for 2020 has been suspended in accordance with safety recommendations regarding COVID-19.
We remain committed to the project,
and look forward to announcing new festival dates.
The Theatre Mine (TTM) was founded in May 2017 amid the dark timbers above a favored waterfall just north of Silverton, Colorado. Theatre artists Daniel Sullivan and Matthew Vire, and Silverton artist Judy Graham gathered to ponder possibilities about how they and other artists might work together to continue and further the work of friend and artistic collaborator, Mollie Mook-Fiddler.
TTM’s founding emerged in response to many questions about theatre and dreams and theatre-making. One particular question was paramount: how can we further the vision Mollie had shared for joyous, collaborative new works development in Silverton and beyond? After much digging into possibilities, the idea of a “theatre mine” was uncovered.
Extending Mollie’s ideas, The Theatre Mine intends to bring playwrights and theatre practitioners of all ways of theatre-making into collaboration and to foster regional theatre collaboration. Through TTM, artists will work in dynamic relationship with local children, youths, and adults, other theatre companies, and other arts organizations in Silverton and throughout the region to develop, create, and stage new works.
Mission and Vision
The Theatre Mine builds collaborative, creative, inter-mountain and regional relationships to enhance our communities though the advancement of the performing arts and theatre.
The Theatre Mine is committed to developing new theatrical works and producing existing work in a joyful spirit of collaboration with artists from all directions offering audiences ways of considering the human experience. We do this by bringing playwrights and other theater artists from local, regional, national, and international communities into San Juan County to develop theatre with local youths and adults and perform the work in the region and beyond.