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 way. This is an entirely volunteer project with a proud budget of … zero dollars.
We are rolling one Sonnet video a week for … zoinks! … 154 weeks. Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that hosts the entire series.
For our 16th Sonnet, No. 6 — one of Shakespeare’s many (many!) entreaties for self-propagation — actor (and, here, filmmaker) Joe Von Bokern finds a comic correlation between the notion of immortality through procreation and trends in commercially driven technology. “Or some (bleep) like that,” says Von Bokern, who is currently appearing in two farces in repertory for the Spotlight Theatre Company: “Boeing Boeing” and “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” both through Aug. 16 at the John Hand Theatre (720-880-8727), followed by Silhouette Theatre Company’s “Grace,” by Craig Wright, from Sept. 4-27 (303-999-9143). All three productions are the John Hand Theatre,7653 E. 1st Place.
The Denver Sonnets Project is an ongoing public art project, open to a wide variety of actors and filmmakers. Another new short film is posted here every Monday. Read more about the Denver Sonnets Project here: Please support the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org
Video by Joe Von Bokern. Another new short sonnet film is posted here every Monday. Please support the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org.
The Denver Sonnets Project is a volunteer collaboration, with limited eligibility requirements for participation. For information on how to register, email your interest to John Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed episodes to date (in numeric order):
Look here for a new sonnet every Monday. For more information on The Denver Sonnets Project, and how to sign up, please email email@example.com.
Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org