A one-of-a kind, exciting new series sponsored by THEATREWORKS, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and the Department of Humanities 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 Theater, unless otherwise noted.
John Douglas Thompson
August 4th at 2:30pm
Considered the greatest Shakespearian actor in America by The New Yorker, Thompson will work with our students and talk about his life in the theatre as a kick off to our summer in the park.
September 15th at 2:30pm
The esteemed virtuoso and scholar will play some tunes and talk with us about the history of American Blues. He was one of August Wilson’s buddies!
October 27th at 2:30pm
Director Murray Ross will lead a round table discussion with our design team about how they approached this classic piece of American drama.
November 4th at 7:30pm
Our annual fall marquee guest. The Pulitzer prize winning playwright and national treasure will discuss America’s Backyard and our student production of her The Mineola Twins.
November 10th at 2:30pm
Death of Salesman has an illustrious design history and we are going to talk about it. Tony Award winning lighting designer Brian MacDevitt will talk about designing it on the big stage.
December 8th at 2:30pm
The anchor of NPR’s Weekend Edition--Saturday knows a thing or two about storytelling for the radio. An incredible guest! Simon will tell us all of his secrets and fill us with the holiday cheer of storytelling.
January 26th at 2:30pm
What’s better than booze and ghost stories during a Colorado winter? Nothing. That’s why we are doing a special roundtable discussion of Irish whisky and its history. Of course there will be many tastings!
Kevin Landis and
Robert Von Dassanowsky
March 9h at 2:30pm
Two UCCS scholars put Woyzeck in context during this discussion of German Expressionism in theatre and film.
March 23th at 2:30pm
527. S. Tejon Street (performance venue for Venus in Fur)
For a play about S&M, we’ve got ourselves the best dominatrix in the region. Admit it, you cant wait!
April 27th at 2:30pm
Renowned LeCoq trained teacher of clown, DiSanto will be here for the entire weekend leading a special workshop on clown and then talk with us about the complexities of stage clowning.
THEATREWORKS IS WHERE ACTORS, AUDIENCES, SCHOLARS, DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS COME TOGETHER TO THINK ABOUT AND CREATE CLASSIC AND INNOVATIVE THEATRE.