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Summit Spotlight: ‘The Comparables’

By John Moore

Laura Schellhardt’s The Comparables, a contemporary play inspired in part by Jean Genet’s The Maids, takes a biting look at look at competition among women in the workplace.

Here’s our inside look at the making of this compelling new work that debuts with readings at the 2014 Colorado New Play Summit Feb. 7-9, 2014. Featured are director Braden Abraham and actors Laura Gehringer, Cheyenne Casebier and Jamie Ann Romero.

Favorite line: “I can smell success on a person … and you smell like cheese.”

Video by John Moore.

Photos: 2014 Colorado New Play Summit, Day 1 

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"Victory Jones" Director Wendy C. Goldberg and actor Ben Morrow

By John Moore

The 2014 Colorado New Play Summit opens Friday, but the work began in earnest today as the casts and creative teams for all five new readings gathered, met … and got to work.

Now in its ninth year, the Colorado New Play Summit has become one of the most important new-play festivals in America. Last year, four Summit readings earned their way onto the 2013-14 season.

2014 Colorado New Play Summit will complete “Plainsong” trilogy

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Jamie Ann Romero and Quincy Dunn-Baker read “The Legend of Georgia McBride” at the 2013 Colorado New Play Summit. Photo by Kyle Malone.

By John Moore

The Denver Center Theatre Company’s 9th annual Colorado New Play Summit will include a reading based on the novel Benediction, completing author Kent Haruf’s trilogy of rural Colorado tales, all  adapted for the stage by Eric Schmiedl.

The Colorado New Play Summit previously introduced Haruf’s “Plainsong” in 2007 and “Eventide” in 2009, both of which went on to full productions on Denver Center mainstage seasons.