Denver Center Theatre Company's 2008 Colorado New Play Summit includes three world premieres, four play readings, a Playwrights Slam, two dinners, welcome reception, farewell reception, breakfasts and lunches.
The three plays are:
Conceived by Theresa Rebeck and Daniel Fish
Written by Theresa Rebeck
A rising TV news anchor is tripped up by her own ambition when she covers a hostage crisis.
by Octavio Solis
A Mexican immigrant family is mired in grief, rage and guilt over a daughter tragically disabled on the eve of her quinceanera (15th birthday). When the undocumented Lydia arrives in El Paso from Mexico to work as a maid for the Flores family, her nearly miraculous bond with the brain-damaged girl elates, then angers and finally destroys the troubled family - and Lydia herself.
by Eric Schmiedl
Based upon the novel written by Kent Haruf
Set on the high plains of eastern Colorado, this adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel unflinchingly portrays love and loss in a small ranching community. A school teacher is left alone to care for his vulnerable sons, while two gruff bachelor brothers - knowing little about life beyond the ranch - awkwardly offer a home to a pregnant teenage girl. As their lives intertwine, they survive harshness and cruelty to recreate family and community.
Plus four staged readings of new works.