100 Colorado Creatives: Winnie Wenglewick
#51: Winnie Wenglewick
Winnie Wenglewick and Winter Maza in "The Perfect Gift."
Winnie Wenglewick of Denver's Dangerous Theatre is a theatrical Jill-of-all-trades who came by her profession through the back door: ten years of volunteering with a Florida fringe festival. With no formal training, she's turned Dangerous into a working, if struggling, entity. A lady who does as she pleases, Wenglewick might not be winning any awards for all her hard work -- but not for lack of trying.
In the last year, Wenglewick lowered all Dangerous ticket prices to an easy $10, and continues to pay her cast half the house -- yet somehow Dangerous is still afloat, and celebrating with a sixth-anniversary bash on Saturday night at the theater that includes sneak-peek performances from the season to come. Tickets? $10, of course.
On the brink of that new season, we asked Wenglewick to answer our 100CC questionnaire. Read on for her brave, new answers.
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Winnie Wenglewick: Jim Henson, because he was the ultimate creative genius. When I was a kid, I loved watching The Muppet Show with my dad. Then, later, when I was supposed to be in bed, I'd sneak downstairs to watch Benny Hill. This might explain a lot about me and my sense of humor.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
I am obsessed with Craig Ferguson. His accent is sexy. I think he is one of the more intelligent folks on TV. Although I never watch TV. I have to watch him on YouTube. Which is so much better because I watch only the parts l like, such as his opening monologues. Did I mention I think his accent is sexy?!
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
With Brittany Lacour in Black Stockings.
"Any Damn Thing: THE MUSICAL" I am so sick of all the shows that are musicals. Not that I don't like musicals, I just can't produce them because I know squat all nothing about music.
What's your day job?
Home schooling my eight-year-old son.
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