ABOUT THE SUMMER INTENSIVE

Program Description: An engaging three-week playwriting intensive! Writers ages 15-22 team with instructors to practice the art of playwriting and develop short new plays. Plays are produced over a weekend of performances using professional actors and directors.

Two nationally renowned playwrights will lead day-long Master Classes during the Intensive, offering students the opportunity to learn from the leading voices in American theatre in an intimate setting.

To be eligible for the Intensive, Playwrights must be:

  • Between the ages of 15-22 during the Summer Intensive.
  • Committed to developing a new short play during the Intensive.

Playwriting Intensive schedule:

  • 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Each day begins with a physical warm-up, ensemble-generated poetry and a balance of guided exercises and self-directed writing time allowing playwrights to discover the play that is emerging. Feedback from nationally recognized playwrights and writing mentors along with the collaborative nature of the rehearsal and revision process all combine to support the playwright in a challenging yet satisfying development process.

Program Cost:

  • The cost for the Summer Intensive is $750.00
  • Partial and full scholarships are available based on need and merit.

Program Director:

Dee Covington heads the Curious New Voices youth playwriting program, entering its 14th season. She is a founding member of Curious Theatre Company with over 20 years of experience working with teenagers in a variety of theatrical settings, including the nationally recognized teen theatre company Break the Cycle and the prestigious Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

SUMMER INTENSIVE HISTORY

Master Playwrights: Kristoffer Diaz and Tasha Gordon-Solmon
Mentors: Dee Covington and Josh Hartwell

Playwrights:
Lamaria Aminah
Megan Anderson
Kevin Douglas
Alejandro Fundora
Christian Gill
Nolan Kelly
Eric Moore
Linnea C. Valdivia
Patrick Williams
Enea A. Winfield

Master Playwrights: Thomas Bradshaw, Lauren Yee, Karen Zacarias
Mentors: Dee Covington, Emily Dendinger, Josh Hartwell, John Jurcheck, Jess Robblee

Playwrights:
Lamaria Aminah
Jordy Gertner
Katie Hogan
Dyllan Moran
Bella O’Brien
Camille Sauers
Nilufer Yuce

Master Playwrights: Bruce Graham, Anne Washburn, A. Zell Williams
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Jess Robblee

Playwrights:
Bryson Brooks
Shawn Cremer
Trinity Goderstad
Nolan Kelly
Dina Knott
Emma Miner
Bella O’Brien

Master Playwrights: Jessica Dickey, Krik Lynn, Octavio Solis
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, John Jurcheck, Jess Robblee

Playwrights:
Shawn Cremer
Anne Friednash
Nolan Kelly
Avery Martinez
Emma Miner
Isabella O’Brien
Francesco Viola III

Master Playwrights: Dan LeFranc, Steven Sapp, Anne Washburn
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Jess Robblee

Playwrights:
James Ryan Dinneen
Gina Lovell
Erik Reusink
Jackson Schwartz
Jake Smith
Francesco Viola III

Master Playwrights: Michael Hollinger, Carson Kreitzer, Lloyd Suh
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Steve Moulds

Playwrights:
Mateo Correa
Colin Cowperthwaite
Shawn Cremer
Zachary Reeve Davidson
Scott Egleston
Annaleisa Friednash
Ashlyn Mooney
Erik Morrison
Brodie Pugh
Zoe Rhulen
Keegan Schuett
Machelle Selken

Master Playwrights: Steven Dietz, Laura Eason, Kristoffer Diaz
Mentors: Dee Covington, Meridith Friedman, Josh Hartwell

Playwrights:
Brenna Baker
Josh Brown
Mateo Correa
Colin Cowperthwaite
Zach Davidson Cantor
Addie Hubert
Brendan Jordan
Marek Muller
Zoe Rhulen
Raechel Sherwood
Max Stewart

Master Playwrights: Annie Baker, Allison Moore, Rogelio Martinez
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Meridith Friedman

Playwrights:
Brenna Baker
Philip Ballentine
Anna Barnes
Maddie Barr
Emily Boldt
Jake Brasch
Josh Brown
Monterey Buchanan
Zach Cantor
Zynab Hashim
Brendan Jordan
Joe Orzynski
Paige Roth
Sam Van Wetter
Anna Zumbahlen

Master Playwrights: Elisa Davis, Adam Bock, Allison Moore
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Pesha Rudnick

Playwrights:
Anna Barnes
Erin Bilir
Antoine Boyd
Jake Brasch
Josh Brown
Monterey Buchanan
Megan Hatch
Brendan Jordan
Madeleine Joyce
Paige Roth
Christina Weathersby
Anna Zumbahlen

Master Playwrights: Jordan Harrison, Elaine Romero, Quiara Alegría Hudes
Mentors: Dee Covington, Josh Hartwell, Pesha Rudnick

Playwrights:
Keith Boos
Monterey Buchanan
Emma Lee Franklin
Connor Gallagher
Ben Lee
Ryan McCabe
Alexandra Prestia-Turner
Luke Slattery
Gianna Starble
Bailey Williams
Anna Woodward
Anna Zumbahlen

Master Playwrights: Allison Moore, Steven Sapp, Leigh Fondakowski
Mentors: Dee Covington, Laura Tesman, Pesha Rudnick

Playwrights:
Monterey Buchanan
Whitney Gaines
Rose Green
Erica Fox
Lauren Neal
Lara Peguero
Luke Slattery
Cassandra Stroud
Michael Thompson
Kat Urice
Ryland Warner
Bailey Williams

Master Playwrights: Joan Holden, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Steven Sapp
Movement Workshop: MacArthur Genius recipients Eiko and Koma
Mentors: Dee Covington, Laura Tesman

Playwrights:
Mitch Colley
Mario Luis Gonzales
Noah Hunt
Kevin Kline
Joey M.
Hannah Montgomery
Bobby Sebik
Aubrey Ellen Shomo
Caitlin Thomlinson
Annie Woodward

Master Playwrights: Elaine Romero, Steve Sapp, Suzan-Lori Parks
Mentors: Dee Covington, Laura Tesman, Bonnie Metzgar

Playwrights:
Mitch Colley
Alex Csedrik
Mario Louis Gonzales
Shevek Majors-Peer
Hannah Rae Montgomery
Max Posner
Stevo Ptacek
Aubrey Ellen Shomo
Mike Thompson
Alexandra Trow
Nikkie Urquieta
Royce Wood
Annie Woodward

Master Playwrights: Bridget Carpenter, Eric Coble, Martin Moran, Elaine Romero
Mentors: Dee Covington, Laura Tesman, Tracy Shaffer Witherspoon

Playwrights:
Noah Anderson
Natalie Bograd
Kay Kron
Max Posner
Erin Soares
Jessica Montoya Starr
Sandina Tanguma
Shaleec Thomas
Dylan Ward
Royce Wood

CURIOUS NEW VOICES IS SUPPORTED BY

Isabelle Clark
John G. Duncan Charitable Trust
Sidney E. Frank Foundation – Colorado Fund
The Nord Family Foundation