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Colorado New Play Festival

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Colorado New Play Festival

June 7, 8

For the past twenty-one summers, the Colorado New Play Festival – a Colorado not for profit corporation – (formerly the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival) has gathered theatre artists in the beautiful Rocky Mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs to develop new plays for the American theatre with long term support from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Each season, five of America’s leading theatre companies are invited to convene for a week to rehearse in Steamboat Springs. The Festival concludes with a weekend of public readings held at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs and is open to the public and industry professionals.

In the past five years, a total of twenty plays have been developed at the Festival; of these, thirteen have gone on to production, and many have garnered critical success or noteworthy awards.

Full Festival Party Pass includes:
-Tickets to all 5 readings
-Friday dinner with the artists
-Saturday lunch
-Saturday Night wrap party

Friday Festival Pass includes:
-Tickets to both Friday staged readings
-Friday dinner with the artists at Beseme

Saturday Festival Pass includes:
-Ticket to all 3 Saturday readings
-Saturday lunch
-Saturday night wrap party

Festival Reading Pass includes:
-Tickets to all 5 staged readings

Friday, June 7
4:00 pm

Steppenwolf Theatre

Untitled Play

Playwright: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Director: TBD

Dramaturg: Polly Hubbard

A new family drama about the crumbling of a black political dynasty.

Friday, June 7
7:30 pm

City Theatre Company


Music, Lyrics and Concept: Jill Sobule

Book: Liza Birkenmeier

Director: Lisa Peterson

Dramaturg: Clare Drobot

“Is this weird?  This is weird, isn’t it.”

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Sobule—whose 1990s hits include “Supermodel” and the original “I Kissed a Girl”—takes audiences on a Rock ’n ’Roll odyssey through her life starting with the trauma that is middle school. A raucous celebration of coming of age and coming out, this one of a kind musical event celebrates the power of owning one’s voice at any and every age.

Saturday, June 8
11:00 am

South Coast Repertory

I Get Restless

Playwright: Caroline V. McGraw

Director: Kate Sullivan

Dramaturg: TBD

Hazel just landed a job at a top law firm, bought a condo and married Mitch, who adores her. Then an accident on her honeymoon leaves her unable to remember anything about the past six years. Adrift in unanswered questions, Hazel must find who she is without knowing who she was. And what about a husband who’s now a stranger? An eerily captivating drama about the mysteries of second chances by an up-and-coming new playwright.

Saturday, June 8
3:00 pm

Curious Theatre Company


Playwright: Andrew Rosendorf

Director: Chip Walton

Dramaturg: TBD

Refuge follows a young Honduran girl on her difficult journey from Central America through Mexico and into South Texas, a Rancher who finds her passed out on his land, and a female Latina border patrol agent who is trying to discover what is lost in the desert. And also, the animals who are just trying to survive – as everything is illegal in the desert. Through a cross-cultural exploration involving puppetry, original music, and bilingual storytelling, the fabric and landscape of South Texas are theatrically brought to life in this intimate and visual story. Refuge is an investigation of America – who we are and who we say we are. And an examination of the desert and the bodies that line the way to freedom, as the desert doesn’t discriminate between young or old, human or animal, citizen or undocumented.

Saturday, June 8
7:00 pm

The Public Theater

Daughters of the Hill

Composers: Martha Redbone & Aaron Witby

Author: Naomi Iizuka

Director: Les Waters

Dramaturg: Jeanie O’Hare

Daughter of the Hills is a new devised, interdisciplinary theater work.


June 8
11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Chief Theater
813 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 United States
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