Part 6: Matthew Lopez's 2015 Summit Soliloquy video

by John Moore | Feb 18, 2015


"Summit Soliloquies" is a video series leading up to the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit where playwrights from past and present Summits talk about writing, the Denver Center, the Summit and more. Here, DCPA Playwriting Fellow Matthew Lopez ("The Legend of Georgia McBride") talks about the Denver Center's new-play program. The 2015 Colorado New Play Summit is Feb. 20-21. Video by John Moore and David Lenk.

TEXT OF MATTHEW LOPEZ'S COMMENTS:


"The reason  the Colorado New Play Summit is so important, and so unique, is for the sheer fact that it focuses almost all of its attention on the writer, and the writer's process.

Writing new plays is incredibly difficult, and it feels very lonely at times, and it's nice to know that there are people who spend not just these two weeks of the Summit, but the entire year planning the Summit really thinking very, very carefully and very passionately about writers and their work.

It's nice to know that there are people out there who care. And then to get invited here to participate is a dream come true. It's a lot of fun. And you get a lot of work done." 



Check out our photo gallery covering parts of Matthew Lopez's Playwriting Fellowship in Denver, above.

MATTHEW LOPEZ IN DENVER: THE  SERIES TO DATE:
Part 1: Why take the Playwriting Fellowship? The hunger for new work
Part 2: Lopez to students: Be citizens. Be informed. Have opinions.
Part 3: Is sweetness a risk in the American Theatre?
Part 4: Peter Pan Live made Matthew Lopez cry - and fly
Part 5: Matthew Lopez on the changing role of marketing in making art
Part 6: Matthew Lopez's 2015 Summit Soliloquy video (today)
Next: Matthew Lopez leads acting, playwriting workshops at  2015 Summit (coming next)

AMERICAN THEATRE WRITES ABOUT THE MATTHEW LOPEZ FELLOWSHIP:
Paying Playwrights More Than Play Money

SELECTED PREVIOUS COVERAGE OF MATTHEW LOPEZ AT THE DCPA:
Matthew Lopez named DCPA Playwriting Fellow for 2014-15
Georgia McBride will be staged in New York
Matthew Lopez's trip down the straight and fabulous
2015 Colorado New Play Summit expands to two weekends
Georgia McBride team: 'Subtlety is our enemy'

OUR PREVIOUS COVERAGE OF THE 2015 COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT:
Photos: Week 1 of the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit
Colorado New Play Summit expands to two weekends; playwrights announced
Primer: Your guide to the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit
Summit cast lists: Familiar names and new names
Playwrights named for inaugural Local Playwrights Slam
2015 Summit to introduce inaugural Local Playwrights Slam

Matthew Lopez. Photo by John Moore.

Matthew Lopez. Photo by John Moore.

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Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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