BWW Feature: Creede Repertory Theatre Announces 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival Selections

BWW Feature: Creede Repertory Theatre Announces 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival SelectionsCreede Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce its selections for the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival. CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond.

2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in a public reading August 25th- 26th.

Creative teams and casting will be announced at a later date.


By Barbara Hammond

This subtle, profound story will grip you until the final blackout. Visible from Four States centers around a small American town wrestling with whether to put a cross or a cellphone tower on its only hilltop. As the townspeople grapple over their core beliefs, the local prison warden's friendship deepens with a young man on death row. Barbara Hammond explores the deepest issues of responsibility, tradition, and mercy by placing each of her characters at the modern crossroads of belief and communication. Can an individual carry the moral burden of a nation?


By Moss Kaplan and Greg Ungar

Sam and Ross's life is getting a bit messy: their 15 year-old daughter Ruby is caught sexting, a job opportunity threatens to uproot the family, Sam's mother has become something of a hoarder, and now the family's off to Vermont to help clean out her ramshackle home. But there's more to clean up than is possible for this combustible family. The Mess of Us is an intelligent, big-hearted comedy that will test the bounds of a family's love and leave audiences rolling in the aisles.


By Diana Burbano

Characters from Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPSEST intertwine when a set of twins is shipwrecked on an island. As the siblings race to reunite, they encounter a young girl with magical powers, a deceptively cute fairy, and a horned monster with a heart of gold. Caliban's Island explores the struggle between wishes, dreams and wisdom. Bring the entire family to this witty, whimsical celebration of language and life. Part PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, part Shakespeare, Burbano writes with a unique voice all her own.

The Headwaters New Play Festival will take place August 25th and 26th. Purchase tickets online at or call our box office at 719-658-2540.

About Creede Repertory Theatre:

As a cultural home for artists, residents, and visitors of the West, Creede Repertory Theatre creates a diverse repertory season of plays, new works, and dynamic education programs. Founded in 1966, Creede Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company located at 9,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Each season, CRT produces 7-10 plays in rotating repertory, hosts numerous musical events and concerts, develops new works through the Headwaters New Play Program, and offers nationally recognized educational programming. USA Today called CRT "one of the 10 best places to see the lights way off Broadway" and The Denver Post hailed CRT as "legendary" and "one of the state's top five theatre companies."

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