up. Neither children nor adults fully understand the impacts of the last two years . Writing is an important tool for utilizing creativity to take dreams, fears, joy and grief out of our minds and onto the page to share with others. Through this, people share the most basic human emotions in a common space. The Youth Playwright Slam celebrates the courage and the talent in our community as Northwest Colorado youth share their stories, poems and plays with the world.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado The Boys & Girls Club helps Routt County, Yampa Valley and Moffat County children realize their full potential in their communities.