The Importance of Being Earnest 2012 Promotional Poster

How to perfect snobbery: The Importance of Being Earnest

How to perfect snobbery: The Importance of Being Earnest By Marilyn Bistline “In the opening credits of the movie ‘Wilde,’ the title ‘Leadville, Colorado,’ pops up,” explained Professor of Theatre Eric Prince. “Wilde toured all over America, he was massively famous.” Prince is describing the film “Wilde,” a biopic about Oscar Wilde, one of the […]


The Caucasian Chalk Circle 2008 Production Photo

Points of Pride – Theatre and Dance Alumni News

Welcome to the spring edition of Points of Pride, news devoted to alumni of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University. Read our current Class Notes submissions, watch videos about the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival hosted by the University Center for the Arts (including scenes from Walt Jones and Company’s […]


UCA University Theatre 2012 Hosting Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Hosting KCACTF: A Look Back

By Brian Hanlin The dust has finally settled at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) at Colorado State University, after a busy but successful week hosting the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region VII conference February 13 through 17. The week-long event saw more than 1,400 theatre students from nine different states […]


2012 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region VII conference at the University Center for the Arts; Visitors

Theatre Students win Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival honors.

For the fifth consecutive year, students from Colorado State University’s theatre program took home major awards at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held at the University Center for the Arts, Feb. 13 – 17, 2012. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program, with over 18,000 participants annually, […]


Discourse and Acting: Matt Murphy ’06 wins the 9Teachers Who Care award

Watch the Channel 9News story featuring Matt in his classroom at Denver East High School On a February afternoon Colorado State University alumnus Matt Murphy ’06 is walking through the streets of Boston reveling in excitement over his debate student’s performances in the Harvard National Speech and Debate Tournament. The Denver East High School teacher […]


2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards – Nominate someone today!

The Colorado State University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the university or their community. Last year, three alumni from the College of Liberal Arts walked away with awards. GOLD […]


2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Promotional Poster

Theatre: CSU to Host Prestigious KCACTF Regional Conference

Colorado State University will host the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region VII conference held Feb. 13 – 17, 2012. CSU’s theatre program has commanded major awards at the Region VII festival for four consecutive years, and has gone on to the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for […]


The Kafka Project 2011 Production Photo

Theatre: CSU brings Kafka to Life

BY STACY NICK • StacyNick@coloradoan.com • February 1, 2012 • Coloradoan I never thought of Franz Kafka as a particularly funny guy — until I saw him through Walt Jones’s eyes, that is. The CSU Co-director of the Division of Dance and Theatre’s sampling of some of Kafka’s works makes the writer not only funny […]


The Kafka Project brings the theatre program and music program together at CSU

One of the hall marks of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University is the synergy between the performance arts programs. The Kafka Project, written by Theatre Director Walt Jones, is a perfect example of the collaboration that is characteristic of the department. Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory James […]


Porter Woods Memorial Photo

CSU Theatre Program mourns the death of founder Porter Woods

Porter Woods died gently on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Fort Collins after a full life of 80 years. He was a teacher, playwright, director and musician. Porter was a member of the National Cathedral Choir and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C in 1948. In 1952, he received his Bachelor of […]