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.


2014-15 LINE-UP

Auditioning Roundtable

August 2nd at 6:00pm
Rock Ledge Ranch

Our artistic team will host a workshop and demonstration on what to do and what not to do in a Shakespeare audition.

Thomas Andrews

September 14th at 2:30pm

The esteemed CU Boulder historian will talk about Ludlow and the Colorado coal wars.

Charles Busch

October 26th at 2:30pm

Busch is one of the great stars in the history of drag and will talk to us about the art of cross-dressing and the influence of his plays.

Brian Dennehy
December 2 at 7 pm


One of the greatest character actors of this or any era, the Tony Award-winning actor and Hollywood star will be here to discuss his career and conduct a once in a lifetime master class with our students.

Clancy Martin

December 7th at 2:30pm

Philosopher Clancy Martin will join us to discuss the complex varieties of deception. He’s a Guggenheim Fellow, an award-winning author and expert on the history of untruths.



Lisa D'Amour

January 25th at 2:30pm

As part of our series on women playwrights, D'Amour will talk about her

award-wining play Detroit and discuss her life in the theatre.

Suzanne MacAulay

March 8th at 2:30pm

Folklore scholar Suzanna MacAulay discusses the ins and outs of fairy tales -- their history and psychology.


Murray Ross and

Kevin Landis

March 22nd at 2:30pm

Murray and Kevin will guide you through a discussion of the absurd twists and turns of Beckett's genius.

The Great Critics

March 30 at 6:30 pm

New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley is joined by London critic Matt Wolf and the Denver Post’s Lisa Kennedy to talk theatre, criticism and taste. We anticipate this will be very popular - please make reservations by clicking "BUY TICKETS" above.


Bill Lepp

April 26th at 2:30pm

The five-time winner of the West Virginia Lying Contest leads a demonstration and workshop on how to tell a whopper.