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Awards

  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 27, 2011

    "Redemption"

  • 2012 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 20, 2011

    "Czech, Please"

2003 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Dictator's Folly

    published May 29, 2003

    Some aspects of dictatorship -- at least of certain kinds of dictatorship -- are irresistibly funny. This has to do with what happens when a man... More >>

  • Backstage Pass

    published May 22, 2003

    Terry Dodd's First Night or Whatever was commissioned to be the first play performed in the Byron Theatre at the University of... More >>

  • Something's Funny

    published May 22, 2003

    The Denver Center Theatre Company's Scapin or the Con Artist is such an intelligent, lively, tasteful production. Nagle Jackson's... More >>

  • City of Angles

    published May 15, 2003

    I can't tell you how uncomfortable I was watching Brooklyn: The Musical, and how embarrassed. Embarrassed at having to witness this... More >>

  • Singing in the Brain

    published May 15, 2003

    Ruthless! The Musical utilizes themes, quotes and various bits and pieces from All About Eve, The Bad Seed,... More >>

  • Brit Wit

    published May 8, 2003

    After twenty minutes or so of watching Relatively Speaking, I stopped taking notes and began laughing. Out loud and several times.... More >>

  • Questionable Redemption

    published May 8, 2003

    It's hard to fathom what the Holocaust means now, used for political leverage and simplified into totemic symbols that short-circuit thought. The... More >>

  • Saps Rising

    published May 1, 2003

    It was a lover and his lass, With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, That o'er the green cornfield did pass In... More >>

  • How the West Was Fun

    published April 24, 2003

    Sure, we have one of the best jobs in the universe, but sometimes theater critics get tired. Tired of gut-wrenchingly deep performances and slick,... More >>

  • Southern Discomfort

    published April 24, 2003

    I'm not much for American rural -- slack-tongued accents, flat Coke, screen doors and heat, the heart-numbing sameness of daily life -- and I tend... More >>

  • Tough Toque

    published April 17, 2003

    Cooking School of the Rockies teacher Jason Aili is talking about the upcoming Battle of the Chefs contest between him and the Vesta... More >>

  • No Victory

    published April 17, 2003

    Victor/Victoria, which made its first appearance in 1982 as a movie starring Robert Preston and Julie Andrews, was daring in its... More >>

  • Women of Courage

    published April 17, 2003

    It's hard to know what there is left to say about the Holocaust. Or how one begins to evoke its horror on stage. The concentration camps have... More >>

  • Sour Notes

    published April 10, 2003

    The music is nice, and the two actors play the piano amazingly well, but in all honesty, the Denver Center Theatre Company production of 2... More >>

  • Spaced Out

    published April 3, 2003

    Bovine Metropolis Theater stands where the Changing Scene -- whose hallmark was an intense vitality -- stood for over three decades, until the... More >>

  • Truth or Dare

    published April 3, 2003

    I first saw Michael Frayn's Copenhagen in London a few years ago. I remember leaving the theater feeling light-headed and... More >>

  • Snappy Tapping

    published March 27, 2003

    Savion Glover, choreographer and star of Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in' da Funk, has been called the best tap dancer alive. His work... More >>

  • Real Music History

    published March 20, 2003

    Facing a budget shortfall for the last production of his Shadow Theatre Company's sixth season, artistic director Jeffrey Nickelson decided to... More >>

  • Map Happy

    published March 20, 2003

    The choice of a journey often deserves a writer's attention quite as much as the journey itself. Travel, like dreaming, is a form of emotional... More >>

  • Robot Seriously

    published March 13, 2003

    Comic Potential, now at the Aurora Fox, takes flight on the performance of Jessica Austgen as robot JCF 31333 -- or Jacie... More >>

  • Call a Doctor

    published March 6, 2003

    I know times are tight, but this won't do. Watching Saturday Night Fever at the Buell, it was hard to remember that the auditorium... More >>

  • Svich Hunt

    published March 6, 2003

    I don't know about you, but I worry when I read this kind of thing in the notes a theater provides about a playwright -- in this case, Caridad... More >>

  • Pigs Rule

    published February 27, 2003

    George Orwell's reputation has been a little clouded of late. For decades after his death, he was seen as a kind of secular saint, a truth teller,... More >>

  • Popped Culture

    published February 27, 2003

    The violence wrought by the Manson family continues to hold our imagination. There's something about the confluence of evil, pop culture (the best... More >>

  • Raising Canine

    published February 20, 2003

    Sylvia is about a middle-aged man, mildly depressed by his companionably routine marriage and meaningless job, who finds a stray pup... More >>

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