Visual and Performing Arts

PROLOGUE

PROLOGUE returns with a series of lectures and Town Hall events that are informative, entertaining and good for the growth of our theatre and arts community.  A one-of-a kind series sponsored by THEATREWORKS, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and the Department of Humanities at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, PROLOGUE consists of theatre talks, performances, and hands-on workshops featuring some of the most important theater makers working in the United States today. Keep checking back in here for updated information as we endeavor to book the best artists and scholars in the country.

The events lend insight into the plays in our season and are FREE. All events take place at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required. 

Jay O Sanders and Maryann Plunkett  - July 29, 6:00pm

Jay O Sanders and Maryann Plunkett - July 29, 6:00pm

Acting in the Park - Two of the most prolific Shakespeare and film actors in America, Sanders and Plunkett will be here to talk about Shakespeare in the Park and work with our students.


Arthur Strimling - September 10, 2:30pm

Arthur Strimling - September 10, 2:30pm

Heisenberg Generations - The founder of Roots and Branches Theatre in New York, Strimling is a pioneer on intergenerational arts creation.


PROLOGUE Town Hall: Women in Theatre Design - October 22, 2:30pm

PROLOGUE Town Hall: Women in Theatre Design - October 22, 2:30pm

In our continuing effort to address inequities in gender representation on the American stage, this conversation will focus on female designers and ways their career experiences can help us focus all of our responsibilities. Wild Honey designers Jennifer Reiser and Kristen Robinson will join the Production Executive of the Public Theatre, Ruth Sternberg, to address these important issues. One of two "Wild Honey" Prologues.


Chekhov and Dramaturgy - October 29, 2:30pm

Chekhov and Dramaturgy - October 29, 2:30pm

Theatre and Dance Program professor Max Shulman discusses "Wild Honey," Chekhov and the importance of dramaturgy in the regional theatre.


Creating "Santaland" - December 3, 2:30pm

Creating "Santaland" - December 3, 2:30pm

Christmas Window Displays - Learn all about the art of window dressing for the holidays. Yes, it is an art and you will be amazed by the details from Christy Metz and the Chicago Neiman Marcus design team.


Oskar Eustis - February 18 or 25 (TBD), 2:30pm

Oskar Eustis - February 18 or 25 (TBD), 2:30pm

The State of American Theatre - He’s a friend of UCCS, a Prologue supporter, and just maybe the most important theatre producer in America. Eustis, our very first Prologue guest, returns to Colorado for the opening of the Ent Center to talk about American theatre and the creation of new work.


PROLOGUE Town Hall: Race, Class, and the American Theatre - February 18 or 25 (TBD), 2:30pm

PROLOGUE Town Hall: Race, Class, and the American Theatre - February 18 or 25 (TBD), 2:30pm

Our friend at Colorado College, Idris Goodwin will co-lead a panel that addresses intersection of race and class in the arts. Featuring nationally-recognized playwrights, this Town Hall will culminate in an evening of new play readings at the new Gallery of Contemporary Arts in the Ent Center.


BONUS! Sam Waterston - TBD schedule permitting

BONUS! Sam Waterston - TBD schedule permitting

A legend in every way, Waterston will join us sometime in the spring to lead our students in an acting workshop. While we will try to get him to do a small PROLOGUE event, Mr. Waterston is coming to teach our students, and we are grateful for his support of education!


Building Puppets - April 8, 2:30pm

Building Puppets - April 8, 2:30pm

Our "Peer Gynt" contains extraordinary puppetry and physical theatre. You won’t want to miss this magical show and hear about all of the tricks. We’ve invited the Rutgers experimental theatre and puppetry scholar, Eileen Blumenthal, to contextualize puppets in theatre history.


The Mozart Panel - April 29, 2:30pm

The Mozart Panel - April 29, 2:30pm

Composers, radio hosts, scholars and experts on all things Mozart. Our "Amadeus" panel will be a celebration of the music of Mozart and the complexities of this beautiful play.


 
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