Funny how some things come full circle. Just three years ago, playwrights Jeffrey Neuman, Nina Miller and I were standing in line on a cold February afternoon to see one of the readings at Denver Center for the Performing Arts' New Play Summit, kvetching about how the event's Playwrights Slam didn't include any local writers. Out of the sky, a gigantic lightening bolt blasted into our brains, and Rough Draught Playwrights was born, providing opportunities for Colorado playwrights to connect with peers, actors, directors, producers and theater enthusiasts through informal readings of their scripts in front of live audiences. Since then, RDP has presented new work from over thirty Colorado playwrights on our stage, many of which have gone on to receive awards, productions, and a notable National New Play Network Rolling Premiere.
Now we are thrilled to announce that Rough Draught Playwrights will be curating the inaugural Local Playwrights Slam during the local weekend of the 2015 Colorado New Play Summit. The Slam will take place in the Jones Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 14 and is free with the purchase of any $10 Summit reading ticket. Tickets are on sale now and are going FAST, so purchase your tickets here.
We can't wait to see you at this very special event - come out and support our vibrant Colorado theatrical community!