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 expect to roll out one Sonnet video a week for the next … zoinks! … 154 weeks. Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that eventually will host all 154 short films. We are planning all kinds of fun surprises along the way.
Our first featured actor is Rachel Fowler ruminating on Sonnet 36. In it, a woman tells a man she loves that must never acknowledge each other in public ever again. It was filmed at the Mother Cabrini Shrine on an approximately minus-4 degree day.
Fowler, who won CultureWest’s “Best Year by an Actress” True West Award for 2012, recently appeared in the self-produced “Tomorrow in the Battle.” She’s a busy one, most often appearing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Curious Theatre, Arvada Center, Denver Center Theatre Company and Local Theatre Company.
Look here for a new sonnet every Friday. For more information on The Denver Sonnets Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org