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Congratulations to Dr. Pallavi Sriram

Dr. Pallavi Sriram will be joining the Theatre and Dance Department next fall as an Assistant Professor of Dance Studies.  


This is Modern Art at the DCPA

"Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong?" From March 22 until April 15, This is Modern Art, a play cowritten by Assistant Professor Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval is playing at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Assistant Professor Goodwin directs Detroit '67

Written by Dominique Morisseau, Detroit ‘67 explores a moment rife with police brutality, immense racial divide, and a powder keg of emotions.  Detroit '67 is  playing at the Curious Theatre Company in Denver from Jan. 13 to Feb 24. 

About the play, Goodwin says, "After meeting her (Morisseau), I immediately went out and read Detroit '67, and started teaching it in my class. It had been on my radar for a while for many reasons, including being a fan of American history and drama. And when the opportunity came, I said, 'Of course, what a perfect piece for my directorial debut in Denver.'"

Top Girls in Rehearsal 

Top Girls is only a week away. Get you tickets at the Worner desk now. There will be performances of the show on Thursday December 14th, Friday December 15th, and Saturday December 16th all at 7:30 pm, Norberg Studio, Edith Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.

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Photo Credits: Tom Kimmell

Assistant Professor Goodwin's play Blackademics to play at UCCS

Don't miss your chance to see Assistant Professor, Idris Goodwin's play Blackademics. The San Francisco Chronicle described the play as, "A grimmer-than-Grimm fairy tale for adults, set up like a rap-energized topical cross between “Waiting for Godot” and “No Exit.”

Starts Nov. 10. Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19
UCCS Osborne Theater
3955 Regent Circle, Colorado Springs
Price: $5

Assistant Professor Goodwin's play was awarded an Edgerton New Play Award.  

On October 25, 2017, Idris Goodwin's play, The Way the Mountain Moved --a commission for Oregon Shakespeare Festival was awarded an Edgerton New Play Award!

Learn more about the award here.  

Adjunct Associate Professor Gypsy Ames' costume won awards at this years Costume Con. 

The costume titled "Hope" (images below), created from recycled trash, was presented at the International Costumer's Guild 35th annual juried masquerade in Mississauga, ON, Canada.  It won awards in the Master's division for use of recycled materials and for creating an Abstract Art costume for a performance art piece.

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Artist-in-Residence Patrizia Herminjard recently shot a new short film, Lapse. 

Over time, even the most tender moments come to pass, questioning if they ever happened in the first place.

Click here to watch.  

Assistant Professor Idris Goodwin won the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. 

His play, Hype Man, was selected from a pool of 543 submissions. "HYPE MAN is a story about a controversial police shooting inflaming tensions between an interracial hip hop trio. It is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame and friendship."

Click here to learn more.  

Assistant Professor Idris Goodwin is Nominated for the Los Angles Drama Critics Circle Award for Writing. 

Congratulation to Assistant Professor in Theatre, Idris Goodwin.  His play, Bars and Measures was nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for writing, as well as the musical score by Noah Argus

Learn more about the nomination here

Assistant Professor Idris Goodwin's play This is Modern Art is going to be produced at the Jones Theatre.   

This is Modern Art, a play written by Associate Professor Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval will be a part of the Denver Center for Performing Arts Off-Center Season.  The play will be at the Jones Theatre in Denver from March 22- April 15, 2018.  This Is Modern Art asks the question “where does art belong?”

Read more about the play here

Alumni Alex Farr (2016) recently got her first review for her work in Sanctuary: Holding, A Queer Black Love Story.

“The program ran for nearly a month and featured many artists from across different genres. The performances on Valentine's Day included the unique talents of Alex Farr and Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence (from "I, Too, Am Harvard" fame). A stark and bare stage, with unforgiving fluorescent lights came to life with the energies and passions of these two young actors.”

Click here to learn more. 

Associate Professor of Dance Professor Shawn Womack and BrainCare workshop participant Paul Ashby recently gave a live interview on CPR.   

Associate Professor of Dance Professor Shawn Womack and BrainCare workshop participant Paul Ashby gave a live interview on Colorado Public Radio tomorrow at 10 a.m on March 8. This is in advance of the dance performance, Mobilities, that runs March 9-11.