REJECT Story-Telling, Art, Commentary, and Stand-up Comedy for a 21st Century Dystopia

REJECT entertains while addressing larger questions and truths using story-telling, social commentary, and humor. From the influence of arbitrary rejection on children and senior citizens to how arbitrary rejection acts as a catalyst for fascism, the audience is challenged to consider the impacts of rejection on culture and their lives.

REJECT ultimately encourages all who’ve experienced arbitrary rejection to find their source of healing and strength through resilience: the ability to recover, learn, grow, and create in the face of hardship. 

“When we find the strength to be resilient, we can turn the pain and heartache of arbitrary rejection into monuments of truth, beauty, and art.”

Part One is autobiographical and addresses arbitrary rejection in youth. Part Two concerns aging and how rejection often deeply influences the lives of senior citizens. Part Three concludes with humor based on the rejection covered in Parts One and Two.

General/All Ages
60-65 minutes
Solo Performance, Storytelling, Comedy
Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

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Anthony is a retired classroom teacher of 40 years who specialized in public speaking, debate, oratory, and interpretation.

He coached high school speech and debate for 26 years. 

In retirement, Anthony has focused on writing and performing both comedy and commentary. Both are often influenced by issues of social justice and the pursuit of truth and beauty in our lives. 

Anthony has performed as a public speaker, stand-up comic, and TED Talker. Two years ago, as a response to blatant ageism, he began writing REJECT; which made its premier in December of ‘22 at Merely Underground in Durango, CO.

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Redline Contemporary Art Center

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance is on the east side of the building off of 24th St.

Parking: There is some parking in the alley on the south side of the building, and street parking

Accessibility: There is a ramp to the main entrance and ADA bathrooms

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show