Durango PlayFest

Home / Durango PlayFest

 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. 


Durango PlayFest empowers playwrights by providing a collaborative environment to develop new work with professional actors and directors, culminating in thought-provoking play readings and talkbacks that engage audiences. We create educational and employment opportunities for students and the community, while contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of Southwest Colorado.

0 Plays
by 17 playwrights have been performed since Durango PlayFest's inception in 2018.
0 Plays
have been produced or had other readings around the country.
500 Attendees
During our five seasons.
0 %
of PlayFest’s programming budget goes back into the community in the form of food, lodging, advertising and event space.

Board of Directors


Felicia Lansbury Meyer
Artistic Director

Felicia has oversight of programming, events, workshops, artist management, and contracts with Actors Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. She also serves as producer of the annual festival. Felicia is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Fort Lewis College, where she has been teaching, mentoring students and directing since 2007. Prior to joining FLC, Felicia worked extensively in theatre and television. She holds an MFA in directing from the American Film Institute and a BFA in theatre arts from New York University.

Mandy Mikulencak
Managing Director

Mandy’s duties include day-to-day management of the nonprofit including board support, budget management, grant writing, donor relations, public relations, media relations, social media outreach and strategic planning. She holds a BS in journalism, and has worked in a variety of national communications and publishing roles in the nonprofit sector for almost 35 years. Mandy is also an author of historical and young adult fiction.