Showing posts from January, 2014

Pam Roth O'Mara Offers Theater, Writing, and Art Workshops

Yes, indeed - she's back!! Pam Roth O'Mara (that would be me) is offering a variety of theater (improv); journaling and playwriting (ThumbPrintPlayWriting ™ ); and art (ThumbPrintPlayArt ™ ) workshops at the Goodson Rec Center, Centennial starting September 2014. Improv encourages ages 16+ to improve creative and communication skills, while acting allows kids to learn character creation, scene-making, and play production. Pam uses a technique she calls ThumbPrintPlayWriting ™   to teach kids how to create characters and bring them to life in improvised scenes, which flow into a complete theatrical production. What could be more cool and fun! See for more information about ThumbPrintPlayWriting ™ and  ThumbPrintPlayArt ™. Here's the lineup: Improv Scene Making (Session I) : For Adults 16+ - date/time to be determined Improv Scene Making (Session II) : For Adults 16+ - date/time to be determined Hey, Parents - if you're looking for an exci

Whips and Brides

Last night we saw The Whipping Man at Curious Theatre; tomorrow we'll imbibe The Legend of Georgia McBride  at the Denver Center. Both by Matthew Lopez. All we can say about The Whipping Man is "wow." Curious Theatre is famous for wow productions, and The Whipping Man met that expectation. But what were we expecting? We didn't know what to expect. Curious Theatre's description barely touches the tip of the iceberg:  In the aftermath of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to discover two of his former slaves living in the ruins of his family’s once grand plantation. Bound together by faith, they reunite to celebrate Passover and confront their past, present and future.  The Whipping Man  is a hauntingly powerful drama about newfound freedom and the painful legacy of slavery.  The Whipping Man tips the iceberg. Just go see it. Tell them, Pam Roth O'Mara, nice Jewish girl from Long Island, sent you. ...Visit   SoHa  Happenings  in  Co

Happy New Year 2014! from SoHa Colorado

It's 2014... This year   SoHa  Happenings  in  Colorado ™   Journal   is taking on a new persona. Or, maybe better said... bursting out of the previous persona. For more than 3 years (count 'em, three) - since Fall 2010 - the SoHa  Happenings  in  Colorado ™   Journal   mission was to talk about arts and culture, and the people making it all happen in SoHa Colorado (see the "About" tab for a description of the area); and promote the artists from and performing/exhibiting in SoHa Colorado. Gradually, the person behind the curtain (remember the Wizard of Oz - "ignore the person behind the curtain!")  has become more and more determined to focus on her own creative work. However, because  SoHa Happenings has developed a following with well over 230,000 visits; 250 Twitter followers (give or take 10 or 12 on any give day); and dozens of Facebook friends, SHJ will continue to exist - with less frequent postings and more commentary about the arts as perceived by

Audition Call | Performance Now Theatre Company

Just in from Performance Now Theatre Company…  We have added an additional hour of audition slots this Sat, Jan 11  from 6-7pm. (They were not included on the audition schedule on our website). If you still need an audition slot, please go to the website and schedule one. Although most of the other audition slots are full, I do make those slots available if someone cancels, so keep checking back on the website. Here is the original audition notice... AUDITION INFORMATION!! Performance Now Theatre Company | Announces Auditions for HAIRSPRAY Directed and Choreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree; Assisted by Ken Leist; Music Direction by Michael Bowerman AUDITION DATES: Fri, Jan. 10, 6-9p; Sat, Jan. 11, 6-9p; Sun, Jan. 12, 3-5p Callbacks: Sunday Jan. 12, 6-10 p.m. AUDITION LOCATION: Little Theater Culture Center, 9142 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80127 (Please do not call Little Theatre) ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:  looking to cast 30+ adults of all sizes, shapes and et

Kathryn Winograd Reads from New Book | 1/16/2014

cover art courtesy of Conundrum Press A chance to hear Kathryn Winograd read from her new book, Phantom Canyon ....  Kathryn Winograd is the author of Air Into Breath (Ashland Poetry Series), winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry, and Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation (Conundrum Press).  Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, her work received a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII and was named a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2011 .  A recipient of a Colorado Artist Fellowship in Poetry, a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Associateship, and a Colorado Endowment for The Humanities Grant , she has published three teacher reference books with McGraw Hill and Scholastic Inc. including Stepping Into Poetry Sideways. She teaches poetry and creative nonfiction for Ashland University’s low residency MFA program and teaches full-time for Arapahoe Community College where she directs the Writers. Conundrum Press is a vibrant and growing small press de