Virtual Theatre Showcase

Great Local Talent

In celebration of Arts Month 2020, the Colorado Springs theatre community has come together as the Theatrical Response Team to present a Virtual Theatre Showcase on Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m. — streamed live on YouTube — to officially kick off Theater & Film Week! This free, community event will feature great local talent from:

  • Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
  • Dragon Theatre Productions
  • Craft Production Resources
  • Springs Ensemble Theatre
  • Theatreworks
  • The Millibo Art Theatre
  • Theatre ‘d Art
  • Theatre Across Borders

We are excited to partner with the Theatrical Response Team, who is making it possible to stream this from Zoom to Facebook in a live performance setting! Check out their page at https://www.facebook.com/C19TRT/  

 

Fine Arts Center Theatre Company

Performing a segment from the visual version of EXPEDITION LOG
Episode 2 of OF SPACIOUS SKIES; by Jessica Kahkoska
Director: Scott RC Levy; Voice Actors: Nicholas Cline, Micah Speirs, Sam Pribyl, John Ashton, Abby Apple Boes; sound design by Jacob Keough-Mishler, assisted by Bob Morsch; Visual Version designed by Christopher L. Sheley and Holly A. Rawls

This fall, the FAC Theatre Company creates theatre again, in an old form made new for the 21st Century. Listen to regular releases (via podcast app or the FAC website) to our original anthology series that spans eras and genres, exploring the past, present, and future of Colorado Springs through stories converging around Pikes Peak. Visit fac.coloradocollege.edu for info about this project, and all other FAC happenings. Of Spacious Skies: https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/of-spacious-skies/

Dragon Theatre Productions

Performing WIZARD OF ZOOM by Angie Parr
Actors Angie Gerholdt, Garfield Gerholdt, Annelise Williams, Katy Steurer, Mikaeli Torrez, Wesly Kinnett, Monica Erck

Dragon Theatre Productions is in our twelfth year creating community-inclusive theatre and welcoming any actor who can make the performance commitment. To date, we have created roles for over 500 actors in eighteen new and original productions for the Pikes Peak Region! Our piece is an excerpt from our summer virtual theatre performance, which you can see in full here along with our other shows: https://vimeo.com/channels/dragontheatreproductions. Stay updated on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dragontheatreproductions 

Craft Production Resource

Performing REMEMBERING MARY by Phil Ginsburg
Performed by Phil Ginsburg

Phil Ginsburg is a Colorado Springs goldmine of talent – a playwright, a poet, an actor, and a glorious patron of the arts. Craft Production Resource has been the grateful beneficiary of Phil’s many talents from the beginning of the “Shorts” Festival of Plays (2012). It is an honor to have him represent CPR as he offers us the poem “Remembering Mary” through his humor, his compassion and his realities of life! Phil’s play, “Voices Beyond the Veil” can be seen on line via orders@AnywhereSeat.com.

The mission of Craft Production Resource is to give voice and exposure through live – unedited performances, to new, original works written by Colorado playwrights and directed and performed by Colorado Springs talent. During this Theatre/Film week, Oct 11-18, CPR will premier 3 original plays that are all videoed non-stop, with one camera, to experience the play as it would unfold on stage. There is no ticket fee for the Arts Month performances.

Springs Ensemble Theatre

Performing a selection from WHITE by James Ijames
Acted by Dana Kjeldsen as Gus, Desireé Myers as Vanessa, and Bethany Hernandez as Jane. Directed by Kala Roquemore.The design includes Costumes Design by Sarah Shepard Shaver, Props Design by Cyndi Parr, Lighting Design by Brianna G. Pilon, and Scenic Design by Michael Dewar. Also featuring art by local artists Ollie Gielas, Christine Flores, Ravyn Martinez, Elise Neal, Muji Rieger, and Elly Siebert

Gus (Dana Kjeldsen) is an artist who wants his work to be included in an upcoming exhibition put together by Jane (Bethany Hernandez). However, Jane informs him he’s “the exact opposite of what I’m looking for…No white dudes.” Gus refuses to take no for an answer and hires a Black actress, Vanessa (Desireé Myers), to present his work as a Black artist they name and create together, “Balkonaé.” Everything seems to be working, until the character of Balkonaé takes matters into her own hands….

Tickets for White: https://springsensembletheatre.org/show/

Theatreworks

Performing HOUSE ARREST: A SEARCH FOR CHARACTER IN AND AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE, PAST AND PRESENT by Anna Deavere Smith
Cheerish is performing the piece “Lie Detecting: Maggie Williams” and this particular piece was directed by Marisa Hébert

Smith created the work from historical source materials and verbatim interviews with people ranging from Studs Terkel to Anita Hill to ask how the American Presidency has changed over the last 200 years and in more recent years, what roles race, gender, and celebrity have played in these dynamics. The play features over forty characters, from President Thomas Jefferson through to President William Jefferson Clinton.  To bring this work to life, eight directors worked with sixteen actors, on a single, streamable theatre event which speaks to the heart of leadership and power in this country—streaming October 22 through November 1, 2020 in celebration of Arts Month and in anticipation of the 2020 Presidential election.

Tickets for House Arrest: http://uccspresents.org/events/2020-21/house-arrest

Millibo Art Theatre

Performing BABETTE’S KITCHEN WITH MR. GUFFAW with Birgitta De Pree and Jim Jackson, and THE GIRL SPROUTS with Birgitta De Pree and Hannah Rockey
Directed by Jim Jackson

The Millibo Art Theatre is celebrating its 19th season of creating and producing new theatre for the Pikes Peak region by moving into a video virtual world outside of the traditional stage and featuring popular comic characters from past live productions – Babette, Mr Guffaw, The Girl Sprouts and many more can be found on their website www.themat.org and their Facebook page at MAT/Millibo. Live theatre returns to the Millibo in December when we stage a brand new outdoor Holiday Show for families “How the Trolls Saved Christmas” Dec 5-20.

Tickets & theatre info at www.themat.org

Theatre 'd Art

Performing a piece from Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours written by Jonathan Andujar, Laura Andujar, and Jenny Maloney
Directed by Jonathan and Laura Andujar

THEATREdART is excited to partner once again with the Manitou Springs Heritage Center in their production of the Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours. The walking tours will be a family friendly event that all ages can enjoy. Come hear spooky stories from Manitou Springs’ haunted past. This year THEATREdART features the writing talents of local playwrights to bring you characters such as Emma Crawford, Dr. Isaac Davis, Soapy Smith, William Cooper, and more! THEATREdART is committed to introducing a new audience to the Colorado Springs theatre scene by producing avant-garde, provocative works performed by local artists and by specializing in works from local playwrights. Theatre info: www.theatredart.org 

Live tour show tickets: manitouspringsheritagecenter.org

Theatre Across Borders

Performing a piece from MARY GRACE written and directed by Barbara Summerville

Theatre Across Borders injects theatre arts into unsuspecting spaces throughout the Pikes Peak region in order to connect, inspire, and grow together. This past Summer, Theatre Across Borders produced MAGIC IN THE MARSH, an interactive theatre hike, safe for the COVID-19 era, at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers. Barbara Summerville performed as Mallow the Witch for that production. Today she is performing an excerpt she wrote entitled MARY GRACE, based on a woman she met while waitressing in NYC over 20 years ago, who was Italian and loved literature especially Tolstoy and she studied very hard and became a teacher. Sometimes, it is easier to look at your own experiences through someone else. Theatre info: https://theatreacrossborders.com

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