THE FOUNDING ARTISTS
Varlo Davenport graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Theatre and a minor in English literature. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at The Ohio State University. Varlo has produced, directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions throughout the country, and has many film and television credits.
He wrote and performed the award winning one-person show John Wesley Powell: The Last American Adventure. He has taught at Utah State University, College of Eastern Utah, Utah Valley State College and Ohio State University. Varlo has directed and produced more than 22 productions at Dixie State University, where he has been largely responsible for building the theatre program.
Douglas Caputo attended the University of Utah on scholarship for the Actor Training Program, where he studied with Kenneth Washington, Anne Cullimore Decker and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Doug has performed at Theatre 138 at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Acting Company. In Los Angeles, Doug studied with Susan Strasberg, Sally Kirkland and Eric Morris. He has numerous theatre, film and television credits.
John Parkinson earned a Master’s in Theatre and a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Denver. He did graduate work in Theatre and Theology at Boston University, and has studied at The School of the Actors Company, HB Studios and the Jose Limon School of Dance. John has co-founded a number of theatre companies, including the Magic Circle Theatre and Theatre Innovations in Colorado and Thresholds Inc. in New York City, and has worked for CBS Television. He has produced, directed and performed in many productions throughout the country. John has taught at his own studio, many theatre companies and at Antioch West, Union Graduate School West and San Jose State.
The Space Between Theatre Company is built on a strong foundation of a shared dream for a new kind of theatre in St. George (Washington County, Utah). In 2005, many lively conversations around a dining table eventually led to TSB’s Mission Statement:
“In the space between, we will create fearless theatre and explore the connections that make us human.”
From that dining table in 2005, The Space Between Theatre Company became a reality with the opening of its first production, Marvin’s Room, in March 2006. Encouraged by the warm reception of its first offering, TSB continued to broaden and develop its goals.
The Space Between is the parent entity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and artistic corporation. The theatre company is the first undertaking, as an important means of meeting both artistic and educational goals.
TSB’s intention is to create dynamic programs that look beyond traditional theatre. Past, present and future projects include plays, staged readings, workshops, chamber theatre, film events, “Interface” events (partnering with other performing arts organizations), and a stage for the work of new playwrights, poets and film scriptwriters.
Strong response and support also comes from the outside community. Loyal supporters contribute to TSB in a variety of creative ways — providing venues and props, giving donations and taking tickets, painting scenery and stuffing envelopes. They also come as a sophisticated audience ready to share their opinions, creating a valuable and lively dialogue that helps to shape TSB’s future projects.
TSB invites members of the community to join us. There is a role for all who would like to participate, in front of the footlights, behind the scenes or as a lively member of the audience.
Founding members around the dining table: Douglas and Marisa Caputo, Varlo and Andrea Davenport, John and Judith Parkinson.
THE SPACE BETWEEN Theatre Company
is the resident theatre company at:
THE DIFIORE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
307 North Main Street
St. George Utah 84770 (MAP)
T (435) 216 - 5523
P.O. Box 474
Santa Clara Utah 84765
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