Theatreworks was originally founded in 1975 as an outreach program of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Through the decades it has grown into what is today the region’s premier professional theatre company, remaining located on the campus in central Colorado Springs.
In 2003, we opened the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, our primary performance space. This flexible space theater typically seats up to 200, and you will rarely ever see it configured the same way twice. We produce about 7 shows a year that range from classic to experimental, and we are constantly trying new things to keep ourselves and our audiences engaged and excited.
Theatreworks was founded by Murray Ross (1942–2017) with his wife and a small group of fellow theatre-lovers. He served as the artistic director of the organization for more the 40 years and taught thousands of students in the University's theatre program, which he also founded. Read Murray's blog here.