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Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre
Denver, CO

Founded in Denver in 1979 by a like-minded group of actors who believed that working in a collaborative, ensemble style produced the most effecting theatre, Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre has expanded to include directors, designers, technicians and guest artists from the best of the Denver theatre community.

Hunger Artists Ensemble TheatreFrom 1979 to 1988, Hunger Artists led a nomadic existence, performing in spaces which ranged from Hannigan’s Greenhouse to the Mercury Cafe to the Pirate Gallery. From 1988 to 1993 Hunger Artists performed at Jack’s Theatre in a collaborative relationship with CityStage Ensemble and from 1993 to 1996, with the cooperation and support of the University of Denver’s Theatre Department, Hunger Artists became the resident theatre at DU.

Over nineteen seasons Hunger Artists has performed Shakespeare to Stoppard, concentrating on the most challenging of contemporary works.  Audience favorites have included Tom Jones, The Fox, The Real Thing, Breaking the Code, As Is, Black Coffee, Tales of the Lost Formicans, Measure for Measure, Stage Door, The Illusion, Night of the Iguana, Dancing at Lughnasa and James Joyce’s The Dead.

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  Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre
  821 Acoma Street
  Denver, CO 80204

Phone:   (303) 893-5438


Hunger Artists' history of producing theatre that focuses on the larger issues of our culture culminated in the 1997 production of Tony Kushner’s epic, Angels in America at the Acoma Center. Angels was the largest production in Hunger Artists' history in terms of artistic staff, community involvement and audience attendance.

Hunger Artists is proud to have garnered over 38 nominations from the Denver Drama Critics Circle and 28 awards for excellence from the DDCC and the "Bests" of Westword, including Best Production awards for The Real Thing, Breaking the Code, Angels in America and Dancing At Lughnasa. However, the most appreciated accolades are from our subscribers, contributors and patrons whose support have made our brand of theatre possible.

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