"Victory Jones" Director Wendy C. Goldberg and actor Ben Morrow
The 2014 Colorado New Play Summit opens Friday, but the work began in earnest today as the casts and creative teams for all five new readings gathered, met ... and got to work.
Now in its ninth year, the Colorado New Play Summit has become one of the most important new-play festivals in America. Last year, four Summit readings earned their way onto the 2013-14 season.
Here is this year's lineup. The public is encouraged to come and get a first and first-hand look at some of the most promising new work that may end up in full production next season. Click here to check times and ticket availability.
Here are the chosen 2014 plays:
- The Comparables, by Laura Schellhardt
- Appoggiatura by James Still
- Victory Jones and the Incredible One Woman Band, by Idris Goodwin
- Benediction, by Eric Schmiedl, adapted from the book by Kent Haruf
- Zenith, by Kirsten Greenidge
Here are select photos from Tuesday, Feb. 4. All photos by John Moore:
"The Comparables" Director Braden Abraham
"Victory Jones" Playwright Idris Goodwin and Director Wendy C. Goldberg
"Benediction" Actor Tracy Shaffer and "Appoggiatura" Playwright James Still.
"Benediction" Director Kent Thompson, also Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director
Actors Tracy Shaffer, Billie McBride and Leonard E. Barrett
"Victory Jones" actor Ben Morrow, left
"Zenith" Dramaturg Ilana Brownstein
"Zenith" Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
"Appoggiatura" Actor Randy Moore, left, and "Benediction" Actor" Mike Hartman.
"Appoggiatura" Production Assistant Nicolette Vajtay
Denver Center Stage Management Supervisor Chris Ewing
Colorado New Play Summit Ambassadors
Returning Colorado native Lynnda Ferguson ("Benediction")
"Victory Jones" actor Amy Luna
Tricia Moreland and the youngsters of "Benediction"
Associate Managing Director Ryan Meischeid
Actor Larry Hecht
VICTORY JONES AND THE INCREDIBLE ONE-WOMAN BAND REHEARSAL
THE COMPARABLES REHEARSAL
Actor Jamie Ann Romero, who also stars in "The Legend of Georgia McBride"
Director Randy White and Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
Actor Candy Brown
Actors April Matthis and Gabra Zackman
Actor Mehry Eslaminia
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