A one-of-a kind 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. Reservations are required. You can sign up online, HERE,  one month prior to the event.

2016-17 LINE-UP

Murray Ross & Kevin Landis

July 30 at 6:00pm


A preview of Antony and Cleopatra and the exciting season of ideas and lectures. Kevin and Murray lead a discussion in our festival tent.

Jeffrey Horowitz

 August 13 at 6:00pm


Shakespeare in America

The legendary head of New York's Theatre for a new Audience discusses his lifetime of experience directing Shakespeare.

Honey and String Theory

September 11 at 2:30pm


A play about bees, physics and end of life planning. We are going to talk about all of the science involved and have a honey tasting.


September 18 at 2:00pm


Carey Perloff, Polly Carl and Teresa Meadows discuss gender and gender representations on the American regional stage. An enlightening evening of conversations with three experts.

Matt Wilson

October 23 at 2:30pm


The World of Commedia dell'Arte

Wilson will give a demonstration on form that underpins the Marivaux play, followed by a lecture on the style.

Sally Hybl and Kevin Landis

December 4 at 2:30pm


Christmas Culinary Delights

THEATREWORKS and UCCS buddies team-up to talk Dickensian food and prepare a lovely feast. Yes, there will be samplings.

Dr. Tom Connolly

February 12 at 2:30 pm


Becoming The Hairy Ape

The Suffolk University professor, playwright and O’Neill scholar will visit us from Boston to discuss economics and The Hairy Ape.


February 20 at 6:00pm


Idris Goodwin, Rhiana Yazzi and Aaron Carter discuss race representation on the American regional stage as three leading playwrights of color. Readings of their work follow on February 21.

Jay Duckworth

March 19 at 2:30pm


Propmaster to Broadway and the Public Theater

He built the props for Hamilton and Fun Home and will lead a hands-on workshop on how to create props for the greatest musicals ever.

Karenleigh Overman

April 23 at 2:30pm


The Novel to the Stage

An Austen expert talks about the intricacies of Pride and Prejudice and the power of the Austen legacy.

Bonus Prologue: Allison Janney
Wednesday, October 12 at 6 pm

Berger Hall in the UCCS University Center


The seven-time Emmy Award Winning actress joins us for one evening to discuss her life as an actor on the stage and screen. Tickets are free, as always, but reservations required.


Note that this Prologue is in Berger Hall located in the University Center on the main campus.


Parking is free for this event in Lots 222 and 224. Parking permits are not required for Lots 222 and 224. Please do not park in Loading, 15 minute, or fire lanes.  Please leave ample time to park and walk.


Consider coming early and having a drink and food at Clyde's Gastropub before the Prologue.  Clyde's Gastropub is located in the University Center.


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Click here for directions in a pdf format.


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