CU Theatre has a rich history of taking live theatre to the community. Most recently it has brought small touring companies of student actors to local elementary and secondary schools where they present shortened and accessible versions of classic and socially relevant plays including: Don Quixote: The Awkward Years, The Presidents!, The Odyssey: Re-mixed. These troupes also teach workshops on thinking creatively, acting skills, and stage combat for young audiences.
The Spring 2018 CU Theatre Outreach tour is:
Modern Day Fairy Tales: Alex Buffman
This year, the CU Boulder theatre outreach tour is performing a modern-day fairy tale written by seventh graders from High Plains K-8 in Loveland. The theatre group of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students worked with middle school students to write the fairy tales last fall and the winning entry, “Alex Buffman,” was transformed into the play. It tells the story of a boy whose parents have been kidnapped by his evil uncle, and who sets off on a madcap quest through a forest to rescue them. After the performance, the actors will lead the audience in a
Q&A session and provide short playwriting workshops on adapting stories for the stage, discuss how they transformed a story into a play and answer questions about acting.