Who are we? TimberGriffen Theater Company
We are the joint efforts of Early College of Arvada and The Pinnacle Charter school. We joined forces in 2016 because ECA had incredible kids but no space, and PCS had the space and an incredible tech internship with Wonderbound.
Zachary Vaughn and Kelly Bidstrup Graham met, and realized they were directing soul mates. Working incredibly well together, they navigated the merging of two different directorial styles and combining student bodies to pull off 2 really wonderful shows their first year; Sherlock Holmes and Guys and Dolls. During the 2017-2018 season they’ve taken on 3 productions, a 24 hour 1 act festival, In the Heights, and Steel Magnolias. Every show we get better and better.
The 2018-2019 season lineup was announced at the close of Steel Magnolias and it includes a summer camp for middle school students and leadership/directing opportunities for high school students. The feature shows for the coming year are Little Shop of Horrors as well as something truly incredible. TimberGriffen has been granted the rights to adapt Neil Gaiman’s story “Coraline” into a theatre production, something that, to our knowledge, has not been done before.
This program is a gem for both schools and a yet undiscovered diamond in the rough for the Federal Heights and Arvada community. Take a chance on us, see a show. Support local theater and theater education. You’ll be surprised by what our kids can do!
Encore Performing Arts – What we offer!
We offer several classes for our students who sing, play and act! Middle school students will participate in introductory Choir and Drama classes, Middle School and High School students can opt in to take an Instrumental Music course, and we offer an auditioned honor choir class for High school students that meets before school at 7:20am, we call them the Erocne Chorale.
In MS Choir students learn about music theory basics and how to sing! In Ms Drama students learn the basics of how to be on stage, the terminology, expectations, and how to tell a story and create a character. In our Instrumental class we allow students to bring in and play any instrument they have access to or they are interested in and we make a unique ensemble every semester of varied instruments and ability levels. It’s a challenge but it’s pretty darn cool. And in the Erocne Chorale students hone their craft and work on singing a more complex repertoire, they work on a capella pieces, jazz, popular tunes, and challenging historical pieces. They perform in the community and work as an outreach group representing ECA in our area!
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*Colorado Thespian Conference – Dec 6-8 – Any student who has been a part of theatrical production has the opportunity to come with us to Thescon. This conference is 3 days of phenomenal classes, presenters, and clinicians from all across the state and country to help students get better at their craft, whether that’s on stage or off. This will be our 5th year attending the conference and we so excited to give this opportunity to our students. For more information contact Ms. Graham at Kbidstrup@ecarvada.org
*Little Shop of Horrors – Jan 25th – Feb 2. – For 5 shows only! The Timbergriffen Theater Company is proud to present this classic title. Be transported to our version of Skid Row and see the Amazing Audrey like you’ve never seen it before! This is a production you will not want to miss!
Future things to look out for!
Spring 2019 – We will be doing a world premiere adaptation of Coraline written by Kelly Graham and Zachary Vaughn (our Timbergriffen directing team!) Keep an eye out for audition information and tickets!
Summer 2019 – Children grades 3- 8 are invited to participate in our summer theater program, all are welcome and the only roles we audition for are leads, there is room for everyone! Students grades 9-12 are invited to apply to be Directors, choreographers, child watchers, and stage hands. This is an awesome opportunity to our TimberGriffens and future TimberGriffens alike to work on a variety of theatrical skills!