Here at THEATREWORKS, we like to play. In fact, we take our play very seriously. We've studied it religiously and we practice it daily. The result? Really good plays. Turns out that when you bring a group of highly creative and unbelievably talented dreamers together, they can make magic.
So that's what we do, we play and we make magic.
THEATREWORKS is a professional, regional theatre company dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theatre for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of our community, including the Pikes Peak Region, the University of Colorado, and, on occasion the larger world.
THEATREWORKS was originally founded in 1975 as an outreach program of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Through the decades it has grown into what is today the region’s premiere professional theatre company, remaining located on the campus in central Colorado Springs.
In 2003, we opened the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, our primary performance space. This flexible space theater typically seats up to 200, and you will rarely ever see it configured the same way twice. We produce about 7 shows a year that range from classic to experimental, and we are constantly trying new things to keep ourselves and our audiences engaged and excited.
Drew Martorella, Executive Director, UCCS Presents
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Joye Cook-Levy, Education and Outreach Associate
Joye received her MA in Educational Theatre from New York University in 1999. She also holds a BA in Communication and Theatre Arts and has been a certified 7-12 school teacher in several states. Previously Joye was the Education Director at Penobscot Theatre in Maine- and before that the Associate Education Director at one the first off-broadway theatres-The American Place Theatre- in New York City. She taught middle school and high school English and Drama for over 10 years. Joye also spent many years as a teaching artist and specializes in Intergenerational Theatre and also working in inpatient psychiatric facilities (Mt. Sinai Hospital) and with children with severe emotional disorders (Henry Ittleson Center in the Bronx.) Joye joined the board of directors for the Millibo Art Theatre and also teaches at UCCS. She frequently directs and acts at the Fine Arts Center. Her favorite role is as a Mama of two- where she gets to play "room mother" for her son's Kdg class.
Stephanie Bradley, Costume Shop Manager
Stephanie Bradley first came to THEATERWORKS in 2014 to stitch for the UCCS/THEATERWORKS student production Woyzeck. She has stitched costumes for over 30 years. She sells screen accurate replicas of Star Wars costumes worldwide, and makes historically correct reproduction pieces for various living history groups. Stephanie has a background in construction, as well as having been a local for Iatse 62 and Rhino Events; serving as stagehand and wardrobe for both companies. She has created costumes for various THEATERWORKS, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Iron Springs Chateau productions. In her free time she enjoys studying historical fashion, minimalist architecture, and participating in a Roman living history organization.
Matthew Parrilla, Box Office Manager
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Matthew came to THEATREWORKS in September of 2014 as an usher for Ludlow, 1914. The first THEATREWORKS production he saw was Seven Guitars and his favorite is Psycho Beach Party. A Colorado native, Matthew graduated from UCCS in 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and an emphasis in human services. He is excited to continue his education with UCCS and obtain an M.A. in counseling and human services. As box office manager, Matthew also oversees many of the wonderful student employees at the theatre. He looks forward to seeing you all at the show!
Julie Maykowski, Managing Director
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Dr. Julie Maykowski arrives at THEATREWORKS after a decade of working for professional opera companies as an administrator. She was Manager of Education at Kentucky Opera where she also ran the Young Artist Program, Director of Development at Sarasota Opera and Arizona Opera, and Director of Artistic Administration and Head of the Young Artist Program and Florida Grand Opera. Most recently she spent a year working as Director of Opera at San Diego State University. Julie has spent years working with young singers and teaching voice both at the university level as well as maintaining a private studio. Julie has a Bachelor of Music degree from Drake University, a Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Julie has developed a wide variety of skill sets that make her a strong arts administrator and having worked on both sides of the footlights, she understands what it takes to produce great art.
Tim Muldrew, Producing Director
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Tim Muldrew started with THEATREWORKS as a Stage Manager for their production of You Can’t Take It With You in December of 2012. Prior to working at THEATREWORKS he was the Audience Service Manager at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Company Manager for the Colorado Festival of World Theatre. Tim is looking forward to continuing his education with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional Union for Actors and Stage Manager for the past 25 years.
Jerry Ditter, Technical Director
Jerry originally hails from Omaha, graduating with a Masters Degree in Direction from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His Masters thesis, "Casting Color or Color Blind Casting", culminated in a final choreography/directing thesis of Once On This Island. He received his Bachelors of Arts double major in Vocal Performance and Theatre, with a minor in Dance. Jerry spent many summers working with the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival as the Company Manager and Site Coordinator and Choreographer. He was instrumental in the creation of Stages of Omaha at The Millennium Theatre, a non-profit theatre company and later entered the world of Academia first as an adjunct instructor, then faculty technical director, and finally Assistant Professor of Theatre. Jerry has now given up academia for the professional world.
THEATREWORKS is where actors, audiences, scholars, directors and designers come together to think about and create classic and contemporary theatre.
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HOURS: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (M - F)
DUSTY LOO BON VIVANT THEATER STREET ADDRESS
3955 REGENT CIRCLE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80918
THEATREWORKS MAILING ADDRESS
1420 AUSTIN BLUFFS
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80918
Additional Hours during shows:
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Th - S)
12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Sat)
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Sun)
THEATREWORKS PROFESSIONAL THEATRE FOR THE PIKES PEAK REGION