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Friday, January 2, 2009

I received an e-mail the other day from Scott Kadera of the Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre in Durango, Colorado.
Fort Lewis will be hosting this year's Rocky Mountain Theatre Association (RMTA) Festival, and Scott asked if I would mind mentioning it here on the old blog.
So, here is the information that Scott sent to me:

DURANGO, CO – Every year the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association (RMTA) brings the best and brightest of the region’s theatre world together for the RMTA Theatre Festival.

For the upcoming Festival, theatre students and professionals from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico will converge on Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.

The Festival runs from February 4-7, 2009, and is open to anyone interested in the performing arts. Prices start at just $55 for all four days, plus optional workshop and audition fees. Registration is available at Register by December 31, 2008, and receive $10 off the Festival price.

The Festival at Fort Lewis College will offer workshops, performances, competitions and auditions in acting, dance, theatre design and technology. Just a few of the highlights are the Collaborative Dance Concert featuring dance companies from across the region, Metro State’s production of “A Chorus Line,” “Rabbit Hole” by Adams State, and a performance of “Glimpses…Portraits of the Soul: The Stories of our CCA Community” presented by the Community College of Aurora.

Two prominent presenters will be part of the Festival as well. First, Kari Margolis, creator of the Margolis Method™ of acting, will lead a workshop. Margolis is the co-artistic director of the Margolis Brown Adaptors Company in New York City. She has authored and directed productions that have toured across the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada and Southeast Asia.

Second, John Flax, founding artistic director of Paris, France’s Theater Grottesco, will teach a masterclass on the physical aspects of performance.

You can read all you ever wanted to know about the festival in the latest Curtain Call, the official RMTA Newsletter. The December RMTA Curtain Call is now online. You can download it here:

It contains everything you need to know about our upcoming theatre festival and more.

Inside This Issue:

* Letter from the Host
* Letter from the President
* RMTA Board Members
* RMTA Organizational Members
* 2009 Festival Info
* Regional Showcase Winners
* Competition Awards & Sponsors
* Tentative Schedule of Events
* General Information
* Festival Lodging
* Master Teachers Spotlight
* Festival Host Contacts
* Presenter Biographies & Workshops
* About the Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre

Check it out today.

What? You still don't have enough information?

Call or email me:

Scott R. Kadera
Media Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Department of Theatre
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Ph: 970-247-7089

So, okay, there you go. Sounds like a fun and festive time. Here, too, is a link to the City of Durango's website.
I recommend that you stop in at Gazpacho's at least once while you're there.

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