CRT announces virtual Headwaters New Play Festival

Courtesy photo Erin Considine

CREEDE  Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is offering a virtual presentation of annual Headwaters New Play Festival. This year’s selections include Twenty-Two by Erin K. Considine, To Saints and Stars by Jordan Ramirez Puckett, and the World Premiere of our 2021 Young Audience Outreach Tour production, El Guayabo/The Guava Tree. Now in its 9th season, the Headwaters New Play Festival gives you a front-row seat (in your own living room) to the process of bringing new plays to life.

About the Plays

Erin K. Considine’s Twenty-Two is the explosive moment between two people who have lost everything that defined them. We lose twenty-two soldiers a day to suicide. This story is an exploration of one woman and one man, both struggling with this unspeakable choice, and the small, quiet hope they find in each other. Boulder-based director Amanda Berg Wilson helms this riveting drama. Content Advisory: Twenty-Two discusses suicide by firearm and contains scenes describing some violence and gun usage.

To Saints and Stars by Jordan Ramirez Puckett. Sofía’s life flashes before her eyes. In the face of death on the first manned mission to Mars, Sofía re-examines her lifelong friendship with Zoe and the age-old conflict between science and faith. Bay-Area artist Lauren Spencer will direct.

Content Advisory: To Saints and Stars contains discussion of implied domestic abuse.

2021 Young Audience Outreach Tour: El Guayabo/The Guava Tree has book and lyrics by Diana Grisanti, with music by Emiliano Messiez, and is directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. A heartwarming musical in English and Spanish, El Guayabo tells the story of the hardest year of Emi’s life: the 3rd grade. This was the year Emi moved from Mexico to Colorado – from one tiny mountain town to another – uprooting everything he had ever loved. It is a story of displacement and resilience, of thinking back on the bullies who hurt us and the friends who saved us.