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 current or recent productions. It’s also an attempt to promote Shakespeare education in a fun way. This is an entirely volunteer project with a proud budget of … zero dollars.

We intend to roll out one Sonnet video a week for … zoinks! … 154 weeks. Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that eventually will host all 154 short films.

Our second featured actor is Gabra Zackman, recently of “Tomorrow in the Battle” in the Grant-Humphreys Mansion. She’s taking on Sonnet 23, in which a woman tells a man she loves not to trust what she says, but rather what she writes. It was filmed at Civic Center Park.

Completed episodes:
Sonnet 23: Gabra Zackman, “As an unperfect actor on a stage …”
Sonnet 36: Rachel Fowler, “I may not evermore acknowledge thee …”

Look here for a new sonnet every Monday. For more information on The Denver Sonnets Project, please email

Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org


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