Curios‘ New Artist Series:
Curio: something unusual, worthy of collecting.
The Curios staged readings are a cornerstone of a Theatre Group‘s New Artist Series. Playwrights are selected to visit Silverton for 1-8 week residencies during the summer season.
Writers work in development with visual artists, musicians, professional actors, local community members and college interns studying theatre. The series culminates in a week of staged readings followed by talk back sessions with panelists, actors and members of the community.
A Theatre Group strives to create an environment that will provide artists with a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to develop work. ATG believes in supporting the relationship between the professional, emerging, and community artist. Each has equal value, and each mutually inform artistic growth.
This season Jenni Boran and Adam Failk will each present a staged reading of there current work on July 28th & 29th. Each presentation will be followed by a community talk back session.
Jenni Prange Boran is a writer and artist living in Tacoma, WA. Her feature-length screenplay THE FALLS advanced in Final Draft’s 2011 Big Break competition and was selected for participation in Caught in the ACT, a professional quarterly script reading series co-sponsored by the ACT Theatre and Seattle’s screenwriting program TheFilmSchool. Another feature, MOTHER KILLER, advanced in 2011’s Just Effing Entertain Me competition. Her artwork has been showcased across the country and has been reproduced on CD covers and labels for three varietals at The Harbinger Winery. She also does editorial work for a handful of publications which can be seen alongside her blog at www.jenniprangeboran.com.
Adam Falik received his MFA in playwriting from University of New Orleans. He is currently a professor of English and writing at Southern University of New Orleans. He has had four full-length plays performed, including his opera, ee me & pollock thee, which was nominated for a Big Easy Award. In addition to theatrical efforts, Adam writes fiction, as well as essays about the visual arts. He is a regular contributor to Artvoices Magazine, and has authored The Saratoga Collection (UNO Press).
Join us for these new works at:
1303 Greene Street
Past Participants of the New Artist series include:
Craig is Asst. Professor at the University of Colorado Denver.
He was a staff writer for the hit series Northern Exposure.
His plays have been produced at Lincoln Center, Actors Theatre
at Louisville, Yale Rep. Craig won the 2007 Penn Center USA's
Best in the West award for his play Mayakovsky Takes the Stage.
Peter‘s plays have been produced in New York, Iowa, Colorado, Minneapolis, and Tucson.
An adjunct faculty member at Fordham University, Peter is the co-founder of Unbound,
a weekly writing group dedicated to the development of new work for the American theatre.
Peter Gil-Sheridan is a writer and director whose play Topsy Turvy Mouse was named the
winner of the Smith Prize, awarded by the National New Play Network for an
outstanding political play. The same play, written at the Sundance Institute‘s Writer‘s Retreat
at Ucross, has been recently been developed by the Cherry Lane Mentor Project,
New York Theatre Workshop and the Toy Box Theatre. Peter has received a Jerome
fellowship at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and has worked as an artist in Residence at The Guthrie
Theatre. His work has been seen/developed at The Kennedy Center, the New York International Fringe Festival,
The University of Colorado at Boulder, A Theatre Group of Silverton, Colorado, the figments, Working
for Tips Productions, Riverside Theatre of Iowa City, and Prospect Theatre Company.
Finnian received his MFA in Playwriting at the University of Iowa.
was selected for the 2006 (GAP) Global Age Project
at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, California and was performed there in 2006.
He has taught at the University and Colorado at Denver, The University of Iowa
and currently teaches writing in Visalia California. His plays
Cherryville and Jeans and Tennies
received staged readings in Silverton‘s New Artist Series.
Recently, his play Spit was performed at the University of Colorado in 2008.
His work has been performed in Los Angeles, Oklahoma, Iowa City, and Denver.
Jeannine‘s award-winning plays have been staged and read in Minnesota, Iowa,
New York, and Colorado. She is a founding member of the Minneapolis-based
Company Unbound. Jeannine‘s play Planting Shelly Ann was recently produced by
The Workhaus collective in Minneapolis; a play she developed during her
residency in Silverton in the summer of 2008.
Connie has been an artist for 25 years. Her art has been seen in galleries, museums,
and private collections in the U.S. and has toured in France and Africa.
She creates embroideries, metal sculpture, and drawings.
Blair's play Anchor Baby received a staged reading at the Southwest Colorado Community Theatre Festival in 2007 and has been produced by the Lake City Cabin Fever Players in April and July 2008. She has written several full-length plays.