New Works Festival

Jun 15, 2012 -Jun 17, 2012

Steamboat Springs

New Works

BRAND NEW WORKS PREMIERED! The New Works Festival, now in its 15th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to develop new pieces of theatre and dance while mentoring new talent in each medium. ACT, South Coast Repertory, Primary Stages, Denver Center Theatre Company, and Thang Dao Dance will develop 5 different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield . Presented under the artistic direction of Andrew Leynse, (Artistic Director of Primary Stages, NYC), chaired by Karolynn Lestrud, and with sponsorship from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the New Works Festival will be held June 15th-17th.


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Friday, June 15th
8:00pm KINSHIP by Carey Perloff, MAIN STUDIO (Presented in partnership with American Conservatory Theater)

Saturday, June 16th
1:00pm THE VAST IN-BETWEEN by Laura Eason, JULIE HARRIS (Presented in partnership with Denver Center Theatre Company)
4:00pm THE FEW by Samuel D. Hunter, JULIE HARRIS (Presented in partnership with South Coast Repertory)

Sunday, June 17th
2:00pm PERRY-MANSFIELD: A LOVE STORY by Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman,  MAIN STUDIO (Presented in partnership with Primary Stages)


Single tickets for each staged reading are $15; individual tickets for the dance performance are $20. All tickets are available for purchase after May 1. A special Festival Weekend Ticket Package is available for $60 and includes all staged readings, dance presentation, and festival receptions.

For tickets and information, please call 800-430-2787 or 970-879-7125. For lodging and area information, please visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort online.


New Works Festival 2012 Press Kit


The New Works program was founded in 1997 to provide a collaborative forum for voices of the arts. Each season, artists are afforded the rare opportunity of professional-grade workshops being lead and performed by our nation’s leading artisans in composition, writing and dance.

Our 2002, 2003 and 2004 guest-artist-of-honor was Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer Mr. Stephen Schwartz, whose generous dedication to new talent is unparalleled.

During the final stages of New Works, students attend workshops, readings and master classes lead by the finest people in the business. Select students are afforded the opportunity to participate, gaining first-hand knowledge of the professional process.

Past festival works include “The Receptionist” by Adam Bock (received critical acclaim at Manhattan Theatre Club) “Lydia” by Octavio Solis (Denver Center Theatre Company), “The Blue Flower” by Jim Bauer & Ruth Bauer (Prospect Theatre at the West End Theatre), “Plainsong” by Eric Schmiedl (Denver Center Theatre Company), “A Sleeping Country” by Melanie Marnich (Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park), and “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown” with books & lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and music by Brian Lowdermilk, among others.