Locals attend regional theater conference

Fort Lewis College in Durango hosted the Rocky Mountain Theater Association Festival and Conference last weekend.

The conference drew attendees from all over the Four Corners Region. Presenters came from across the country.

Dale Morris, representing both the Pagosa Springs High School Theater Department and Pagosa Springs Music Boosters, presented a workshop for youth entitled “The Mini-Musical,” a hands-on event tracing the evolution of a show from the choice of material through its production.

Thirty students from area districts participated in the workshop, which was also led by Morris’drama students attending the conference: Jeff Reardon, Emmi Greer and Ami Harbison.

We were fortunate to be able to attend many excellent and provocative workshops, most being a first for our students. We are all excited to be bringing back techniques and lessons learned there to our programs and productions in Pagosa.