Boulder arts fans can anticipate a feast of the senses in fall 2015.
That’s when the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Fiske Planetarium hope to unveil their collaboration under a grant the BETC recently received from the Boulder Arts Commission’s Arts and Business Collaborative.
BETC received the $25,000 grant to create a “Star Power Series” of events incorporating live performance with planetarium projection technology in the Fiske Planetarium Theater.
BETC, under artistic director Stephen Weitz, has won numerous awards. Weitz also has done work the past couple of years with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and currently is directing his first play for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, “Jackie and Me,” about sports and cultural pioneer Jackie Robinson.
The Fiske Planetarium, under director Douglas Duncan, has produced and distributed award-winning planetarium shows for NASA missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope. Fiske recently reopened to the public after undergoing major renovations that included the installation of $1.9 million of new equipment. Included in the upgrade was a new video system on a high-definition, IMAX-sized screen that is 65 feet in diameter. Other renovations to Fiske cost another $700,000.