Creede Repertory Theatre announces on demand streaming of Beth Kander’s ‘To the Moon’


CREEDE, CO – Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stream To the Moon on demand from March 15-April 11, 2021. Based on over 200 surveys and 20 in-person interviews with survivors of domestic violence, playwright Beth Kander lifts up these riveting true stories, complete with humor, revelation, and tragedy. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told we are safer at home, but for many in the United States, home is not safe. “No survivor owes us their story, but when someone shares it we do out them our attention, our support, and our commitment to help make things better.”

Content Advisory: “To the Moon” contains descriptions of domestic abuse and some strong language.

Denver based director Betty Hart helms this stunning ensemble piece, featuring CRT alumni Diana Dresser (Bad Dates, August: Osage County), Rachel Fowler (The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild), and Kathryn Grody (A Mom’s Life); along with faces new-to-CRT: Laura Chavez, Lynnette Freeman, Delia Kropp, Kat Peña, and Kariana Sanchez.

The creative team includes Mikki Marvel (Scenic Rendering Artist), Elly Hunt (Costume Design), Katharine Horowitz (Sound Design and Composition), Lynde Rosario (Dramaturgy), Karen Schleifer (Stage Management), and Rise Above Violence (Domestic Violence Support Team)

For Domestic Violence support visit

The National Hotline 24/7 Hotline: www.thehotline.org  or 800-799-SAFE (7233)

What People are Saying about To the Moon

“Revelatory.” 

“Wow, wow, wow. Very proud of CRT for this powerful production! Just exquisite all around.”

“It was actually really nice to see some theatre that felt like real theatre, and not Just Another Zoom Reading.”

“I enjoyed every moment and was thrilled to be back in the theater (albeit my desk chair wasn’t anywhere near as comfortable as your seating)! […] Such a great community service!”

“Sending along my deep appreciation for the artistry you brought to a difficult subject in a difficult format with To the Moon. The cumulation of the stories was deeply moving--and hard, as of course it should be.”

“I was so blown away by the performances and staging of To the Moon that I had to take a little breather.”

More on Playwright, Beth Kander

Beth Kander is a playwright and novelist with roots in the Midwest and Deep South. Playwriting honors include the Henry Award for Best New Play or Musical; Headwaters New Play Award (CRT); Equity Library Theatre Access Award; Ashland New Plays Festival; Eudora Welty New Play Awards; Charles M. Getchell New Play Award. In addition to playwriting, Beth is an acclaimed author whose dystopian trilogy “Original Syn” won a Foreword INDIES Award. Her ghost story “13 Jericho Lane” was a Pitch Wars selection and she has at least two new books coming out in the next two years. The granddaughter of immigrants, she is interested in the intersection of new ideas and identities with old stories, secrets, and legends. She holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Mississippi University for Women. Beth is represented by Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio. She lives in Chicago with her favorite characters (her quirky little family). To learn more: www.bethkander.com

More on Director, Betty Hart

Betty Hart is elated to be helming Beth Kander’s powerful play To the Moon, her directorial debut at Creede Repertory Theatre. In 2020, Betty directed the Vintage Theatre production of the musical The Scottsboro Boys.  She also directed the staged reading of Vroom Vroom by Josh Koenigsberg for Local Theater’s Local Lab. Additional Colorado directing credits include Crowns (Vintage Theatre Season Award for Outstanding Director, 2019), Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill for the Denver Center Garner Galleria.  Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies, at the Aurora Fox Theatre, broke box office records and became the third highest selling show in the theatre’s history. Betty will assistant direct the world premiere of a new immersive theatrical production called Theater of the Mind in collaboration with co-creators David Byrne and Mala Gaonkar and co-produced by the DCPA’s Off-Center. Betty is an associate artist for Local Theatre Company, based in Boulder, CO. 

WHAT

To the Moon

WHO

By Beth Kander

Directed by Betty Hart

Scenic Rendering Artist - Mikki Marvel

Costume Design - Elly Hunt

Sound Design & Original Composition - Katharine Horowitz

Video Editor – Neil Truglio

Dramaturgy - Lynde Rosario

Domestic Violence Support Team – Rise Above Violence

EDI Facilitation – Emily Diaz

Stage Manager - Karen Schleifer *

FEATURING

Laura Chavez

Diana Dresser *

Rachel Fowler *

Lynnette R. Freeman *

Kathryn Grody *

Delia Kropp

Kat Peña

Kariana Sanchez

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

WHEN

Streaming on demand March 15th to April 11th.

A facilitated talk back is included in the recording.

TICKETS

Digital tickets can be reserved through the CRT website, www.creederep.org, or by phone at 719-658-2540 starting March 15th. All tickets are FREE thanks to the generous support and advocacy of David Katz.

About Creede Repertory Theatre 

Founded in 1966, Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is a professional theatre company located at 9,000 feet in a spectacular location in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The historic town of Creede offers beautiful mountain views, hiking trails and stunning campsites. In a typical season, CRT produces 7-11 plays in rotating repertory, hosts numerous musicals events and concerts, develops new works through the Headwaters New Play Program, and creates nationally recognized educational programs. As part of its values, Creede Repertory Theatre is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access in every aspect of the company and is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

About Headwaters New Play Program

To the Moon is a stand-alone event, developed under CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program. One third of the plays CRT has produced over the last 20 years have been World Premieres. Why are new plays so important to CRT? Because they are the lifeblood of the American theatre. They share with us the diverse, yet universal, human experience. Headwaters incorporates its annual play festival, commissioned work for young audiences, and a new mainstage commission program beginning in 2022.

PRESS CONTACT

Creede Repertory Theatre

Kate Berry, 719-658-2540 ext. 233

[email protected]

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