Christy Montour-Larson  |  Breakout Session

Christy joins Tira Palmquist (playwright), Heather Helinsky (dramaturg), and Jeni Mahoney (Artistic Director and Playwright) for a panel discussion entitled, "Developing Development: Examining the Principles and Practices of New Play Development and New Play Festivals". This breakout session focuses on the realities of new play development, workshops and festivals, and discusses what the best practices for bringing new plays from conception to production. While promoting the work of women in theatre is important and timely, it's important to take a close look at new play development and new play festivals, to make sure that these opportunities both support the work of the artists as well as foster better work. Tira, Heather, Christy, and Jeni discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of new play development, and offer models for better approaches. 

About Christy

Christy Montour-Larson has directed over 75 productions from Shakespeare to Pinter to musicals to the newest works in America. She is a multiple Denver Post Ovation and Colorado Theatre Guild Henry award-winning director, recently named Top Director by Westword Magazine, 5280 Magazine and CBS4 Denver.

A member of the Artistic Company at Curious Theatre, her recent directing credits include Sex With Strangers, Good People, Time Stands Still and Red. Nationally, Christy has directed at New American Theatre, Rochester Civic Theatre, Duluth Playhouse, Dark Horse Theatre, and Seven Devils Playwright Conference, where she sits on the board of directors.