Meet the cast: Drew Horwitz of 'As You Like It'

by John Moore | Oct 02, 2015
Drew Horwitz At the Theatre Company: Debut. Local performance highlights include: Electra Onion Eater (Buntport Theater); On Golden Pond (The Barth Hotel); Abundance, Crimes of the Heart, American Notes and Savage in Limbo (as a company member of Sis Tryst Productions); Godspell, Dylan Went Electric (Miners Alley Playhouse); Woman in Black (Modern Muse Theatre), and Some Kind of Fun (Screwtooth Productions). He has performed regionally in Blood Brothers (Downtown Cabaret Theatre), Veronica’s Room (The Schoolhouse Theatre), and with the California Shakespeare Festival, the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, and the Western Stage.

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MEET DREW HORWITZ
William/Lord to Duke Frederick in As You Like It
  • Hometown: New Orleans
  • College: Colorado College
  • What was the role that changed your life? Playing John Proctor in The Crucible at Colorado College. It was one of the only times in my life when I fully emitted the words from my being as opposed to speaking them from my brain. Maybe I should do more Arthur Miller.
  • Why are you an actor? Because it is a license to play and explore.
  • Drew Horwitz. Photo credit: Adams Visual Communications.What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? I renovate houses. If I were to start adolescence again I would train as a wide receiver.
    Seriously.
  • Ideal scene partners: Sam Rockwell and Kevin Kline. They seem spontaneous and unpredictable.
  • Why does this play matter? Because of the beauty of the language, the awesomeness and power of the female characters, and because it is my first (and hopefully not last) show with the DCPA Theatre Company. (Photo above right: Drew Horwitz, right, with Matt Zambrano in 'As You Like It.' Credit: Adams Visual Communications.)
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of As You Like It? I hope the audience relaxes into the language and world that we are creating. I hope they leave feeling challenged and uplifted.
  • Finish this sentence: "All I want is ... "
    "All I want is a lot, but some of what I want is a happy, healthy and evolving family life; healthy, happy dogs; professional challenges and success; and more opportunities to sing professionally.
Drew Horwitz Screwtooth. Photo by John MooreDrew Horwitz appeared in ScrewTooth's 'Some Kind of Fun' at Buntport Theater in 2013. Horwitz played a caged Cain who spews repugnant, ignorant, violent dialogue about women into a jailhouse camera all evening. And every word he said came straight from actual public remarks by the boxer Mike Tyson. Horwitz recently played Judas in the Miners Alley Playhouse production of 'Godspell' in Golden. Photo by John Moore.

'Meet the Cast' profiles (more to come):
J. Paul Boehmer, the Dukes
Maurice Jones, Orlando
Geoffrey Kent, Actor, Assistant Director and Fight Director
Emily Kron, Phoebe
Nick LaMedica, Sylvius
Matt Zambrano, Touchstone


As You Like It: Ticket information

  • Performances through Nov. 1
  • Presented by the DCPA Theatre Company
  • Space Theatre
  • 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • TTY: 303-893-9582
  • Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
  • Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at Denvercenter.org.

  • Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the only authorized online ticket provider for the Denver engagement of 'As You Like It.'


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    Kent Thompson and the Four Loves of As You Like It
    As You Like It opens: A woman's woman in a man's world
    As You Like It begins rehearsals: 'Literally, watch it bloom'
    Costume corner: Letting it all go in the Arden Forest
    Shakespeare's largest female role might surprise you: It's Rosalind
    Casting announced for Theatre Company's fall shows
    DCPA Theatre Company giddily going down rabbit hole in 2015-16
    Official show page

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