As Ogun in The Brothers Size (with Damion Hoover and Laurence Curry) photo: Michael Ensminger
The Whipping Man
Curious Theatre Company
As Simon
(with  Laurence Curry)
photo: Michael Ensminger

Cajardo Lindsey is a terrific Simon — doubly and triply so because the actor was forced to take over the role only six days before the opening.

-Juliet Wittman, Denver Westword


Lindsey's eloquence, when reciting from the Torah and the Haggadah (the Passover liturgy) is sublime, but when he couples this with African-American spirituals, the compounded effect is transcendent.

-Bob Bows,


Watching Cajardo Lindsey's Simon is like time traveling.  Lindsey is *** pitch perfect at every turn.  ***  And he sings.  Acapella.  Beautifully.  Lindsey is a very accomplished actor at the top of his game.  The Whipping Man is abundant proof that he's in a very small but elite group of Denver's finest performers.

-Bill Wheeler, Theatre Colorado

Simon is the one trying to uphold dignity and tradition in the war-torn Richmond, even if he has to wield a shotgun to get the job done, and Lindsey gives gravity to Simon’s firm decision-making and practical insights about how the world has changed (or not). When Simon returns with the news of Lincoln’s assassination, we can all feel the weight and the agony on his shoulders.

-Mark Stevens,

The Brothers Size
Curious Theatre Company
As Ogun (with Damion Hoover & Laurence Curry) photo: Michael Ensminger

Lindsey has a remarkable way of communicating what he is feeling inside—it's more than the sum of his physical indications and voice—it's right from the heart.

-Bob Bows,

Playing Ogun, Cajardo Lindsey towers over the evening, terrifying in his anger, heartbreaking in his grief, and sometimes — like the play itself — wonderfully and unexpectedly funny.

-Juliet Wittman, Denver Westword

As Ogun, Lindsey is a towering, dominant force as he shares his sweat, his down-deep soul and determination.

-Mark Stevens,

Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Shadow Theatre Company
As Herald Loomis  (with Kurt Soderstrom)
photo: McBoat Photography 

Mr. Lindsey’s brooding visage creates an aura of impending danger throughout the play. His outstanding acting of the cathartic scenes at the end of both acts are of such a brilliantly visceral nature as to be imprinted upon the viewer’s psyche forever. This is the kind of performance that makes one feel compelled to search out the actor after final curtain to congratulate him. Lindsey is an important actor who needs to be seen much more often upon the Denver stage.

-David Marlowe, Out front Colorado

Joe Turner's Come and Gone starts slow and works itself to a crescendo. It's like a simmering pot of stew that boils over, with the primary conflict centering on the enigmatic Loomis. His very presence is a threat. That's due largely to Lindsey's visceral performance. He fills the stage with his presence and attitude. He makes us fear and admire this guy.

- Mike Pearson, The Rocky Mountain News

Enter Herald Loomis, a severe and gloomy man played with frightening hardness by Cajardo Lindsey.... Keeping an audience engaged for a nearly three-hour show requires characters that are fully fleshed-out.... Most challenging is Lindsey’s Herald Loomis, who must make a journey from his embittered remoteness to a place where he finally cracks open — and Lindsey delivers in a thunderclap of emotion that will splinter the most cynical heart.

-Kurt Brighton, The Denver Post

The Night of the Iguana
Miner's Alley Playhouse

Lindsey's quirky—sometimes sympathetic; sometimes twisted—Shannon, who draws on archetypal Caliban-like qualities to manifest an iguana in human form.

                                                               -Bob Bows,

As Reverend t. Lawrence Shannon (with Rhonda Lee Brown) Photo: