Theater 29 CoLab 2020-2021, in Denver, announces a commission and collaboration opportunity; furthering their commitment to collaborative and playwright developed and produced new work by Colorado playwrights. NOTE: Playwrights who apply for the CoLab Program will also be considered for other events, development, and production opportunities at Theater 29.
March 20, 2020, or until 100 submissions have been received
For detailed information and application instructions – CLICK HERE
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM – Commission and Development
Stage One: Five to seven Colorado playwrights will be selected to write and collaboratively develop a collection of short plays. Once selected, playwrights will be given criteria for the commissioned writing, which may include but not be limited to, a specific theme, number and age range of characters, setting, and props. Playwrights who successfully complete Stage One will receive a $100 commission for their work and will be considered to move on to Stage Two.
Stage Two: Selected playwrights will participate in the development, planning, marketing, and execution of a public reading or workshop of their commissioned works in early December 2020. The CoLab Program will provide any necessary funding for a reading or workshop.
2021 – Collaborative Production Opportunity
Playwrights who successfully complete the 2020 Commission and Development Phase of the Program will be considered for a collaborative production of their commissioned works at Theater 29 in 2021. The CoLab Program will provide funding for the potential 2021 production. Selected playwrights will participate in the planning, marketing, and house management of a 2021 production.
ABOUT THEATER 29
Founded in May 2018 and located in northwest Denver, Theater 29 is home to a network of self-producing Colorado playwrights who have the freedom to develop and produce the work they want to see on stage. To date, Theater 29 has seen 9 productions and 12 nights of staged readings featuring new plays by 19 Colorado playwrights. This is what happens when local playwrights run the show . . . and it’s working!
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Denver, CO 80212