The Play Crawl 2019


directors bios

choose your own adventure by ellen k. graham


andrew uhlenhopp(director)

Andrew is pleased as punch to be making his Play Crawl directorial debut. Among other endeavors where he has been at the helm, Andrew directed Samuel Beckett’s Endgame; pieces for Benchmark Theatre’s Fever Dream Festival; and Deborah Salem Smith’s Love Alone at Firehouse. As ever and for always, 6 million things to Sugar: I’m so glad it’s you.




new and gently used by nina alice miller


darlene grandy (Director)

I love the idea of Play Crawl – excited to be involved in this again. Past performances include Firehouse Theatre Company (Gross Indecency, The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde), Coal Creek Theatre Company (And Then There Were None).  Theatre Company of Lafayette, (Time of My Life) Town Hall Arts Center,(Applause, Company) Theatre on Broadway, (Campaigning) Arvada Center, ( God’s Favorite) CRTC (I Hate Hamlet, Talk Radio) and Spark Theatre (Miracle on 34th St.).  Past credits also include her time as a professional performance ASL interpreter, working with Arvada Center, Denver Women’s Chorus, PHAMALY, Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre and various theatres and performing groups in the Denver area.

a strange burd by lisa wagner erickson


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Libby Arnold (Director)

Libby Arnold has acted & directed in New York, Los Angeles, Florida, New Mexico and Colorado. NY Off-Broadway: The Libertine (Theatre Row); Swimming With Watermelons (Vineyard Theatre); Six by Tenn (Red Room); Regional Credits: Flowers in the Desert, Naked In Encino (And Toto too); Pinter: The Room & The Collection, Hay Fever (Germinal); Leap, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Heidi Chronicles (DCPA Ed.); Pursuit of HappinessSuddenly Last Summer, Night of the Living Dead, The Dead Guy, (The Hippodrome, FL); Three Times a Lady (Santa Monica Playhouse, CA). International Tours: Lysistrata (Greece), Our Town (Brazil). Ms. Arnold holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida. 


 beware the sun squid by rebecca gorman o’neill

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sam gilstrap (Director)

Sam Gilstrap is honored to be a part of The And Toto too Play Crawl again.  He’s been acting and directing in Colorado for over a decade and has recently been seen at the Arvada Center, The Aurora Fox, and many other stages.  You can also find him in the hit Netflix series Longmire... if you don’t blink.  Thank you, mom! And thank you for supporting And Toto too and live theater!


the day dreamer by christie brenner winn


roger winn (Director)

Roger Winn is a longtime participant and spectator to the Play Crawl. He has directed and acted in more Play Crawls than he can remember and attended many others. He is a longtime theatre artist in Denver who currently directs the after school theatre program at Golden High School. He also serves as a Crisis Intervention Training actor and performs Shakespeare as a Chautauqua performer.



blow ins by Linda Berry


ron mediatore (Director)

Ron is thrilled to return to Denver after a two-year stint in New York studying with the Dramatists Guild Institute.  His play Big Little Brother had its world premier at Manhattan Repertory Theater in 2017.  He's grateful to Susan for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and author.



 boss bitch by jenny stafford


kathi baerns (Director)

I am honored to again be directing for Play Crawl. I keep my hand in almost all forms of the preforming arts: commercials, film and live theater. Most recent films include Goblins Giggle for WIFMCO, The Kindness of Strangers for Ruff Ruff Dog Films, and Heritage by Breanna Washington for CFS. I have also appeared in two web series for UCD – Desert Flower and Terrible Encounters of the Tender Kind . Another web series – Mile High Chronicles - I appear in episode 4 as well as being the radio announcer and voicing the series episode teases. My recent commercials have been Ride the Light Rail for Denver RTD and Mother’s Connection for Cinepro Studios. My stage work includes Margaret and the Ark and The Aristocats for Three Leaches and The Endurance of Light by Amanda Petefish-Schrag for the Athena Project 2019 PIP series. My most important job, by far, is to be the fun and always sparkly grandmother of 7 intelligent and talented kids!


barbershop by jessica austgen



abby apple boes (Director)

This is Abby’s first opportunity to direct. Abby is an actor, singer and producer. Previous performances as an actor include: Mae Brussell in Queen of Conspiracy (Miner’s Alley Playhouse); Polly in Other Desert Cities (Cherry Creek); Frieda/Betty in Sunday In The Park With George (Arvada Center); Edna in A Delicate Balance (Marlowe Award), Beatrice in A View from the Bridge (Edge Theater Company); Barbara Fordham (CTG Henry Award Nomination and Marlowe Award) in August: Osage County (Dairy Center/Abster Productions). Abby is also the Executive Producer of Abster Productions and Co Producer of A and A Productions.

what do you smell? by melissa lucero mccarl

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melissa mccarl (DIRECTOR)

Melissa has directed and choreographed plays and musicals all over Denver, including Town Hall Arts Center, Athena Project, Mizel Arts Center and most recently, Hi-Hat Hattie and Real Women Have Curves at the Aurora Fox. An award winning playwright, she is the author of Painted Bread, a play about Frida Kahlo which has had multiple productions in Denver. Her full length play, Lost Creatures, about silent film star Louise Brooks and British theatre critic Ken Tynan was produced by And Toto too Theater Company and will receive a NYC reading this fall. She teaches playwriting at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

sign of the times by edith weiss

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edith weiss (DIRECTOR)

Edith Weiss  is a writer, director, and actor. Her latest projects in Denver writing the immersive play First, Do No Harm at Rose Medical Center,and  her short play Holy Couch was chosen to be part of the Denver Center's Bite Size at the BookBar last year.  She has also been using the same headshot for far too long.  Switching to first person- the Play Crawl is one of my favorite things and thank you wonderful hiking audience.