Gareth Saxe of 'You Lost Me,' at the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit reading. Its first public performance in January 17. Photo by John Moore.

How development works: Finding the play in ‘You Lost Me’

‘Everything you thought you knew about the story of You Lost Me could be completely different’ Every writer’s process is as individual as the writers are themselves. Theatre is a collaborative experience. However, the playwright is often doing their work in isolation. The joy of new-play development comes from opening up the process to other […]

‘twenty50’: What’s the cultural cost of taking a slice from America’s power pie?

Near-future world-premiere play considers the consequences of assimilation Playwright Tony Meneses was intrigued when he came across a Pew Research Center study that predicted 2050 will be the year the U.S. population will no longer have a white majority. That, in itself, could make for a compelling “near-future” pot-boiler. Imagine: What will white people do […]

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