Chip Walton

Co-Founder & Producing Artistic Director

Chip Walton (Producing Artistic Director) co-founded Curious Theatre Company in 1997 and has served as Producing Artistic Director for the entire history of the organization. Named Denver’s “2005 Theatre Person of the Year,” he has directed more than fifty shows for Curious over the past 21 years and his work has garnered more than 100 local and national awards. In 2008, Curious was honored with the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Chip has served as the President and Vice President of the National New Play Network, a network of professional, non-profit theatres across the country dedicated to the development and production of new plays for the American theatre. Chip was also selected in the inaugural class of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellows, recognizing exceptional non-profit leaders with significant potential for contribution, change and leadership in Colorado’s nonprofit sector; additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation as their first Community Trustee. Chip has participated in the Visiting Professionals program at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, as well as serving on the Leadership Group for Imagine 2020: Creating a Future for Denver’s Culture. He has directed in the National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays, the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwriting Festival in Washington, D.C., and accepted a National Theatre Company Award in New York for Curious from the prestigious American Theatre Wing. Most recently, Chip was honored to serve as a 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Speaker.