Chip Walton (Director for Water by the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last and The Luckiest People) 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 40 shows for Curious, 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. Walton has served as the 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. Walton was also selected in the inaugural class of Livingston Fellows, as one of five individuals from across Colorado selected by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation as exceptional non-profit leaders with significant potential for contribution, change and leadership in Colorado’s non-profit sector. Walton has 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 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.