New Theatre Professor to Teach Shakespeare

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 […]

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CSU Theatre cracks up over One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

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, […]

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Freshman Theatre Project: #MeToo

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.

CSU Alum’s Environmental Fiction Unearthed at Bas Bleu

By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Twenty years from tomorrow, a young woman named Estella finds herself pregnant. She lives in an underground bunker with her love interest, Leopold. The current state of the earth above is deemed to be uninhabitable, and the two are surviving off a dwindling number of food pellets. This is […]

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CSU Theatre’s Urinetown: The Musical uses satire to capture modern political discord

By Brody Hornaday, SMTD Publicity Intern During last week’s evening rehearsal, the stage of the University Theater was filled with students singing their hearts out in a musical about a pertinent political dystopia where citizens need to pay to use the toilet. Urinetown: The Musical, Colorado State University Theatre’s new satirical musical packed with relevant […]

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Heather Bellotti receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]

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Northern Exposure: CSU Theatre Travels to KCACTF Regional Conference

By Jennifer Clary Jacobs with Laura Jones For Laura Jones, one of her favorite weeks of the year is happening right now! The long-time theatre professor is spending Feb. 19-23 in Spokane, Washington at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s regional conference, taking more than three dozen students and faculty with her to the […]