Durango PlayFest

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Durango PlayFest Where Stars Shine Brighter!

MISSION: To attract nationally known and emerging artists to Durango, to engage and educate the community while bolstering economic vitality through the development of new works in an intimate and collaborative forum. We strive to make professional artistic expertise and experience accessible to students, educators and community members in the Four Corners region and provide a nurturing environment for playwrights to develop their new work.

PROCESS: Professional playwrights, actors and directors from New York, Los Angeles and regional theaters will spend one week in Durango rehearsing exciting new plays, culminating in performances for a ticketed audience.

Art is essential.

Art gives people a sense of possibility. Art enlivens the spirit of the community. Art broadens our thinking and perspective.

Art feeds the imagination and is what makes us human.

HOSTED BY: Dan Lauria & Wendie Malick


PlayFest Playwrights

Playwrights Emily Dendinger, Lee Blessing and Stephen Nathan at Durango PlayFest 2019

Board of Directors 2019

Christina Erteszek

Terry Bacon

Barbara Noseworthy

Bud Franks

Hunter Johnson

Fran Franks

Teresa Lashley

Debbie Pfeifer

Advisory Board

Dan Lauria

Wendie Malick