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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"

2006 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Meeting of the Minds

    published September 28, 2006

    Shadow Theatre Company's latest offering, Plenty of Time, is sweet, smart and a lot of fun. Like Bernard Slade's Same Time Next... More >>

  • The Show Must Go On

    published September 28, 2006

    The year is 1942, and England is at war. A revered but aging actor, identified only as Sir, is traveling the country, bringing Shakespeare to the... More >>

  • Sugar Substitute

    published September 21, 2006

    Charity Hope Valentine is a loving and trusting soul, perpetually betrayed by the men she loves but always willing to give her heart again. She... More >>

  • Hallelujah!

    published September 21, 2006

    When Freyda Thomas's adaptation of Molière's Tartuffe was shown at Circle in the Square a decade ago, it received a dismissive review from t... More >>

  • Space Case

    published September 14, 2006

    There's quite a bit wrong with Next Stage's production of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, but what's wildly -- and exactly --... More >>

  • That's Entertainment

    published September 14, 2006

    The action of Hamlet all hinges on an injunction by the ghost of Hamlet's father, who appears on a bitter cold night to tell the prince he... More >>

  • The Mystery of Love

    published September 7, 2006

    Aldo and Huey are friends. Huey is divorced, and Aldo -- who never gained his father's affection and is unable to sever the link with his... More >>

  • Past Imperfect

    published September 7, 2006

    The subject of I Am My Own Wife is German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 Berlin, a collector of... More >>

  • The Shlock of the New

    published August 31, 2006

    Making theater where there has been little or no theater before -- the small towns east of Boulder, for example -- is an exemplary activity, and... More >>

  • Good Company

    published August 17, 2006

    There are certain actors whose name on a cast list gladdens my heart. The presence of any one of them on stage pretty much assures that I'll have... More >>

  • Listen Closely

    published August 10, 2006

    As I stood in line for the ladies' room during the intermission of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest, the woman in... More >>

  • Money Talk

    published August 3, 2006

    Something is happening at the University of Delaware's theater program, from which the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has drawn a fair amount of... More >>

  • Way to Go

    published July 20, 2006

    I remember a friend once talking to me about a scene in Shakespeare's As You Like It. The melancholy nobleman Jaques has just joined his... More >>

  • Oz, Against All Odds

    published July 13, 2006

    Actress Lucy Roucis, who's playing the witch Addaperle in The Wiz, her thirteenth production with the Physically Handicapped Amateur... More >>

  • Mad About You

    published July 6, 2006

    Love is hard to find. If you find anything -- anything at all -- remotely resembling it, you should hang on for dear life. Or at least take a... More >>

  • The Art of History

    published July 6, 2006

    Because I grew up in London, where the ghosts of Roman soldiers, Saxon traders, Renaissance poets, Victorian merchants, Cockney fishmongers,... More >>

  • Oy!

    published June 29, 2006

    There are many, many ways for a production to be awful, and The Yiddish Are Coming, at the New Denver Civic Theatre,... More >>

  • Flying at Half-Mast

    published June 29, 2006

    An old woman lies dying as her son sits by the bedside. Tension vibrates between them. Each character offers a poetic monologue that feels a bit... More >>

  • Keyed Up

    published June 22, 2006

    The Tennessee Williams one-acts at Germinal Stage are tone poems, mood pieces, as much about language as they are about character and action. They... More >>

  • Bit Players

    published June 15, 2006

    When Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead was first produced in 1966, the idea of telling the story of Hamlet from the... More >>

  • A Winning Hand

    published June 15, 2006

    The scene is Deola's dog-grooming salon, where Deola is also setting herself up as a psychic. Three of her friends meet here weekly to play bid... More >>

  • Business as Usual

    published June 8, 2006

    Andrew Jorgenson -- whom everyone calls "Jorgy" -- has been running his New England Wire and Cable Company with integrity for decades, avoiding... More >>

  • Room With a View

    published June 8, 2006

    Before the action begins, you contemplate set designer David Lafont's rendering of a grimy one-room flat, filled with papers, boxes and mismatched... More >>

  • Hat Check

    published June 1, 2006

    I enjoyed Crowns most when I closed my eyes and just listened. The music -- gospel songs and spirituals, church music with just a... More >>

  • Band of Brothers

    published May 25, 2006

    A dreary scene confronts us on the small, square stage: a counter with knives and a cleaver, a dirty bucket, blood splashed against the back wall,... More >>

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