20 Days, 20 Bouquets
The True West Awards, now in their 20th year, began as the Denver Post Ovation Awards in 2001. Senior Arts Journalist John Moore — along with additional voices from around the state — celebrate the entire local theatre community by recognizing 20 achievements from 2020 without categories or nominations.
The awards program serves in large part as a journalistic year in review, telling or retelling the best stories of the year. In years past, the format has been "30 days, 30 bouquets" - but for all kinds of reasons, it just feels more appropriate to offer "20 days, 20 bouquets" in the 20th year of 2020.
Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the U.S. by American Theatre magazine in 2011. His daily coverage of the Colorado theatre community can be found at arvadacenter.org.