Denver Sonnets Project, No. 136: Lyndsay and Jeremy Palmer

By John Moore CultureWest.Org is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections. The artistic intent is primarily to further CultureWest’s mission to spotlight the local theatre community and their current or upcoming productions. It’s also an attempt to promote Shakespeare education in a fun […]

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Chad Afanador and John Arp

Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have his or her story told. Financial aid recipient No. 5: Chad Afanador has amassed an impressive resume over his 11 seasons with the Creede Repertory Theatre, highlighted by his 2010 Denver Post […]

Denver Sonnets Project, No. 23: Gabra Zackman

By John Moore CultureWest.Org is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections. The artistic intent is primarily to further CultureWest’s founding and ongoing mission to spotlight members of the local theatre community and the companies they perform for, while also calling attention to their […]

Introducing The Denver Sonnets Video Project. No. 36: Rachel Fowler

By John Moore CultureWest.Org is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections. The artistic intent is primarily to further CultureWest’s founding and ongoing mission to spotlight members of the local theatre community and the companies they perform for, while also calling attention to their […]

Denver Actors Fund launches Action Teams, Web Site

The Denver Actors Fund, named Wednesday the recipient of a 2014 Westword Best of Denver Award, is today announcing several major initiatives. Most significantly, the DAF is officially activating its 2014 Action Teams. That’s an Army of Angels who will provide good-neighborly assistance to any qualifying member of  the local theatre community who seeks it. […]

Video: ‘Motherhood’ proceeds benefit Denver Actors Fund

Donations are being taken this weekend at three concert readings of the new musical “Motherhood” to benefit the Denver Actors Fund. “Motherhood” was written Mitch Samu. His wife, Kristen, is among the five performers. She is also heading the Denver Actors Fund’s new “Meal Preparation” and “Meal Delivery” Action Teams. The concert readings are being […]

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Twanna LaTrice Hill

Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have his or her story told. Aid recipient No. 4: Harvard and Princeton (and Regis University!) educated Twanna LaTrice Hill has performed in six productions with the Phamaly Theatre Company, most recently as […]

Video podcast: Closing night at the Heritage Square Music Hall

The Heritage Square Music Hall performed for a final time on New Year’s Eve, bringing to an end a 25-year tradition of blue-collar, family-friendly entertainment. Our video podcast includes audience and cast interviews, as well as performance highlights. The cast includes T.J. Mullin, Alex Crawford, Rory Pierce, Annie Dwyer, Johnette Toye, Randy Johnson, Eric Weinstein, […]

Exit interview: LIDA Project founder Brian Freeland

By John Moore For nearly 20 years, Brian Freeland has been a singular force in the local theater community. As founder of the LIDA Project collective, he has been the keeper of the flame for true experimental theatre in Denver. Last month, Freeland moved with his family to New York. Freeland says the LIDA Project […]

Top 25 Shots from 2013 “Opening Nights” photo series

By John Moore Jan. 10, 2014 Throughout 2013, we brought you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes at theeater productions staged all over Colorado. The intent was to allow the reader a window into a part of the creative process you are not often allowed to witness. The result was awide swath of public and […]

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Becky Toma

Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the aid recipient wants to have his or her story be told. Aid recipient No. 3: Becky Toma Who she is: For years, Becky has been a busy props designer and P.R. freelancer for clients that include […]

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Maggie Stillman

Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the grant recipient wants to have his or her story be told. Aid recipient No. 2: Maggie Stillman Who she is: Director and founder of the Byers-Evans House Theatre Company, which is in the process of becoming […]

Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 3: A Community Responds

On Sunday, CultureWest named Shelly Bordas Colorado’s 2013 Theatre Person of the Year. Here is the third and latest installment in veteran journalist John Moore’s ongoing video documentary series chronicling Bordas’ story since the Denver actor and mother was diagnosed – for a second time – with end-stage breast cancer that has now spread to […]

Photos: My night at ‘Balls V! A Holiday Spectacular’

To see caption information on any photo above, or to see the gallery on a mobile phone, click here. (It will be on the lower-left corner.) Or just click “show info” on any photo. By John Moore Dec. 26, 2013 Welcome to my ongoing, 2013 labor-of-love photo series bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the […]

Photos: My night at Su Teatro’s ‘La Pastorela’

To see caption information on any photo above, or to see the gallery on a mobile phone, click here. (It will be on the lower-left corner.) Or just click “show info” on any photo. By John Moore Dec. 15, 2013 Welcome to my ongoing, 2013 labor-of-love photo series bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the […]