Rhonda Brown got the kind of reviews actors dream about for her work in last year's one-woman play Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, and the production won a Best of Denver 2013 award for Best Political Theater. Produced and directed by Brian Freeland, it sold out at the LIDA Project ... More >>
#37: Terry Dodd Terry Dodd has been entrenched in local theater as a director and playwright for more than thirty years, garnering dozens of awards and other kudos for his thoughtfully crafted work. These days, he shares the wealth as a teacher, too, and as a dedicated lover of a good script, he's ... More >>
Jim Hunt is one of the most respected, well-reviewed and best-loved actors in the Denver area. He has given memorable performances as a wheedling tramp in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker; a foppish musician in Bach at Leipzig; the loving, baffled father of Eurydice, who has passed into the land of the ... More >>
The LIDA Project is teaming up with Metropolitan State University of Denver for a two-part project on an issue that hits close to home: global warming. The project will illustrate the realities of both too much water (the first installment) and not enough (the second) by using the actual physical el ... More >>
The word "robot" first appeared in the play Rossum's Universal Robotsor R.U.R, written in the 1920s by Czech author Karel Capek. In it, a group of scientists create human-like creatures that ultimately rise against their makers. In the ensuing battle, human beings are wiped out and the formula for c ... More >>
Five years after she passed away at the age of 62, Molly Ivins is hotter than ever. In fact, all five performances of the one-woman play based on her life and writings, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, sold out before the run even started. And at last night's preview, Rhonda Brown, ... More >>
Remember when you turned eighteen? Maybe you felt like you'd seen it all -- but more likely, you knew that a grand personal story was about to unfold. You felt excited and afraid. But how about a theater company? What about Brian Freeland and the LIDA Project, a company that's made its name over eig ... More >>
It was quieter in RiNo yesterday than you'd expect, considering there was a studio tour and a RiNo hunt going on for the last day of Create Denver. But it was nonetheless a perfect day to explore, and whether or not you discovered one of the 100 numbered ceramic rhinos left out for tourists to find ... More >>
I have an adult niece in San Francisco who's into theater on the fringe; she's been a stage manager and a world traveler to various festivals, writes about theater for a Bay area newspaper, and every so often, hosts lives theatrical performances in her living room, sort of like a house concer ... More >>
It hit home for members of the theater community Sunday, when they opened the Denver Post and found a gaping void in the arts pages: There was no column by longtime critic and commentator John Moore. No review. Everyone had known John was taking the Post's buyout. His Facebook fans read his ... More >>
It was always kinda, sorta meant to be, but late last week, the official announcement was made: The LIDA Project theater troupe led by Brian Freeland (a member of Westword's Mastermind class of 2009) and the Control Group Productions avant-garde dance ensemble led by Patrick Mueller are formi ... More >>
For the last year, something's been missing from the Lida Project. Certainly, it hasn't been creativity or an open mind; under the energetic guidance of stand-in artistic director Julie Rada, the local experimental theater group in fact thrived as well as any small group of its kind can in De ... More >>
Anyone who's followed the theatrical footprints of Brian Freeland, founder of the LIDA Project and Countdown to Zero troupes (and one of Westword's most recent crop of Masterminds), will immediately know -- and not know -- what to expect of his next production. A grassroots agenda, subversive poli ... More >>
Bertolt Brecht's warning fails to move.
Countdown to Zero tells a frightening tale.
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A dead reckoning in Gaza.
Curious Theater has stayed on course to reach its tenth anniversary season.
The Turn of the Screw delivers thrills and chills.
Another stage goes dark in Denver's theater community.
Denver's theater scene struggles to reach critical mass.
Fucking A, LIDA Project
Existence is a struggle in Fucking A.
To this critic, The Balcony is a pain in the neck.
The LIDA Project examines technology's effect on the human conscience.
Theater pioneers fall through the computerís looking-glass to tell Aliceís tale.
Small theater groups are having a tough time carving out their own space in Denver.