Volume 03 | January 1, 2021
Happy New Year Theatre Friends! 
2021 has arrived, the planets have aligned, and our days are getting longer as we look forward to a more prosperous year for art in Colorado and beyond. We've seen our community of artists continue to create moments of theatre, poetry, song, and film to move spirits and highlight the social circumstances in which we find ourselves throughout this chaotic year. As your Colorado Theatre Guild, we look forward to supporting our members and giving our venues a platform to share their vision going forward; in addition to opening the space for more member interaction while we continue to build a coalition of diverse artists and specialists in their field who can add to our engaging workshops and other offerings our committees have in store for you.
Focus on Board Member Iliana Lucero Barron
When I think of Iliana Lucero Barron, I think of beautiful, compassionate, and contemplative power. A gentle strength that may be surprising to those who do not know her well. She is not verbose or overly talkative (like many of us on the CTG Board of Directors) but her unique contribution to the conversation is often astonishing. She listens in such an active and engaging way that when she does speak it can quickly silence the cacophony of dramatic voices. At a meeting last year, she surprised us all by opening up and making a powerful statement about respect and inclusion. Now, when Iliana talks, we stop and listen. Lisa Young said it best, “Iliana is one of the most creative, thoughtful and talented humans on the Earth. She is a quiet storm and a Swiss Army knife, bringing skill and passion, pure integrity and grit to our community.”

Workshop Committee News
Changes to Henry Awards Judging for 2020/2021
The Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Committee has decided that it will not be judging what would have been the rest of the 2020-2021 season due to safety concerns for the judges; to fair and equitable consideration of all productions that could not be judged in 2020, or in the first six months of 2021; and the need to be fiscally responsible for our members and for our organization. 

The SOURCE: Denver's Premier African-American Theatre Company
The SOURCE Theatre Company, founded by Hugo Jon Sayles, Jimmy Walker, Arnold King, Kiana Coney & Anastazia Coney; is a continuation of an artistic vision of African-American theatre in Denver that began with the Denver Black Arts Company: the company that initially nurtured today's leaders in African-American theatre. 

How to Support Denver’s Arts and Culture jobs
This is an article from the Colorado Biz Magazine website:

As the year comes to a close, the pandemic continues to hit Denver’s arts and creative sector especially hard. In the early fall, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation awarded nearly $1.2 million to 41 organizations thanks to the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. Now, the Foundations are gearing up for a second round of emergency funding.

We recently received the following feedback on our New CTG Newsletter:

"I love what you have done with the newsletter! It looks great and is easier to read. Great Job!"

-Barbara Thomas

Thank you for your help!
Thank you for supporting the CTG
CTG wishes to thank all of our generous friends who donated on Giving Tuesday! Your donations allow CTG to continue our mission to serve our community and provide all of the resources that we offer. Thank you again for your generosity in this challenging time. May we all be able to return to our theatres soon!