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Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill goes to The Edmonton Fringe in August!!!We are excited to announc...
12/19/2023

Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill goes to The Edmonton Fringe in August!!!

We are excited to announce that Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Denver playwright Rebecca Gorman O'Neill is going international again, after its world premiere at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022, and regional premiere in Denver in 2023, with acceptance into the Edmonton Fringe Festivall in August 2024. Kate Poling and Susan Lyles will be reprising their roles.

The Edmonton Fringe is North America's oldest and longest running fringe festivals. Being chosen for this festival is an amazing opportunity for the company. This admittance on a lottery basis means that venue is provided along with some production crew and marketing.

12/17/2023

No fewer than 17 fully staged Colorado productions were penned by Coloradans this year

Q***R READING SERIES 2023-A specical project for uplifting voices from the LGBTQIA+ communityOCTOBER 9, 2023, 7:00pm The...
09/26/2023

Q***R READING SERIES 2023-
A specical project for uplifting voices from the LGBTQIA+ community
OCTOBER 9, 2023, 7:00pm
The Savoy 2700 E. Arapahoe Street, Denver

TICKETS https://and-toto-too-theatre-company-101788.square.site/

YOUR ISSUE BY TROY LAKEY
Directed by Madison Kuebler

Starring Frankie Lee, Rick Long, Cal Meakins, Matthew Murry and Tracy Shaffer

Trevor, the golden boy, struggled with is attraction to men from an early age being raised in a conservative religious family. At two different critical moments in his life, his future self and his younger self come to show him the strength he truly has as they revisit pivotal conversations with his parents and brother. They must navigate shame, responsibility and expectations and find ways to love and celebrate their true self. The coming out process is unique to each person and is also a communal experience for those that are LGBTQ+, especially when you add religion and family to the journey. Will the family choose religion over their son?

Mainstage Reading Series-October 3, 2023"Steve Perry Loves Me" by Leslie C. LewisAngie, an experienced trauma therapist ...
09/26/2023

Mainstage Reading Series-October 3, 2023
"Steve Perry Loves Me" by Leslie C. Lewis
Angie, an experienced trauma therapist for refugees, walks out of her office and into seclusion after one too many encounters with the horrors of genocidal violence. An inspired fascination with lead singer Steve Perry, whom she believes is a reclusive kindred spirit, sparks six-months of letter-writing to Perry and a period of introspection in which Angie draws on her past, her friendships and her family to come to terms with the cruelty in the world.
TICKETS https://and-toto-too-theatre-company-101788.square.site/
Directed by Susan Lyles
Assistant Director Colby Bleicher
Sound Design Darren Smith
Starring Jane Fromme and Arabella Beaubrun
ROAMING GNOME THEATRE
10255 E. 25th St, Aurora CO
7:00PM, Tickets $7.00

Mainstage Reading Series-October 3, 2023"Steve Perry Loves Me" by Leslie C. LewisAngie, an experienced trauma therapist ...
09/20/2023

Mainstage Reading Series-October 3, 2023
"Steve Perry Loves Me" by Leslie C. Lewis
Angie, an experienced trauma therapist for refugees, walks out of her office and into seclusion after one too many encounters with the horrors of genocidal violence. An inspired fascination with lead singer Steve Perry, whom she believes is a reclusive kindred spirit, sparks six-months of letter-writing to Perry and a period of introspection in which Angie draws on her past, her friendships and her family to come to terms with the cruelty in the world.
TICKETS https://and-toto-too-theatre-company-101788.square.site/

Directed by Susan Lyles
Starring Jane Fromme and Arabella Beaubrun

ROAMING GNOME THEATRE
10255 E. 25th St, Aurora CO
7:00PM, Tickets $7.00

08/18/2023
Final Venue -our start up and ending point Slver Vines Winery 7509 Grandview Ave, Arvada, COBig thanks to Kristen and cr...
07/12/2023

Final Venue -our start up and ending point

Slver Vines Winery 7509 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO

Big thanks to Kristen and crew for saying YES! Can't wait to be there tomorrow night and celebrate and raise money for more new work by women/women identify artists

Play Crawl 2023Venue 10The DinosaursLARP  WILL FIND A WAY by Lisa Wagner EricksonDirected by Maru GarciaStarring Maya Ga...
07/11/2023

Play Crawl 2023
Venue 10
The Dinosaurs
LARP WILL FIND A WAY
by Lisa Wagner Erickson

Directed by Maru Garcia
Starring Maya Garg,Lauren Michelle Long and Michael Gurshtein

“Two LARPers in a rocky relationship meet an unexpected guide.”

