Rocky Mountain Regional Report November/December 2010
AAC/Regional Representative Benaiah Anderson just finished working on Marlowe’s Tamburlaine for Colorado State University in Boulder. Not the best play of the Renaissance, but chock full of violent imagery, rather like a recent Hollywood blockbuster featuring EVERY action star EVER! Fun times! He was recently cast as Barry in Talk Radio and is looking forward to diving into rehearsals. He is currently venturing into new personal and professional territory having agreed to direct a Moliere commedia play for a performing arts high school. He has also recently forged an entire sword from a plain chunk of high carbon steel, another personal first.
FD/President Geoffrey Kentrecently completed his eighth season at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as well as fall fight direction for the Denver Center Theatre Company's 39 Steps, House of the Spirits & Dracula. Upcoming work includes another Dracula as well as some fight direction for Caesar for University of Denver, Marisol for University of Colorado at Boulder, and Reckless for DCTC. December will be a return to candy cane leggings and another run of "The Santaland Diaries" for Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.
AAC Terry Kroenung's new sword-and-sorcery fantasy novel, Jasper's Foul Tongue, was released on September 1. It is the sequel to Brimstone and Lily, which won the Bronze Medal in Fantasy/Sci-Fi at this year's Independent Publishers Book Awards in New York City. He also presented a hands-on weapons workshop for authors at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference in September.
AAC/CT Michael Mueller is adjusting to his new life as a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. Between classes and rehearsals, he is working hard to spend time with his family. Currently, his choreography can be seen in the University of Pittsburgh's production of Slasher. It's a great new show that combines the campiness of horror movie making with some opportunities for real violence. To him, this is the "good busy" we all dream about. Step two is figuring out how to keep doing this and get paid. At least he has two years to work on that.