The Tabor House is inviting community members to join Curtain Call, a free hands-on workshop, February 3-7, 2020 to catalog the Tabor’s 1902 drop curtains and stage sets. The workshop will take place at the Opera House, 308 Harrison Ave. in Leadville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with lunch provided at the Silver Dollar Saloon.
Workshop participants will learn about the significance of the drops, sets, and the detailed processes needed to restore them. Attendees will bring each piece onto the stage to be studied and photographed. Community members may attend as many days as they are able, including half days. All who plan to be workshop participants are being asked by the Tabor Opera House to attend on Monday, February 3, for a theatre orientation, if possible.
The workshop offers a unique opportunity to personally bring new life to the Tabor draperies and settings that have been housed in the theatre for nearly 120 years. Artist, Designer and Historical Consultant Wendy Waszut-Barrett, Ph.D., of Historic Stage Services will be traveling from Cambridge, Minnesota to lead the project. Waszut-Barrett specializes in nineteenth-century through present-day painting techniques and materials. She focuses on painted scenes and décor for opera houses and similar stages.
“The Tabor has many historic pieces still in use today, and these many artifacts are what makes it unique,” said President of the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation Mary Ann Graham-Best. “With the community’s help, we can preserve these original drops and stage settings and enjoy them in our future performances.”
The workshop is free and open to the public, with advanced reservations requested due to the limited space for ten people each day. Those looking to reserve a spot have been asked by the Tabor Opera House to contact Graham-Best by emailing email@example.com or by calling (970) 331-9874.