Penny Cole (director, producer) has been directing in Denver and across the country for over 30 years. Favorite Denver productions include The Other Place for Boulder Ensemble Theatre, Nine Parts of Desire for Curious Theatre Company, Amadeus and La Bete, at the Aurora Fox Theatre, and The Cradle Will Rock at the University of Colorado, Denver. Other productions include The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (San Jose Shakespeare Festival at City College), The Black Masks (Obscene Courageous Theatre) and Scot Free: A Wild West Extravaganza, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
Over the past 15 years she has become increasingly involved in the development of new plays, enjoying the privilege of working with playwrights through the Athena Project, the National New Play Network, and Curious New Voices, as well as serving as the chair for the Playwriting Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.
In 2018 she founded Flying Solo! Presents, a production company dedicated to introducing new American work and emerging American artists on the international stage. After producing two solo shows live in Edinburgh in 2019, Flying Solo! Presents was fortunate to be invited to participate virtually with Online@theSpaceUK in 2020. She produced 6 shows online in August 2020, 3 more new shows in Jan. 2021. Flying Solo! In 2021 Flying Solo! Presents shows will be seen throughout the summer of 2021 at the Brighton Fringe (online), the Denver Fringe Festival (Live!) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Online@theSpaceUK. Flying Solo! Presents allows her to blend her directorial skills, production experience, and love of nurturing and developing new work.