Attention Playwrights and Poets

Brief by Central Staff

Arts – March 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

If you’ve ever wanted to write a play and see it performed, the Crystal Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Westcliffe would like to hear from you.

It’s sponsoring New Colorado Voices 2000, its second annual one-act play competition.

Five one-act plays will be honored, and two will be staged at the Jones Theater in Westcliffe next summer, with the playwrights each receiving $100. Last year’s winners were Susan Hering of Boulder and Jonathan Ambler of Rye.

Entrants must be Colorado residents or students attending Colorado institutions, and preference goes to plays with small casts and one set. Deadline for entering is April 1.

Submissions must follow a specified format which space precludes publishing here. Particulars are available from the Crystal Mountain Center at P.O. Box 790, Westcliffe CO 81252; telephone contact Elizabeth French 719-783-2182; website

And if you’re a poet interested in improving your craft, you can get some guidance from Laurie Wagner Buyer of Fairplay, an award-winner and an occasional contributor to these pages.

She’s offering “Playing around with Poetry,” a six-week, twice-a-week workshop starting April 3 in the Fairplay Library, and there will be no charge. To enroll, sign up at the library, or call her at 719-836-2890.