Play Crawl 2023Venue 9THE BENCH (CARLYS BOUTIQUE, ELI ASHBY HEALING ARTS)THE BENCH OF DESTINYby Edith WeissDirected by E...
07/10/2023

Play Crawl 2023
Venue 9
THE BENCH (CARLYS BOUTIQUE, ELI ASHBY HEALING ARTS)

THE BENCH OF DESTINY
by Edith Weiss

Directed by Edith Weiss
Starring Tim Fishbaugh and Samantha Peil

“A woman is upset by her fifth reincarnation.”

Play Crawl 2023-Venue 8A Bench Outside of a Real Estate OfficeSUMMER JOBSby Nina Alice MillerDirected by Susan LylesStar...
07/10/2023

Play Crawl 2023-
Venue 8
A Bench Outside of a Real Estate Office
SUMMER JOBS
by Nina Alice Miller
Directed by Susan Lyles
Starring Sam Charney and Amelia Hoffman

”Will "adulting" steal your soul? Not if Gabe and Frankie have anything to say about it.”

Play Crawl 2023Venue 7EARTH HISTORY TODAYby Rebecca Gorman O’NeillDirected by Darren SmithStarringAustin Lazek and Damon...
07/09/2023

Play Crawl 2023
Venue 7

EARTH HISTORY TODAY
by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill

Directed by Darren Smith

Starring
Austin Lazek and Damon Guerrasio

“Two “archeologists” have found the phone box. They’re excited to tell you all about this wonderous object.”

Play Crawl 2023Venue 6I REMEMBER HERby Nicolette VajtayDirected by Abby Apple BoesStarring Erica Sarzin Borillo,John Ash...
07/09/2023

Play Crawl 2023

Venue 6
I REMEMBER HER
by Nicolette Vajtay

Directed by Abby Apple Boes

Starring Erica Sarzin Borillo,
John Ashton and Dana Hart Wright

“A woman returns home to find her father, throwing a bridal shower for the woman he loves. “

Check out the interview Rebecca Gorman O'Neill and Susan Lyles did with OnStage Colorado and Alex Miller!
07/07/2023

Check out the interview Rebecca Gorman O'Neill and Susan Lyles did with OnStage Colorado and Alex Miller!

In this episode of the OnStage Colorado podcast, host Alex Miller is joined by guest hosts Susan Lyles from And Toto too Theatre Company and playwright Rebecca Gorman O’Neill to talk about the upcoming Play Crawl in Old Town Arvada as well as the state of women playwrights here in 2023. Plus, an i...

Play Crawl Venue 5-RE/MAX Alliance Olde Town ArvadaPC Chicken by Linda BerryDirected by Julie WolfeStarring Jeff Jesmer ...
07/07/2023

Play Crawl Venue 5-RE/MAX Alliance Olde Town Arvada
PC Chicken by Linda Berry
Directed by Julie Wolfe
Starring Jeff Jesmer and Matt Hindmarch

“Finally, an answer to that perennially perplexing poser . . .”

Play Crawl Venue 4Balefire GoodsSeeing is Believing by Leslie C. ThomasDirected by Peter DearthStarring Mark Collins and...
07/07/2023

Play Crawl Venue 4
Balefire Goods
Seeing is Believing by Leslie C. Thomas
Directed by Peter Dearth
Starring Mark Collins and Christine Kahane

"In the aftermath of trauma, best friends and creative soulmates James and Kate find their way towards a common vision. “

PLAY CRAWL 2023 IS SOLD OUT!To be put on the wait list  call 720-583-3975Thanks Everyone!!
07/05/2023

PLAY CRAWL 2023 IS SOLD OUT!

To be put on the wait list call 720-583-3975

Thanks Everyone!!

PLAY CRAWL 2023-VENUE 1-ELECTRIC CHERRYBrooks and Fin-Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by Christie Brenner WinnDirected by...
07/04/2023

PLAY CRAWL 2023-
VENUE 1-ELECTRIC CHERRY

Brooks and Fin-Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now by Christie Brenner Winn
Directed by Chris Medina
Starring Isabella Falber and Solomon Abell

“Must love all things Vintage-self proclaimed audiophile-just looking for someone to drink wine and listen to records with”

Big thanks to all the playwrights, actors, directors,crawl leaders, set up volunteers and our venues. Without you we don't happen 🙂

VENUE 2 on our map-Apricot Lane Boutique Arvada"Two Men and a Bralette" by Melissa Lucero McCarlDirected by Kathi Baerns...
07/03/2023

VENUE 2 on our map-Apricot Lane Boutique Arvada

"Two Men and a Bralette" by Melissa Lucero McCarl
Directed by Kathi Baerns
Starring Andy Anderson and Troy Lakey

"Shopping in a women's boutique is easier for some than others..."

