Local Playwrights Slam 2016

Five writing groups will present at 2019 Local Playwrights Slam

Video: Our report from the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit’s Local Playwrights Slam, hosted by the Athena Project. Video by Kevin Strasser and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

The free event on February 16 will spotlight area writers and introduce audiences to a variety of homegrown playwriting development programs

Every year, the DCPA Theatre Company partners with a local playwriting organization to co-host the Local Playwrights Slam, a featured event at the Denver Center’s annual Colorado New Play Summit. Previous co-hosts have included the Rough Draught Playwrights and the Athena Project, which is dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s voices.

Rebecca Gorman O'Neill 2016 Playwright Slam

Rebecca Gorman O’Neill reads from her play ‘Lucia’ at the 2016 Local Playwrights Slam. Photo by John Moore

The 2019 Local Playwrights Slam will cast a wider local net than ever before. Instead of designating one co-host, the Denver Center has invited five local theatre organizations to both introduce their individual new-play programs to the audience and present one local playwright of their choosing to read a short selection of their latest work-in-progress.

The featured organizations are:

This free event will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, in The Jones Theatre, located at Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. The event  is free to the public but reservations are strongly encouraged by clicking here.

The Local Playwrights Slam will help launch the DCPA Theatre Company’s 14th annual Colorado New Play Summit, a two-weekend celebration and showcase of new plays and playwrights. Reading tickets start at just $10 and discounted, all-inclusive packages are available here.

2019 Local Playwrights Slam

  • Local playwrights read excerpts of works in progress
  • 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 16
  • The Jones Theatre,  Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street
  • Free and open to the public but RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE


Video: Our report from the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit’s Local Playwrights Slam, hosted by the Rough Draught Playwrights. Video by  John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.