100 Colorado Creatives: Terry Dodd
#37: Terry Dodd
Theatre Esprit Asia, Facebook.com Tria Xiong as Eunice, Sheila Ivy Traister as Sah Jin, Dale Li as Paul, 99 Histories, Theatre Esprit Asia.
Terry Dodd has been entrenched in local theater as a director and playwright for more than thirty years, garnering dozens of awards and other kudos for his thoughtfully crafted work. These days, he shares the wealth as a teacher, too, and as a dedicated lover of a good script, he's also branching out into screenwriting.
And he's having a very good year. His direction of James O'Hagan-Murphy in the one-man show RFK at the Aurora Fox knocked 'em dead early in 2013 (and, as he mentions below, is in the works for a third revival), and on Thursday, his work with the new theater company Theatre Esprit Asia hits the stage in Julia Cho's 99 Histories, at Vintage Theatre in Aurora. We asked Dodd to tackle our 100CC questionnaire. His answers follow.
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If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Aaron Copland and Alfred Hitchcock and James Dean. Because and because and......because.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Anyone who is in the vanguard of the arts, truly. The creators behind Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey or Alexander Payne, who keeps the film business rolling in the Midwest with his new film, Nebraska.
What's one art trend you want to see die this year?
Twerking and tweeting. I'm a storyteller. Shortening stories is not the answer.
What's your day job?
Teaching at CCD (playwriting and screenwriting) and Lighthouse Writers (playwriting).
A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?
I would breathe, and then I would form a philanthropic organization that would sustain and maintain artists and art organizations that needed it.
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