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 […]

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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 […]

‘Midsummer madness’ abounds in university’s Shakespeare comedy

Written by Tom Jones for the Coloradoan, June 20, 2011 Shakespearean purists may look in disbelief, but avid theatergoers just may be delighted with directors Walt Jones’ and Megan Guidarelli’s take on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “Twelfth Night,” as presented by the Colorado State University’s School of the Art. Currently playing at the University Center […]

Theatre: The Young Producers Organization wins a SOAR award.

The Young Producers Organization won the Outstanding Student Innovation award at Colorado State University’s 2011 Student Organization and Advisor Recognition (SOAR) Ceremony on April 28, 2011. The ninth annual ceremony, hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLICE), is an opportunity to present awards and recognition for outstanding achievement in 5 areas: organizational performance, […]

2011 Kennedy Center of American Colleges Theatre Festival National Lightning Award Winner

Theatre: CSU Theatre Graduate Wins National Lighting Award

Colorado State University theatre alum Meghan Gray (’10) won the Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design Excellence in Lighting at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC on April 23, 2011. Gray is currently a master electrician for the CSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. The Kennedy Center American College Theater […]

Theatre: CSU Students Find Humor in Unhappiness

by Lianna Salva, The Rocky Mountain Collegian The audience files in, seeing a mysterious figure center stage sitting perfectly still underneath a white sheet. This figure remains unmoving for a full 20 minutes before the stage lights go down. Blue light filters through missing window panes from above, slightly illuminating the figure as well as […]

The Beckett Project, Endgame 2011 Production Phototo

Theatre: Students act absurd in ‘Endgame’

by Lianna Salva The Rocky Mountain Collegian Endgame is usually known as a series of moves at the end of a chess game. Samuel Beckett’s play “Endgame” portrays characters with hopeless circumstances and uses cynical comedy to ease the pain of loneliness that we all feel. Like chess, someone has to lose in life. Tonight […]

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YPO Theatre: “TA-DA!” Student Play Has Come

CSU tackles contempory work show Article by Samantha Baker, The Rocky Mountain Collegian Imagine having just one month to prepare for a world-premier play that could make or break your collegiate career. Now imagine doing this and never meeting the person who wrote the script. Senior theatre major Holly Marks knows all about this.“I liked […]

Group Photo 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award Winners

Theatre Students win Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awards

For the fourth consecutive year, students from Colorado State University’s theater program took home major awards at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held in Arcata, Calif. Feb. 14-18, 2011. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program, with over 18,000 participants annually, and according to the organization’s website, […]

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Theatre: Shocking set hits the UCA

Article by Anna Baldwin, The Rocky Mountain Collegian This week at the University Center for the Arts, audiences will get the unique opportunity to see two main stage productions performed by the Theatre Department: “bash,” which premiered Monday night and “Some Girl(s),” which premiers tonight at 8 p.m. In place of the customary single play, […]