CREEDE— HBMG Foundation presents the National Winter Playwrights Retreat. A playwright based retreat, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat (NWPR) prioritizes the playwright, not the work being produced.
Playwrights have an opportunity to have work read or sung, conversation over dinners and coffees, sightseeing in the San Juan Mountains and an introduction to local theatres. The retreat provides respite and renewal for playwrights. However, the artist's rejuvenation inevitably finds its way into her art. In enabling the playwright freedom from expectations, HBMG Foundation enables the art.
HBMG Foundation's team of a Latino playwright/director and a female actor/writer, Manuel and Ann Zárate are passionate about diversity. As founders and directors, they seek especially to empower playwrights of all ethnicities and gender. Additionally, diversity of experience and age is considered in the selection of playwrights each year. Furthermore, HBMG Foundation empowers communities. In Creede, the Zarates seek to improve the “off season” economy by bringing over 50 artists to the tiny town in the dead of winter.
"Really, it’s more a movement than just a retreat” said NWPR 2017 Playwright Tom Coash from New Haven, Conn.
Three types of retreats are planned for 2018 artists.
For more details, visit hbmgfoundation.org
About HBMG Foundation
The National Winter Playwrights Retreat is a program of the HBMG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2004 and located in Austin, Texas.
HBMG Foundation programs seek to nurture, develop, and provide professional benefit to emerging artists and innovators, and give the community a first look at the future of the arts, technology and business, and their economic impact.