Why Your Support Matters


You are the star of our story.

With your support, the Colorado New Play Festival can continue to bring diverse stories, ideas and voices to the Yampa Valley and to the American Theatre. Your donation means playwrights can continue to create. Through their stories, we learn to see different sides of a story, to be challenged in how we think and to connect with our community on a different level.

Because of the generosity of people like you, the Colorado New Play Festival has seen over 70% of the work brought to Steamboat Springs go on to production in New York and regionally across the country. No matter how much you are able to give, your support makes a huge impact, not just for the playwrights, actors and directors who get to experience Steamboat Springs, but for the audiences who are shaped by what they see and hear.

Theatres that have gone on to produce work created at the Colorado New Play Festival include: The Public Theater (New York), Portland Center Stage, Chance Theatre (Los Angeles), Atlantic Theater Company (New York), Yale Repertory Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New World Stages (New York), Manhattan Theatre Club, Curious Theatre (Denver), South Coast Repertory (Orange County, CA), Denver Center Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many more.

People like you allow us to bring playwrights from across the United States including Pulitzer Prize winners, a Presidential Medal of the Arts winner and a McArthur Genius, as well as EMMY & TONY nominees. Performers include many well-known theatre/television actors. Colorado New Play Festival is the only organization in the country to work with the theatre companies to take plays from page to stage. Written up by the New York Times, the Colorado New Play Festival has been hailed as “one of the top North American Theatre Festivals.”

Help us build a legacy of storytelling!