Trustee

Chip Walton, Community Trustee
Chip Walton, Community TrusteeProducing Artistic Director, Curious Theatre Company

Points of View

Theatre is my favorite art form, and not just because it is my professional medium. Theatre has the power to bring diverse people together and create meaningful shared experiences and important dialogue about our contemporary culture. It forces us to slow down the ever faster world, if only for a few hours, and reminds us of the unique power of ritual and community.
I believe so strongly in what the Foundation does for our cultural community, and I have witnessed firsthand the impact that they have on individuals and organizations in Denver. We have seen support for the arts shift in our community in recent years, and not for the better; the vision, commitment and support of the Foundation in turn deserves the support of all of us in the community, as well.

Meet Chip Walton

Chip Walton was elected as the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s first Community Trustee in 2015. He is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Curious Theatre Company. Named Denver’s “2005 Theatre Person of the Year,” he has directed over 45 shows for Curious and his work has garnered more than 75 local and national awards. Chip has served as President of the National New Play Network, participated in the Visiting Professionals program at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and served on the Leadership Group for Imagine 2020: Creating a Future for Denver’s Culture. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from Miami of Ohio University, an M.A. in Theatre from University of Colorado, and has completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in Theatre at CU. Chip is also a member of the 2005 inaugural class of the Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program. He and his wife, Dee Covington, have two daughters and can be found exploring many of Denver’s unique cultural attractions and Colorado’s wonderful mountain towns.