2019 Arvada Center Black Box Repertory
The Diary of Anne Frank
February 1 - May 17, 2019
February 22 - May 18, 2019
Sin Street Social Club
March 15 - May 19, 2019
Inside the Black Box
Take a look inside the Arvada Center Black Box Repertory Company with Artistic Director of Plays Lynne Collins and The Moors Director Anthony Powell.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Thirteen-year-old Anne Frank wrote to understand herself and the horrors of being Jewish in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. In doing so she created one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century.
Playwright Jen Silverman turned the world of the Bronte sisters on its head, in a humorous (and subversive) story about love and desperation.
Sin Street Social Club
This flirty, fun, feminist comedy is a bold new take on Aphra Behn’s restoration classic The Rover , adapted by Denver playwright Jessica Austgen.
Putting it in Context
The stories of the 2019 Black Box Repertory Season traverse the spectrum of the human experience. Deepen your appreciation for and understanding of these stories by learning more about the historical events which surrounded them, reading about the people portrayed on stage and the writers who brought the characters to life, and get more context from the directors who helped make each production happen.
Arvada Center Artistic Director of Plays | Sin Street Social Club - Director
Lynne recently directed Educating Rita . She directed last season’s Sense and Sensibility (Henry Award winner for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Director of a Play and Outstanding Production of a Play) and All My Sons . Lynne directed for six seasons at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, including Much Ado About Nothing , Romeo and Juliet , and Noises Off (True West Award Winner, Best Comedy). She was an Affiliate Artist and resident director with the Foothill Theatre Company in California from 1990 to 2009. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, HB Studio in New York and with Stella Adler. She holds an M.A. from San Francisco State University.
Meet the Company
The Diary of Anne Frank - Mr. Dussel | Sin Street Social Club - Pete
Zachary is returning for his 2nd season at the Arvada Center Black Box, appearing last year in Sense and Sensibility and All My Sons . Regional credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Centerstage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet , The Three Musketeers , and A Christmas Carol (DCPA Theatre Company). Recent local work includes Paper Cut (Local Theatre Co.), Pride and Prejudice (BETC), Metamorphoses (Aurora Fox Arts Center), Much Ado About Nothing , Comedy of Errors , and The Three Musketeers (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). Zachary is also an international award-winning filmmaker and photographer.
The Diary of Anne Frank - Margot Frank | The Moors - Marjory
Annie is making her Arvada Center and Colorado debut this season. Recent credits include u/s Juliet in Romeo and Juliet , King John (Great River Shakespeare Festival / Apprentice Company), Amelia Earhart in The Accident of Sex (Kismet Creative Center), and Claire in The Verge by Susan Glaspell (The Larks). She holds a BFA in acting from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
The Diary of Anne Frank - Otto Frank | Sin Street Social Club - Tony Trudeau
Broadway: The Graduate; Guys & Dolls; Epic Proportions; Anything Goes; The Music Man . National Tour: Ragtime; Lend Me A Tenor; Elf . Off-Broadway: The Gig (OIP Award); Hellow Muddah, Hellow Fadduh!; The Portabel Pioneer and Prairie Show . Regional: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Henry Award Nomination); The Great American Mousical (premiere); Little Shop; Company; Pirates of Penzance; The Predators' Ball (premiere); The Golden Land; Annie Film/Television: Freedom Writers , The West Wing , Grey's Anatomy , Without a Trace , Law & Order .
The Diary of Anne Frank - Peter van Daan | The Moors - Madeline
This is Daniel’s first time performing at the Arvada Center. Other credits include Ablaze (Staged!); Savage in Limbo, Pericles, Eurydice, Bad Jews (University of Denver). Training: BA in Theatre with distinction in Acting; University of Denver.
The Diary of Anne Frank - Miep | The Moors - Emilie | Sin Street Social Club - Lu
Previous Arvada Center Credits: Marianne in Sense and Sensibility , Ann in All My Sons , u/s Rosie in The Electric Baby . Regional Credits: The Secret Garden (DCPA Theatre Company); Miss Saigon (Merry Go Round Playhouse); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Seaside Music Theatre); Avenue Q (Theatre Aspen); Antony and Cleopatra (Theatreworks); The Tempest (No Holds Bard); Guadalupe in The Guest Room , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Creede Repertory Theatre). Training: BFA; University of Central Florida Conservatory Program.
