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What to do? Theatre happenings for October 15

Despite pandemic, the theatregoers have plenty of ways to keep them engaged throughout the state right now.

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News of the week: DCPA announces $4 million Recovery Fund

The DCPA has canceled 32 shows, furloughed 130 employees and lost tens of millions of dollars in potential revenue. 'The loss continues to be devastating.'

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Lessons from a summer of outdoor theatre in the time of COVID

John Moore essay: Those companies that got out of the box deepened their relationships with grateful audiences. Those that grow stagnant during this time do so to their own peril. 

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Indoor theatre returns to the Aurora Fox. Did it feel safe?

John Moore essay: The Aurora Fox has become the first metro theatre company to re-open for live theatre in a major way with the musical revue 'Tomfoolery.' Did it feel safe?

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September 19: Colorado theatre news of the week

'Miscast' will pivot to 'CAST 2020.' Radio plays are all the rage, led by Monday's upcoming release of the Arvada Center's 'Trifles.' The Colorado Theatre Guild has a new president and much more.

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Denver Film Festival to be longer, smaller and all digital

On the one hand, the 43rd Denver Film Festival won’t take place in-person. On the other hand, the Denver Film Festival will take place. In 2020, you have to look at the bright side. And this year, few local arts organizations have pivoted quite as nimbly as Denver Film.

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Theatre news: Live streaming panel coming Monday on a big new 'IDEA'

Also: Local actor generating Oscar buzz. Denver Actors Fund announces not 'Miscast' but 'CAST.' DEAR Fund wraps up. That and much more, including a new list of all all current live theatregoing and streaming opportunities.

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Theatre news: Governor’s mask mandate does not include Candlelight actors

Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ newly issued mandatory statewide mask order in public indoor spaces includes an exception for “giving a speech to an audience.”

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Here's who the DEAR Fund has helped

Here's a rundown of the nearly $100,000 The Denver Actors Fund has made available to about 300 Colorado theatre artists who have lost work during the COVID19 shutdown. About $8,000 has gone to Arvada Center artists.

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June in Colorado theatre: 'The Reckoning' has begun

Suddenly, theatre companies are being held accountable like never before, not only for their programming choices and hiring practices but also their own complicity in creating power imbalances throughout the field. And dominoes are starting to fall.

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What are the 5 most-screwed job titles in COVID-era theatre?

You think you have it bad during the ongoing COVID19 shutdown? The show is likely to go on without at least these five theatre jobs being filled.

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