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counterweight theatre lab


Thoughtful and honest theatre in Colorado Springs

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counterweight theatre lab


Thoughtful and honest theatre in Colorado Springs

 

About us

Counterweight Theatre Lab is a theatre group focused on intimate, honest, and experimental productions that ask important questions, stimulate the senses, and tell unique stories. We bend things wherever we can, be it in casting, staging, or other theatrical norms, and if you come to a Counterweight show, you’re guaranteed to be right up close to (or part of) the action and be confronted with characters and stories at the edge of human experience. We’re interested in states of exception, in dissent, in exile, in homecoming, and in the apocalyptic on every scale.

We’re committed to putting on high-quality theatre, and anybody in the community passionate about what’s happening on our stage can participate: Local actors are welcome to collaborate with us, designers can work with us, and those interested in working backstage are always encouraged. With your help, we’ll continue to promote theatre as one of the powerful art forms here in our city and tell lasting, meaningful, and thought-provoking stories.


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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
October 20 - October 29

Imagine a group of traveling storytellers arriving in town, staging the classics by lamplight, and leaving for another town to repeat the process the next night. Every night of our performance, a handful of actors will create an intimate playing area amongst the audience and explain the rules: every actor has memorized the entire text, no actor will play the same character two scenes in a row, at certain points the audience could be pulled into a scene, and roles will be traded, taken, or given at the drop of a hat, sometimes literally. The audience will choose who starts the rotation, so it is impossible to see the same show more than once, and the nature of the performance heightens the sense of danger and energy in Shakespeare's tale of betrayal and madness.

$12 for general admission / $5 for students