The New Play Summit is where some edgy theater first sees the light of day. It’s a program of the Denver Center Theater Company. And the summit’s just around the corner. Two things will happen-- plays from the last summit will be mounted-- with full production. Meanwhile, new ones will be read through -- that's a more casual affair. In the summit’s six years, the Denver Center’s gained a reputation for picking the right stuff -- some of the shows have gone on to Broadway. Ryan Warner speaks with the center's artistic director, Kent Thompson.

[Photo From "The Whale": DCTC/Terry Shapiro]