By John Moore Dec. 29, 2013 The Curious Theatre Company, a whopping seven-time winner of the prestigious “best year by a company” Ovation/True West Award, wasn’t even a finalist in that category this year. That’s largely because Denver’s most vital artery to the pulse of the New York theater got mired in a redundant pattern… Continue reading Here are your 2013 True West Award Winners: Spread out … or spread thin?
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 Oct. 4, 2013 Opening No. 120: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s “Seminar”: In Theresa Rebeck’s new exploration of academic… Continue reading Photos: My night at Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s ‘Seminar’
By John Moore July 18, 2013 Members of the local theater community give their shout-outs to this year’s field of 2013 Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nominees. One comes all the way from Poland. The ceremony is July 22 at the Arvada Center. Video by John Moore for www.CultureWest.Org. Running time: 7 minutes. Shouters and… Continue reading Video: Shout-outs to 2013 Henry Award nominees
By John Moore May 8, 2013 Welcome to my ongoing, 2013 labor-of-love photo series bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes on opening nights in Colorado theater. All photos by John Moore copyright 2013 for www.CultureWest.Org. Opening No. 67: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s “Bach at Leipzig”: Opening night for the theater company that… Continue reading Photos: My night at Boulder Ensemble’s ‘Bach at Leipzig’
By John Moore Feb. 6, 2013 Here are bonus images from my night visiting the cast before the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s performance of “Ghost-Writer” on Feb. 2 at the Dairy Center for the Arts. In the play, a mystery set in 1919, Jim Hunt plays deceased novelist Franklin Woolsey, who may (or may… Continue reading Photos: My night at Boulder Ensemble’s ‘Ghost-Writer’
By John Moore Dec. 22, 2012 Perhaps the Weitzes should have a baby every year. Stephen Weitz, who founded the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company in 2006 with his wife, Rebecca Remaly, performed in five plays in 2012, directed three others and oversaw the Denver Center Theatre Company’s high-profile, community-wide staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s… Continue reading Stephen Weitz: 2012 True West Theater Person of the Year
By John Moore Nov. 19, 2012 The lineup for the Denver Center Theatre Company’s 8th Annual Colorado New Play Summit in February will include the newest work by rising playwriting star Laura Eason, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School, and a collaboration between former Colorado First Lady Helen Thorpe and Karen Zacarías. Eason’s adaptation… Continue reading Colorado New Play Summit taps Laura Eason, Helen Thorpe, Karen Zacarías and more
By John Moore Nov. 10, 2012 I so wish I could tell you the classroom drama “How the World Began” is nothing more than an obvious piece of playwriting propaganda — an infuriating pop-culture provocation that unfairly mocks that part of poor, stupid small-town America that still clings to its entrenched belief in “intelligent… Continue reading 60-second review: “How the World Began”