In the past ten years, CRT has made a concerted effort to foster new works, and during that time, approximately one-third of all its productions have been original plays. In 2011, this commitment was formalized as “Headwaters"
For many, this region is conducive to creativity, the telling of new and old stories, and so narratives bubble out of artists like water out of the mountains. CRT’s Headwaters program takes advantage of this generative setting to foster the development of new works. While other arts organizations have a similar interest and commitment to the creation of new works, CRT has narrowed the focus in order to better serve the artists and stories of this region.
CRT can provide an artist with financial resources, artistic mentorship, rehearsal and living space, and a network of actors for play readings and workshops. For those artists working to tell the stories of the Southwest. Headwaters provides a respected partner and a creative home to explore their craft and hone their skills.
The West is a landscape in which we can tell epic stories and CRT is committed to being the stage for those stories.
"As a playwright, if I were to conjure my perfect new play development experience, it would look a lot like the experience I just thoroughly enjoyed at Creede Repertory Theatre. The high level of artistry at CRT in general, combined with the uniquely peaceful natural environment, made this the perfect place for me to spend time away from the demands and pressures of real life to work on Sisyphus, Wyoming. It was a tremendous gift to work with a director, cast, dramaturg, guest playwright, and stage manager, all with considerable talents and insights, all on board for the single purpose of supporting me in the development of this play. Wow. As much as I enjoyed the incredible experience of working on my script, the shows I got to see during my time at CRT provided significant artistic rejuvenation and excitement in and of themselves. I've never had a better experience working on a new play."
-Greg Owens, author of Sisyphus, Wyoming - 2012 Headwaters Festival Selection
2014 Headwaters Festival: August 29, 2014
CRT's 50th Anniversary Commission! Ghost Light by Nagle Jackson
Untitled Play by John DiAntonio
Taking submissions for preferably bilingual (Spanish) TYA play
CRT has a long standing committment to new Theatre for Young Audiences plays! Click here for our 2014 call for submissions!
Headwaters Submission Guidelines:
*10 - 20 page excerpt
*Cover sheet with your name, contact info, and a synopsis
Hard copies should be mailed to:Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn: Headwaters, PO Box 269, Creede, CO 81130