Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents profound theatrical stories that inspire our audiences and enrich our community. We hold an annual new play competition for parent playwrights called "Generations".

The name comes from BETC's goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays, and to empower playwrights to generate new work. Each year, one...
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents profound theatrical stories that inspire our audiences and enrich our community. We hold an annual new play competition for parent playwrights called "Generations".

The name comes from BETC's goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays, and to empower playwrights to generate new work. Each year, one playwright is chosen to join BETC in Boulder for a one-week residency. During the residency, the selected playwright works with a professional director, dramaturg, and actors to develop and revise the selected script. This weeklong revision process culminates in a public reading of the script and post-reading talkback session. We include childcare stipends to be used by the selected parent playwright during this residency, and work with the playwright to develop a rehearsal schedule appropriate to their family needs.

Our 2018-19 competition submission window will be from May 30 to June 15, 2018, or when our 250-submission cap is reached.