Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College received five awards at the recent Colorado Theatre Festival in Salida. The award recipients, front row, from left, are Travis Wilson, Lylah Purpus, Evan Piccolo, Mason O’Flinn, Suzie Brady and Hadley Hiebert; second row, from left, are Sebastian Dunn, Josh Adamson, Brendan Cochran, J.D. Miller, Kris Shechter, Scott Elmore and Brad Moore. Photo Kimberly Jongejan

Fresh from being named Colorado Mountain College’s collegewide adjunct Faculty of the Year, Brad Moore, along with the college’s Sopris Theatre Company, recently received more award-winning news at the Colorado Theatre Festival.

In June at the Salida-based competition, the company performed “The Dumb Waiter,” a one-act play by Harold Pinter, written in 1957 belonging to the ‘theatre of the absurd’ movement popular in the 1950s. The performance resulted in five awards from the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition, the organization that produces the annual festival.

Moore is quick to point out that all involved in the production were students – and students of all ages – except for him.

Two encore performances of “The Dumb Waiter” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2 at the New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs.

Those attending the play at Spring Valley will experience first-hand why the Sopris Theatre Company received the following awards:

  • First place show
  • Best director – Brad Moore
  • Best actor – J.D. Miller
  • Best set
  • Excellence in theatre, acting – Brendan Cochran

There’s no charge for the September encores, though donations will be accepted to be used by Sopris Theatre Company to participate in next year’s Colorado Theatre Festival.

For more information, go to or call 970-947-8187.