REAL-WORLD THEATRE Speaker Series
This free series from Durango PlayFest will bring young playwrights and actors of diverse backgrounds to Durango to speak to students at Fort Lewis College and students in 8th grade and older in La Plata and surrounding counties. Frank discussions of the challenges and opportunities in the industry – warts and all – can inspire students to envision theatre careers they may not have otherwise considered. Events will be held each Spring and Fall. If you are bringing students to an event, please RSVP to email@example.com or call 970-903-6537.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
1 – 2 p.m.
Fort Lewis College
Theatre Building/Main Stage Theatre
Sky starred as Johnny Cade in the musical “The Outsiders” at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. He made his Broadway debut as Jared Kleinman in the Tony-winning “Dear Evan Hansen.” At the 2021 Durango PlayFest, he starred with actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Lombardi) in Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing’s play, “The Family Line.” Sky, an actor of Native American and Ethiopian descent, graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City.
NOTE: A reception for students to meet Sky one-on-one will be held from 4-5 p.m. at Lola’s Place, 725 E. 2nd Avenue. Free refreshments.