Fort Lewis College schedules regional theater festival

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.

 The festival runs Feb. 4-7 and is open to anyone interested in the performing arts. The price is just $50 for all four days, plus optional workshop and audition fees. Registration is available at www.rmta.net. Register by Dec. 31 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 Theater Grottesco, in Paris, will teach a master class on the physical aspects of performance.

 For more information on the RMTA Theatre Festival, visit www.rmta.net or contact Scott Kadera with the Fort Lewis College Department of Theatre at 247-7089 or kadera_s@fortlewis.edu.