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U.S. PREMIERE

Frankenstein

By Nick Dear
From the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Sam Buntrock
Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2016
• DRAMA • CLASSIC
Run Time: Approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes with no intermission
Ticket Price: Varies by date and availability. Come early and save! Tickets start at $35 for Sep 30 – Oct 6
Age Recommendation: 13+
Advisory: This production contains theatrical fog/haze, pyrotechnics and adult content & situations.

Given life from a man with a troubled heart, a creature assembled from corpses sets out into the unforgiving world to discover his humanity. As he uncovers both kindness and cruelty, he seeks out the doctor who created him to demand answers about his troubled existence. Frankenstein features two lead actors alternating performances in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creature, allowing man and monster to intersect with every chilling performance of this U.S. premiere.

 

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Education Partner:
Ralph L. & Florence R. Burgess Trust

Five things we learned about 'Frankenstein'
This stage adaptation was written like a film script, and 20 of the play's 30 scenes are over in the first half hour. Read More

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Creative Team Perspectives
Creative Team Perspectives
Sep 30 | 6:00pm

The Jones

Get an exclusive insider’s perspective before the show when you join us for a free, professionally-moderated discussion with the creative team.

Frankenstein Tour
Frankenstein Tour
Oct 8 | 10:00am

Saturdays from Oct 8-Oct 29 10am | $15

Join us on an expert guided tour to explore behind the scenes of Frankenstein. Tour is 90 minutes long and includes a souvenir Frankenstein poster.

Tours begin in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby promptly at 10am.

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Cast Perspectives
Cast Perspectives
Oct 11 | 6:30pm

Join a fun and engaging discussion with the actors after the performance.

 
Perspectives: Higher Education Advisory Council
Perspectives: Higher Education Advisory Council
Oct 16 | 1:30pm

Participate in a topical discussion led by members of our academic community after the matinee.

 
ASL & Audio-Described Matinee
ASL & Audio-Described Matinee
Oct 23 | 1:30pm
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Perspectives: Theatre & Theology
Perspectives: Theatre & Theology
Oct 25 | 6:30pm

Join Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod to examine each show through a theological lens after the performances.

 
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Oct 27 | 5:30pm

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Frankenstein- 2016-17 Theatre Company Season

Opening Night

'Frankenstein' in Denver
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Molly Carden
Molly Carden, Agatha/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. New York credits: Emotional Creature (Signature Theatre), Please Continue (Ensemble Studio Theater), How To Live On Earth (Colt Coeur), Cherry Smoke (Working Theater), Downtown Race Riot (NYSF/Powerhouse Theater). Regional: The Night Alive (John Drew/Guild Hall), On Clover Road (Contemporary American Theater Festival), Emotional Creature (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Great Immensity (co-production with The Civilians at Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Training: UNCSA.

Thaddeus Fitzpatrick
Thaddeus Fitzpatrick, Rab/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Colorado New Play Summit 2016 The Book of Will. New York credits include Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center), Alcestis Ascending (Clurman Theatre). Regional: I and You (Olney Theatre Center and Geva Theatre Center), The Jungle Book (Arden Theatre Company). He is currently involved in several developing plays. Commercial credits include Yes Television with Alec Baldwin, Lady Gaga MTV VMA promotion, and voiceover work for Sierra Mist commercial. Special Awards/Training: National Award Winner in Prose and Poetry Performance. BA, University of Alabama.

Meridith C. Grundei
Meridith C. Grundei, Servant 2/Ensemble, Understudy Gretel/Elizabeth

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, SWEAT. Other Theatres: The Misanthrope (American Conservatory Theatre), God’s Ear, Messenger #1, Failure...A love story, Mr. Spacky, Mr. Burns, The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen, Spirits to Enforce (The Catamounts), FAITH (LOCAL Theater Company) and House of Yes (square product). Meridith is the recipient of the 2011 Camera Eye Award for Best Actress in a Drama and nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy for the 2012 Culture West, True West Awards.

