Photos: Arvada Center launches Black-Box Theatre Company

Arvada Center's Black-Box CompanyCurtain call on Opening Night of the Arvada Center’s ‘Tartuffe,’ the very first performance by its new Black-Box Theatre Company. To see more, press the forward arrow on the image above.

On Friday (Sept. 30), the Arvada Center launched its new Black-Box Theatre Company with the opening of Molière’s Tartuffe. One group of actors will perform together for an entire season in four separate plays. Not all actors will appear in all four plays.

The 2016-17 core ensemble is made up of Michael Morgan, Sam Gregory, Leslie O’Carroll, Sean Scrutchins, Emily Van Fleet, Kate Gleason, Anthony Adu, Josh Robinson, Jessica Austgen, Geoffrey Kent, Sam Gilstrap, Jenna Moll Reyes, Tim McCracken and Steve Wilson. Some plays will incorporate additional actors.

Heading the operation for the Arvada Center are Artistic Director of Plays Lynne Collins and Executive Director Philip Sneed.
Photos by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Read more about the Arvada Center’s new repertory company

Arvada Center’s Tartuffe: Ticket information
• Written by Molière
• Directed by Lynne Collins
• Sept. 30-Nov. 6
• 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
• Performances: 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
• Tickets $45 at 720-898-7200 or

Cast list:

Michael Morgan (Tartuffe/M. Loyal)
Sam Gregory (Orgon)
Leslie O’Carroll (Mme Pernelle) – also Mrs. Fezziwig in DCPA’s A Christmas Carol
Sean Scrutchins (Damis) – DCPA Teaching Artist
Emily Van Fleet (Mariane)
Kate Gleason (Elmire) – DCPA Teaching Artist
Anthony Adu (Valère)
Josh Robinson (Cléante) – DCPA’s All the Way
Jessica Austgen (Dorine) – DCPA Teaching Artist

The creative team also includes Clare Henkel (costume design), Diana Ben-Kiki (wigs), Brian Mallgrave (scenic design), Shannon McKinney (lighting design) and Morgan McCauley (sound design).

More Colorado theatre coverage on the DCPA NewsCenter

In the Spotlife: Meet Sam Gregory of Tartuffe

DCPA Teaching Artist Jessica Austgen is one of many actors with Denver Center ties who are part of the Arvada Center’s first seasonal repertory company. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *