Theatreworks Announces Long-Awaited 2021 Season

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —Theatreworks has announced its schedule for the 2021-22 season, highlighted by the return of in-person performances at the Ent Center for the Arts and led by Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans. 

For its 46th season, Theatreworks will present five plays, beginning in September with Jen Silverman’s “Witch” and ending in the summer of 2022 with Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 

“Artists have missed our audiences, and each of these plays builds on the special relationship audiences and artists have with each other,” Lowans said. “Each story explores resilience in the face of difficulty, seasoned with the joy, laughter, and music that carries us through. We’re excited to safely welcome back a live, in-person audience while building upon our commitment to the Colorado Springs community.”

This season’s directorial slate includes Lowans, who will direct “Witch;” Marisa Hébert, an active member of the Colorado Springs theatre community, who will direct “Every Brilliant Thing;” Julio Agustin, a multi-faceted and highly sought-after director/choreographer, who will direct “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue;” and Kathryn Walsh, a Chicago-based director who specializes in Shakespeare, who returns to Theatreworks to direct “Twelfth Night.”

Subscriptions/passes for the season are on sale at or through the UCCS box office at (719) 255-3232. Season tickets purchased now through Aug. 1 include an early-bird discount. 

In addition to the upcoming season, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” begins July 15 and runs three weekends in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater. Featuring Colorado Springs actor and singer Cheerish Martin as Billie Holiday, the play explores her turbulent life, this country’s racial strife and the power of a singular artistic voice. 

The 2021-22 season is made possible through the generosity of season sponsors including: Bloom Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Bob Johnson Memorial Fund, Ed and Mary Osborne and the Kraemer Family Endowment at the Kraemer Family Library. 

Theatreworks 2021-22 Season Schedule

For the most up-to-date information, including information on purchase of season subscriptions, please visit Theatreworks expects to put single tickets on sale and publish the full list of performance times and dates in September.

“Witch” by Jen Silverman
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
Sept. 16-Oct. 10, 2021  
A woman who may be a witch needs to think fast when a man who’s definitely the devil comes knocking in this dark comedy based on a Jacobean classic.

“Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahue 
Directed by Marisa Hébert
Nov. 26-Dec. 19, 2021 
Over a lifetime, our hero makes a list to cheer up their mother, only to discover this key: Joy can spring from life’s littlest things. 

“Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed by Julio Agustin
Jan. 27-Feb.13, 2022  
Three generations of family men who share a love of music and the scars of military service are held together by their mother, herself a former nurse in the Vietnam War in this Puerto-Rican American story.

“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison adapted by Lydia Diamond
April 21-May 15, 2022  
A longing to be loved dwells in all of us and this story examines the standards of physical beauty, a Black girl’s coming of age, and the devastating events she endures in this adaptation of the novel by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathryn Walsh
July 7-31, 2022  
When a case of mistaken identity turns to destiny in this classic tale of love, longing, and the sea.

About Theatreworks
Theatreworks is a professional, regional theater company dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theater for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak region community members. Theatreworks was founded in 1975 as an outreach program of UCCS.