John Hauser
John Hauser, Understudy Felix, Rab

At the Theatre Company: Debut. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky. Other Theatres: Eugene in Biloxi Blues (Miners Alley),  Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, DCPA Education touring show), Jason in Rabbit Hole (Vintage Theatre), Matthew in The Few (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company), Lee in Jerusalem (The Edge).

Sullivan Jones
Sullivan Jones, Victor Frankenstein / The Creature

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Head of Passes (Berkeley Repertory Theater), One Night in Miami… (Baltimore Center Stage,  Rogue Machine Theater), Clementine in the Lower Nine (Theaterworks), Twelfth Night (African-American Shakespeare Company), Intimate Apparel, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (AlterTheater Ensemble). TV/Film: “Parks and Recreation,” “Stanistan,” NBA 2K17. Special Awards/Training: Princess Grace Award; Brown University Acting.

Mark Junek
Mark Junek, Victor Frankenstein / The Creature
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Broadway: The Performers. Regional: The Forgotten Woman (Bay Street Theatre), after all the terrible things I do (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), The Vibrator Play (Syracuse Stage), Family Play (The New Ohio), Galileo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York’s Classic Stage Company), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Imaginary Invalid (Bard Summerscape). TV/Film: the second season of “The Outs,” “Blindspot,” “Forever,” “Smash,” and “Law and Order: SVU.” Training: Graduate of Columbia University and The Juilliard School, Group 40.
Charlie Korman
Charlie Korman, William
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, Lord of the Flies, Shadowlands, A Christmas Carol (six seasons), and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: 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, Denver School of the Arts Theatre Major. 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.
www.charliekorman.com
Jenny Leona
Jenny Leona, Elizabeth/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. New York: Fire.Water.Night (Yara Arts Group; La Mama), The Beekeeper’s Daughter (Theatre For The New City). Regional: And A Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC), Our Town, The Underpants (Long Wharf Theatre), The Underpants (Hartford Stage). TV/Film: The Breatharians, Cleaver’s Destiny, “Unforgettable.” Training: BFA, The Juilliard School of Drama.

Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D, Voice and Dialect Coach
At the Theatre Company: FADE, The Nest, Tribes, Benediction, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Shadowlands, Hamlet, black odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Jackie & Me, The Most Deserving, Just Like Us, Death of a Salesman, When We Are Married, Fences, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, Great Wall Story. Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (Arthur Miller’s American Clock). Special/Training: Voice and Dialect Coach for numerous professional theatre companies in the United States, Head of Voice at DCPA Theatre Company. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
Avi Levin
Avi Levin, Understudy William

At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres:  Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Les Misérables, Oliver, Shrek The Musical (American Academy of Dramatic Arts). Annie (Colorado Children’s Theatre), Avi is a seventh grade Theatre Major at the Denver School of the Arts.

Rodney Lizcano
Rodney Lizcano, Gustav/Constable/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Hamlet, American Night, Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, Inna Beginning, The Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, Kingdom, A Winter’s Tale, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Henry V, The Tempest, Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, quivocation, Cymbeline), Arvada Center (Archbishop’s Ceiling, The Crucible, A Man For All Seasons), Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Stories on Stage, Theatre Aspen and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. TV/Film: Silver City and “Stage Struck”. Training: BFA, Southern Methodist University; MFA  National Theatre Conservatory.

Conan McCarty
Conan McCarty, Klaus/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Broadway: Macbeth (with Christopher Plummer and Glenda Jackson), A Few Good Men, A Life in the Theatre and Fool for Love. New York: When We Go Upon the Sea by Lee Blessing, Dark Rapture, and the original production of Beyond Therapy. He has appeared at many regional theaters, among them George Street Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, Arizona Theater Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and San Jose Repertory. TV includes “Law and Order,” “The Closer,” and “Nurse Jackie.”

Kevin McGuire
Kevin McGuire, De Lacey/ M. Frankenstein/ Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd.Broadway, National, international tours of Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Jane Eyre, The Secret Garden. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Hamlet (Classic Stage Company); Romeo and Juliet (The New York Shakespeare Festival); DonnyBrook! (Irish Repertory Theatre); The Seagull, Big Maggie, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Moses Man (NYMTF 2015). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage Company, Capital Repertory Theatre (Red, Other Desert Cities), The Shakespeare Theatre Company DC (Henry IV Part 1 and 2), Arizona Theatre Company, The Theatre Company Hubbard Hall, The Juilliard Acting Company (three seasons).

