Telluride Playwrights Festival
It’s a bit early to have information about the 2016 Telluride Playwright’s Festival, but it’s not too early to book lodging. Many veteran festivarians book their condos and hotel rooms a year in advance and the town of Telluride is mostly sold out six months before the festival! Come back later for more information on this festival.
The Telluride Playwright's Festival is a six day intensive workshop for playwrights, actors, and directors to refine their craft and written work. The festival is put on by Sparky Productions, a non-profit that offers playwrights the unique experience of working in a Rocky Mountain setting. The goal is to help playwrights fulfill their vision in an intimate workshop setting beneath the San Juan Mountain peaks.
Plays are chosen from a submission system; playwrights are then offered the opportunity to travel to Telluride to work with a group of actors, directors, and fellow playwrights to refine their work. The week culminates in staged readings of the work at the Sheridan Opera House. The public is encouraged to participate in a feedback session following the reading.
In the past, plays have gone on to be produced in Denver, New York City, and Chicago, all with the label, "Made in Telluride." As part of the festival, there will be shows for the public to see.
The Schedule from 2015 was:
Friday, July 24th, there will be an improv night at the Sheridan Opera House. Doors open at 7:30PM, show at 8PM. Indivual tickets at the door for $20. Saturday, July 25th, there will be "conversation: new plays for new theatre" at the Sheridan Opera House Gallery Room. 11AM, and free to the public. There will also be "Stupid F****** Bird," a staged reading at the Sheridan Opera House. Doors open at 7:30PM, show at 8PM. Individual tickets at the door for $20. *Features adult content, for 18 years and older. Sunday, July 26th, there will be a staged reading at the Sheridan Opera House. Doors open at 7:30PM, show at 8PM. Individual tickets at the door for $20. *Features adult content, for 18 years and older.