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A View from the Crow's Nest by Murray Ross

Murray Ross was the founder of TheatreWorks--a community theater in Colorado Springs that rose to be a leader among its peers and resides now in the elegant Ent Center for the Arts. For over 40 years Ross led TheatreWorks, mounting over 100 productions and turning quiet Colorado Springs into a cultural mecca. Through the decades, Ross touched the lives of thousands--actors and support staff who worked closely with him, students who learned at his feet, and audience members who were transported by his work. 

Though he passed away in 2017, Ross' influence continues. Gathered together for the first time, his essays and musings are now available in A View from the Crow's Nest. From Shakespeare to contemporary theater and everything in between, this collection brings together over 200 pages of witty, thoughtful commentary. For those who remember Ross' great influence, and for those who simply love the theater, this book is a delight of insight. 

Available now exclusively through the UCCS Bookstore, order your copy for $29.95. Purchase A View from the Crow's Nest today.

Read a sample and review the Table of Contents in pdf format here. 

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The Ent Center for the Arts is a transformational performing and visual arts complex

Embedded within the UCCS campus, this 92,000 square-foot building features four performing arts venues and a visual arts gallery.

The Ent Center for the Arts is the new home for the professional arts programs of UCCS Presents (the Artist Series, Theatreworks, and the Galleries of Contemporary Art) and two of the academic programs of the Visual and Performing Arts Department (Music Program and Theatre and Dance Program.)

A photo of a dancer in a yellow leotard a photo of a performer being lifted by three co performers.



A thank you to our supporters

Our community rallied to build an arts complex because you believe in the power of the arts. As you walk through the building, you can view the numerous donors who know the arts are a powerful tool for bringing people together, for inspiring and challenging us in ways that build vibrant communities through shared experiences.


If you are interested in continuing to support UCCS and the Ent Center for the Arts, please consider these funds:

-Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS Fund 
-TheatreWorks Gift Fund
-Murray Ross Artists Endowment Fund
-Gallery of Contemporary Art
-Visual and Performing Arts Department Fund