Horse & Cart, a Denver-based theatrical production and publishing venture, is launching its electronic-publishing branch with a reality-style event fit for a king -- a King Lear, to be precise. Now through June 30, the company is accepting submissions for the first edition of the PlayOffs, a competi ... More >>
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company has just announced its upcoming season, the eighth for this troupe, and it's an intriguing one that includes three regional premieres and one significant capture: And the Sun Stood Still, a play about Copernicus and his struggle to publish On the Revolutions of t ... More >>
With its just-announced 2013-'14 season, the Denver Center Theatre Company remains true to its mission of promoting interesting and exciting new playwrights. Four of the playwrights whose work received readings at the New Play Summit last month are included in the next lineup.
- Marcus Ga ... More >>
Marcus Gardley, one of the five writers featured in this year's New Play Summit, has received several honors and awards -- including the PEN/Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright -- and has been widely produced. His Black Odyssey, an ambitious, large-cast production that most theaters would hav ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In any given theatrical season, the likelihood of seeing David Mamet, Christopher Durang, or Neil Labute in the lineup is fair. The likelihood of seeing O'Neill, Miller, Beckett, Chekhov, Moliere, or (it goes without saying) Shakespeare is even better. But there is never a guarantee of seeing even o ... More >>
Curious Theatre Company just announced its fifteenth season, which includes five regional premieres as well as Yasmina Reza's Tony award-winning God of Carnage. Artistic director Chip Walton says he uses two criteria in making his selections: "I need to be moved intellectually and not just emotional ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
There aren't enough opportunities for local playwrights to please Frank Oteri. It's a shortage that drove Oteri create A Very Dark Holiday Playwright Festivus at the Vintage Theatre, a showcase that spotlights work from six local writers. The show includes an original comedy from Oteri titled ... More >>