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… Continue reading Denver Sonnets Project, No. 136: Lyndsay and Jeremy Palmer
Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have his or her story told. Aid recipient: Back in 2014, Twanna LaTrice Hill became just the fifth aid recipient in The Denver Actors Fund’s young history. Twanna is Harvard, Princeton and Regis… Continue reading Denver Actors Fund in Action: Twanna LaTrice Hill
Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the aid recipient wants to have his or her story be told. Aid recipient No. 3 and No. 41: Becky Toma Updated Jan. 8, 2017: Who she is: For years, Becky has been a busy props designer… Continue reading Denver Actors Fund in Action: Becky Toma
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. 30, 2013 Opening No. 126: Phamaly Theatre Company’s “Vox Phamalia: G.I.M.P. Nation”: “Vox” is an annual evening… Continue reading Photos: My night at Phamaly’s ‘Vox Phamilia: G.I.M.P. Nation’
To see caption information for any photo above, click here. (The information is posted on the lower-left corner of each photo.) Or just click the “show info” option on any photo. By John Moore June 18, 2013 The Phamaly Theatre Company’s 2013 Circle of Stars benefit at the Mizel Center’s Wolf Theatre on June 15… Continue reading Photos: My Night at Phamaly’s “Circle of Stars” gala
It is not uncommon for more than 200 people to participate in the annual Magic Moments pop-rock revue. This year’s crew includes some established names in the local theater community, including Amy Board, Sarah Rex, Ronni Gallup, Keegan Flaugh, Mark Shonsey, Dana Hart Lubeck, Donna Debreceni, David Nehls and others. By John Moore March… Continue reading Magic Moments’ rotund roster includes some big-name local actors
By John Moore Jan. 1, 2014 Welcome to my 2013 labor-of-love photo series bringing you iconic snapshots from behind the scenes on opening nights in Colorado theater. This series includes one representative shot from 151 of the performances we saw 2013. The intent was to allow the reader a window into a part of the… Continue reading 2013 theater photo series: It’s Opening Night in Colorado
Director Edith Weiss, who had to miss the opening performance of Phamaly’s “The Foreigner” on Jan. 19 because of illness, texted her final words of encouragement to her cast via actor Jeremy Palmer’s cell phone. Photo by John Moore. By John Moore Jan. 20, 2013 Here are some bonus images from my night visiting… Continue reading Bonus photos: My night with Phamaly’s “The Foreigner”
By John Moore Jan. 22, 2013 Ray Angel, blind since birth, joined Denver’s handicapped Phamaly Theatre Company for one reason: “My wife and I were so darn shy, and we thought Phamaly would help us get over it,” Angel told me in a 2007 interview. “And it did.” Angel has passed away, it was announced… Continue reading Phamaly mourns death of actor Ray Angel
Phamaly Theatre Company actor and writer Jeremy Palmer accepts the Denver Foundation’s Minoru Yasui Volunteer Award, and Denver mayor Michael Hancock’s proclamation making Nov. 15, 2012, “Jeremy Palmer Day” in Denver. Video by John Moore of culturewest.org. Run time: 7 minutes.
By John Moore Nov. 12, 2012 On this Veteran’s Day, please consider this monologue, “My Junk,” written by Air Force Sgt. James Sherman. He performed it as part of the local Phamaly Theatre Company’s fifth annual “Vox Phamilia,” a collection of original scenes and comic sketches offering an at-times times brutally honest perspective on living… Continue reading A message on Veteran’s Day: Air Force Sgt., and actor, James Sherman
CultureWest counts down the “11 most intriguing titles” of the upcoming fall theater season in Colorado.