“‘Grace, or the Art of Climbing’ rises to the challenge”

-Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post (full story)

“Seamless and graceful... your eyes will be busy looking for actors who are constantly entering the theater from portals around the 360-degree stage”

-Lindsey R. McKissick, 5280 The Denver Magazine (full story)

“Emotional, moving and truthful... You can’t help but feel a slight adrenaline rush as you watch the actors climb up and down the make-shift climbing wall”

-Tiffany Chin, Ask Miss A (full story)

“The beauty and sometimes strain of these athletes’ movements as counterpoint to their words and interactions played an integral part in the communication of this story”

-Susan Fairbrook, Theatre Play by Play (full story)

grace, or the art of climbing

denver center, jan 17 - feb 17, 2013

a captivating tale of a reluctant young athlete for whom rock climbing is both metaphor and action. emm struggles with doubt, depression and her demons, as she trains mind, body and spirit for a world climbing competition.  staged in the round.   

photos: jennifer m. koskinen


by lauren feldman / designed by: dane laffrey (sets), charles macleod (lights), kevin copenhaver (clothes), jason ducat (sound), kynan waggoner (climbing consultant); with: julie jesneck (emm), john hutton (abe), alejandro rodriguez (sims), christopher kelly (sam/joey), emily kitchens (dell/isabella), m. scott mclean (mick/ernesto), dee pelletier (ky/jackie) / dramaturged by liz engelman, directed by mike donahue