A troupe of actors from CU Boulder makes a habit of appearing in front of audiences across the state without a script in sight, without a clear idea of what they might be saying or doing. Yet the artists are well-prepared to achieve a performance that goes beyond ordinary entertainment. CU Boulder’s Impact Playback Ensemble practices what’s known as playback theater – an interactive, improvisational form of theater that begins with members of an audience telling stories from their lives. Actors then bring these stories to life on stage, aiding in the sharing of insight and community building that might not otherwise come about.
On Monday, February 19, 2024, the UCCS community came together for a solidarity walk to share thoughts and emotions and create a space to mourn and heal together. “We stand as one community, bound together by a shared purpose and commitment to each other,” said UCCS Police Chief Dewayne McCarver.