2015 Playwrights

In cooperation with the Human Stage and Creede Repertory Theatre, the HBMG Foundation presents the 2015 Winter Writer's Retreat in Creede, Colorado.

Playwrights Kris Bauske, T. Cat Ford, Candyce Rusk, and Claudia Barnett were selected to attend one week of retreating. They stayed in Creede Rep housing nestled amongst the beautiful Sangre de Cristo and the San Juan Mountains in January and February of 2015.

Each writer grabbed coffee with Creede Rep's Artistic Director, Jessica Jackson, and had their script read aloud by local actors including *Kate Berry, Annie Butler, *Logan Ernstthal, and Ann Pittman. Other than that, all they did was write.

Write, write, write.

Breath, escape, and create.

And repeat. For one week.

"I arrived in Creede with just a few pages of a new script—something so daunting I’d been letting it stew indefinitely. By the end of the week, I had 14 scenes. Not only that, but I had the chance to hear my draft read aloud by great actors, and I got feedback that helped me see where my play is headed. I left Creede with a sense of accomplishment and direction—not to mention some glorious photos, fond memories, and new friends.” Claudia Barnett

Winter Writer's Co-op Retreat!

Playwrights Barbara Shaw, Jonson Kuhn, Kendra Phillips, T.Y. Joe, Mary Burkin, and Tom Evans were selected to attend one week of retreating. They lived together in a home nestled amongst the beautiful Sangre de Cristo and the San Juan Mountains overlooking the town of Creede.

Each writer had the opportunity for self-guided writing, and joined other playwrights in having their work read aloud by local actors including *Kate Berry, Annie Butler, *Logan Ernstthal, and Ann Pittman. Playwrights met & dined with the Artistic Director of Creede Repertory Theatre at the co-op, and fed off the creative energy in their house, and the artistic haven that is Creede, Colorado.

The playwrights bonded, networked, exchanged ideas, offered feedback, received advice and encouragement, and, of course, they wrote.

For one week in February. In Colorado. In cooperation.

"Creede has been bliss.” Tom Evans
"Stellar, cold read performances” - Kendra Phillips
"Perfectly wonderful week of beauty, inspiration, creativity, and new friendships.” Barbara Shaw
"The actors’ comments not only respected the writing process but enlightened it.” Mary Burkin

*Member of Actors' Equity



 
Claudia Barnett
Kris Bauske
T. Cat Ford
Candyce Rusk
Mary Burkin             Tom Evans

T.Y. Joe                  Jonson Kuhn

Kendra Phillips       Barbara Shaw