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CSU Students Star in Local Theatre Bas Bleu’s Native Gardens

CSU’s Theatre majors Alma Alvarado, Matthew Berman, Jesus Castro-Gonzalez, Lana Greeness, and Aleiah Jasper joined their CSU Theatre professor, Saffron Henke, for a local production of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias at Bas Bleu Theatre. Matthew Berman noted that the new experience has given him an appreciation for the education and professionalism he and his […]

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Javier Hurtado joins CSU Theatre faculty

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is thrilled to introduce Javier Hurtado as a new assistant professor of theatre at Colorado State University. His focus will be playwriting and directing within the performance concentration. Javier Hurtado brings an impressive record of teaching and research to CSU. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing and […]

CSU Theatre alum, Whitney Roy, receives Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarship

CSU Theatre alum, Whitney Roy (’21), is a recipient of the 2023 Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to five BIPOC stage managers to attend the Broadway Stage Management Symposium, as well as a meeting with a selection committee member during the professional development and networking conference. The selection committee of veteran Broadway […]

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KCACTF awards for the CSU production of Machinal

Colorado State University’s School of Music Theatre and Dance and the University Center for the Arts presents “Machinal,” written by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Debbie Swann, Scenic Design by Roger Hanna, Props Master Thomas Ray, Costume Design Kayleigh Owen, Lighting Design by Laurel Ladzinski, Sound Design by Patrick Middlebrook and Stage Management by David Walters. […]

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CSU Theatre receives awards at 2023 regional college theatre competition

On February 19-24, CSU students competed at the annual Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), which brings together exceptional student actors and technicians from across the western states. It was the first time in several years that the festival was held in-person. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is a national […]

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Price Johnston receives College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award

Price Johnston has received the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award in the tenured faculty category. Professor Johnston is an associate professor of theatre and teaches lighting, sound, and projection design Liberal Arts awards recognize staff and faculty for their contributions to their units and colleagues, the college, the university, and  their profession/discipline. Professor […]


Megan Lewis receives Ann Gill Faculty Development Award

Dr. Megan Lewis, director of CSU Theatre, has received an Ann Gill Faculty Development Award to write a book about South African theatre-maker and maverick, Brett Bailey. The book, Plays of Mystery and Darkness, will be completed in Summer 2023. The Ann Gill Faculty Development Award is funded by generous donors to the College of […]

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Noah Racey receives College of Liberal Arts Distinction in Outreach Award

CSU Director of Musical Theatre Noah Racey has received the College of Liberal Arts Distinction in Outreach Award. Named by Ben Withers, dean of the college, the award recognizes efforts in community building with key partners. Professor Racey is spearheading the new NoCo Theatre Group (CSU Theatre, Open Stage, and Bas Bleu Theatre), is leading […]

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Price Johnston receives University Resident Theatre Association Award

Professor Price Johnston has received the University Resident Theatre Association award for Excellence in Undergraduate Training in the area of projection and media design. The URTA Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding work of individuals and institutions whose students show exceptional skill and professionalism in presentation and preparation at the URTA Auditions & Interviews. Through these […]