The Denver Center Theatre Company brings national audiences the rare opportunity to experience tomorrow's theatre classics surrounded by the artists who are creating them with its 8th Annual Colorado New Play Summit. Members of the public are invited to join with artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturges, directors, and media who travel from across the country to view the latest works by both well-established and exciting new voices in American theatre.
During the festival, audiences can enjoy two hits from the 2012 Summit, now given full main stage productions. Ed, Downladed, written by rising star playwright Michael Mitnick, is an arresting comic drama, equal parts live action and feature film, telling the story of a dying man given a chance to be immortal by downloading his brain. Audiences will also see Grace or the Art of Climbing by Lauren Feldman, a captivating tale of a young women struggling with doubt as she trains mind, body, and spirit for a world rock climbing competition. In addition to the two main stage productions and a wide variety of new works readings, the Summit will include a Playwrights' Slam, a late night gathering where invited playwrights read excerpts from their latest in-progress works.
The Colorado New Play Summit is the showcase for the Denver Center Theatre Company's play development program, now in its 8th year under the direction of Artistic Director Kent Thompson and Director of New Play Development Bruce Sevy. The stature of the Summit has grown in recent years and is receiving consistent recognition as one the nation's top tier new play festivals. Full Summit passes, which include guaranteed seating at all readings, admission to the two world premieres, plus meals, receptions, and discounts to nearby downtown Denver hotels, are now available. Tickets to individual readings are free.
WHEN: February 8-10, 2013
WHERE: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Performing Arts Complex
1400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
MORE INFO: For more information and Summit registration, patrons can visit www.denvercenter.org/summit or call 303.893.6030