Samuel Hunter

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    February 7, 2013

    New Play Summit should be a whale of a creative weekend

    One of the most important parts of the Denver Center Theatre Company's mission is to introduce local audiences the most interesting, up-and-coming playwrights around -- and to help those playwrights explore their ideas and carry forward their creative work. To further that mission, every year the Ne ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Update: And the Henrys go to...

    Sitting beside me at the Henrys last night was the woman who makes it all happen: Gloria Shanstrom, general manager of the Colorado Theatre Guild. It is Shanstrom who makes this glittering event -- this huge coming together of elegantly dressed, excitedly-gesticulating actors, directors, tech people ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Henry Awards will be presented tonight

    The Colorado Theatre Guild's seventh annual Henry Awards will be presented tonight at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the official awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; an after-party will move the fun to the ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    The Whale will be swimming in a big pond: Playwrights Horizons

    Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which began as a reading at the Denver Center's New Play Summit in 2011, and was given a world premiere by the company this year -- to glowing reviews (here's mine) -- has been selected by Playwrights Horizons in New York, a theater dedicated to the work of new playwrig ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Collaboration and critics: Scenes from the New Play Summit

    The American Theatre Critics' Association had chosen the New Play Summit at the Denver Center Theatre Company as the site of its winter meeting, and a group of critics compared notes one morning. We had all seen the same plays; on some we agreed; now and then someone pointed out something that other ... More >>

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    February 11, 2012

    Colorado New Play Summit Playwrights' Slam serves up raw material in a rare evening

    It's ten at night, and the Jones Theatre is thronged with bodies, and smells of beer, wine and popcorn as the Playwrights' Slam -- a regular part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's Colorado New Play Summit -- is about to begin. "My woman wants your head to make a soup." This is from a play abo ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    The Whale is a big hit -- so big that the Denver Center is adding shows

    Fat people are an entertainment staple these days, from The Biggest Loser to the Food Network's new offering, Fat Chef. Still, you wouldn't really expect a play about a 600-pound man slowly dying in his own living room to garner a whole lot of attention, especially when it's textured and literate an ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Theater openings are off to a fast start in January

    If the flurry of excitement and variety we're being offered in January is any indication, this is going to be an amazing year for theater. The month opens on a light note: a 1930s Noel Coward play set in the big-haired 1980s. This isn't the kind of interpretation you expect for Coward, not even fo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    New Play Summit sets the stage for an exciting next act at the Denver Center

    ​This weekend's New Play Summit at the Denver Center Theatre Company made it clear that after decades of sometimes sputtering movement, Denver has finally become a serious force in American theater. A large crowd -- local and national playwrights, press folk, tech people, poor actors and ric ... More >>