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August 1-2, 2014 at 7 p.m
CURIOUS NEW VOICES SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL


You're invited to a festival of fresh, new short plays straight from the inventive minds of the Curious New Voices writers. Join us for two nights of gutsy and unexpected playwriting brought to the Curious stage by Colorado's best directors and actors.

This year we welcome guest playwrights, Jessica Dickey, Kirk Lynn, and Octavio Solis!

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THE MAKINGS OF A HOLOCAUST 

BRING TO YOUR SCHOOL THIS YEAR!
 
The Makings of a Holocaust is a unique experience designed for middle and high school students. The Curious New Voices presentations explore history, racism and cultural differences, while inviting students to relate past experiences to current issues of bullying, tolerance and growing a compassionate community. You may choose from either our Curious New Voices & The Colorado Chamber Players package or Curious New Voices Two Play package featuring two teen-written short plays. See below for more information:

Curious New Voices & The Colorado Chamber Players Package
Curious New Voices and The Colorado Chamber Players come together to create a stirring piece of theatre that interweaves the short play, Goldineh Medina, written by Curious New Voices' writer Hannah Rae Montgomery with music by Ervin Schulhoff, a Jewish composer who perished in a concentration camp, and performed by The Colorado Chamber Players.  

Goldineh Medina tells the story of a young crippled Jewish immigrant in 1915 who dreams of buying a Ford automobile as a way to establish his worth and citizenship in this new America. Curious New Voices & The Chamber Players package was very well-received at Aspen Academy, Emily Griffith High School, Graland Country Day School, and Stanley British Primary School.      

Curious New Voices Two Play Package  
Curious New Voices writer Hannah Rae Montgomery's Goldineh Medina is paired with Curious New Voices playwright Luke Slattery's Icarus, about a woman who chooses to risk her life by hiding a young Jewish girl fleeing persecution. Together these performances create a package of two short teen-written plays dealing with the Holocaust. Curious New Voices Two Play package was received with great acclaim at Campus Middle School.

To book a package for your school or organization contact Education Director, Dee Covington.


CURIOUS NEW VOICES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation, Curious New Voices Founding Sponsor
Isabelle Clark
Sidney E. Frank Foundation—Colorado Fund
Kinder Morgan Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

 

WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OUR CNV ALUMNI!

Max Posner’s short play was part of the noted Humana Festival, 2011.

Sam Van Wetter won the National Thespian Conference with aplay he wrote at CNV.

Joey Borne’s short play developed at CNV was part of Element: a New Play Festival in Chicago.

Hannah Montgomery recently graduated from Yale with her Masters in Dramaturgy.

Mario Gonzalez founded Round Belly Theatre in San Francisco.

Stephen Sondheim’s young playwrights competition, YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS INC, has awarded these Curious New Voices writers a New York workshop and production: Max Posner, Bailey Williams, Gianna Starble, Jake Brasch, Paige Roth, and Josh Brown.

Cassandra Stroud had a play produced at Barnard College, part of Columbia University.

 

Are you a CNV alum with news?  Tell Dee at Dee@curioustheatre.org

I could not have asked for a better play, nor cast and director, nor teacher, and I really appreciate everything that you all have done for me and my characters.- Joe Orzinsky, CNV '08-'11

I was super nervous about writing that first draft but your guidance helped get me through it, and in the end I knew that by working through everything that I had a solid play I could be proud of. Thank you so, so much, for all that you did with the meetings, the actors and everything else in between.  - Genell Britton, CNV '10-'11

It's important for you to know how crazy beautiful the thing you do is.
- Jake Brasch, CNV '09-'11 (currently in NYU's Drama program)

 

Previous Curious New Voices Visiting Playwrights:

2013: Steven Sapp, Dan LeFranc, Anne Washburn

2012: Michael Hollinger, Carson Kreitzer, Lloyd Suh

2011:  Steven Dietz, Laura Eason, Kristoffer Diaz

2010:  Allison Moore, Rogelio Martinez, Annie Baker

2009: Eisa Davis, Adam Bock, Allison Moore

2008: Jordan Harrison, Elaine Romero, Quiara Alegria Hudes

2007: Allison Moore, Steven Sapp, Leigh Fondakowski

2006: Joan Holden, Steven Sapp, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Dan Dietz

2005: Elaine Romero, Steven Sapp, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel

2004: Elaine Romero, Martin Moran, Eric Coble, Bridget Carpenter


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RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS

Past and current partners include:  Colorado Academy, Denver School of the Arts, the Creative Learning Academy, Flagstaff Academy, New America School, Sunset Middle School, Think 360 Arts

Playwriting Workshops and Residencies: Uses writing exercises to develop the basic skills of playwriting, with emphasis on principles of character development, plot and imagination. Grade Levels: 9-12; college

Adaptive Theatre Workshop: uses basic theatre games and techniques to teach curriculum through a creative lens that caters to a variety of learning styles. Grade Levels: 9-12; college

Contact Education Director Dee Covington to Learn More!

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