AATE 2014 Conference

2014 Pre-Conference




To bring everyone’s theatrical creativities to a flavorful, pre-conference simmer, Buntport Theater's Jessica Robblee facilitates as YOU create a new work in a day.

Complete with an introduction to Buntport Theater's collaboratively generated collection of original work (their work for youth and families in particular!), this will be a fast-and-furious-and-freeing day of creating a short, new play alongside your fellow AATE 2014 compatriots. This devil-may-care day will include:

  • embracing time's limitation in the collaborative process
  • experimenting with source material and transformational staging methods
  • dialogue-generative movement and improvisation exercises
  • group writing and editing exercises

    All of these elements will culminate in a site-specific performance by the playcrafting ensemble. And yes, we will fearlessly dive into our conference's theme: "Local to Global."

    Buntport Theater, soon to enter its 14th season in Denver, Colorado, collaboratively writes and produces all of its plays--all in the name of delivering innovative and affordable entertainment! Strong believers in filtering all decisions through many minds, the award-winning Buntport Theater has been described by the Denver Post as "Funny and strange and beautiful and difficult and surprising and completely their own."

    Jessica Robblee (M.A. Theatre Education, University of Northern Colorado) has worked with Buntport Theater creating and performing original plays for Young Audiences for 9 years. She manages and teaches Buntport’s educational programs and earned Westword’s MasterMind Award for Performing Arts. In addition to acting with several companies in town (she is a proud artistic company member of Curious Theater Company as well), she has taught for Curious’ esteemed young playwrights program Curious New Voices, Arts Street, the Denver Center Theater Academy, and the Harmony Project.