CNPS Playwrights 2020

2020 Colorado New Play Summit plays and playwrights announced

Playwrights span Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Colorado Springs native and ‘the definitive voice of Middle Eastern American theatre’

High School Playwriting 2019. Photo by John Moore

Video: Student playwriting competition opens eyes, raises voices

In six years, DCPA Education’s regional writing program has engaged nearly 17,000 students

Video: Student playwrights take audiences to brave new worlds

Four public performances of student-written play ‘Technical Difficulties’ will be staged this Friday, June 15

New Denver Center plays take center stage in Seattle, San Diego

Theatre Company’s first co-productions in two decades open for West Coast audiences on back-to-back nights.

'The Book of Will' wins national critics' Steinberg New Play Award

Lauren Gunderson scores the nation’s largest prize for new plays, which comes with a $25,000 cash award

Deeper dive: A closer look at ‘Last Night and the Night Before’

Powerful new play emerges from the Colorado New Play Summit to tell authentic story about a young girl navigating trauma.

Look back: 2018 Colorado New Play Summit got real

Readings explored contemporary social issues through the lens of real stories taken from the recent and distant past

Summit Spotlight: Barbara Seyda’s collision with voices of the dead

By listening to the voices of history, playwright brings the voice of a hanged slave to Colorado New Play Summit stage

Summit Spotlight: Kemp Powers on a matter that’s black and white

New play explores when the bond between biracial twins, like the Space Shuttle Challenger, goes up in smoke.

Summit Spotlight: David Jacobi on affluenza, the rich man’s plague

Ethan Couch drove drunk and killed four people. Apparently he was too rich to know right from wrong.