well·spring | \ ˈwel-ˌspriŋ
: a source of continual supply
cradle, font, fountainhead, origin, root, source
WE ARE HERE...
to create a place to celebrate and listen to emerging voices in our arts community. We support the artist's journey by providing safe space to create, collaborate, explore, heal, and ask for what we need from each other as people, performers, creators, and diverse members of the artist community.
We want to hear from you! What do you struggle with as a member of the artistic community? Need someone to talk to? Want a partner to practice monologues? Need a coach? Are you seeking a space to vent frustrations and seek active solutions?
WE ARE NEW
We have wanted this moment, this opportunity, for years and are excited to venture into new opportunities for meaningful support, conversation, and inclusion in 2021! We hope to grow through artist support meetings, collaborative salons, and exploration of new works from marginalized and underrepresented voices.
YOU have something to offer! Whether it's a new work that needs voices and hammers to bring it to life or a counseling service that supports and uplifts people in pain; you can reach out a hand and help our community! We'd like to explore deep conversations and new skills together.
Wellspring is delighted to become the permanent home of the Colorado New Musical Festival, now in its second season! Sponsored by Equinox Theatre, this festival reviews submissions of new work from artists locally and globally with a focus on bringing forward historically marginalized voices to tell new stories on stage.
Selected works, in part or in whole, are developed for publicly staged readings. Authors and composers, seeing their works interpreted by new creative teams, develop an understanding of how audiences are responding to their storytelling, how songs and dialogue are being interpreted by casts and directors, and how their work might benefit from new edits. Creative teams thrive in collaboration, seeking understanding and playing an important role in originating new characters. Audiences engage with inspiring new work, spark conversation from diverse stories, and connect through shared experience.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us
at McIlvoy Pavillion
(5750 Upham St in Olde Town Arvada)
$10 suggested donation at the "door" for this outdoor event.
Monday, July 12 @ 6pm - Showcase Selections
Monday, July 19 @ 6pm - "Rocky Mountain High" comedy
Monday, July 26 @ 6pm - "57 Bus" drama
THANK YOU TO OUR SPECIAL SPONSOR:
THERE WILL BE LIGHT
Wellspring is honored to have produced this original new work in 2021. Book and music by Preston Adams, music by Kelly Bidstrup Graham. Directed and produced by an all female leadership team (Kathryn Gourley, Anna Wagner, Mary Wilkie). Thank you to everyone who viewed in person or online. We hope to continue the conversation about suicide, difference, privilege, power, religion, and feelings of isolation and confusion around this very real and important part of so many lives.