Thank you to CCTC (the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition) for inviting the cast and crew of "Unmarried in America" to Denver to present an encore performance of the competition cutting ( presented at the AACT event in IN, where it secured four awards). Every actor in this piece, and every actor who has nudged it along its path, has been absolutely phenomenal to watch. The dedication, the skill, and the heart of these people is phenomenal (and I don't use the word lightly). I've always thought that theatre is one of the best "anti-bullying" training grounds, because actors (and directors, and set and tech designers, and audience members) are asked to identify with people who think and act differently than they would. They are asked to empathize and to motivate every action and word (and to view every action and word) through the passionate gaze of another. It's an amazing and beautiful craft to watch. If you happen to be headed to Denver this Friday, or if you have friends in Denver, please invite them to join us at the Denver Center Theatre Academy's performance space, in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education (the theatre in the old tramway building). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The performance begins at 2 p.m. Hope to see you there.