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.

2022-2023 Season

Mary Rippon Theatre

Old Main Chapel Theatre

Charlotte York Irey Theatre

  • [UN] W.R.A.P., curated by CU Dance faculty and alumni: September 23rd-25th 2022
  • MFA Showcase: October 14th & 15th 2022
  • Always/Already: Caroline Butcher MFA Thesis: November 4th & 5th 2022
  • FRESH: a CU dance concert: December 2nd-3rd 2022
  • Catapult: a BFA dance concert: February 3rd-5th 2023
  • Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connection: February 24th-26th 2023
  • Company, A Musical Comedy, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth: March 10th-19th 2023
  • The Current*, dance works by faculty and guest artists: April 20th-23rd 2023

Acting Studio

  • The Performers, by David West Read
  • around the dinner table, a new work
  • Barbecue Apocalypse by Matt Lyle
  • Mary Shelly, a new work
  • 24 Hour Play Festival 

  • Climate Cabaret, a joint production with Climate Change Theatre Action in New York City
  • Kaidan+, a collection of Global Ghost Stories adapted by Cecilia Pang, Heather Kelley and Kevin Rich
  • Gallathea, a play by John Lyly Airness, a play by Chelsea Marcantel
  • They Promised Her The Moon, a play by Laurel Ollstein
  • 2021-22 New Play Festival

  • 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

  • Gruesome Playground Injuries, a play by Rajiv Joseph 
  • on Display, an original devised piece 
  • Baby Food by David Lindsay-Abaire, a staged reading 
  • 72 Miles to Go by Hailary Bettis, a staged reading 
  • Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by Greg Allen 
  • 24-Hour Play Festival 
  • Art & Gallery Night 
  • Latin Heritage Night 
  • Kingdom of My Heart by Noah Carlson, a staged reading 
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare 

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