From Millibo to Black Box - theater still thriving at Pecan Street site
Black Box Theatre, owned by Nancy Holaday, has been offering a variety of live productions, programs and concerts there ever since, and also rents it out for other productions.
Affiliated with the University School of Colorado Springs, a Westside-based K-12 private Christian school, Black Box had actually existed for several years before finding its current home.
However, Holaday, who teaches theater at the University School, pointed out that she is the sole owner of the 1,850-square-foot Pecan Street operation.
As such, Holaday offers “something major on the stage every month,” she said. One of the most popular acts is the monthly Improv Colorado. “They're family-friendly, which is a little hard to find,” she said. She's also proud of her Camp Shakespeare summer workshops.
Holaday is from California, where she went to college, studying drama. A mother of four, she's lived in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years.
MAT producers/actors Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree originally framed in the Pecan location's 90-seat theater, backstage, entrance lobby, front deck and other related spaces in 2008. MAT now is in the Ivywild School commercial/arts center.
The Black Box Theatre is open year-round. For more information about shows or rental possibilities, call 330-1798, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to blackboxdrama.com.
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