CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is offering a virtual presentation of Beth Kander’s gripping new work, “To the Moon.” Kander's work was last seen at CRT in the 2019 Henry Award-winning play “Hazardous Materials,” universally praised by audiences.
Now in development as part of CRT’s Headwaters New Play Program, she returns to CRT to workshop this stunning docu-drama based on over 200 surveys and 20in-person interviews with survivors of domestic violence.
“To the Moon” lifts up the riveting stories of these survivors, complete with humor, revelation, and tragedy. Because “statistics are not the most powerful way to change someone’s mind. Stories are.” “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 Stith (Scenic Rendering Artist), Elly Hunt (Costume Design, CRT alum), Katharine Horowitz (Sound Design and Composition), Lynde Rosario (Dramaturgy), Karen Schleifer (Stage Management), and Brittni Shambaugh Addison (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Facilitation).
For Domestic Violence support, visit www.thehotline.orgor call 800-799-SAFE (7233).
In the San Luis Valley, victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, can call San Luis Valley Tu Casa. Their hotline is 719-589-2465.