Those Who Attend Your Funeral | Colorado Performing Arts Photography

I’ve loved being able to capture Naropa’s student theater productions. I’ve gotten the chance to see some of these students perform throughout their years in graduate school and it is amazing to watch how they’ve grown. Not just in terms of their skills but in the way they think as well. Their productions and performances deeper and more impactful each year. At the end of each academic year, those graduating from the school’s theater program perform works that they created for their thesis, in order to fulfill their graduation requirements.
The program for Those Who Attend Your Funeral is designed like a funeral program. on the back are the lyrics to Amazing Grace, which is sung during the performance. The starts with a funeral for a young woman and follows the lives of her father, sister, and boyfriend as they try to live after her death. The show is dark but full of sweet, beautiful moments.
Cast and Crew:
Mark Gibson — Young Man
Dennis Kerr — Pastor
Mike Mayes — Dad
Fiona Small — Younger Sister
Ben Harrison — Stranger
Shiloh Shahan — Stranger
Victoria Gonzalez — Young Woman
Stage Manager — Cameron MacAlpine
Lighting Design — Isaac Eide, Cameron MacAlpine, and Malachi Tharp
Light Board Operator — Isaac Eide
Sound Board Operator — Jake Cacciatore
Assistant Stage Manager — Brandon Thomas
MFA Theatre Faculty:
Jeffrey Sichel — Chair
Erika Berland — Faculty
Ethelyn Friend — Faculty
School of the Arts & Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Staff:
Sue Hammond West — Dean
Liz Acosta — Senior School Administrator
Amy C. Buckler Rusterholz — Academic Administrator
Carline Swanson (“Swanee’) — Administrative Coordinator
Charmain Schuh — Gallery and Events Manager
Hayes Moore — Graduate Academic Advisor
Malachi Tharp — Production Coordinator
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