Leigh Nichols Miller
Leigh Nichols Miller, Understudy Victor Frankenstein, Gustav, Constable

At the Theatre Company: Jackie and Me, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, The Miracle Worker, A Trip to Bountiful. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky. Other Theatres: Faith (LOCAL Theatre Company), Dividing the Estate (The Arvada Center), The Three Musketeers (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Henry IV, Part 1 (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), The Mysterious Mr. Love (Grant Humphrey’s Mansion), A Flea in Her Ear (Connecticut Rep), A Man for All Seasons (Arvada Center), Yankee Tavern (Curious Theatre), As You Like It (Sparrow Theatre), Cloud 9 (National Theatre Conservatory Rep), Macbeth (National Theatre Conservatory Rep), Death of a Salesman (Chautauqua Theatre Company). Training: MFA – National Theatre Conservatory.

Douglas Rees
Douglas Rees, Ewan/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional Theaters: Opus (world premiere, Arden Theatre Company), appearances at Pittsburgh Public, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, City Theater of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Madison Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others. New York credits: Opus (NY premiere, Primary Stages), multiple appearances at The Mint Theatre Company. Television: “30 Rock.” As ever, for Janet, with love.

Jessica Robblee
Jessica Robblee, Gretel/Clarice/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: All the Way. At Off-Center: Lord of the Butterflies, Drag Machine. Other Theatres: Siren Song, Duck Duck Dupe, Trunks: a live comic book (Buntport Theater for All Ages), The Odyssey: A Walking Tour (Buntport Theater), Waiting for Obama (Wild Blindness Productions & Bas Bleu), This (Boulder Ensemble Theatre), Gidion’s Knot (Sis Tryst Productions), 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (square product theatre), After the Revolution, Homebody Kabul, Rabbit Hole, Aphrodisiac (Curious Theatre). She is an actor-writer-director for Buntport Theater for All Ages and Real Live Theater at the Denver Art Museum.

Brian Shea
Brian Shea, Understudy Klaus, De Lacey, M. Frankenstein, Ewan, Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest. Other Theatres: Cyrano, Ideation, Stupid F**king Bird (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company); On An Average Day (Curious Theatre Company). TV/Film: Headlong, Shiny Things, The Five, In Plain Sight. Training: BFA, New York University, MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.

Brynn Tucker
Brynn Tucker, Understudy Female Creature, Servants

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Marcus: The Secret of Sweet (Curious Theatre). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (North Carolina Shakespeare), Washington D.C. credits include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Folger Shakespeare Theatre), The Widow Lincoln, Our Town (Ford’s Theatre), Pluto, The Illusion (Forum Theatre), *A Guide to Dancing Naked (D.C. Capital Fringe Festival). Special Awards/Training: Spelman College, British American Drama Academy, *TheaterMania: “Best Dance and Physical Theater Piece”.

Nellesa Walthour
Nellesa Walthour, Female Creature/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Disney’s The Lion King (national tour), Ragtime (Kennedy Center), Once on This Island, and Pippin. Other  New York credits include Heather Smiley for President and A House is Not a Home. Dance companies include The Metropolitan Opera and Dallas Black Dance Theater (DBDT). Choreographers she has worked with include Ron Brown, Sean Curran, Alonzo King and Donald McKayle and choreographed for DBDT, NYMF’s Trav’lin, benefits and solo projects. She works regularly in industrial commercial and film. Film/TV: The Bicycle Movie, “The Good Wife,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “The Haunting of…” Awards/Training: Harvard graduate. Certified GYROTONIC® instructor. AEA.

Erin Willis
Erin Willis, Servant 1/Ensemble, Understudy Agatha, Clarice

At the Theatre Company: All The Way, The 12, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Memphis (Arvada Center); Misbehavin’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), My Fair Lady (Cameron Mackintosh first national tour), Ragtime (Cohoes Music Hall); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, DCPA Education); Dreamgirls (Asbury Park). NY Workshops: Amazing Grace and My Heart is the Drum. TV: “Celebrity Ghost Stories.Erin also provides vocals and keyboards for the Indie Rock Band Kenji Urada. Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Denver Center, family and friends, Radical, and John.

Max Woertendyke
Max Woertendyke, Felix/Ensemble, Understudy The Creature

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Ivo van Hove’s A View from the Bridge. Off-Broadway: Romeo and Juliet (The Public Theater). Max was a 2015 graduate from The Juilliard School of Drama. School credits include Rabbit Hole, The Ruby Sunrise, Dancing at Lughnasa, This is Our Youth, and Metamorphosis. Film: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Airport Run, Adherence and Beneath the Rock

Nick Dear
Nick Dear, Playwright

Nick Dear was born in Portsmouth, England and grew up along the coast in Southampton. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Essex with a BA in Comparative European Literature. His breakthrough came in 1986 with the production of The Art of Success at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Nick’s work has been directed by Danny Boyle, Declan Donnellan, Adrian Noble, Lindsay Posner, Trevor Nunn, Roger Michel, Richard Eyre, and Richard Jones. In 1995, his first film for TV, Jane Austen’s Persuasion won a BAFTA award. His adaptation of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle at the National Theatre, became one of the first successes of NT Live. In 2003 he began a series of adaptions for ITV of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Nick lives in London with his wife, Penny Downie. They have two sons and a dog called Bob.

Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley, Original Author

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818).

Sam Buntrock
Sam Buntrock, Director

At the Theatre Company: Ed, Downloaded by Michael Mitnick. Other Theatres: Sunday in the Park With George (Broadway, West End, Menier and 5th Avenue Seattle-Tony Nomination), The Wildness (Ars Nova), Turn of the Screw at BAM (New York City Opera), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour since 2008), the World Premiere of John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee? and Travesties (both McCarter), The A to Z of Mrs P (Southwark Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (Two River), A Maze (NYSF), Cradle and All (MTC), Take Flight (Menier and McCarter).

Topher Blair
Topher Blair, Co-Projection Designer

At the Theatre Company: All the Way, As You Like It, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, black odyssey, Just Like Us. At Off-Center: How I Got Over, Lived Re-Lived, Drag Machine. Other Theaters: The Scarlet Letter (Opera Colorado).

Kevin Copenhaver
Kevin Copenhaver, Costume Designer

At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, Just Like Us, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Whale, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, A Funny Thing…Forum, Living Out, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, Boston Marriage, Oedipus Rex, Dirty Story, Blithe Spirit, Lobby Hero, Blue/Orange, Almost Heaven, Scapin, The Miser, Jesus Hates Me, Bernice/Butterfly, Pierre, Inna Beginning, Elevation of Thieves, Servant of Two Masters, Tantalus. Other Theatres: Smokey Joe’s Café; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dream a Little Dream; Love, Janis; regional premiere Peter and the Starcatcher (USF). Training: BA in Theatre Design, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali, Padua, Italy.

Curtis Craig
Curtis Craig, Sound Designer and Composer

At the Theatre Company: All The Way. Other Theatres: Classical Theater of Harlem, Watertower Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Arkansas Rep, and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Recent sound design and composition: The First Noel (Apollo Theater); The List (New York Fringe Festival); Creep (Watertower Theater); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Whipping Man, On The Razzle (Clarence Brown Theater). His sound & media design for Gizmo was selected for exhibition at the 2013 World Stage Design expo in Cardiff, Wales. His composition and sound design work for Pentecost — gold medal in sound design at the 2009 World Stage Design exposition in Seoul, South Korea.

Geoffrey Kent
Geoffrey Kent, Fight Director

At the Theatre Company: (16 seasons) Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, 1001, Skull in Connemara, King Lear, Superior Donuts. Other Theaters: Troilus & Cressida, Othello, Henry 4 Part 1, Macbeth, Treasure Island, Three Musketeers (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Cymbeline, Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curious Theatre Company); Carmen (Opera Colorado); Land of the Dead (Creede Rep). Henry Award for Achievement in Fight Direction. www.thefightguy.com

Douglas Langworthy
Douglas Langworthy, Dramaturg

At the Theatre Company: All The Way, As You Like It, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust, and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama.

