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 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

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


By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at