The Diary of Anne Frank - Mr. van Daan | Sin Street Social Club - Blunt
Arvada Center: Sense and Sensibility , The Electric Baby , All My Sons ; Local: Water By The Spoonful (Curious Theatre Company); The Arabian Nights (Aurora Fox Arts Center); Off Broadway: Othello , Hamlet , Waiting For Godot (Jean Cocteau Repertory); Regional: The Bluest Eye (Moxie Theatre), The Meeting (Stella Adler Theatre), For The Love of Freedom (Greenway Arts Alliance), A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Twelfth Night (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum); Film and Television: Unrest , Harry’s Law , Zeke and Luther , Law & Order ; AbnerGenece.net .
The Moors - The Mastiff | Sin Street Social Club - Wilmore | Fight Director - The Moors & Sin Street Social Club
Arvada Center: George in All My Sons , Brandon in Sense and Sensibility , Will in Bus Stop , Lionheart in The Lion in Winter and Orsino in Twelfth Night . Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Iago (True West Award), Benedick, Hotspur (Best Actor Shakespeare, Westword), Achilles, Iachimo, MacDuff. Regional credits: Henry 6 , Merry Wives , As You Like It , Treasure Island (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet , Romeo & Juliet , Eventide , Superior Donuts (Denver Center Theatre Compnay); Lieutenant of Inishmore (Curious Theatre Company); Cymbeline , Henry V , and Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare). www.geoffreykent.com
The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank is Darrow's second production at the Arvada Center. She also performed in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas . Other credits: Wizard of Oz , Shrek, The Musical , and Fiddler on the Roof (BDT Stage); A Christmas Story (Town Hall); Billy Elliott (Vintage Theater); To Kill a Mockingbird (John Hand Theater); 13 (Denver JCC); Our Town (Upstart Crow). www.darrowklein.com
The Diary of Anne Frank - Mrs. van Daan | The Moors - Agatha | Sin Street Social Club - Angie B.
Emma performed at the Arvada Center in Sense and Sensibility and All My Sons . Other credits: Bite-Size: Marginalia (DCPA); The Cake (Curious Theatre Company), The Lying Kind (Theatreworks); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Misery, I’ll Eat You Last , Mud Blue Sky , and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (The Edge Theatre); Agnes of God , Stella and Lou , and ‘night, Mother (Vintage Theatre Company). Awards: Three CTG Henry Awards, Denver Westword Best Season for an Actress, three True West Awards. Training: BA, Texas A&M.
Emily Paton Davies
The Diary of Anne Frank - Edith Frank
Emily has appeared on Colorado stages for nearly 20 years, eight of those as a member of Denver's critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre. Credits include The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Curious Theatre Company); Outside Mullingar (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company); and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (The Edge Theater Company). A four-time Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award nominee, Emily won the 2007 Outstanding Actress Henry Award for her work in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Paragon Theatre). www.davieswordcraft.com
The Diary of Anne Frank - Mr. Kraler | Sin Street Social Club - Belville
Lance recently appeared at the Arvada Center in The Foreigner , All My Sons , Sense and Sensibility , and The Electric Baby . Other Credits: Henry VI pt 1 , The Merry Wives of Windsor , Big River (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Wait Until Dark , The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged , More Full of Melody (Lyric Repertory); Stupid F***ing Bird , The Seagull , Noises Off , Julius Caesar , Vieux Carre (Swine Palace). Training: BFA Utah State University, MFA Louisiana State University www.lanceras.com
The Moors - Huldey | Sin Street Social Club - Helen
Appeared at the Arvada Center in The Electric Baby , Sense and Sensibility , The Foreigner and The Drowning Girls . Credits include: Sex with Strangers (Theatre Aspen); Corduroy , Frankenstein , All the Way , Lord of the Butterflies (DCPA Theatre Company); Homebody/Kabul , Rabbit Hole (Curious Theatre Company); This (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company); Gidion’s Knot (Sis Tryst Productions); 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Square Product Theatre); Siren Song: A Pirate Odyssey (Buntport Theater for All Ages); and The Odyssey: A Walking Tour (Buntport Theater).
Emily Van Fleet
The Moors - Moor Hen | Sin Street Social Club - Florie Mae
Favorite Arvada Center productions include Educating Rita , Sunday in the Park with George , The Drowning Girls , Bus Stop , Tartuffe , A Man of No Importance , and Death Takes A Holiday . Regionally, she has been seen at the NY Musical Theater Festival, Indianapolis Symphony, and Lake Tahoe and Sierra Shakespeare Festivals. Locally, Emily has performed with DCPA’s Off-Center, BDT Stage, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Little Theatre of the Rockies, and Creede Repertory Theatre. www.emilyvanfleet.com