Charlie I. Miller
Charlie I. Miller, Co-Projection Designer

At the Theatre Company: 9 seasons, 35 productions. Highlights include: All The Way, As You Like It, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, black odyssey, Just Like Us, Ed Downloaded, The Giver, American Night, The House of the Spirits, When Tang Met Laika. Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, Lived/Re-Lived, Wheel of Misfortune, Cult Following, Drag Machine, DATE*. Other Theatres: Ed Downloaded workshop (Roundabout, NYC), username: FAUST (Boston). Special/Awards/Training: BA from Harvard, 2010 and 2011 Denver Post Ovation Awards, 2012 Henry Award, 2013 Best of Westword Awards. Co-Curator of Off-Center.

Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA
Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA, Casting

Three Emmy nominations and one win, and one Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. Over fifteen films for PBS. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows, and 26 Off-Broadway shows. Current regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”

Jason Sherwood
Jason Sherwood, Scenic Design

At the Theatre Company: The Unsinkable Molly Brown. New York: New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm, 59E59, City Center, The Flea. Frozen for Disney Creative Entertainment. Regional: Alliance Theatre, 5th Avenue, Signature, Goodspeed, Portland Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Trinity Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, among others. Sherwood is a Live Design Magazine “Designer to Watch.” He has been a guest artist at NYU and Yale. Training: NYU. @JasonSherwoodDesign

Brian Tovar
Brian Tovar, Lighting Designer

At the Theatre Company: Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: Off-Broadway: Tamar of The River (Drama Desk nomination), The Wildness, City Of, The Underclassman, Sex Tips, Sleeping Rough, Spidermusical, Accidentally Like a Martyr, The Wendy Complex, The Wendigo. Regional: Goodspeed, Signature, Denver Center, Two River, Northern Stage. Brian is the Founder and Creative Director of NYC based design company IONIC and has designed events for companies such as Samsung, NFL, Audi, Bravo, Porsche, Refinery29, Bravo and Nike, among others. www.BrianTovarDesign.com | www.Ionic.nyc

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell, Assistant Stage Manager

At the Theatre Company: All The Way, As You Like It, The 12, Lord of the Flies, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Romeo & Juliet, When We Are Married, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan; Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Omaha Symphony. Served as Assistant Professor of Technical Theater at Brooklyn College. Training: MFA, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Colorado.

Kurt Van Raden
Kurt Van Raden, Stage Manager

At the Theatre Company: 35+ productions including Sweeney Todd, Lookingglass Alice, Benediction, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Romeo & Juliet, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Three Musketeers, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, The Liar, Superior Donuts, The House of the Spirits, Othello, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Richard III, Noises Off, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Our House, Pride and Prejudice, Third, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1001, Season’s Greetings, Living Out, After Ashley. At DCPA Cabaret: First national tour of Murder For Two. Other Theatres: Over 56 new plays at The O’Neill Theatre Center (National Playwrights Conference, Cabaret and Performance Conference, Artistic Associate and Production Stage Manager), The Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director

Kent Thompson is in his 12th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company. In Denver he directed productions of Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, Amadeus, The Liar and Measure for Measure, among others.

Three of Kent’s major accomplishments since coming to Denver have been the creation of Off-Center (innovative theatrical experiences aimed at millennial audiences), the Colorado New Play Summit (a premier national festival for new American plays), and the Women’s Voices Fund (an endowment that supports the commissioning and development of new plays by women).

Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 seasons. Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project which commissioned and produced 16 world premieres during his tenure. He served eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Fulbright Scholars Program, The Wallace Funds, The Doris Duke Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.

Charles Varin
Charles Varin, Managing Director

Charles Varin and his team are responsible for administrative, financial and business operations related to producing the Theatre Company’s season of productions and other artistic and educational initiatives. Prior to DCPA, Charles was General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and also has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre.

Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production

Jeff Gifford is in his fourth season at the DCPA and oversees every-thing you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

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