Meet the cast: Charlie Korman of 'Frankenstein'

by John Moore | Oct 16, 2016

William Frankenstein in Frankenstein

At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, Lord of the Flies, Shadowlands, A Christmas Carol (six seasons) and Ed, Downloaded. Elsewhere: Oliver! (Denver School of the Arts), Poor Baby in Whistle Down the Wind, Our Time Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie (Stagedoor Manor). Training: Sweatshop Dance, Vocal Training with Bob Downard. Awards: 2016 NYCDA regional Junior Outstanding Dancer first runner-up, 2016 Stagedoor Manor Best Featured Actor in a Musical, 2015 Stagedoor Manor Best Member of an Ensemble.

  • Charlie Korman and Jeff Cribbs. A Christmas Carol. Photo by Terry ShapiroHometown: Denver
  • School: Denver School of the Arts Theatre Major
  • What was the role that changed your life? Playing Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol for the DCPA Theatre Company. I started portraying him when I was only 5, and did it every year until I was 9. That was my start to a professional career. The experience was truly once in a lifetime, and it hooked me up with many talented performers.
  • Why are you an actor? The best part of going to the theatre is watching others go on a journey, and learning something valuable about yourself in the meantime. That's why I became an actor - to change people’s lives. 
  • What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? If I don’t become an actor when I grow up, then I want to be a computer programmer. I have a
    fascination with how computers and other machines work. And I have found a website that has been teaching me code.
  • Ideal scene partner: I would want to work with Charlie Chaplin. He has such a wonderful presence on screen, and can make any generation laugh. He also revolutionized physical comedy, and the way an actor can be funny, without even speaking. And lastly, he has a pretty awesome name.

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  • What do you hope the audience gets out of seeing Frankenstein? I hope they get a new look on horror. Horror movies nowadays are mostly cheap ghost films or bad serial-killer flicks. But this play has a whole new (yet old) take on horror. This is horror that gets inside your brain.
  • Finish this sentence: "All I want is ..."
    "... equality for all races, religions, and nationalities."

Our 2013 video profile of Charlie Korman:

Video by John Moore.
'Frankenstein' photos above by Adams VisCom. 'A Christmas Carol' by Terry Shapiro.
Follow Charlie Korman on his web site

Frankenstein: Ticket information
Frankenstein• Through Oct. 30
• Stage Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 23
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829 

Previous NewsCenter coverage of Frankenstein:
Photos: Opening Night of Frankenstein
Video series: Inside look at the making of Frankenstein
Five things we learned about Frankenstein at Perspectives
Photos, video: Your first look at the making of Frankenstein
: On the making of a two-headed monster
Frankenstein and race: It IS a matter of black and white
Breathing life into the Frankenstein set: 'It's alive!'
A Frankenstein 'that will make The Bible look subtle'
How Danny Boyle infused new life into Frankenstein
Casting set for Frankenstein and The Glass Menagerie
Introducing DCPA Theatre Company's 2016-17 season artwork
Kent Thompson on The Bard, The Creature and the soul of his audience
2016-17 season announcement

More 2016-17 DCPA Theatre Company 'Meet the Cast' profiles:

Aubrey Deeker, The Glass Menagerie
Sullivan Jones, Frankenstein
Mark Junek, Frankenstein

Amelia Pedlow, The Glass Menagerie
Jessica Robblee, Frankenstein
John Skelley, The Glass Menagerie

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John Moore
John Moore
Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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