Photos, video: 'Women with Hattitude' event turns 10 with record-breaker

Video by David Lenk and John Moore.

The DCPA’s “Women with Hattitude” luncheon and fashion show celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 7 at the Seawell Ballroom.

'Women With Hattitude' host Gloria Neal. Photo by John Moore. A record-breaking $60,000 was raised for the Women’s Voices Fund, which enables the DCPA Theater Company to commission, workshop and produce new plays by women. It is now a national model for female-centric theatre fundraising, as well as one of the largest of its kind at more than $1 million.

The Women’s Voices Fund, which is made up of 130 individual donors, is important because women have been under-represented as leading artists in the American theatre, said Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson, even though women comprise more than half of all theatre audiences.

The host for the afternoon was CBS-4’s Gloria Neal, pictured above right. Performers included Lynn Andrews (Miss Hanningan) and Issie Swickle (Annie) from the cast of the national touring production of Annie The Musical. Also attending were the girls who play the orphans in the show. Leading the annual fashion show was 2013-14 Bobby G Awards winner Abby Noble of the University of Northern Colorado, who sang “Popular” from Wicked.

Our interviews include:

  • DCPA Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson
  • Playwrights Theresa Rebeck and Tanya Saracho
  • 2013-14 Bobby G Awards winner Abby Noble
  • Steering Committee member Cynthia Treadwell
  • Mother-daughter attendees Lorraine and Stephinity Salazar

“I just love supporting other women finding their power,” said Stephinity Salazar.

Photos by John Moore and Emily Lozow. All our photos from Hattitude are available on our Flickr account for free, easy and direct downloading onto your computer at a variety of file sizes.

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The 2015 Hattitude Steering Committee as made up of Murri Bishop, Janet Buckner, Trisha Hood, Cynthia Treadwell, Wendy Weil and Deborah Woodward. The Platinum Sponsors were Macy’s, Hilja Herfurth, and the Denver Center Alliance.