See Tomorrow’s Great Plays – in Durango, Colorado Today: Durango PlayFest 2021

Durango PlayFest – A Four-Corners New Play Festival

The 3rd annual Durango PlayFest kicks off August 2nd, 2021, when professional theatre artists gather for a week to develop and workshop new plays before showcasing them in front of the community.

Our Durango PlayFest Hosts: Actors Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick

Durango PlayFest grew from the passion of a dedicated committee of local community members and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years” and “Pitch”) and Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me!” and “Hot in Cleveland”)

Playwriting Festival Audiences Experience the Creative Process

Durango PlayFest is  an incubator for professional actors, directors and playwrights as well as regional artists to develop new work.  Audiences will have a window into their creative process and interact with them during panels, artists talks, parties and post show talkbacks.

Theatre Arts Festival at a Glance

The summer playwriting festival culminates with exciting stage readings of original stories and an up-close-and-personal journey into the art of storytelling. Each of the plays will have a script-in-hand readings at local venues in Durango. Talkback sessions, workshops, panels, a festival party and other events throughout the week offer an unparalleled opportunity to participate in this wildly-creative Southwest Colorado Arts Festival.

For more information on how you can plug into this thrilling pioneer effort, sign up for our mailing list on the Contact Us page and stay tuned for more details about the 2021 Durango PlayFest!

COVID-19 Response


We are honored and thankful to be selected by the Southwest Community Foundations one of the ten arts and culture organizations in La Plata County  to participate in the Community Concerts Reimagined Event . Thank you again to you our Durango PlayFest Community and our Community Foundation sponsors and participants: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Rochester Hotel, Four Corners Community Bank , Ignacio KSUT Public Radio, KDUR, Be Frank Foundation, Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Durango Arts Center, Durango Independent Film Festival, Music in the Mountains, Pine River Arts, Stillwater Music , The Ore House

Meet Our Actors

Countdown to PlayFest 2018


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