Colorado Theatre Guild – May 2021 Newsletter

2021 MAY NEWSLETTER FROM THE COLORADO THEATRE GUILD

“The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” – Lady Gregory

Welcome to May, Theatre Friends!
Your Colorado Theatre Guild looks forward to supporting our members and giving our venues a platform to share their vision going forward, in addition to opening a space for more member interaction. We seek to build a coalition of diverse artists and specialists in their fields; who can add to our engaging workshops and other offerings our committees have in store for you.

Actions of Love: Barbara Thomas Drive-By Appreciation Celebration
The person at the heart of the Henry Awards for the past few years is our CTG Henry Awards Coordinator, Barbara Thomas. Unfortunately, because of COVID, we had to stop all judging for the Henry Awards last fall through this winter and spring. Consequently, there wasn’t much for Barb to do. Beginning in May, Barb is back as the Henry Awards Coordinator. The new Henry Awards season begins June 1st, 2021 with new changes. Since it’s been a cold hard year, we wanted to reach out to her before things got too busy and show her how much she means to all of us on the CG Board of Directors.
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Opera Outside the Box and Online: Lessons Learned from Central City Opera’s Journey through the Pandemic
Central City Opera’s mission is to sing extraordinary stories to spark imagination, inspire creativity and open minds to the breadth of human experience. Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for exquisite world-class productions, a competitive and robust young artist training program and creative year-round education and community engagement activities.
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CTG Workshop Committee News
With over 80 registrants last month, we were thrilled to present “Breaking the Ice: Racial and Social Justice in Theatre,” which focused on discoveries and definitions (see below for links to resources). Part 2 of the 3-part series, “Disrupting the Narrative: Racial and Social Justice in Theatre,” (June 21, 2021) will focus on Community in Action.
In May, we’re proud and excited to present “Maximizing Online Theatre for the Pandemic and Beyond,” (May 16th, 2021 at 7pm) featuring the creative team from the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ The Family Tree (December 2020) and Christie Con (March 2021). If you are a company looking to maximize online productions, or you are a theatre-lover wanting to peer behind the virtual curtain, then this is the workshop for you.
Please note: there is a pre-workshop virtual mixer at 6:30pm on May 16th, 2021.
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CLICK HERE to view April Workshop Resource Links
CLICK HERE to view April Workshop Video Link

TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
CLICK HERE to register for the May Workshop
CLICK HERE to register for the June Workshop

Leslie O’Carroll in “Family Tree” in 2020 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION
Want to show love to a Colorado Theatre Community individual or organization?
Submit your choice – CLICK HERE

EXPLORING THE HENRY AWARDS – AN UPDATE
The CTG Henry Awards Committee (made up of Robert Michael Sanders, Matthew Kepler, Lisa Young, Lia Kozatch, Iliana Lucero Baron, Scott Levy, Abner Genece and Betty Hart) have been working to dismantle racism and bias within the process and have
worked to respond to some of the concerns the community has voiced in the past.
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THANK YOU, THEATRE FRIENDS!
Your love and generosity during such difficult times continue to show the resilience and beauty of this community. Your continued support with your participation and donations is a vital part of the CTG organization! We look forward to continuing our work in supporting and engaging with you.
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