"Mike Broemmel is the 21st century's answer to
John Steinbeck at his most nitty-gritty."
-- Neil Marr, Monaco
Publisher & Editor
The Wind Is Us: The Death that Killed Capote is a full-length, three-act, one-actor play chronicling the life and death of iconic author Truman Capote.
At the heart of the play is the impact researching and writing Capote’s seminal book In Cold Blood had on the author. This effort includes a stark look at the complicated relationship Capote had with one of the two men executed in the gallows at the Kansas State Penitentiary in 1965.
The play focuses on Capote’s life from the execution of the pair of men who violently killed a Kansas farm family in 1959 through his passing in 1984.
Witness: The Story of Virginia Hill by Mike Broemmel is a full-length, one actor play that chronicles the virtually inconceivable life of a woman named Virginia Hill. The play is structured around her cantankerous appearance before what officially was christened the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime.
Colorado TINTS (Theatre in Nontraditional Spaces) has announced its latest production, Destination of My Own. Destination of My Own is a full-length, one-actor play chronicling the life of Richard Durham. Destination of My Own is produced in partnership with Theatrix USA and Act One Productions Productions. The production is made possible through a Northwest Aurora Arts grant.
The play is written by Mike Broemmel and Jennifer Dempsey. Anansi McGee has been cast in the lead role, portraying Richard Durham.
Richard Durham was the creator and writer of Destination Freedom, a weekly radio drama that aired for two years in the 1940s. The radio serial dramatized the lives of important Black American historical figures and is described as “nothing ever before heard on radio.” The radio program strove to defeat commonplace stereotypes routinely attached to Black Americans. In many ways, Richard Durham’s work has been described as an important precursor to the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements.
Destination of My Own will premiere in the as part of the Aurora Cultural Arts District Theatre Series this fall.
Across the street from the Colorado Statehouse, the Capitol Hill Theatre Series brings theatrical productions that matter to the heart of the Denver.
Produced by Colorado TINTS Theatre Company, Mother! The Life of Mother Jones is a look into the life, times, and motivations behind the fiery union organizer and rabble rouser once called the “most dangerous woman in America.”
A series of plays in the Aurora Cultural Arts District made possible through a grant from the City of Aurora.
Stay tuned for more information.