Education & Outreach

Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe

Since 1987, Epiphany Dance Theater’s Art Director has co-directed Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe in Telluride, Colorado—a unique summer program for the theater arts.

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Epiphany Dance Theater’s Art Director Kim Epifano has co-directed Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe in Telluride, Colorado with music and theater director Sally Davis, prop master Mike Stasiuk, and founder of the Telluride Academy Wendy Brooks.

Mudd Butts is a shared experience between adult professional artists and children ages 10-13, promoting the development of important life skills which serves its graduates in all aspects of their school, personal and professional lives.

Mudd Butts is a shared experience between adult professional artists and children ages 10-13, promoting the development of important life skills which serves its graduates in all aspects of their school, personal and professional lives.

The Experience

A Mudd Butt Theater Program includes four weeks of:

Indoor Performance Workshops including acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, improvisation, and drumming.

Take part in the creation of spectacular props, puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Bread and Puppet Theater.

Outdoor adventures and site specific theater experiments designed to tap into students’ creativity.

Offers a link to all our humanity by employing and exploring mix movement, music, and classic narratives.

Cumulative Performances at the state-of-the-art Michael D. Palm Theater.

Mudd Butt outcomes:

Students engage with their peers to in a deeply collaborative process.

Students are mentored by Leading Arts-Professionals and Master Teachers, building relationships that last well beyond a summer.

Students develop life-skills concerning communication, presence, empathy, constructive introspection and to perceive the world with a healthier critical perception.

Students explore artistic aesthetics and are challenged to cultivate their own.

Students are empowered to employ their voices, not only in performance, but also in their ability to advocate for themselves.

Students are invited to invest in play and creativity and to see it as a lifelong necessity.

Mudd Butt Mystery Troupe Theatre Archive