BOULDER, COLO.: Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (BETC) has announced that its 2021 Generations New Play Development Program winner is Eric Pfeffinger. Over 175 parent playwrights entered submissions in the most competitive application cycle yet, according to a statement. Established in 2011, the BETC Generations program features work by playwrights who are parents with children under the age of 18. The program aims to welcome all generations into the theatre to see new plays and empower playwrights to generate new work.
Each season, BETC selects one playwright through a national competition to join the company in Colorado for a one-week residency. During the residency week, the playwright works with a professional director, dramaturg, and actors to develop the selected script. Pfeffinger will go to Colorado this fall to workshop his new comedy Fourteen Funerals.
Eric Pfeffinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America. His plays have been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, Denver Center Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, Childsplay Theatre Company, 16th Street Theater, Chance Theater, Bloomington Playwrights Project and elsewhere. His new work development includes workshops and readings at The Lark, Page 73, PlayPenn, the Colorado New Play Summit, Red Bull Theater, Chicago Dramatists, HBMG Foundation, Orlando Shakes’ PlayFest, Write Now and others.
Pfeffinger’s playwriting has received awards from Ohio Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Toledo Arts Commission and Midwestern Playwrights Festival. He has written for American Theatre magazine and National Lampoon.
The Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado—formerly Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company—aims to create powerful, engaging, top-quality performances and programs with meaningful impacts beyond the stage. They serve and welcome Colorado’s many diverse communities, cultivating an inclusive environment for artists and audiences.
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