It's Play Crawl! If you don't have tickets better get them fast-they are almost gone!First Up!  Crystal JoysTourmaline b...
07/02/2023

It's Play Crawl! If you don't have tickets better get them fast-they are almost gone!

First Up!
Crystal Joys
Tourmaline by Ellen K. Graham
Directed by Jeremy Elman
Starring Kate Poling, Erica Lee Johnson and Jonathan Underwood
“Torry is healed. Quinn is not. Chris can help.”

https://youtu.be/E0XKNefFuFThis Album on cassette sitting in traffic in LA
04/28/2023

https://youtu.be/E0XKNefFuF

This Album on cassette sitting in traffic in LA

Belinda Carlisle - Circle in the Sand (Album Version) [Audio HQ]“Circle in the Sand” Audio HD Heaven on Earth

04/28/2023

My little Hamlet

A peek through the curtains during tech for one Last Thing Before I Forget
04/19/2023

A peek through the curtains during tech for one Last Thing Before I Forget

TWO WEEKS ONLY! Tickets-https://and-toto-too-theatre-company.square.site/One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and...
04/19/2023

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One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill

Meet the Designers and Crew

Darren Smith (He/Him)-Set/Sound Design
Darren Smith serves as secretary as well as technical director for And Toto too, he is responsible for the technical operations of the theater, determining technical staffing and equipment requirements for productions, and acts as the central coordinating point for the designers, the stage management team, the craftspeople, etc. – throughout each production. With more than 30 years of experience both on-stage and in almost every capacity behind the scenes, he brings a wealth of ideas and best practices to And Toto too. Mr. Smith is not, despite what a 'vanity search' on the internet may lead you to believe, an editor and writer specializing in travel directories and feature magazine stories, an Australian rugby league player, the 1997 World Irish Dancing Champion, a football player for the Grand Valley State University Lakers, a new age composer living in Texas, or a Christian comedian and illusionist. He lives in Denver with his wife, sons, and their two dogs, and is also the co-founder of the leading B2B customer reference company Point of Reference.

Alexis Bond (She/Her)-Light Design
Alexis is delighted to be collaborating with And Toto Too again, and to be making her post-Covid design debut! Alexis is a Denver native with experience in local theatre, rental and staging, and most recently has been using her logistics skills for Summit Integrated, an audio visual install company for churches. Alexis would like to thank her incredible circle of friends that have never wavered in their support.
Proverbs 19:22

Harrison Lyles-Smith (He/Him/They)
Harrison is a senior at Denver School of the Arts. he is an AEC, and is SAG eligible. His work includes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Aurora Fox), Jerusalem (Edge Theatre), Medea (Edge Theatre), Appropriate (Curious Theatre), A Chorus Line (Denver School of the Arts), Radium Girls (Denver School of the Arts), A Scouts Guide to Brutal Honesty, and Blow Ins (And Toto too) Film credits include: Liam, 7th Son, Son of Lies and Whispers, Second String Villians, and the feature film The Engagement Plot . He would like to thank all his friends and family for their support.

TWO WEEKS ONLY! Tickets-https://and-toto-too-theatre-company.square.site/One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and...
04/18/2023

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One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill

Meet The Cast

Cyndi Parr-One Last Thing Before I Forget-Violet
Cyndi Parr is excited to be making her debut at And Toto too. She is the program director and co-founder for Dragon Theatre Productions, where everyone who auditions gets a role, and has helped create over 500 roles in 14 years for actors of all ages and abilities. She has performed over the last 25 years as an actor, writer, director, puppeteer and magician in over 200 productions. Last year she performed in two shows in Chicago for the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival, and has had her film in two puppet slams with the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry. She has been the MC for six Rocky Mountain Puppet Slams, including recently at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is the treasurer for the Rocky Mountain Puppetry Guild, and over the summer performs her baby dragon puppet in Green Mountain Falls and in Santa Fe. More information at: https://cvparr.wixsite.com/cyndiparrcreations

Kate Poling-One Last Thing Before I Forget/Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell-Harriet/Lizbet and Ophelia
Kate Poling is excited to be performing with And Toto too again! She is an actor, director, and teaching artist based in Denver, Colorado. She holds a BFA in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. New York Credits: Puppet Julius Caesar (Puppet Shakespeare Players). With And Toto too: Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell (Edinburgh Fringe 2022); Smoke; South Star; The Way Station; Show of Force. Other Colorado credits: Miss Bennet: Pemberley at Christmas, Pride and Prejudice, Towards Zero, Three Tall Women (Firehouse Theatre); Rumpelstiltskin, The Story of the Nutcracker, The Pied Piper (Miners Alley Playhouse); Twelfth Night (Foothills Theatre Company); Inheritance (Curious Theatre Co) and Almost Maine (Town Hall Arts Center). Enjoy the show!

