Theatre presents truths about the complexities of the human condition and of living in a fallen creation that groans for redemption. Here, we believe that we glorify the ultimate Creator when we, in His likeness, create theatre to represent and mirror life. Our productions strive to embrace the artist in every student, foster the growth of the individual and bring to light their creative gifts so they can build lives that matter.
We stage two full-scale plays each year, including comedies, dramas, classics and modern works. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to take part in our shows, gaining experience in all aspects of production.
Spring 2019 Events
Throughout this semester, we're offering a number of opportunities for our students to hone their skills and grow in their knowledge of theatre. These events are tailored primarily on CU students, with support from our alumni. We encourage you to connect with CU Theatre Advisor Caroline Cahoon to learn more about ways you can contribute to these or other theatrical experiences for our students.
Auditions: "Romeo & Juliet: The Remix" — Saturday, Feb. 16
Take part in this experimental theatre experience as we break down one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies into five scenes. Six student and alumni directors bring unique perspectives to this classic work through unconventional casting, costumes and styles. Performances take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
"Playing Shakespeare" Video Series — Select Fridays
Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company's John Barton, this series features nine master classes on Shakespearean performance with 21 of Britain's finest actors, including Oscar winners Judi Dench ("Shakespeare in Love"), Ben Kingsley ("Shindler's List") and Peggy Ashcroft ("A Passage to India"), Ian McKellen ("Lord of the Rings"), Patrick Stewart ("X-Men") and David Suchet (Agatha Christie's "Poirot"). We'll explore making classic plays accessible to modern audiences, finding hidden clues to character motivation in Shakespeare's verse and balancing intellect and passion to make theatre's most famous soliloquies seem fresh.
Beginning Friday, March 15, this series will be hosted at the CU Theatre house and will be led by CU alumnus and past production director Buddy Haskill. Come for the whole series or just one night! We'll culminate the series with a read through one of Shakespeare's works.
- April 12
- May 3
Stage Management Workshop — Saturday, March 16
We're excited to bring professional stage manager and producer Aimie Bajalieh to CU to give our students training on work that goes on behind the scenes of theatre productions. They will learn skills that will serve them not only in theatre, but also carry over to all vocations and areas of leadership they are pursuing. This fun and interactive workshop will give our students hands-on experiences and resources for future work.
CU Theatre rents costumes, props and accessories to groups or individuals by request. To inquire about costume rentals for your upcoming performance or event, email Carol Anderson.