Program Details: Open to the public

CU Boulder Theatre Tour: Modern Day Fairy Tales

The Department of Theatre and Dance - Division of Theatre continues its tradition of taking the magic of live theatre to Front Range K-12 schools, community centers and retirement communities with another outreach tour during the Spring of 2018. This project brings brief adaptations (normally no more than 50 minutes in length) of literary or dramatic works to groups who are either new to the art form of theatre or have limited access to it. The texts often focus on some component of CO state curricula and can be welcomed as fresh and unique ways for the audiences to interface with writing and literature.

In a twist for the 2017-2018 Theatre Tour, a faculty organized, student-led team that includes a director, a playwright/adapter, designers, a stage manager and cast, the Theatre and Dance Department will present a collection of fairy tales, "Modern Day Fairy Tales", written in collaboration with students from several elementary and/or middle schools. In the fall, Assistant Professor Kevin Rich will visit classrooms and present a workshop on the basic ingredients of a fairy tale, including: Hero/Heroine, Villain, Plot, Setting, Magical Element, and Moral Lesson. He will then work with the students to write an original fairy tale by the end of the workshop.  These fairy tales will then be turned into an hour long collection of short plays that will tour as "Modern Day Fairy Tales", and return to the schools visited in the fall to give the students there opportunity to see their story brought to life by CU's talented actors. The theatre tour will also visit other venues as time permits.

For more information please contact Peg Posnick at or 303.492.4336

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Carlson Gymnasium
  • University Theatre

In Colorado

Takes place in over 10 Colorado cities.
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  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Berthoud
  • Boulder
  • Brighton
  • Broomfield
  • Centennial
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Colorado Springs
  • Commerce City
  • Conifer
  • Dacono
  • Denver
  • Englewood
  • Erie
  • Estes Park
  • Evergreen
  • Federal Heights
  • Firestone
  • Fort Collins
  • Fort Lupton
  • Fort Morgan
  • Frederick
  • Gold Hill
  • Golden
  • Greeley
  • Gunbarrel
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Hygiene
  • Jamestown
  • Johnstown
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Loveland
  • Lyons
  • Morrison
  • Nederland
  • Niwot
  • Northglenn
  • Peetz
  • Pine
  • Thornton
  • Ward
  • Westminster
  • Wiggins
  • Windsor

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Balfour Retirement Community
  • Berthoud Library
  • Boulder Prep
  • Carbon Valley Library
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Erie Library
  • Erie Middle School
  • Fairview High School
  • Fort Collins High School
  • Holy Family High School
  • Hover Retirement Community
  • Kearney Middle School
  • Lyons Middle School/High School
  • Mead High School
  • Monarch High School
  • Nederland Library
  • Peetz Schools
  • Sunset Middle School
  • Turner Middle School

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Theatre and Dance, Department of

Program Contact

Peg Posnick
Outreach Coordinator

Program Categories


  • Classics
  • Education (K-12)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Reading and Writing
  • Theatre

Program Types:

  • After School Activity/Instruction
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Community Development
  • Field Trip
  • Public Lecture/Demonstration
  • Public Performance
  • Workshop


  • Alumni/Parents/Friends
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Rural Communities
  • Senior Citizens
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Urban Communities