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Crossroads Theater at a crossroads

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Kurt Lewis won the Best New Theater Space award in 2008 for Crossroads Theater, the ambitious Five Points space he'd developed, but he ran into financial and health problems. And in January 2010 Denver took over Crossroads, adding it to the city's Arts & Venues lineup.

Now Lewis would like to get the space at 2590 Washington Street back -- but he's more than willing to share.

With the city budget in a crunch, Lewis and other Crossroads fans are worried that the theater might close altogether when the lease with Hope Communities runs out next March. So Lewis, who's been consulting with the city, has also been talking with the Black Actors Guild and other artists, community groups and and organizations about coming up with a plan that would almost be "like a timeshare," so that they could all use the theater.

And at 6 p.m. tonight, Lewis and others will discuss their options at the first meeting of the Crossroads Coalition. "My idea, of course, is to put on something during the day to finance nighttime entertainment," says Lewis. It didn't work so well the last time around, but if others pitch in, he thinks the plan might work.

Everyone's welcome at the discussion. And after the meeting, stick around for Show Your Teeth Tuesday, a regular production by the Black Actors Guild; admission to that is $5 at the door.

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