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Podcasts – Original Audio Play Series entitled “Of Spacious Skies,” stories of Colorado Springs – (12 episodes September 17th – December 3rd, 2020)
December 3, 2020
One event on September 24, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on October 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on October 8, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on October 22, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on October 29, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on November 5, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on November 12, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on November 19, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on November 26, 2020 at 12:00 am
One event on December 3, 2020 at 12:00 am
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company at Colorado College in Colorado Springs presents a 12-episode scripted fiction anthology series entitled “Of Spacious Skies,” with the first episode debuting to the public on September 17th and running through December 3rd, 2020. The series spans eras and genres, exploring the past, present, and future of Colorado Springs through stories converging around Pikes Peak. The first episode tells the story of Katherine Lee Bates’ journey to Colorado Springs and how she came to write the poem that would become “America the Beautiful” from the top of Pikes Peak. Other episodes include: the story of a father and son’s relationship with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (and one another), an epic tale of a failed summit attempt, an encounter during a Black Lives Matter protest, the parable of a benevolent dragon, and more.
Of Spacious Skies
Written by award-winning playwright, Mêlisa Annis with Jonathan Andujar, Mickey Burdick, Marisa D. Hébert, Jessica Kahkoska, Jess Weaver, and Xochitl Portillo.
A visual companion for each episode is being created by FAC Theatre staff members Christopher L. Sheley and Holly A. Rawls. The creative team will use historical photos, new video elements and other visual moments to complement the audio experience.
Episodes are directed by Scott Levy and Nathan Halvorson
Original music composed by Stephanie and Jay McGuffin
Sound design, mixing and engineering by Jacob Keough-Mishler, assisted by Bob Morsch
SCHEDULE AND TICKETS – September 17th – December 3rd, 2020
Available through major podcast platforms and on the FAC website.
Episodes are FREE; those who donate $25 or more in support of the production will receive a commemorative 3-cd set of the entire series when it is complete.
Visual versions of each episode will be available to stream through Broadway On Demand.
The first visual episode will be available for FREE; the complete series may be purchased for $25.
More information – CLICK HERE
EPISODE 1 — Sept. 17th, 2020
EPISODE 2 — Sept. 24 (Advance Access for Subscribers Sept. 10)
EPISODE 3 — Oct. 1 (Advance Access for Subscribers Sept. 17)
EPISODE 4 — Oct. 8 (Advance Access for Subscribers Sept. 24)
EPISODE 5 — Oct. 15 (Advance Access for Subscribers Oct. 1)
EPISODE 6 — Oct. 22 (Advance Access for Subscribers Oct. 8)
EPISODE 7 — Oct. 29 (Advance Access for Subscribers Oct. 15)
EPISODE 8 — Nov. 5 (Advance Access for Subscribers Oct. 22)
EPISODE 9 — Nov. 12 (Advance Access for Subscribers Oct. 29)
EPISODE 10 — Nov. 19 (Advance Access for Subscribers Nov. 5)
EPISODE 11 — Nov. 26 (Advance Access for Subscribers Nov. 12)
EPISODE 12 — Dec. 3 (Advance Access for Subscribers Nov. 19)
FROM THE PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SCOTT LEVY
“I have always had a deep love for the golden age of radio, and as we were thinking about what kinds of theatrical fare we could make during this socially spacious time, I’m thrilled that this project has come to fruition. It is a dream to work with this diverse and extraordinary team of writers, the dozens of actors that will be in the episodes and other related artists. To make something new and fresh, as well as being able to offer creative and financial opportunities to a wide net of theatre artists is a dream come true.”