Theatreworks London Tour
Theatreworks London Tour
Theatreworks London Tour
Depart DIA January 5 2022; accommodations in the Royal Horseguards Hotel, January 6 - 15, 2023
Are you an avid international traveler? A die-hard arts patron? An anglophile, or a lover of all things on stage? Join the Theatreworks team for a one-of-a-kind tour of London's vibrant theatre scene, featuring 10 days in London, 6 theatrical productions, insightful commentary from theatre professionals, and guest speakers, and the sparkling company of other arts patrons!
Your $5055 registration includes*:
- 9 nights accommodation at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in standard rooms (double occupancy) with full English breakfast daily. The hotel is situation right on the Thames, with easy walking to Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the South Bank, and more.
- Tickets to 6 shows (see below for details), and several appearances from guest speakers associated with the shows. (Previous speakers include Mark Rylance, Bryan Cranston, James McAvoy, and more!)
- Morning meetings to discuss the plays and London’s theatrical landscape with Theatreworks Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans, UCCS Theatre & Dance Professor Dr. Max Shulman, and special guests.
- One 3 course dinner with drinks in a private dining room at 34 restaurant.
- a $750 contribution to Theatreworks (along with our boundless gratitude, and an “arts patron” line for your resume).
Caitlin Lowans (Theatreworks Artistic Director)
Caitlin Lowans is a theatre director, arts educator and community-builder, currently serving as the Artistic Director at Theatreworks Colorado Springs, the professional theatre in residence at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Prior to Theatreworks, Caitlin came from Chicago, completing coursework for their MFA in Directing at Northwestern University, with thesis currently in process (yes, Mom, it will get done!). Prior to Northwestern, Caitlin served as the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at Greater Boston Stage Company (formerly Stoneham Theatre), an Equity Theatre north of Boston, as well as freelance director, teaching artist, and dramaturg in New England.
Max Shulman (VAPA Professor and acting Theatre Chair)
Max Shulman is an associate professor in the Theatre and Dance Program. His area of expertise is 19th and early 20th century U.S. theater with a focus on the formation of national identity. He is the author of The American Pipe Dream: Performance of Drug Addiction, 1890-1940, with the University of Iowa Press, which traces the formation of the addict in the U.S. imaginary. He is the co-editor of Performing the Progressive Era: Immigration, Nationalism, and Urban Life, also with Iowa. His work has appeared in Modern Drama, Theatre Topics, Theatre Annual, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and on HowlRound.com. He is also a member of the Eugene O’Neill Review editorial board. Locally, he serves as the “resident contributing dramaturge” for UCCS Dramaturgy and Theatreworks.
Othello in the Lyttleton Theatre at The National: The production features Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen, and Paul Hilton with direction by Clint Dyer (the first Black director to stage the piece for a major British company). Shakespeare has always been a central part of Theatreworks culture, and a tenant of the London tour since the beginning, so we're excited to open the tour with this offering!
The Wife of Willesden at the Kiln. This modernized take on the Wife of Bath played a sold out run to great critical reception last year, and features a laugh out loud one-woman performance. It's a uniquely British take on a character archetype and story recognized the world over, and by all accounts a warm, inviting, raucous evening for a wide variety of audiences.
Orlando at the Garrick Theatre. This new adaptation of Virginia Woolf's classic novel features Emma Corrin (Princess Diana in The Crown) in the titular role. The production is directed by Tony and Olivier winner Michael Grandage.
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro by the Royal Shakespeare company at the Barbican. Adapted from Studio Ghibli's cult classic animated film of the same name, it's a charming coming of age story full of fantastical elements adapted for live theatre through masterful (and beautiful) stagecraft.
Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine at Donmar Warehouse. Hellman’s classic American drama set against the backdrop of World War II, follows the German Mueller family as they visit relatives in DC in 1940. The situation grows volatile when Kurt Mueller's anti-fascist work is discovered by another house guest, setting the stage for a story that's part refined drawing room comedy, part high stakes thriller, mixing to create what one critic called "the finest thing she (Hellman) has written."
Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies at the Noel Coward. This production transfers to the West End after a sold out, critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic. The play follows the famous political battle waged through TV debate by William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. Starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes), and David Harewood (Homeland, Supergirl), the play was dubbed "the most riveting play in London" by the New York Times.