The Pagosa Springs Arts Alliance is excited to introduce Tim and Laura Moore to the community of Pagosa.
The Arts Alliance is partnering with the Moores to bring a new performing arts venue to Pagosa, the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, to be located in the old Paint Connection building. The space will include a state-of-the art theater, community meeting space, gallery space, and theater arts education classrooms.
Tim is a Colorado native who grew up in Arvada. Laura grew up on a cattle ranch in southern Washington State and moved to Glenwood Springs, to be a raft guide after college. Tim and Laura Moore met while Tim was performing and Laura was stage managing at the Backstage Theater in Breckenridge. They married a year later and spent two years looking through out Colorado, Montana and the Pacific Northwest for the right community to build a performing arts theater and to raise a family. On her way to the Grand Canyon several years ago, Laura remembered driving her veggie run school bus filled with her rafting gear though the beautiful town of Pagosa Springs. The memory of the surprise of finding this hidden gem, stuck with her and she and Tim started researching the arts programs in Pagosa and the potential for support, interest and need for a Center for the Arts. Three visits later they had bought a house ten miles out on a dirt road and put an offer on the Paint Connection building.
Timothy Moore was a founding board member and served for seven years as a board member of Performance Now in Lakewood. Timothy has also served as a board member for the Platte Valley Players in Brighton for four years. He has also performed as an actor and singer in more than 100 productions in over 15 community and professional theaters in the Denver area. Timothy has his degree in psychology from the University of Wyoming and has worked for the last 15 years as a behavior analyst, serving in supervisory and managements roles for federal research grants with the Department of Youth Corrections. For the last five years, he has worked with Denver metro businesses developing cost effective and sustainable business practices for employing people with disabilities as well as an independent contractor for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Laura Moore has taught children’s theater at the Backstage Theater in Breckenridge for the last four years where she has also written and directed children’s productions as well as costume and set designed. She also served as the reservations manager at the Backstage Theater. Laura was the educational director for Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Children’s Theater Summer Program. Laura has stage managed and acted in over 50 theater and movie productions in several Colorado and Washington State theaters, including the Arvada Center. Laura studied acting with the National Theater Conservancy in Denver and interned with Book-It Repertory Theater in Seattle. Laura has her bachelor of arts in theater from Colgate University where she was also a varsity athlete in NCAA Division I volleyball and basketball, going on to play volleyball professionally overseas. Laura has worked as a professional adventure guide taking adults and high school physical education classes white water rafting, mountain biking and caving in Colorado and New Zealand.
There will be an open house at the venue on Friday, Nov. 12, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. to include a facility tour and ongoing entertainment including Johnny K, Tony Saladino, Matt Brunson and others.
Come on out and meet Tim and Laura and hear all about the new center for the Arts.
For further information, call Dale Morris at 731-3370.