Colorado Community Theatre Coalition to Host 25th Annual Theatre Festival, 8/7-10
The Colorado Community Theatre Coalition, a statewide organization to promote and enrich community theatre in Colorado, will be hosting its 25th Annual Theatre Festival August 7 - 10 at the Denver Center Theatre Academy in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204, right across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The festival offers performances of nine shows from community theatres across the state, twelve creative and informative workshops, an opportunity to participate in an acting competition, and a chance to network with fellow theatre lovers and experts from around Colorado. Full registration for the festival is $65 for adults and $50 for students. Tickets are also available for individual shows and workshops. For additional information and to register, please visit www.cctcfestival.com.
Theatre companies presenting at the festival include Aspen Stage Theatre, Aspen; Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Fort Collins; Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, Louisville; Flying Rabbits Productions, Denver; Ignite Theatre, Aurora; Heather Gardens Frolics Club, Aurora; Longmont Theatre Company, Longmont; Longmont Youth Theatre, Longmont; and Vintage Theatre, Aurora.
On August 7 at 7 p.m. the CCTC Festival presents an opening night ceremony that is free and open to the public and features performances by three local community theatres: Ignite Theatre (songs from Lysistrata Jones), Platte Valley Players (songs from My Way), and Phamaly Theatre Company(songs from Fiddler on the Roof).All performances are held in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education at 1101 13th Street (corner of 13th & Arapahoe across from downtown's Arts Complex).
Festival Performances (open to the public):
Thursday, August 8
Ignite Theatre presents Next to Normal at 1:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens Frolics Club presents Riviera Royale at 7:00 p.m.
Flying Rabbits Productions presents SCRIPTprov at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 9
Aspen Stage presents Unmarried in America at 2:00 p.m.
Vintage Theatre presents RFK: A Portrait of Robert Kennedy at 3:30 p.m.
Longmont Youth Theatre Company presents Voices in Conflict at 7:00 p.m.
Bas Bleu Theatre Company presents The Year of Magical Thinking at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10
Coal Creek Theatre of Louisville presents Welcome to Good Intentions at 1:00 p.m.
Longmont Theatre Company presents Sitting Together at 2:30 p.m.
$10 single ticket per show or any 2 shows for $15 seen on the same day. All tickets available at the door at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204
The Best Theatre Deal of the Summer! Where else can you see nine shows, choose among twelve fabulously creative and informative workshops (five of which are being offered by Denver Center Theatre Academy teachers), participate in an acting competition, and network with fellow theatre lovers and experts from around Colorado over a period of 3 days, all for only $65?! At the CCTC Colorado Theatre Festival, that's where!! Go to www.cctcfestival.com and click on the "Register Now" button to participate in this fun-filled annual festival which is being held right in the heart of Denver's very own theatre playground, hosted by the Denver Center Theatre Academy. The dates are August 7 - 10, 2013.
We are pleased and excited to offer twelve (12!) distinct workshops covering many aspects of theatre including acting, directing, theatre administration, and design work at the CCTC 2013 Festival. Even more exciting for this year's offering is CCTC's partnership in presenting workshops with the Denver Center Theatre Academy. Of the twelve workshops offered, five will be led by staff of the Denver Center Theatre Academy. The remaining seven workshops will be facilitated by both familiar and new presenters that are practitioners in both creative and arts administration roles in Colorado community theatre. Live Theatre. Workshops. Adjudications. Wetworking. Awards. In the heart of it all, come enjoy all Denver has to offer, and get excited for the Colorado Theatre Festival August 7-10, 2013!
The twelve workshops will include offerings for actors, directors, theatre managers, designers, playwrights, and technicians: The Cast: Building an Ensemble (Jessica Austgen, Denver Center Theatre Academy), Make the Media Love You and You Love the Media (Gloria Shanstrom and Deb Flomberg, Full Court Press and DenverMind Media), Beginning and Intermediate Makeup for the Stage: Stage Makeup and Special Effects (Maggie Stillman, Byers-Evans House Theatre Company), Directing: The Art of Building Stage Picture (Larry Hecht, Denver Center Theatre Academy), Insane Acting for Sane Actors - Playing the Emotional Range Without Making Yourself Crazy (Peter Hughes, freelance stage director), What do you Want?: The Objective and Action Workshop (Allison Watrous, Denver Center Theatre Academy), Beyond Fundraising and Grants: Trends in Building Audience, Collaborations, and Earned Income (Al Lyons, Indiana University), Technical Theatre: An Interactive Exploration of Best Practices and Resources (Stuart Barr, Denver Center Theatre Academy), Dramaturgy and Critical Feedback in New Play Development (Angela Astle, Athena Project / Edge Theater), Character: Tools of Transformation (Justin Walvoord, Denver Center Theatre Academy), Musical Theater Audition Preparation: Tips from the Accompanist (Eric Weinstein, Heritage Square Music Hall), Managing the Business of Show Business (Charlie Wingerter, freelance arts management consultant)