Who We Are
For the past twenty-two summers, the Colorado New Play Festival – a 501 (c)(3) non-profit – 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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Colorado New Play Festival is full of surprising, emotional, and inspiring moments: