Our Production Season is richly varied, engaging students on the stage and behind it at every level of production. The Theatre division's robust season provides many opportunities to "learn by doing" and ranges from classical texts to musical theatre to new work. The Dance division is invested in the creation, performance, and interrogation of new work, experimenting with technology, the fusion of forms, and somatic-based social justice.

Cornerstones of our department include our student-run New Play Festival, MFA and BFA dance concerts, and a multitude of guest artist residencies supported by endowments like the Roe Green Visiting Artist Series and Roser Visiting Artist Progam.

2021-2022 Season

University Theatre

  • Climate Cabaret, an event in partnership with Climate Change Theatre Action 2021
  • Kaidan+ Something Strange and Spectral, A collection of global ghost stories
  • Airness, A comedy about air guitar, competition, and finding the airness in yourself

Loft Theatre

  • Gallathea, A queer love story in the woods, by John Lyly
  • They Promised Her the Moon, the unknown true story of aviator Jerrie Cobb, by Laurel Ollstein

Charlotte York Irey Theatre

  • Sans Souci: Festival of Dance Cinema, curated by CU Dance faculty and alumni
  • Breaking on the Glass Cypher, an MFA dance concert
  • FRESH: Fall 2021, a CU dance concert
  • Catapult, a BFA dance concert
  • Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connection
  • The Current*, dance works by faculty and guest artists
  • FRESH: Spring 2022, a CU dance concert

Virtual

  • [UN] W.R.A.P. Emerging Global Citizenship in Transcultural Fusion Dance

Acting Studio

  • Gruesome Playground Injuries, a play by Rajiv Joseph
  • on Display, an original devised piece

  • Dancing on the Edge of Cinema: the Premiere of Sans Souci Festival, curated by CU Dance faculty and alumni
  • The Laramie Project, a play by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
  • [un]WRAP: (un)doing and (re)making, curated by CU Dance faculty & ED&I
  • She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, a play by Qui Nguyen
  • FRESH: Fall 2020, a CU dance concert
  • Measure for Measure, a play by William Shakespeare
  • LoveFest: A Concert of Songs, Scenes and Stories from Loveville High, selections from a musical by David Zellnik and Eric Svejcar
  • 2020-21 New Play Festival
  • Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connection
  • Appropriate, a play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

All 2020-2021 productions were presented digitally. 

University Theatre

  • A Broadway Christmas Carol, a musical by Kathy Feininger
  • Spring Awakening, a musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

Acting Studio

  • A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All), a play by Carlos Murillo
  • Play Therapy, A new play by Oliver Gerland
  • The Language Archive, a play by Julia Cho
  • A Perfect Likeness*, a play by Daniel Rover Singer
  • 2019-2020 New Play Festival*

Loft Theatre

  • Burning the Old Man, by Kelly McAllister
  • Shakuntala, an adaptation of the play by Kalidasa
  • The Popular Mechanicals, a play by Keith Robinson, Tony Taylor, and William Shakespeare
  • As You Like It*, a play by William Shakespeare

Charlotte York Irey Theatre

  • [UN] W.R.A.P. Dances That Don't Look Like Dances
  • Sans Souci: Festival of Dance Cinema, curated by CU Dance faculty and alumni
  • re-membering, an MFA dance concert
  • Lacunae, an MFA dance concert
  • Catapult, a BFA dance concert
  • Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connection
  • The Current*, dance works by faculty and guest artists
  • FRESH: Spring 2020*, a CU dance concert

19-20 Season Rack Card

*cancelled due to the coronavirus

University Theatre

  • Hecuba, a world premiere adaptation by Diane Rayor
  • Into the Woods, a musical by Stephen Sondheim 
  • The Current, dance works by faculty and guest artists

Acting Studio

  • Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a play by Bert V. Royal
  • The House of Ramon Iglesia, a play by Jose Rivera
  • The Voice of the Prairie, a play by John Olive
  • Poltergeist, a play by Alika Magas
  • Fourth Annual New Play Festival

Loft Theatre

  • Great Expectations, a play adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Almost, Maine, a play by John Cariani
  • Falstaff in Love, a new play by Scott Kaiser

Charlotte York Irey Theatre

  • [UN] W.R.A.P. Traversing Memory, performing Resistance and Resilience
  • Next to Normal, a musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
  • Provenance, an MFA dance concert
  • FRESH: Fall 2018, a CU dance concert
  • Catapult, a BFA dance concert
  • Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connections
  • FRESH: Spring 2019, a CU dance concert

18-19 Season Rack Card