By Scott Powell; Reprinted with permission from the Rocky Mountain Collegian It’s easy to be intimidated by Samuel Beckett. He’s the kind of playwright who, to the general public, has largely devolved into nothing more than a sneering inside joke among elitist members of the theater world — the kind of playwright often name-dropped at […]
The Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents Cabaret, the musical composed by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb. The play opens on Nov. 8 at the University Center for the Arts and runs through Nov. 17. The production is directed and choreographed by Noah Racey by Noah Racey with musical […]
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The play opens on Oct. 5 If the merriment being experienced by the actors and crew in rehearsing the show is any indication, audiences will love CSU’s upcoming production of […]
Colorado State University Director of Theatre Price Johnston has been selected to receive an URTA Excellence Award in Undergraduate Training from the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). in the area of Projection/Media Design. In addition to his role as director, Johnston is associate professor of theatre in Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design. In a […]
Join CSU’s new acting professor, Saffron Henke, as she brings new depth to Reading Shakespeare for the Theatre (TH 240). The course, which is also open to non-theatre majors, covers reading and speaking Shakespeare texts—comedies, sonnets, and romances—to develop various approaches for understanding and performing his work to modern audiences. Prerequisite: TH241 Text Analysis; can […]
A Man of No Importance, the musical, is a tender story of family, friendship, and acceptance that teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.” Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team […]
An interview with One Man, Two Guvnors director, Walt Jones A fairly new play, One Man, Two Guvnorsby Richard Bean, premiered in 2011 at London’s National Theatre and starred actor James Corden, who reprised the role of Francis Henshall in 2012 on Broadway. The English comedian had won many awards for the comedic TV show, […]
In the wake of sexual assault allegations being raised in the public eye over the past few years, statements such as these have become a constant in discussions about sexual crimes. As a response to societal misunderstandings about sexual assault and to bring awareness about the issue, a social movement—known through the hashtag of #MeToo—has dominated popular media as more and more people decide to share their stories.
At Colorado State University, freshman theatre majors in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are exploring the #MeToo movement for their annual Freshman Theatre Project. On Nov. 30, two sections of the freshman theatre seminar—33 students altogether—will showcase the work they’ve done over the course of the semester. In order to do so, the students and faculty director Professor Walt Jones turned to the “joint stock” method of acting.
“I give you life in the memory of one who no longer lives. May you have a long life, and may you thank Matthew every day for it.” —Dennis Shepard 2018 marks 20 years since Matthew Shepard’s death. CSU Theatre is presenting The Laramie Project, the seminal production about the Wyoming student’s murder, from Sept. 28 […]