Judith Reynolds

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: judithlreynolds@yahoo.com

From 10-minute plays to a four-hour opera

Tossing her hands in the air, fortune teller Samantha proclaims: “Fate is fate.” And so it was at Durango Art Center’s ninth annual 10-Minute Play Festival last weekend. “Ring of Truth,” a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Irma, Norman and a Chinese princess

Find a good parking place up at Fort Lewis College and keep it for the weekend. The college will host three tempting cultural events: “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the opening production of The MET...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Durango’s performing arts season is now in full swing

Our calendars are already overloaded. But it looks like a winning season once again for the performing arts in Durango. Last Saturday, music lovers filled the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Musical master Bach to be celebrated St. Mark’s

Of course, the poster child for the Durango Bach Festival is none other than the Baroque composer himself. A stylized four-part graphic illuminates the festival’s website and brochures. A huge...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Kids add music and drama to winter season

Underneath the commercial frenzy of the holiday season, a series of music and dramatic performances by the young people of our area have quietly proceeded. Last weekend, the three ensembles that...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

A new festival begins in Durango

The Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort Lewis College is a new venture with high ambition. Billed as the first annual, the festival took place over last weekend and now has to follow through next year...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Dennis Elkins mesmerizing audiences

The eighth annual Thingamajig Playwrights Festival opened last weekend in Pagosa Springs with “box.” Written and performed by Dennis Elkins, Equity actor, director and former chairman of the Fort...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

A soaring symphonic opener

Last weekend, after weeks of national discord in the news, the San Juan Symphony gave us a present – a night of profound and powerful music. Conductor Thomas Heuser and company launched the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

The new play is the thing in Four Corners

Recently, Joyce Fontana’s play, “Paindemonium,” got a staged reading as a finalist in the Aloha Theatre’s Original Play Festival XXV. Yes, that means one Hawaiian new play festival has been running...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Creating a creative community

Last week, Durango’s creative community celebrated two women for their years of work as cultural midwives. The Durango Arts Center threw a big farewell party for Education Director Sandra Butler....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Waiting for the bomb in Santa Fe

Even though rain pounded the Santa Fe Opera last Thursday, the show went on. Thunder, lightning and sheets of water fell throughout most of Act I of “Dr. Atomic.” Crew members swabbed the stage...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

Through the fires – a festival opens

Despite the 416 Fire and highway closures in the Animas Valley corridor, The Silverton Theatre Mine staged its first full new plays festival last weekend at the Grand Imperial Hotel. “I wrangled...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Culture Gulch

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