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CU Department of Theatre & Dance Digital

We look forward to gathering together in person again in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home. Welcome to CU Presents Digital. Get email notifications!

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2021 Virtual Senior Showcase

Posted May 10, 2021, CU Theatre & Dance

Darcy Brander, Grant Bowman, Greta Hooston, Kara Shea, Kaylyn Buehler, Lauren Perlis, Rita DiSibio, Samantha PIel, and Bennet Forsyth all completed the Showcase Experience last week.

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Theatre and Society Class Production

Posted May 10, 2021, CU Theatre & Dance

THTR 1009: Theatre and Society Class devised a whole class performance in response to the Boulder King Soopers shooting, being students during the COVID-19 crisis and reflecting on collective trauma and healing.

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“Measure for Measure,” a play by William Shakespeare

Posted April 19, 2021, CU Theatre & Dance

In this eight-person, one-act abridgment of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” religion, government and justice collide following the reinstatement of old morality laws in Vienna.

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Performance in Times of Social Distancing

Posted January 7, 2021, CU Theatre & Dance

What does performance mean in the times of social distancing? Theatre & Dance graduate students present 10-minute lecture-performances, setting specific performance practices in dialogue with performance studies.

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Conversations about “The Laramie Project”

Posted October 20, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

The company of CU Theatre’s virtual production of “The Laramie Project” gather over Zoom to discuss the play with community members who have been connected to it since it premiered 20 years ago.

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“Purple Summer” from the cast of “Spring Awakening”

Posted September 8, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

This summer, several members of the Department of Theatre & Dance’s “Spring Awakening” cast gathered virtually to record this show number.

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CU Boulder Where You Are: CU Dance – The Bridge, The Break and Belonging

Posted August 5, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance Chair and Associate Professor Erika Randall, Assistant Chair of Dance and Assistant Professor Helanius Wilkins and Dance Instructor Larry Southall look at how social justice and performance can disrupt oppressive social patterns and create…

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Curated Guest: Light Shall Lift Us

Posted June 4, 2020, CU College of Music, CU Theatre & Dance

Opera America united more than 100 opera singers in song in a message of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of Light Shall Lift Us, a large ensemble work created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell.

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Down for the Count

Posted May 13, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Set in the world of a 70’s fight film, “Down for the Count,” reveals the many faces of world-renowned b-girl, Teena Marie Custer. Co-directed by CU Theatre & Dance Department Chair Erika Randall, costumes by Associate Chair and Director of Theatre Markas Henry.

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A Salon Radio Play: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

Posted May 6, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

This four-part radio play script features 11 students playing multiple roles in this iconic comedy.

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CU Boulder Theatre & Dance Senior Showcase

Posted May 5, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have unfortunately had to cancel our in-person NYC Acting Showcase on March 23rd. But have no fear, the show must go on! We’ve created a web-case…

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Michelle Ellsworth on Feelings

Posted April 28, 2020, CU Theatre & Dance

CU Boulder Professor and Associate Chair of Dance Michelle Ellsworth, who combines technology, carpentry, science and movement, contemplates how dance helps her dissect complex ideas.

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