2013 Adjudicators

Barbra Andrews
Denver: Circle Mirror Transformation (Curious), Reckless (u/s at DCTC), Elijah: An Adventure (Local Theater), The Mousetrap (Carousel Dinner Theatre), Another Antigone (Germinal Stage Denver). Paragon Theatre: Miss Julie, The Pride, The Real Thing, Bus Stop, Love Song, The Glass Menagerie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Henry Award, Best Supporting Actress), Hedda Gabler, Buicks, Vieux Carre, No Exit, The Miss Firecracker Contest. Other Theatres: The Two Noble Kinsmen (Powerhouse Theater, NY), Sylvia (Pennsylvania Centre Stage), Alcestis (Uffish Theater, Chicago). Represented by Radical Artists Agency and has worked on-camera since 2007. BA in Acting & Directing from UNC, trained with NY Stage & Film Co. and at Steppenwolf.

Heidi Bosk (Public Relations and Promotions Manager, DCA)
Denver: Dream Project (company dancer), Rockstarz (company dancer), Colorado Crush Girls (professional cheerleader), Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch (professional cheerleader). Regional: Alice in Alice in Wonderland, many other ballets and many Nutcracker’s (Canyon Concert Ballet), featured dancer in Brigadoon (Front Range Musical Theatre). Awards/Training: American Ballet Theatre, Canyon Concert Ballet, two BA’s from Colorado State University in Technical Journalism (Public Relations) and Performing Arts (Dance) and pursuing MS in Integrated Marketing Communications, West Virginia University. Five + years teaching ballet, pointe, pas de deux, jazz, contemporary and coaching all-star dance teams.

David Cates
Denver: Count Alexis De Ligne in Marie Antionette: The Color of Flesh (Spark Theater), Man/Peter/Doctor in The Pride, Kent in reasons to be pretty (Paragon Theatre Ensemble). Regional: Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rick/Lorraine/Mr. Dillon/Turtle in Bat Boy: The Musical (Foothill Music Theatre), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre on San Pedro Square). Awards/Training: Henry Award Nomination Outstanding Ensemble for The Pride, California Arts Scholar, California Governor’s Medal for the Arts, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), BFA in Theatre from California Institute of the Arts.

Kateri Cates
Denver: Schwartzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Town Hall Arts Center), freelance reviewer for The Denver Post. Regional: Shelley in Bat Boy: The Musical, Mae in The Pajama Game (Foothill Music Theatre), Ado Annie in Oklahoma! (Outdoor Forest Theatre), Virginia in The Will Rogers Follies (The Western Stage), Miranda in The Tempest, Kristine in A Chorus Line (Stanford University). Training: BA in Drama and Human Biology, Stanford University. Current Position: Assistant Professor at The University of Denver, where she conducts research and teaches courses that integrate theatre and psychology.

Kimberly Jongejan
Resident/Artistic Director and Producer for the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre. Directed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Dwarfs, James and the Giant Peach, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Kimberly has served on the Board of Directors for both the Colorado Theatre Guild and the Theatre for Youth Coalition. Awards: CTG Henry Award for The Sound of Music and multiple National Youth Theatre awards.

Noah Jordan

Thadd Krueger
Off-Broadway/New York: The Rose Project (Flea Theater), Nerds! (NYMF), The Book of the Dun Cow (Prospect Theater), Treaty 321 (FringeNYC), World’s Away (Producers Club), The Head of Mary (Ohio Theatre) and productions all over the U.S. national tour: A Christmas Carol. Regional: Arvada Center, Theatre Aspen, Aurora Fox, Steppenwolf Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Rocky Mountain Rep. TV/Film: Nick@Nite, Court TV, Clear Blue Tuesday, The Coffee Shop.

Matt LaFontaine

Eden Lane
Eden is the award-winning creator, host and producer of “In Focus with Eden Lane,” a Colorado Pubic Television weekly program celebrating the arts in Colorado. Now in its fifth season, the weekly series has already featured over 130 original episodes spotlighting local theatre, dance, music, writers, art, and more.

