Articles By Joanne Ostrow

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“A Doll’s House” times two: DCPA Theatre Company experiments with epic-length production

Ibsen’s classic and a sequel written 140 years later staged together allows viewers to toggle between time periods and consider the social progress of women

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Oliver Herring: From MOMA, the Guggenheim and the Hirshhorn to … Auraria?

The world renowned collaborative artist is bringing a 31-day experiment to a tiny gallery at the University of Colorado Denver because he says “art should be accessible”

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Colorado theater companies use drama and satire to confront racism without flinching

“Pass Over,” “Flame Broiled” aren’t easy plays, and you’ll hear the n-word, as Curious and Local Theatre take race head on

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From “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” to a comic book baron: Denver’s scene is a lesson in drag diversity

Yvie Oddly, 25, and Bettie Pages, 64, celebrate the liberating craft of self-expression that is drag, then and now -- everything from dirty street punk to classic glam

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A Colorado filmmaker’s camera is rolling as women of color fight for a voice in Denver politics

In “Running With My Girls,” Denver’s Rebekah Henderson hopes to imitate the success of the progressive political film that captured the charismatic candidacy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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From Tinkertoys to avocado greens: Denver Art Museum show presents play as a serious form of inspiration

Furnishings designers represented in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" infused their work with playfulness and whimsy. Was it a reaction to Cold War-era anxiety?

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An intimate improv rendezvous with an actor? A new Denver interactive performance draws you out — if you let it

These experiments in interpersonal connection in the Denver Center’s Off-Center production “Between Us” also are not for cynics

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“It’s succeeded beyond our expectations”: Adam Lerner, MCA Denver’s chief animator, is leaving at a high point

Adam Lerner is a high-brow academic with a playful side, which allowed him to cultivate a new generation of museumgoers, sometimes at the expense of traditional supporters. About 10,000 teens visited MCA Denver in 2017.

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Tattoo artist Amanda Wachob marks people — and canvases — for the long haul

Artist in residence at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver reasons her work on humans is less permanent than her large-format paintings influenced by Clyfford Still