Brad Moore is the Theatre Operations Manager for the Sopris Theatre Company. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Brad first involved himself with the Sopris Theatre Company (formerly CMC Theatre) in the mid-1980s when he directed Wait Until Dark, The Odd Couple, and California Suite. He acted for CMC Theatre as Henry in The Lion In Winter and Jack in Broadway Bound. Additionally, he taught several theatre courses at the Aspen Campus. Skipping ahead 20 years, Brad won an Excellence in Theatre Award at the Colorado Theatre Festival when he stepped into the role of Jimmer in Escanaba In ‘Da Moonlight that was jointly produced by CMC Theatre and Aspen Stage. He has designed most aspects of the productions over the last four seasons. Brad directed the CMC Theatre’s productions of November, Butterfingers Angel…, Amadeus, and Proof. On stage, he played Zig in Bleacher Bums and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Brad serves on the board of the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition and is the Colorado State Representative for the American Association of Community Theatre. He is a co-founder and is the President of the board of Aspen Stage. He is also on the board of the Aspen Community Theatre. Brad’s past board service has included the Wheeler Opera House, the Aspen Playwright’s Festival, and OASIS (May Foundation – Older Adult Service and Information Systems).
Brad is a company member and is the resident lighting and sound designer for Thunder River Theatre Company. In addition to his TRTC design work, he acted in Trip to Bountiful, Mother Courage, and The House of Blue Leaves. His TRTC directing credits include Visiting Mr. Green, Eudora’s Box, and The Gin Game.
At the beginning of his career, Brad was the Director of the Children’s Theatre School of Madison and the Wisconsin Youth Theatre. He then taught in the Aspen Schools for a total of 18 years in two different stints and implemented the International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts program for Aspen High School. He was named a Distinguished Teacher in 2002 and was the Aspen High School Teacher of the Year in 2005. In addition to teaching he was the manager of the District Theatre and the Black Box Theatre.
Brad was original company member of the Snowmass Repertory Theatre where he was a regular actor, director and stage manager. Brad served as the Theatre Conference Director and taught acting and directing for the APT Foundation offering theatre courses to college students on their “J” term.
For nearly a decade, Brad was the Director of Education and Outreach for the Long Beach Civic Light Opera. During that time he developed programming reaching more than 35,000 people annually through-out the Los Angeles Basin, including the Summer Youth Conservatory, ECHOES (a performing arts school for older adults), and Class Act (a multi-layered program introducing inner-city youth to the performing arts.
While in Southern California, Brad was the Artistic/Musical Director for the International Children’s Choir. He led the choir through more than 100 national and international live concerts and television specials for and with countless diplomats and celebrities.
A few highlights in Brad’s career have been playing the Flagger in Barry Smith’s award winning short film Diary of a Flagger; acting in State Fair in its LA run prior to its journey to Broadway; acting with Les Paul in a Coors commercial; playing the Minister/Dad in the AACT national award-winning Unmarried In America; ten years of being a stage manager and venue manager for the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival and playing “The Cue Card Guy” for the Fernwood Tonight Reunion; studying at Northwestern University’s National High School Institute of Speech – Theatre Arts Division; directing post 9/11 vets in a staged reading of Make Sure It’s Me; touring Colorado with the Colorado Chautauqua tour in the Stories by the Young company; writing and directing The Forty Fabulous Years of Aspen, a multi-media performance at the Wheeler Opera House starring John Denver; being a guest artist at University of Wisconsin–Madison; and playing the lead character in The Empire Builder, and Gunfight on Page 13 and having both radio plays aired on NPR Playhouse.
A couple of fun facts:
Brad drove a cab one winter for Mellow Yellow Taxi and actually had a fare jump in his cab and yell, “Follow That Car.”
Brad conducted a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Brad’s favorite role will always be that of Dad to his son Chris.