JULIET WITTMAN

FICTION. MEMOIR. CRITICISM. JOURNALISM

Recent blog posts by Juliet

Buntport Benefit

Buntport Benefit

Buntport Benefit Some eighteen years ago, six actor-writers who had met as students at Colorado College got together to create Buntport, a kind of theater that’s entirely original, in a coldly echoing Denver warehouse. They are Erin Rollman, Brian Colonna, Hannah...

Review: As You Like It

Review: As You Like It

As You Like It Four years ago, Kent Thompson, then the artistic director at the Denver Center, staged a magical production of As You Like It. I remember it in clear, drifting pastels—gorgeous costumes and set, a transcendently beautiful Rosalind, and an interpretation...

Teri Rippeto’s Lamb Stew

Teri Rippeto’s Lamb Stew

Some years ago, I started my writing day with a prompt from Ursula Le Guin’s wonderful Steering the Craft, something like, “Describe a chaotic scene with a lot of characters and action.” I started describing Stocker’s kitchen, and the words just flowed. I was laughing...

BDT Stage Reopens

BDT Stage Reopens

This article originally appeared in Westword under the title, "Intermission Is Over at BDT Stage."   On the day I spoke with artistic director Michael J. Duran to discuss the upcoming reopening of BDT Stage, Alicia Meyers, longtime actor-director-choreographer...

Goodbye Story

Goodbye Story

"This story is originally published by Westword as "Curtain Call: Reflections on Two Decades of Reviewing Denver Theater"             Sometimes you find yourself sitting in a drafty, ramshackle room on a winter’s night, rain splattering the floor, an audience of...

Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark: A Short Story

Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark: A Short Story

If I could take a minute of your time, sir. I’m not worth more, I know. You do too, of course, you with your briefcase, hi-tech watch, and gleaming teeth. You jog every morning and work up a healthy sweat. Then you’re in the shower, tanned but not too much, muscled,...