We are pleased to announce our 2016-17 season!
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From September 16-October 8, 2016, The Catamounts will open the Dairy’s newly renovated Carsen Theater with our regional premiere of The Taming by Lauren Gunderson, the first show to be performed in the new space. The story of an aide to a Republican senator, a liberal blogger, and a beauty queen, The Taming is a hilarious all-female play whose zeitgest-y look at American politics is going to give you a much-needed antidote to this crazy election season. This piece will be the first in our newly launched initiative to produce one play per season by a female, LBGTQ, or non-white playwright. The Taming will be directed by our first guest director, Edith Weiss, and features an all-female cast of company members Sara McPherson Horle and Laura Lounge and guest artist Missy Moore.On November 5 and 6, we will again collaborate with the Firehouse Art Center to present FEED: Los Muertos, a three-course dinner based on the gallery’s Dias de los Muertos exhibit. The evening will include performances based on stories of departed loved ones solicited directly from you, our audience. Los Muertos will be directed by Artistic Director Amanda Berg Wilson. From January 27-29, 2017, for a third year in a row, we will collaborate with Still Cellars, a distillery and arthouse. to create FEED: Darkness, which will explore the figurative and literal role of darkness in our lives. Each of four courses will be paired with Still’s genius cocktails and stories of the power and importance of darkness. Darkness will be directed by Company Member Jason Maxwell.From February 24-March 18, 2017, we will turn the Dairy’s Carsen theater into a Scandinavian mead hall with our regional premiere of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, by Jason Craig and Dave Malloy, a SongPlay based on the ninth-century epic poem. Beowulf features a live-band and original music by Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierra, and the Great Comet of 1812, opening on Broadway with Josh Groban this fall. We are committed to introducing Colorado audiences to the most exciting new voices in contemporary performance, and Beowulf is no exception. Beowulf will be directed by Company Member Meridith C. Grundei. In the summer of 2017, we will present FEED: Simple, inspired by FEED director Lauren Shepard Wilkinson journey with her daughter Hazel, who was born with down syndrome. FEED: Simple will explore what it means to be alive through the magnifying glass of an extra chromosome, and how sometimes the simpler route is the more beautiful one.