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OnStage Colorado podcast
28 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Jess Hindsley and Kenny Moten - 'The Bright Lights of Denver' podcast
In this episode, host Alex Miller speaks with Kenny Moten and Jess Hindsley, the creative team behind a new podcast called 'The Bright lights of Denver' — a fictional podcast set in Denver that combines a true crime story with interactive elements via social media.
24 minutes | May 31, 2021
Boulder's Local Theatre Co. - 'Discount Ghost Stories'
OnStage Colorado podcast host Alex Miller speaks to two of the creators behind 'Discount Ghost Stories' at Local Theatre Company in Boulder. Artistic Director Pesha Rudkin and playwright Rob Wright talk about how the collection of songs combines to help tell some of the stories about Coloradans in history who were overlooked. There's also an update on what's coming up with Local Theatre Co., and Pesha talks a bit about what got her started in theatre in the first place and how she came to be in Colorado.
28 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
BETC’s devised documentary recaps a chaotic year
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with Steven Weitz and Lynde Rosario to talk about the upcoming video production of CO2020. The show from the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Co. is a devised documentary, comprised of a variety of Zoom interviews with dozens of people around the state which were then transcribed, edited and portrayed by Colorado actors.
30 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Masks on, masks off: Live theatre carefully returns
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, I got a chance to talk about real, live theatre with Helen R. Murray, executive producer at the Aurora Fox and director of The Pavilion, which recently opened to a limited audience. Joining Murray are Andrew Uhlenhopp, who plays Peter in the show, and Maggie Tisdale who portrays the narrator and a variety of other characters.
21 minutes | May 4, 2020
Project Outbreak: An audio play festival from the Pandemic Collective
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller talks with Rhea Amos from the Pandemic Collective and Ashley Campbell, creator of a new audio play festival featuring the work of dozens of Colorado theatre artists looking to stretch their creative muscles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
27 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Roundup: Colorado New Play Summit 2020
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with four of the playwrights who had readings of their work at the Denver Center Theatre Company's annual Colorado New Play Summit. Interview subjects include Jessica Kahkoska, whose comedic and mystical play In Her Bones is set in Southern Colorado; Alma by Benjamin Benne, which focuses on the perils of being an undocumented immigrant in the Trump era; Hotter Than Egypt by Yussef El Guindi, a comedic drama about two couples in a pressure-cooker situation in Egypt; and Reclaiming One Star by Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle. Playwright Nagle talks about the historical underpinnings of this drama about Native Americans fighting what they think is the racist name of a well-known NFL team.
11 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
Podcast: Special mini edition from the Colorado New Play Summit
In this special short pod from OnStage Colorado, host Alex Miller catches up with playwright LM Feldman at the Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Feldman's play 'Another Kind of Silence' is one of five new works in production being presented as readings at this year's Summit. Her play features characters communicating in English and American Sign Language, with each accompanied by an interpreter who also serves as a chorus, or 'soul.' It's a fascinating technique that extends the emotional range of each character while also providing a unique and inclusive experience for all audiences.
27 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Playwright Mark Acito with the Aurora Fox's Helen R. Murray
This dynamic duo has done a number of plays together, and now they're collaborating on 'Secrets of the Universe and Other Plays' at the Aurora Fox.
41 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
'Bloomsday' and more with playwright Steven Dietz
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with one of America's most produced -- and prolific -- playwrights, Steven Dietz. In a wide-ranging conversation, Dietz talks about everything from Elvis Costello to Anton Chekhov as well as his play 'Bloomsday,' now playing at the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. Also in this episode, BETC Producing Artistic Director Stephen Weitz talks about the theatre, the upcoming 15th season announcement, 'Bloomsday' and more.
26 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
Latino identity in America today — and tomorrow with playwright Tony Meneses
Opening Feb. 7 at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Tony Meneses's new play 'Twenty50' explores how Latino identity could evolve over the next 30 years by looking ahead to the year 2050. Host Alex Miller caught Meneses during rehearsals at the Denver Center and got a chance to hear how the play was conceived and developed.
26 minutes | Jan 25, 2020
Playwright Bonnie Metzgar on that one thing that changes everything
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller interviews playwright Bonnie Metzgar. Her new play, You Lost Me, opened January 24 at the Denver Center.
30 minutes | Jan 18, 2020
Life at one of Colorado's busiest theatres with Bernie Cardell
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with Bernie Cardell, artistic director at Aurora's Vintage Theatre. With a dozen shows teed up for its 20th season this year, the Vintage's two theatres will be very busy -- and that's just how Bernie likes it.
48 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Bas Bleu's Wendy Ishii: Provin' 'em wrong since 1992
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with Wendy Ishii, founding artistic director of the Bas Bleu Theatre Company in Fort Collins. When launched in 1992, Ishii didn't think it'd last long. As it heads toward its 30th year as a theatrical powerhouse in Fort Collins and beyond, Ishii talks about how it all got started and where she hopes it goes in the future.
24 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Exploring our state with Hashtag Colorado Life
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller talks with Ryan Nicholson, one of the hosts of another podcast in our state -- Hashtag Colorado Life. Along with his wife, Carrie, Ryan explores the state looking for cool stuff to do, and they talk about it all on their podcast. In this interview, we focus on fun things to do in winter that don't involve skiing.
20 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Drunk Christmas at Denver's Audacious Theatre
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller catches up with Ren Manley, artistic director at Audacious Theatre Company -- Denver's pop-up, interactive theatre troupe that's putting on 'Drunk Christmas' at several Denver breweries this holiday season.
17 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Hidden Worlds with Theater 29's Lisa Wagner Erickson
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller talks with Lisa Wagner Erickson. A playwright and founder of Denver's Theater 29, Erickson talks about the theater run by playwrights and the upcoming show Hidden Worlds & Strange Negotiations opening Dec. 5.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2019
Bringing a children's book to life with the Denver Center's Allison Watrous
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, we catch up with Allison Watrous, who heads up the education division at the Denver Center and who directed 'Goodnight Moon,' now playing through February.
35 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
A night-before-the-wedding surprise with 'Charlie's Waiting' at And Toto Too
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller speaks with Susan Lyles, the founder and artistic director of And Toto Too theatre company. And Toto Too is dedicated to producing female playwrights, and its production of 'Charlie's Waiting' runs Nov. 1-16 at Champa Studio in Denver. Alex also talks with playwright Mêlisa Annis about 'Charlie's Waiting,' and they touch on topics ranging from how she came to write the play to the differences of writing for stage or screen.
21 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Fever Dreams with Benchmark's Rachel Rogers
In this episode, we talk to Benchmark Theatre co-founder Rachel Rogers about the theatre's upcoming Fever Dream Festival. The third annual event is a series of readings in the genres of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, and this year's festival promises to be better than ever. Benchmark Theatre is located in Lakewood, Colorado.
17 minutes | Sep 28, 2019
'A Doll's House' part 1 and 2 at the Denver Center
In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, we catch up with Chris Coleman, artistic director of the Denver Center Theatre Company, and Rose Riordan, associate artistic director, to talk about 'A Doll's House' and 'A Doll's House, Part 2,' which are running in repertory at the Ricketson Theatre. Also, we do quick review-previews of the two "Doll's House' performances along with 'The Quality of Life’ at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood and 'The Best Day of Your Life' at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora. And we also have a rundown of all the shows opening in Colorado over the next 10 days or so.
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