In the debate over gun safety, regulation and ownership, people keep firing off their partisan politics without giving the conversation a whole lot of thought. The LIDA Project wants to change that, says Tommy Sheridan, director of the troupe's latest production, Happiness in Warm Gun, a six-part s ... More >>
The Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Awards, which were presented last night, have been growing in stature, professionalism and efficiency in some ways for quite a while -- but this has come at a cost. The awards used to be judged by around a dozen professional theater critics, and because those criti ... More >>
The finalists for this year's Henry Awards in theater have been announced. Given by the Colorado Theatre Guild, which covers the entire state, the Henrys are decided by dozens of judges, six of whom must attend every eligible production. As always, the list of finalists comprises both expected choi ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide, we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pairs that combine both veterans and newcomers in simi ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>
On July 22, The Colorado Theatre Guild will present the Colorado equivalent of the Tonys: the eighth annual Henry Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements during the past season. The event not only celebrates local work, it's also an annual fundraiser for the CTG. The nominees were released last ... More >>
Over 15 percent of inmates in the U.S. prison system report having been homeless at some point in the year before their incarceration. This statistic from a 2008 Yale study is cited by Cycles of Street to Prison / Prison to Street, an original collaboration between the LIDA Project and Source Theatr ... More >>
A half-dozen years ago, Ed Baierlein, artistic director for Germinal Stage, played Captain Shotover in Shaw's Heartbreak House. It was one of those definitive performances: Shotover is the aging paterfamilias of an extended English family that is sailing, smug and unknowing, straight into the storms ... More >>
No definitive word on whether there will be mud-wrestling.For over a decade, BINDERY | space has been home to some of Denver's best and weirdest experimental theater under the direction of the LIDA Project, which has been its driving force for most of that time, in addition to providing a pla ... More >>
Jez Butterworth has created a rare bird, grounded in place and character.
This metaphoric comedy knows its depth.
Playwright Dan Dietz ponders the mysteries of life, death -- and chickens.
Existence is a struggle in Fucking A.
Colorado is ground zero in the war of the word.