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 email@example.com or 303.492.4336
This is a public program.
For more information, please visit the program website.