Colorado Playwright Premiers

"Late One Night"

A middle-aged couple is fast asleep when, in the middle of the night, one of them suddenly awakes and is convinced that a burglar has broken into their home - but, IS it a burgler? Or an intruder with a more personal agenda? Or is it really happening at all ?????

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, Craft Production Resource (CPR) is premiering the new, original play, Late One Night, by playwright Scott Gibson, directed by Gerri Walker-Champe, and starring Jane Fromme, David Hastings and Nathaniel Bourn.

Playwright and poet, Phil Ginsburg, is also performing the original piece, BODY LANGUAGE, from his new book, “In Pursuit of the Almost,” representing CPR in the Virtual Theater Showcase opening Theatre & Film Week for Arts Month 2021.

Both productions are videoed by Rick Zahradnik. Links to the videos will be on the CPR Facebook page and on the CPR YouTube channel for audience viewing.

CPR play productions are filmed as if you are sitting in the audience in an intimate theatre, watching the actors perform the playwright’s story. The play is shot with one camera encompassing the stage so that you will experience the play as it unfolds with no editing (flubs included), no closeups, and no intricate sets. There is no ticket fee for the performances.

The mission of CPR is to give voice and exposure through live – unedited performances, to new, original works written by Colorado playwrights and directed and performed by Colorado Springs talent.

Cast and Crew of "Late One Night"

Jane Fromme (Clementine)

Jane is happy to be a part of another CRAFT Production. Jane has had the privilege of performing with many wonderful companies in the Pikes Peak Region over the last 30 years. Some of her other favorite roles include Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dr. Martha Livingstone in Agnes of God, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Arkadina in The Seagull, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Nora in A Doll’s House, Amanda in Privates Lives, and Mrs. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice.
Jane Fromme

David Hastings (Ralph)

David has been active in theatre in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years. He was last seen as Mr. Mushnik in Theatreworks production of Little Shop of Horrors. He studied acting at North Carolina School of the Arts and Circle in the Square. David is the host of Nocturnes, heard nightly on Classical KCME-FM 88.7. He is the proud husband of actor/director Lynne Hastings and the father of Trevor and Maya.
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Scott Gibson (Playwright for "Late One Night")

Scott Gibson, a Colorado native, is the author of several plays. He was awarded the Steven Dietz Original Playwriting Competition in 2005 for his full-length play, “Someone Else’s Life,” and recently his one-act, “The Injured Party,” won The British Theatre Challenge 2021, and will have a week’s run in London in 2022. His comedy-thriller “Cross Words” is currently enjoying a six-week engagement at Vintage Theatre in Aurora, CO.
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Nathaniel Bourn (Dallas)

Nathaniel is a native to Colorado. He has been seen in shows at FAC, SET, Funky Little Theatre company and The MAT. He is grateful for the opportunity to work on this piece.
Nathaniel Bourn

Gerrie Walker-Champe (Director)

Gerrie Walker-Champe’s lifelong passion for theater truly came into focus when she met Joseph Hardy, the Tony Award-winning producer, director, and writer. Mr. Hardy invited her to intern with him in New York, where he was directing Grace, starring Lynn Redgrave and Oscar Issacs. For six months, Gerrie worked and studied with Mr. Hardy. Today, she brings the lessons learned in this once-in-a-lifetime experience home to theater projects in Colorado Springs.
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Anna Alai (Stage Manager)

She’s originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, in New York City. Since she has been out in Colorado Springs, she has been seen in two Funky Little Theater Company shows,; Spamalot and A Doublewide Texas Christmas, and has recently become a company member. She has also worked behind the scenes for many productions with companies including “SET”, “Funky” and “Theater works”. She has also played various roles in dinner theaters with “Murder Mystery Dinner Theater”. She can’t wait to get back in the game after COVID.
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Tammy Williams (Set Designer/Props)

Tammy is glad to be creating within the theatre and film community again. She has been working with “Funky Little Theater Company” doing props and set design for over 4 years now. She designed the sets for Spamalot, On the Roof , Reckless , Kimberly Akimbo , and many many more. She is thankful to be working on this project.

Phil Ginsburg (Performance Poet)

Phil Ginsburg is a performance poet and playwright. His poetry has appeared in publications in the United States, England, and Israel. His recently released poetry book, “In Pursuit of the Almost“, is available online. In 2019, his musical “Almost Jerusalem” earned “Best Libretto” at the Moondance International Film Festival.
Phil Ginsburg

Rick Zahradnik (Videograpgher)

Rick has been acting in plays, commercials and movies beginning last century, and has been an audio/video producer before there were any fancy digital recording devices. Back then everything was analogue and we LIKED IT! Rick’s most recent work was on the latest Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World Dominion, coming out September 2022.
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Kathy Paradise (Producer/Artistic Director)

For quite a number of years, Kathy performed on stage, in films, in industrials and commercials. She has produced and directed Vintage Radio Theatre, voiced characters for adult and children’s audio theatre and worked with Disabled Vets at the VA hospital in Denver. Kathy is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (aka Kay Stratton) and a retired member of Actors Equity.
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