Denver Sonnets Project this week features Academy married couple

CultureWest.Org, a web site founded by Denver Center for the Performing Arts Senior Arts Journalist John Moore, is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections.

Denver_Sonnets_Project_820For a very special Sonnet 31, married actors Sean Scrutchins and Devon James, on the eve of the birth of their first child, take a moment to honor their many departed family members who will be immortalized in their son, Liam. “Thou art the grave where buried love doth live …”

Scrutchins is a Henry Award (Curious’ “Nine Circles”) and True West Award winner (Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”); while James is a True West Award winner herself (Curious’ “Time Stands Still”). Both are also teaching Artists with the Denver Center Theatre Academy.

 Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that hosts the entire series to date.

The Denver Sonnets Project is an ongoing public art project, open to a variety of actors and filmmakers. Another new short sonnet film is posted here every Monday. Please support the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org.
Video by John Moore.

The Denver Sonnets Project is a volunteer collaboration, with limited eligibility requirements for participation. For information on how to register, email your interest to John Moore at

Completed episodes to date (in numeric order):
Sonnet 1: Cast of “Cult Following”: “From fairest creatures we desire increase …”
Sonnet 2: Josh Robinson, “See thy blood warm …”
Sonnet 6, Joe Von Bokern: “Make worms thine heir!”
Sonnet 10, Augustus Truhn: “Thou art so possessed with murd’rous hate …”
Sonnet 17: Anne Sandoe: “If I could write the beauty of your eyes …”
Sonnet 23: Gabra Zackman, “As an unperfect actor on a stage …”
Sonnet 31: Sean Scrutchins and Devon James: “Thou art the grave where buried love doth live …”
Sonnet 36: Rachel Fowler, “I may not evermore acknowledge thee …”
Sonnet 44: John Carroll Lynch, “Thought kills me that I am not thought …”
Sonnet 47: Adrian Egolf, “Thyself away are present still with me …”
Sonnet 73: Jim Hunt: “Love that well which thou must leave ere long …”
Sonnet 74: Lowry Elementary School: “Thou hast but lost the dregs of life …”
Sonnet 90: Adam Stone: “If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last …”
Sonnet 94: James O’Hagan-Murphy: Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds …”
Sonnet 124: Cast of Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s ‘The Tempest’
Sonnet 131: Josh Nelson, “In nothing art thou black save in thy deeds …”
Sonnet 136: Lyndsay and Jeremy Palmer, “Make but my name thy love …”
Sonnet 144: Cailin Doran, “Two loves I have, of comfort and despair …”

A new short sonnet film is posted every Monday. For more information on The Denver Sonnets Project, and how to sign up, please email

Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org