A one-of-a kind, exciting new series sponsored by THEATREWORKS and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The series consists of theatre talks, performances, and hands-on workshops featuring some of the most important theater makers working in the United States today.
The events lend insight into the plays in our season and are FREE. All events take place at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theatre, unless otherwise noted.
August 4th at 6:00 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Stephen!
If there is anyone in the world who knows more about Shakespeare than Professor Booth, we certainly don’t know him. Emeritus professor from UC Berkeley, Stephen Booth is a riveting lecturer and will help us uncover the hidden gems in Love's Labor’s Lost.
Tennessee Williams Roundtable
September 16 at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Anna Brenner!
Join a group of Williams experts including the director of our performance for a roundtable on this complex and brilliant playwright.
October 8th at 7:30pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Sarah!
Sara Ruhl was the 2006 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Ms Ruhl wrote the Broadway hit In the Next Room (Or the Vibrator Play), Eurydice, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Passion Play.
Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara
October 28th at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our pocast with Vince and Ed!
Learn all about the world of pro wrestling with our super star guests. Former WWF/WCW/TNA writers Ferrara and Russo were the minds behind some of the biggest (and most infamous) moments in the history of the business. In the controversial world of pro wrestling, this is the Holy Grail. And we have them for one night only!
November 18th at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Leeny!
Founding member of the famed Performance Group in New York City, Ms Sack is a creator of original works and dreamscapes. She will be in residency for the entire month of November, helping our students create a new piece about interrogation and identity. The performances will be in the bucolic surroundings of the UCCS Heller Ranch where Ms Sack will also lead a discussion and workshop.
December 9th at 2:00 pm.
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Bob!
Why search high and low when one of the best comedians around is part of the THEATREWORKS family? In celebration of You Cant Take it With You, Mr. Rais -- also known as Captain Hook, Falstaff or just Bob -- will guide us through an improvisational theatre workshop and a discussion on the science of what makes things funny. As always, delectable holiday treats will be served
Elissa Authur and Modern Art Roundtable
February 3rd at 2:30 pm.
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Elissa!
Ever looked at a modern art canvas and scratched your head…“What is that?” Well, we have answers. Head of art history at UCCS, Elissa Authur, is helping us gather a stellar group of artists, curators and art historians from our area to lead a community discussion on Rothko and abstract expressionism
February 24 at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Ann!
The University of Denver professor of medieval literature will decode and de-mystify the text of Everyman. She's a renowned expert in the field, plus she speaks Old English--what a treat!
Michael Friedman & Oskar Eustis
March 17th at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Michael and Oskar!
We'll rock out with the lyricist of the Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Mr. Friedman, who was recommended by our friend at the Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, will join us to discuss the development of Broadway musicals. You may already know him from his groundbreaking piece about Colorado Springs, This Beautiful City.
Kevin Landis & Murray Ross
April 28th at 2:30 pm
Click HERE to listen to our podcast with Murray!
The director of the theatre program and the director of The Wild Duck will be with us to chat about topics that they are both passionate about. Ibsen and the Nordic artistic legends will be discussed… and since it is the last Prologue of the season, we will probably bring in some Scandinavian treats!
THEATREWORKS IS WHERE ACTORS, AUDIENCES, SCHOLARS, DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS COME TOGETHER TO THINK ABOUT AND CREATE CLASSIC AND INNOVATIVE THEATRE.