Eli’s coming: DCPA protégé is now running Trinidad’s summer theatre

John Moore Senior Arts Journalist Denver Center for the Performing Arts (originally published 7/19/18) At only age 25, Arvada native Eli Carpenter is determined not only to contribute to the national theatre conversation, but lead it. At 25, Eli Carpenter recently became the youngest Artistic Director of any established Colorado theatre company when he was selected to run the venerable Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre In Trinidad. The Arvada native, who cut his teeth as an assistant director at the knee of former DCPA Theatre Company Artistic Director Kent Thompson, has replaced retiring founder Fred Vaugeois at the helm of the 16-year-old summer company 200 miles south of Denver. “The

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