Department of Theatre

Guest Artists

Guest Artist Series Fall 2016
Fall series was graciously underwritten by Terry Bacon & Jim Foster

Friday – Sunday, September 16-18, 2016
DUO IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP with Mary Quinn & Elizabeth Andrews

FRIDAY, 8 PM Performance “Catholic Guilt”
Presented by Durango Dot Comedy | Durango Arts Center
SATURDAY, 10 AM – 6 PM | Improvisation Workshop | FLC Theatre Gallery
SUNDAY, 3 PM | Student Improv Performances | FLC Theatre Gallery

Catholic Guilt PerformanceFort Lewis College Theatre students will have an amazing opportunity to work with FLC Alum, Mary Quinn and Elizabeth Andrews. Both Mary and Elizabeth have trained and performed with “The Second City”, based in Chicago -- one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the world. Mary discovered her love for Improv as a member of Durango’s own Durango Dot Comedy.  After earning her degree in Theatre from Fort Lewis College, she performed as Maple Syrup Mary in The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, in Ketchikan, Alaska.  She currently resides in Chicago, where she produced Blackout Diaries, and performs in Original Improvised Lifetime Movie, Second Place Champions, Quaid, and Catholic Guilt.  Elizabeth received her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University, working at The Upfront Theater.  Relocating to Chicago, she performs with iO, Comet, Quaid and the all-female improve group BRUNCH.   

Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25 | FLC Theatre Gallery
THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE presented by Sharod Choyce
SATURDAY, 1 - 5 PM I Master Class I FLC Theatre Gallery
SUNDAY, 11 AM – 3 PM I Master Class I FLC Theatre Gallery

THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE presented by Sharod ChoyceFLC students will attend a two-day master class learning the Meisner Technique. This is an approach to teach an actor to "get out of their head," so that that the actor is behaving instinctively to the surrounding environment. Sharod Choyce has an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University, studying with Deborah Hedwall and currently lives and works in New York, where he works in theatre and television. His recent theatre credits include performances in You Can’t Take it With You, Cyrano de Bergerac, Jake and A Raisin in the Sun.  Sharod is our guest actor this Fall and will be performing as Avery in The Flick.

Dates: Friday - Sunday, October TBA I FLC Theatre Shop
SCENIC PAINTING presented by Jill Fives
FRIDAY, 6 PM – 8 PM I Introduction to Scenic Painting I FLC Theatre Shop
SATURDAY, 10 AM – 4 PM I Practicum I FLC Theatre Shop
SUNDAY, 11 AM – 3 PM I Practicum I FLC Theatre Shop

SCENIC PAINTING presented by Jill FivesFLC Theatre students will attend a one-day workshop with scenic painter, Jill Fives. Jill received her B.A. in Fashion from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.  She has worked in the industry for over 20 years.  Her most recent works at the Aspen Opera include Beatrice et Benedict, A Wedding, and La Boheme.  Locally, at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts she worked on The Little Mermaid and A Few Good Men   Jill will be teaching our scenic design students how to design large-scale scenic murals, faux finishing and specialty painting. See more of Jill’s work at


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