August 12 - 14, 2005
The first event was such a grand success that we are happy to announce the second Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region, August 12-14, 2005. Called "...the most significant event of its kind in the history of Colorado." by John Moore, Theatre Critic for the Denver Post
, the inaugural event featured Lee Blessing, Steven Dietz, Nagle Jackson, Aoise Stratford, Terry Dodd, Jane Page, Steven Fendrich and Edith Weiss as esteemed luminaries. Over 500 participants shared 3 days and evenings involved in stimulating, informative and entertaining sessions that featured excellent performances by local actors and directors in 28 plays written by playwrights from throughout the Western United States. The performances were followed by inspiring and spirited discussions with the audience and facilitated by the luminaries. There were also panel discussions focusing on issues in playwriting led by our guest artists. The second Playwrights Showcase promises to be all this and more! Based on feedback from the first Showcase, we are planning some changes in the format and are expanding to include breakout sessions and a Playwrights Boot Camp on August 11. We hope to see you there!
Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region is created to support the original work of playwrights living in the western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Presented in partnership by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and Red Rocks Community College’s Theatre Arts and Dance department
, this special event is for playwrights, producers, directors, actors, educators and community members who are interested in sharing a vital and stimulating experience that celebrates contemporary theatre arts.
The Showcase includes three full days and evenings of original play readings followed by critical discussions led by a panel of theatre luminaries. In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in inspiring workshops and also network with professional playwrights, directors, producers, actors, educators and other theatre artists. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host the Showcase in its state-of-the-art facilities in Arvada, Colorado.
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See the Guest Artists and Luminaries
Full Event Registration:
(All events, days and evenings)
Register before August 1, 2005, $75.00
Register after August 1, 2005, $90.00
One Day Showcase Registration:
(All events in one day and evening)
Register before August 1, 2005, $30.00
Register after August 1, 2005, $40.00
(Morning, afternoon or evening)
One session only, $15.00
Lunches will be available for purchase onsite
Register by calling the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200