Susan Lyles-Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell- Gertrude
Susan Lyles is an accomplished and award winning director and producer, holds a BA from Wichita State University, and received certification from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Shakespeare. She has worked on stage as an actor in both Chicago and Denver. Credits: Whacking the Turkey (Hildegard); The Playground (Omni, Rachel); Ordering Lunch (Sarah); Hay Fever (Sorrel); Present Laughter (Daphne); Swimming in Seuss (Fox, Cindy Lou Who, The Lorax. Ensemble) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). Film Credits: Blameless; Shattered; Second String Villains; Son of Spies and Whispers, B.O.B. and Night Screams. She has also worked in commercials, print, industrial, and voice over. Susan is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of And Toto too Theatre Company, and has directed more than 20 plays, including the award winning Naked in Encino, Car Talk, and Heads. She has designed costumes for more than 50 plays, including Lion in Winter (Denver Victorian Playhouse), 12th Night (Denver Victorian Playhouse), and Greater Tuna and Christmas Tuna (Denver Victorian Playhouse, Town Hall Arts Center). Susan is also producer for the award winning film production company Ruff, Ruff, Dog Productions.

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04/17/2023

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One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill

Meet the Directors-

One Last Thing Before I Forget directed by Melissa McCarl

Melissa has directed plays and musicals all over Denver, including Littleton Town Hall, the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Aurora Fox, Theater on Broadway, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, and Athena Project. Some of her favorite productions include Anna in the Tropics, Real Women Have Curves and the musical Swingtime Canteen. An award -winning playwright, she is the author of Painted Bread, a play about Frida Kahlo produced most recently by the Aurora Fox. She was commissioned by the Mizel Arts Center to write Poignant Irritations, a play about the life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. She wrote a short play about the Sand Creek Massacre for Curious Theatre’s War Anthology. In recent years her play Lost Creatures about the film star Louise Brooks was produced by And Toto too Theatre Company. She has been named Best Local Playwright by Westword and Best Actress in a Musical by the Denver Post for her role in Ruthless the Musical. She currently teaches dramatic writing for Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Denver Center.

Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell directed by Billie McBride
Billie McBride Director . Billie has directed for many of the Colorado Theatre companies including 10 years at The Denver Children’s Theatre and recently she directed The Fantasticks for THAC, Same time Next Year for CCT, Grease for Center Stage in Louisville and a new play for the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her next directing projects are The One-Act Play Festival for the Denver Center Academy and will be Co-directing Memphis for THAC. She is also an Actress. Recent productions are The Year of Magical Thinking at The Aurora Fox, The Treasurer and Before You Go at Miners Alley Playhouse, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime for BETC, Life Sucks for the Aurora Fox, Sunday in the Park for The Arvada Center and Enchanted April for CSFAC. Before moving to Colorado she spent 20 years in NYC doing theatre and Television. Her Broadway stage credits include Torch Song Trilogy (Helen Hayes), Safe S*x (Lyceum) and The Kurt Weill Cabaret (Bijou Theatre). She has won 3 Henry Awards, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 True West Award

One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell opens April 20, 2023-April 30-tickets  https://and-toto-...
04/15/2023

One Last Thing Before I Forget and Gertrude and Ophelia in Hell opens April 20, 2023-April 30-tickets https://and-toto-too-theatre-company.square.site/
Roaming Gnome Theatre-10255 E. 25th Ave. Aurora

Playwright -Rebecca Gorman O'Neill

REBECCA GORMAN O’NEILL (SHE/HER/HERS)
Rebecca Gorman O’Neill was born in Akron, Ohio; she left at age 17 to attend Dartmouth College where she earned a B.A. in Drama and English. Rebecca went on to earn her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Her original plays have been produced across the United States, and those published can be found through Dramatic Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, and Next Stage Press. Rebecca is a Professor of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches playwriting, screenwriting, cinema studies, and the graphic novel.

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