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For the past twenty summers, the Colorado New Play Festival – a Colorado not for profit corporation – (formerly the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival) has gathered theatre artists in the beautiful Rocky Mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs to develop new plays for the American theatre with long term support from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Each season, five of America’s leading theatre companies are invited to convene for a week to rehearse in Steamboat Springs. The Festival concludes with a weekend of public readings held at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs and is open to the public and industry professionals.

In the past five years, a total of twenty plays have been developed at the Festival; of these, thirteen have gone on to production, and many have garnered critical success or noteworthy awards.

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