Presenter: Regan Linton

  • Date: Monday, Apr 3
  • Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Holiday Inn

In a world of smartphones and Netflix, what keeps people going to Theatre? Explore trends in contemporary American theatre, including where, how, and with whom theatre-makers create exciting work…and where they misstep. Can Shakespeare enable an inmate to transcend the walls of a prison? Are Sam Shepard plays more visceral when performed in a farmhouse? What about casting a woman as Julius Caesar, or a white man as MLK? Topics include site-specific and applied theatre, relaxed venues, autism-friendly performances, and color-conscious casting.

Participants will be invited to assess readings from new and reimagined plays that incorporate recent theatre trends and innovations. 

LintonRegan Linton is a professional theatre actor, playwright, and currently artistic director in residence for Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver, CO. She has performed regionally in productions across the Northwest, and taught at UC San Diego, CU Boulder, UC Denver. She is a leading contributor to the national conversation around inclusion in the arts, with past presentations at TEDx and the Kennedy Center. She currently splits her time between Denver and Bozeman, where she enjoys life with her partner Will and dog Zeta.


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