Headwaters New Play Festival

Submission Guidelines 

To be considered for the Headwaters New Play Festival, a play must never have had a professional production and the playwright must be available to attend the workshop week (August 21-26, 2017). Since 2015’s festival, our goal has been to more accurately reflect the diversity of human experience by reserving one of our two slots for a female playwright. We will continue this at this season’s festival.

What kind of plays are we looking for? The Headwaters program is the source of new plays of the West: plays set in the current, historic, or mystic western United States; plays by playwrights originally from or living in the West; plays that deal with themes connected to the real or mythic West; and plays that re-imagine what “West” means.

The deadline for submissions for the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival is February 16, 2017.

Any plays submitted after this date, will go into consideration for our 2018 Festival. Responses will be sent out by May 1, 2017. CRT will provide travel, housing, and a food stipend for the selected playwrights. Plays read at the festival will be considered for full production in CRT’s 2018 season.

Questions? Contact us at headwaters@creederep.com.

We prefer electronic entries, but if you need to send hard copies they should be mailed to:
Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn: Headwaters, PO Box 269, Creede, CO 81130.