SEASON 9 - 2014

March

SWAN DAY

(Support Women Artists Now)-And Toto too celebrates women artists during International Women's Month with staged readings of 10 minute plays by Denver Women Playwrights (Susan Hickey, Leslie C. Lewis, Nina Alice Miller, Melissa Lucero McCarl, Rebecca Gorman O'Neill), and the visual art of Tracy Fricke , Erica Sarzin-Borillo,  Debe Hultgren and Yulia Aiden.

 

 

june

the play crawl

 

Our 4th annual fundraising event that draws people from all over the Denver Metro area, for a wonderful evening stroll and 10 world premiere 2 minute plays in the Tennyson Arts District.  This year's crawl features the writing talents of Denver Playwrights-Leslie C. Lewis, Nicolette Vajtay, Rebecca Gorman O'Neill, Linda Berry, Catherine Wiley, Christie Brenner Winn, Susan Hickey, Carol Samson, Sheila Traister, Edith Weiss and Melissa Lucero McCarl. Musical performances by The House Band from the School of Rock, Joe Tabano and Bad Panda, plus silent auction.

 

July

Who Will Sing for Lena

by Janice L. Liddell

Directed by Libby Arnold

Starring Adrienne Martin-Fullwood

July 17- August 3, 2014

The Aurora Fox –Studio Theatre

Wrongfully executed in 1945, Lena Mae Baker, a black domestic worker,  shares her journey to the electric chair in this riveting one woman show starring Adrienne Martin-Fullwood.  Janice L. Liddell's thought provoking piece gives voice to Lena Mae Baker the only woman in the history of the state of Georgia to be put to death in the electric chair.

"Powerful...Martin-Fullwood brings a pent-up force to the role" Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post   * * * stars (Out of 4)

 

"Martin-Fullwood charges at the role at full force, delivering a bold and relentless performance that oozes energy and charisma..."Quincy Snowdon, Aurora Sentinel 3 out of 4 stars

 

 

November

the playground

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An evening of short plays by 5 of Denver's best women playwrights.

Super Heroes

by Leslie C. Lewis

American Herring

by Nina Alice Miller

They Were mine before

by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

by Nicolette Vajtay

Soccer Mama's

by Carrie Printz

 

Directed by Susan Lyles and Nicolette Vajtay

November 6-22, 2014

The Laundry on Lawrence

Starring Kathy Baerns, Devra Keyes, Stephen Kramer, Camden Lyles-Smith, Susan Lyles, Dylan Rush, Kevin Richard McGuire, and Lauren Cora Marsh

A day in the life of a playground: a rich tapestry of everyday heroes, thwarted dreamers, overzealous sports fans, undaunted angels, entangled lovers, and gregarious entrepreneurs. From dawn to dusk, people move through this familiar location and experience uncommon change that is funny, sad, and moving - if only one could sit still long enough to see it. Some of Denver’s premiere women playwrights, Rebecca Gorman O'Neill, Leslie C. Lewis, Nina Alice Miller, Carrie Printz, and Nicolette Vajtay have woven together five of those stories, taking place over a 24 hour period, with a park bench view just for you, in The Playground."

"...24-hour stint in a Denver park serves as a fertile, er, playground for five talented local playwrights." Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

 

 Brian Landis Folkins Photography