An Evening of Colorado Grown One Acts
Coming in August 2024!


Please join us for the world premier full production of three very different original works. 
Here is more about our fantastic authors.

Earworms by Brad S. Rutledge

Brad is an actor, speaker, playwright, and director who moved to Colorado from Michigan in the Fall of 2013. Now retired, Brad also had a long career as a public finance attorney, financial advisor, and investment banker. While in Michigan, Brad performed many challenging and rewarding roles including Oscar in "The Odd Couple", John Worthing in "The Importance of Being Earnest", Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew", Dysart in "Equus", Macbeth in the play of that name, Van Helsing in "Dracula", and Mr. Lockhart in "The Seafarer". After moving to Colorado, Brad has performed a variety of roles with Bolder Acts, Theater Company of Lafayette, Longmont Theatre Company, and Coal Creek Theater of Louisville. Of the dozen plays he has written, several have been performed or presented in staged readings in Michigan and Colorado. Brad currently lives in Superior, Colorado with his life partner, Amy.

Plugged In by Grant Swenson

Grant Swenson is an aerospace engineer, working in the satellite industry, who loves exploring the interaction between science-fact and science-fiction in stories, be it in novels or plays. Over the last decade, his plays have been featured by various theater groups in the Colorado Springs area, either as a staged reading or full production. He was encouraged on two occasions to act in plays written by his friends in Drama Lab, a workshop group for the local theater community. In 2016, his science-fiction play "The Earth Experience" won the 10th Annual Front Range Playwrights’ Showcase.

Serving the Story by Scott Gibson

  Scott Gibson was honored to have Coal Creek Theater select one of his scripts for inclusion in their Front Range Playwrights Showcase once again. In 2021, his comedy thriller "Cross Words" was produced at Vintage Theatre in Aurora, and recently some of his works have been presented in Hopkinton, MA, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA, and Chester, NY, but Coal Creek Theater remains particularly near and dear to his heart.