Cast Announced for Everything was Stolen. by Emily Harrison

square product theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for our World Premiere of Everything was Stolen.

Everything was Stolen is a piece created from a variety of stolen and original (but mostly stolen) texts, songs, videos, images and ephemera in an evocation of America (which was also stolen - hey!), inspired in part by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, and in part by something American composer John Cage once said: ‘And so it is out of this chaos, this accumulation of history and novelty, that we begin building.’

The piece was originally developed by Emily K. Harrison with students at Brunel University London, and will continued to be developed with a Colorado-based cast for the March 2019 professional World Premiere.

March 14 - April 7, 2019
Buntport Theatre
717 Lipan St., Denver
Tickets available soon.

ACTING ENSEMBLE:

 Liz Carrigan

Liz Carrigan

 Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

 Tara Spires

Tara Spires

 Ronan Viard

Ronan Viard

 Luc D’Arcy

Luc D’Arcy

 Jihad Milhem

Jihad Milhem

 Kristin Marie Stelter

Kristin Marie Stelter

 Aziza Gharib

Aziza Gharib

 Katie Ross

Katie Ross

 Emily Tuckman

Emily Tuckman

 Seth Palmer Harris

Seth Palmer Harris

 Rachel Seiger

Rachel Seiger

 Fabian Vazquez

Fabian Vazquez

CREATIVE TEAM

 Emily K. Harrison, director

Emily K. Harrison, director

 Ayla Sullivan, assistant director

Ayla Sullivan, assistant director

 Rosamond Glasscock, stage manager

Rosamond Glasscock, stage manager

 Jess Buttery, lighting designer

Jess Buttery, lighting designer

square product featured in American Theatre magazine by Emily Harrison

square product theatre is honored to be included in an article in the most recent edition of American Theatre magazine along with our colleagues at the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, the Catamounts, and Local Theater Company!

House of Gold, 2017

Bolder Colorado
How theatre in the college town 25 miles from Denver is rising to the occasion—and raising the stakes for the region.
by Lisa Kennedy

Last October #MeToo went viral, and we’ve been reckoning with the repercussions ever since. But in Boulder, Colo., four theatre companies were already on the case. Because seasons take time to shape, the productions were gestures of foresight, not reaction—they were prophetic, not parasitic.

Read the entire feature HERE

Call for Submissions: square product theatre collaborates with the Non-Binary Monologues Project! by Emily Harrison

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Are you burning to share some Avengers fan fiction? Have you always wanted to explore Rogue’s inner monologue about the other X-Men? Well it's your lucky day!

We're excited to announce that square product theatre is collaborating with The Non-Binary Monologues Project this Summer, and we're currently accepting submissions of Comic Con-themed monologues! We'll be producing an evening of monologues performed by non-binary and trans actors in Boulder as well as at Denver Comic Con in June 2018, thanks to the generosity of Page 23.

Please visit the submission guidelines page for the Non-Binary Monologues Project for details on how to submit your piece. Whether you’re a seasoned playwright or just starting out, we’d love to read your work!

More details on cast, crew and performances are coming soon.

Producing Artistic Director Emily K. Harrison responds to criticism of HOUSE OF GOLD by Emily Harrison

If you've read the reviews for our currently running Regional Premiere of Gregory S. Moss' House of Gold, you've probably noticed that they're...mixed. While Joanne Ostrow for The Denver Post hails the production as "a surreal ride that’s surprisingly effective and even profound at times," Juliet Wittman for Westword notes that "a play about JonBenét Ramsey seems like a violation." Likewise, while Sarah Haas for the Boulder Weekly says the production "is successful in creating a fictional world out of a very real story and does so with plenty of creative talents," Adam Goldstein for The Daily Camera notes that "It's impossible to forget that there's a real victim at the center of this story, a namesake that feels compromised and sullied for the sake of pointing out society's tendency to compromise and sully the young and innocent." 

square product theatre Producing Artistic Director Emily K. Harrison has written the following response:

"Some critics have had mixed feelings about House of Gold, noting that they believe the play borders at times on being disrespectful or exploitative. While they are entitled to their opinions, I believe they're missing the point. Our production of House of Gold, presented less than half a mile from the home where JonBenét Ramsey took her last breath, honors her memory, and the memory of so many girls and women trapped - even doomed - by the expectations of those around them, by the expectations of a culture that tolerates so much violence. We chose to produce this play knowing full well that it would make people uncomfortable, and that it would challenge an audience to sit with that discomfort, especially given the lack of resolution both in life and art. But ultimately, we don't believe it's our job or the job of any artist to make work that keeps us all comfortable. We understand that Boulder is a 'bubble,' but that construct isn't serving this community. It never has.

With this play we honor all the girls and women whose lives have been cut short. We honor all the girls and women who have been unable to live up to their potential because their worth is equated with 'beauty' in a culture that unrelentingly perpetuates and celebrates standards of beauty that are unrealistic, harmful, even dangerous - a culture that punishes both those it deems beautiful and those it does not. We honor all the girls and women who learned early to make themselves small in order to keep themselves safe. And we honor all the girls and women who have fought to survive and make things better for all of us.

We hope you'll take the risk and join us at a performance of House of Gold. While there are certainly moments that are difficult to watch, ultimately, we believe the production to be darkly funny at times, as well as beautiful, moving, and even profound. It has been a joy to work on this provocative and demanding play in a community that we believe is up for the challenge."