Theatre outreach in the community
CU Theatre has a rich history of taking live theatre to the community. Most recently it has brought small touring companies of student actors to local elementary and secondary schools where they present shortened and accessible versions of great classic plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, and H.G. Wells’ Time Machine. These troupes also teach workshops on thinking creatively, acting skills, and stage combat for young audiences.
Generously supported by the CU Outreach and Engagement, the theatre tour offers opportunities for undergraduate performance students to experience the rigors of a touring production and for graduate students to gain experience in directing, play adaptation, and producing.
The 2012-2013 CU Theatre Outreach tour is:
Tick-Tock: the tales of Poe
Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted by Hadley Kamminga-Peck
Spring 2013 theatre outreach tour, Fridays
This 50-minute show combines “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Cask of Amontillado” with “The Masque of the Red Death” serving as the uniting story, focusing on cycles of violence. Students will have an opportunity after the performance to participate in a workshop with the actors. Contact Peg Posnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-4336 for more information and to book.
Theatre is also interested in and has embarked on projects of theatre for social change, using the arts to help communities be architects of their future. Students with interests in these areas should contact Professor Beth Osnes for further information.