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Thursday, August 11, 2016

3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat

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The HBMG Foundation and Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) are welcoming writers to their community in Colorado for the 3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat.

Last winter, 30 playwrights from throughout the country accepted our invitation for an extraordinary creative retreat. This year, we are extending invitations to dramaturgs and directors as well. We want to share our winter with any playwright or group of artists who seek a place to recharge and create. If you are a playwright, director, dramaturg or producer, we invite you to apply.

Nestled in between the cliffs of this winter Colorado wonderland is a Lord D Theatre boasting some of the best performances in the western United States. HBMG Foundation and CRT want to use the serenity and creative energy of the Rocky Mountains to set the stage for new play development. You’ll stay in CRT housing, meet with artistic staff, enjoy dinner with staff and friends, and potentially have an opportunity to have your play read out loud by equity actors who have stayed the winter.

Details: You are welcome to stay and write for one week (Sunday through Saturday) January 1st –February 18. The retreat is divided into solo weeks and two group weeks. We want you to use this time for writing, networking and recharging. This is not a competition. We want you to create. If you choose, you may elect to have your play read by actors in an intimate salon setting. Afterward, you will receive feedback from the actors, staff and invited guest. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development if any. The reading could be at the beginning or end of your stay. Our goal is not to judge your work, but to provide you feedback for its development. Artists whose works are ready, may be encouraged to submit a piece to CRT’s Headwater’s Festival for New Plays. CRT has invited playwrights from the past two years to be a part of CRT’s Headwaters Festival.

If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed, we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, and accommodations. You are welcome to bring actors, director or co-creators with you – for readings or planning pow wows.

Wanna know more about us? The internet has the answers!

To apply for your “week of writing getaway,” contact Ann at apittman@hbmginc.com . Introduce yourself professionally and personally, and include details on what you’ll be working on and the dates you would be interested in staying.

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