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Theatre Aspen Office

Our administrative office is open Monday through Friday 10 am – 6 pm.

 

110 East Hallam Street
Suite 126
Aspen, Colorado 81611

 

Phone:  970.925.9313

Email:  info@theatreaspen.org

 

Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre

470 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611

 
Inaugural Festival

Solo Flights

September 18 - 21, 2019

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

The 2019 Theatre Aspen Solo Flights festival is presented in part by
BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES 

and

RACHEL & RICK KLAUSNER


A
dditional Support is provided by 

David Bonderman, Karen Brooks,

Susie & Jon Diamond and Lynda & Stewart Resnick

with Special Thanks to 

Rita & Jeff Adler and Sandy & Kenny Tate

Interested in underwriting Solo Flights? Contact Natalie Travers at Natalie@TheatreAspen.org.

The application period for the inaugural Solo Flights Festival is now closed.

 

Submission information for the 2020 festival will be announced soon.

Solo Flights is an annual week-long festival of four one-person shows presented in the beginning stages of their development.  In addition to the performances, Solo Flights will feature signature events including talkbacks, creative discussions, and special receptions.

The inaugural Solo Flights Festival will be held September 18 – 21, 2019.  All shows will take place at Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre.

2019 Solo Flights  Line-up

Coach:  An Evening with John Wooden

When legendary basketball coach John Wooden (Beau Bridges) gets a call asking about naming a court in his honor, he says his wife Nell’s name must come first.  From humble beginnings to the pinnacle of success, the coach reflects on the only girl he ever loved and the journey they took together from a small town in the middle of the country to Los Angeles, California.  John Wooden understood the American Dream, lived it, coached it, and inspired millions of others to pursue it.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

John Wooden

Playwright

Director

Dr. Glas, a new one-person play by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the classic Scandinavian mystery novel “Doktor Glas” by Hjalmer Söderberg and translated from Swedish by David Barrett, is the chilling, yet witty, love story of a 19th-century physician grappling with the decision of a lifetime. As told in first person account, the Doctor (Daniel Gerroll) finds himself madly in love with an unhappily married patient, who presses to see him regularly about her miserable state—pitting his passion against his morality. Ultimately, Dr. Glas is seduced into helping her in any way he can, even if it means murder.

 

Dr. Glas will be directed by two time Obie Award winner Lisa Peterson.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Dr. Glas

Playwright

Director

What We Leave Behind, with book, music, and lyrics by Jenny Giering and Sean Barry, is a courageous one-woman musical exploring what it means to live a life reshaped by illness. This story in two lives, follows a woman from her diagnosis of breast cancer, through treatment, and the onset of a mysterious new condition that robs her of her ability to function fully as a wife, mother and artist. Her journey is juxtaposed with the time before her struggles began, when life was full of daring and passion—when she and her husband together embarked on a relationship with another woman. The musical, with abundant heart and humor, acknowledges the loss that comes from serious illness, while declaring that one’s existence can still be alive with wonder and hope—if we are brave enough to embrace it. 

 

What We Leave Behind will be directed by Tracy Brigden.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jenny

Book, Music, & Lyrics

Book, Music, & Lyrics

Director

Music Director

In Courtney Baron‘s When It’s You, Ginnifer Riggan has a fine life, but that’s it, just fine.  Unlucky in love and recently returned to her hometown after the death of her mother, an act of violence committed by an old boyfriend forces Ginnifer to ask:  How are we all connected?  who are we responsible for? and How is it possible to move forward?  This extremely personal, deeply moving, and often humorous story, is about the nature of loneliness, who we become in shifting times, and the courage of the human spirit to go on.

 

When It’s You will be directed by Kent Nicholson.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Ginnifer

Playwright

Director

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