Coloradans in New York: Max Posner

All this week leading up to Sunday’s Tony Awards, we are rolling out a daily video featuring a Colorado theatre artist working in New York. Second up: Denver School of Max Posnerthe Arts grad Max Posner, who is a commissioned playwright for Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan and in 2012 was the Playwriting Fellow for Page 73 Productions.

Posner, who also trained as a teen through the Curious Theatre’s Curious New Voices Project, was named one of The Denver Post’s “Can’t Miss Kids” in 2006 along with Noah Wilson, Akil LuQman, Melissa Benoist and Courtney Lorenz.

Posner’s plays include The Thing About Air Travel, The FamishedThe War on Safety, You Me + The Spiders, and SNORE and other sorts of breathing. His plays have been staged and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Colt Coeur, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Young Playwrights Inc, and Production Workshop. He graduated from Brown University in 2011. He is the recipient of the Weston Award in Playwriting and the 2011 Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Look for an announcement in the next few weeks about a full production coming next season.

Video by John Moore.

Our 2015 New York report (to date):
Video: Coloradans on Broadway: Rebecca Eichenberger
Video: Coloradans on Broadway to high-schoolers: ‘Be relentlessly yourself’
Lin-Manuel Miranda on the power of theatre to eliminate distance

Broadway: The British aren’t coming: They’re already here!
Colorado’s Annaleigh Ashford and Beth Malone both nominated for Tony Awards Broadway League dedicates New York conference to DCPA’s Randy Weeks
Idina Menzel will launch ‘If/Then’ national tour in Denver

was named one of The Denver Post's 'Can't Miss Kids' in 2006. along with Akil LuQman, Melissa Benoist, Courtney Lorenz and Noah Wilson. Photo by Lyn Alweis.
Max Posner, top left, was named one of The Denver Post’s “Can’t Miss Kids” in 2006 along with Akil LuQman, Melissa Benoist, Courtney Lorenz and Noah Wilson. File photo by Lyn Alweis, The Denver Post.

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