Youth playwriting finalists begin Summit preparations

by John Moore | Feb 02, 2014

Victoria Capraro, left, with Denver Center Theatre Academy mentor Steven Cole Hughes

Feb. 2, 2014

This morning (Sunday, Feb. 2), three creative teams went to work at the Denver Center on preparations for a special feature at next weekend's Colorado New Play Summit. The three recently named finalists in the
Denver Center's inaugural Regional Youth Playwriting Workshop and Competition will have their one-act plays read alongside the pros' submissions at the eighth annual New Play Summit.



Laurain Park, left


The creative teams include members of the Denver Center Theatre Academy, esteemed members of the Colorado acting community, as well as local playwrights and directors, alongside high-school actors, all working together to bring the winning writers' words to life.

Look here for cast lists and more photos all week, as well as a behind-the-scenes video to come after the Summit. After the busy weekend is over, one of the three youth-written plays will be selected for full production by the Denver Center Theatre Academy this summer.

The finalists at a glance (click the links for more information):




Jack Fletcher, left.

For more information on the playwriting program at the Denver Center, click here. To attend the readings, which will take place back-to-back starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, Feb. 8, click here. Admission is free, but RSVPs are encouraged.


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  1. The Cat | Jun 12, 2015
    Ms. Capraro is quite fetching, in addition to being an adept and accomplished playwright.

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