The students come from varying backgrounds, some of them riding the bus into Denver regularly from neighboring cities. They are phenomenally focused, Covington says; often, when she first walks into the room, she finds them already hard at work, and many exchange writing with each other at the end of each day. One past student, Max Posner, had never written a play before attending the intensive. Now in college, he has had work produced on both coasts. They catch fire to the form itself, says Covington.
There will be staged readings of the students efforts featuring Denver actors and directors today through Sunday at 7 p.m. at Curious, 1080 Acoma Street; admission is free, or a suggested donation of $5. Call 303-623-0524 or go to www.curioustheatre.org.
July 31-Aug. 2, 7 p.m., 2009