TRTC is a non-profit theatre that offers year-round professional-quality theatre programming for youth, adults & seniors. Programs include a 4-production season, school/community outreach, a Latino theatre initiative, & free tickets for residents of area senior housing & assisted living facilities.
FREE OUTREACH PROGRAMs - GIVING BACK
"Tonight was fabulous... These literary nights are a real treasure." - Dorothy Segal, Patron & Donor
"What a brilliant idea to do these incredibly insightful literary nights... THANK YOU for doing these." - Sarah Kennedy, Patron & Donor
"I've been meaning to drop you a note to say how much I enjoyed the Anaya Literary Night. It was a terrifically engaging presentation. I loved how you interwove passages from 'Bless Me, Ultima' with information about the author's life. Your research was broad and thorough and I learned several new things. Although I speak not a word of Spanish, I took pleasure in listening to the passages that were read in Spanish. The different sounds and rhythms added an extra layer of richness to the program. Kudos to all on a lovely evening. Also, a special thanks again to the two of you for your whole-hearted embrace of The Big Read. You've made a wonderful
contribution to the project." - Julie Pickrell, Special Projects Consultant, The Big Read/Aspen Writers' Foundation
Printed in the Sopris Sun
A month after the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival, and I am still feeling the after-effects. That's how powerful it is when a group of people come together and open their hearts and dare to speak and really listen to each other. And what a wonderful job TRTC and Carbondale does hosting this festival. Thanks to the careful planning of Valerie Haugen and Lon Winston, and thanks to the fabulous space of the Thunder River Theatre Company, Colorado's poets now have an inspirational, central gathering place. I love coming to Carbondale-which already has such a thriving poetry community year round. Thank you, Valerie and Lon, and thank you Carbondale. - Rosemary Wahtola Trommer
San Miguel County, Colorado
"Dear Lon and Valerie:
Thanks so very much for joining me last week for the AWF Reads discussion of Bless Me, Ultima. What a fantastic panel - I didn't have to do a thing...just sit and listen to what will surely be received as one of the best book talks we've hosted. Thank you for your patience, support and enthusiasm - it was great fun!"
- Lisa Consiglio, Executive Director, Aspen Writers' Foundation
WORKING WITH OTHERS
I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to work with you, the Roaring Fork Hospice, the cast, and the support staff of the TRTC to assist in the production of WIT. It has been a very gratifying and exhilarating experience to realize so directly the power of art as education. Thank you for all you have done to accommodate the panels, the receptions and the extras beyond the usual tasks of a production. I am in awe of the talent of TRTC and the power of this play. The icons represented in WIT, as you pointed out Thursday night in the discussion, are very poignant, powerful and exceptionally expressive of life's journey (both forward and in reflection) when one faces a terminal illness."
- Rita Marsh, Director of Caring Connections
Letter in The Aspen Times: March 4, 2015
"The Core of Shakespeare
We are lucky to have so many very talented people in our valley, but once in a while we come across an extraordinary artist. In this case, he is a ...maker of magic, a theatrical genius. Most of us know Lon Winston, founder and director of the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.
To experience the wonder of his vision for live theater, you only need to catch the production of "Hamlet" now being performed. It's 'Hamlet' as my husband and I have never before experienced. It's not a 'let's just change the location and time period.' Instead, it's a 'Hamlet' with all the layers peeled away, the guts and core of Shakespeare's most well-known play. You don't have to 'suspend disbelief.' Instead, you'll take an incredible journey into the best that art can bring to our lives. Please, don't miss this production."
- Roberta McGowan