John Moore
John was named one of the nation’s 12 most influential theater critics by American Theatre magazine in 2011. He wrote more than 3,000 theatre stories for The Denver Post, and his multimedia coverage was declared best in the nation by the Chicago Tribune. His innovations included “Standing O,” an unprecedented website dedicated to Colorado high school theatre, earning him the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance of Community Theatres. John’s love for high school theatre goes back to his days as a teacher at several area schools. He was a valedictorian at Regis Jesuit High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado and previously covered sports for newspapers in Colorado, New York, Texas and North Carolina.

Mackenzie Paulsen
Denver: A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers and DATE* (Denver Center), The 39 Steps (Spring 2013), Damn Yankees and Guys and Dolls (THAC), Avenue Q (Vintage), Annie (PACE) and A Christmas Carol (Backstage). Regional: The Wild Party (The Culture Project), Sister Mary Ignatius…, Evita and Such Foolish Affected Ladies (NYU). Awards/Training: True West “Special Achievement Award” for shadow puppet design and direction for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. BFA in theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Scott Rathbun
Denver: William Barfee in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Town Hall Arts Center, Carousel Dinner Theater, Turner Foundation Colorado Professional Tour), Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty (Backstage Theater, Carousel Dinner Theater), Max Bialystock in The Producers (Carousel Dinner Theater), Amos Hart in Chicago (Town Hall Arts Center), Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad (Arvada Center and Theatre Aspen), Ragtime (Arvada Center), Sunset Boulevard (Arvada Center), 1940's Radio Hour (Arvada Center). Regional: Numerous appearances in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and the mountains of Colorado, as well as across the country, including two seasons with Saxton's River Playhouse in Saxton's River, Vermont. Awards/Training: Henry Award Best Musical for Ragtime, Denver Post Ovation Nomination Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Barfee in Spelling Bee, Denver Post Ovation Nomination Best Performance in a Children's Play for Toad in Frog and Toad (winner Reader's Choice Award), Henry Award Nomination Best Musical for Chicago, undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from the University of Denver.

Michael Stricker
Denver: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Director, Henry Award Best Play), A Long Days Journey Into Night (Denver Post Ovation Best Supporting Actor), Look Back in Anger (Outfront Best Actor), Mercy Seat (Colorado Backstage Best Actor). Mr. Stricker is the Director of the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation and the Cultural Program Supervisor for the City of Northglenn. He was the Co-founder and Executive Director of Paragon Theatre for 12 years. Represented by Radical Talent Agency and has worked on-camera since 1997. BA in Acting from UNC, trained at Steppenwolf in Chicago.

Nick Sugar
Denver: Stories on Stage, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, Avenue Theater, Curious Theatre, Paragon Theatre, PHAMALy, Colorado Light Opera, Mizel Theatre and Town Hall Arts Center. Tour/Regional: Toured throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Worked in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York City. Awards: six-time honoree of the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Award, Denver Post Ovation Awards, Rocky Mountain News “Top of the Rockies,” Out Front Colorado, Best of Westword, Colorado BackStage Spotlight Awards. Currently, Nick serves on the Board of Directors for Town Hall Arts Center.

Randy Weeks (President, DCPA and Executive Director, DCA) Randy Weeks was the Executive Director of Denver Center Attractions from 1991 through March 2005 when he was promoted to DCPA President. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing and Finance from the University of Colorado, Mr. Weeks joined The Denver Center. His employment began in 1978 in the Center Attractions Box Office where he worked in various capacities including ticketing, subscription, treasurer, and marketing and public relations. Despite taking a brief sojourn into his family’s restaurant corporation — and later as the Theater Operations Manager for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Mr. Weeks became the hand selected successor to Denver Center Attractions founder Robert Garner in 1992. Since that time, Mr. Weeks’ career has been highlighted by securing Denver for the openings of the national tours of The Book of Mormon, A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard, Carol Channing in Hello Dolly! and Disney’s The Lion King, as well as the pre-Broadway run of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In addition to presenting up to ten Broadway touring productions a year, Mr. Weeks added cabaret theatre productions in the Garner Galleria Theatre to DCA’s offerings in 1992, starting with Forever Plaid. Subsequent cabaret shows included Forbidden Broadway; The World Goes ’Round; Swingtime Canteen; Second City; Always…Patsy Cline; Denver’s longest running musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Taffetas; My Way; The Last Five Years and Girls Only. Mr. Weeks is a member of the Independent Presenter Network and proudly serves as a Governor for the Broadway Theatre League.

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