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Re: “American Prom offers hope that we are none of us so entrenched in our ways that we can’t change

The set was designed by Lawrence Moten and the lighting by Mike Wood. Costumes by Sarah Shaver. Sound by RJ Jackson - if youre going to talk about the design, credit the designers!

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Posted by 12345678 on 01/30/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Acting out

Mark Raddatz? where are you

Posted by apathetic on 12/27/2018 at 6:52 PM

Re: “In Memoriam: The Tall Man Xavier Frétard

I rode penny farthings with him last march, and only got to hang out with him for a few hours that day, but he made me laugh so much. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted by Josh Patsey on 08/20/2018 at 10:55 PM

Re: “In Memoriam: The Tall Man Xavier Frétard

Beautiful, and sad. Your words making his passing too real. A rare soul he had. He will be missed by us and countless others.

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Posted by sassyveganadopt on 06/29/2018 at 3:49 PM

Re: “First Strike Theatre Company promotes nonviolence with satire and shtick

Excellent article. Nice to know that First Strike works together with other Springs artists, and that they seem to be agreed on when the need exists. NOW is definitely an important time!

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Posted by Jacob Carl Froese on 03/15/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “First Strike Theatre Company promotes nonviolence with satire and shtick

Wonderful article!

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Posted by Charles Johnson on 03/07/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Douglas Herman and Sonia Nandzik want to start conversations about the global refugee crisis

According to your response, the speakers acknowledge that the name of the organisation is an artificial tag line, as they clearly state that immigrants walk a MINIMUM of 1976km, but they told you that they have to walk 1694km instead of the 1500km that a crow would fly?

As to your in depth write up about her LinkedIn profile, you should look into the public EU records or just find the nice billboard pictures of Sonia Nandzik and Jaroslaw Gowin together as you can see from the link below. Yes, you are probably correct that Ms. Nandzik was a secretary for a Parliamentarian, but she also ran for a seat (and lost thankfully) as part of a a bigoted party.

Why are you supporting racist, bigots in your newspaper and continuing to defend them. Why do you let them lie about the refugee crisis through you? Lastly, it's pretty pathetic that they (supposed experts on the subject) have only just heard about the Rohingya crisis as these issues started in 1982 and the persecutions in 1990. These two weren't even out of High School. You can do better Griffin.

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Posted by pl924523 on 03/04/2018 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Douglas Herman and Sonia Nandzik want to start conversations about the global refugee crisis

Hello, be924523. Thanks for your comment.
Your calculation of the distance between Aleppo and Athens is the as-the-crow-flies distance of a direct flight. I used Google Maps to estimate the walking distance between Aleppo and Athens (see, which shows a distance of over 1,500 km, much longer. Further, Nandzik and Herman say they met refugees in Lesbos incorporating that as a stop with Athens as a destination makes for a 1,694km journey (
Unfortunately, you've made a few mistakes with Nandzik's political background. During her time in the European Parliament (sourced via her LinkedIn page and that ), she was appointed, not elected, assistant to Marek Migalski, who did run with the support of the far-right PiS (Law and Justice) party, which is run not by Jaroslaw Gowin but Jaroslaw Kaczynski. While Gowin's politics are far-right and homophobic, he is not nor has he ever been the head of a party. Further, in 2010, Migalski was ejected from the PiS party for his vocal criticism of Kaczynski. He ultimately formed the more moderate PjN party, a "center-right" party.
Thanks for your comments. Have a great day!

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Posted by Griffin Swartzell on 02/26/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Douglas Herman and Sonia Nandzik want to start conversations about the global refugee crisis

Your research on these two is unimpressive as with a simple google search, you will see from that the real distance from Aleppo to Athens is really 1208km and there is no physical way to turn that into a 1976km trek. Meanwhile, it looks to be Douglas Herman's birth year and even more ironic is that nearly 2000km of fences have been built to keep refugees out of Europe. In this era of fake news run by our politicians, it is important to keep the facts straight and be able to find a "Milkshake Duck" when it appears. The facts are that the founder of this organisation, Sonia Nandzik, is a far right-wing politician. She ran for a seat in European with the anti-immigrant, anti-gay, bigoted party. Jaroslaw Gowin, the head of her party has been quite controversial and a quick read of his wikipedia shows you what this lady really stands for and what her agenda is.

Your a journalist, we would expect you to do your research!

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Posted by be924523 on 02/24/2018 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Workshop musical gives Pine Creek Theatre students a professional opportunity

Tickets available at
February 22-24, 2018.

Posted by Carrie Barnhardt-roberson on 12/22/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Thin Air Theatre Company says farewell to the Butte Theater with its final production: Angel of the Christmas Mine

Not quite sure why Chris Armbrister is credited for starting professional theater in Cripple Creek when it has been a part of the town for 75 years. TATC is the group that has been there the most recent. He has never been a full time resident of Cripple Creek. For him to claim that TATC does not receive funding is completely false. This matter has everything to do with funding and the Board seeing that money being given to TATC was not being spent as claimed.

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Posted by CrippleCreek Dan on 12/10/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Kathleen has been to the arts what Pike's Peak has been to local scenery. We who have had the privilege of knowing her and working with her these last 40 years consider her a treasure and a delight.

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Posted by Christopher Lowell on 06/16/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Hooray for my great friend! Love you, Kathleen.

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Posted by Kathryn Eastburn on 06/15/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Wonderful person!

Posted by Jah Dave on 06/14/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Yellow Face brings social commentary and comedy to the CC stage

I have to wonder, would this resonate with the marginalized communities of Colorado Springs? Colorado College, by median student family income, is the wealthiest private college in the nation with $277,500 in median family income. Now go drive by Chelton and Fountain and then drive around the neighborhoods south and east of there. Would the residents there find this article relevant to their lives? Are the sons and daughters of those Japanese sent to Camp Amache going to Colorado College, or is it the sons and daughters of Chinese government officials and corporate leaders? I can't help but feel this is elites lecturing other elites, and reinforces the perception that Colorado College is a bubble that aspires to claim moral heights, but ignores the application of those ideas in our own community.

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Posted by leloupe on 05/10/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Fine Arts Center brings in all-ages talent for a classic Bye Bye Birdie

Very much looking forward to going to the show!!!!

Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 04/01/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Springs Ensemble Theatre's costume design process

The costumes were amazing and added to the brilliant production.

Posted by Debbie Meldrum on 01/18/2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Women of SET serve up large portion

Somehow the online version of this review showed up with some paragraphing issues. The print version shows the correct paragraphing. Sorry about the additional breaks above making the review a choppy ready. Thanks...Bill Wheeler

Posted by Bill W. on 07/29/2016 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Black Box Theatre closes doors, to be replaced by comedy club

Our family will forever be grateful for Nancy and Black Box. We are so sad to see it go as her talent was a force to be reckoned with. Nancy and Black Box had a major impact on students, parents, and the community. Joy radiates back stage and actors and audiences love being there. They have had a major impact on the community and has also won "Best of Springs" awards both last year and this year.

Posted by Kristi Nemechek Glaze on 05/09/2016 at 5:46 PM

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