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Motus Theater: September shows with AG Phil Weiser, Dr. Reiland Rabaka and Improv Theater


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Motus Theater September Performances

On Saturday, September 10th, we hope to see you at our Power Playback performance in Boulder at the Dairy Arts Center. At this special adventure of improvisational theater, you have the opportunity to share a short reflection or a story, and then watch professional improv actors enact YOUR story on the spot using movement, music, and dramatic spoken word.

The stories may be funny or sad; memories from long ago or yesterday. The audience and performers co-create a theater event whose subject is the life experiences of the people attending the show.

Motus calls these performances “Power Playback Theater,” because there is power within our stories and our truths. Stories are how we share our human adventure – the comedy, tragedy, and resilience of life’s journey.

Please tell your friends who have not been to a Power Playback performance about this opportunity.

Click here to register and get tickets for the performance – 7 PM.


On Saturday, September 17th at the Louisville Center for the Arts, join together with Motus Theater and our JustUs project for great food, inspiring music, and challenging reflections on the state of the U.S. justice system as we gather in small groups to reflect together to envision a ‘more perfect Union’ on Constitution Day, September 17th. Special guests: CU Boulder Director of The Center for African and African American Studies Dr. Reiland Rabaka; famed acapella musicians from Spirit of Grace; and Motus JustUs monologist, social activist, and community change leader, Candice Bailey.

Click here to register and get tickets for the performance – 6 PM.

“I love these monologues because they shift the narrative that has enabled systems of oppression in the U.S.” – Bryan Stevenson, ED of the Equal Justice Initiative


JustUs Monologue on Fair Chance Hiring with Juaquin Mobley & Jason Mendelson

On Tuesday, September 20th for Denver Startup Week from DSW headquarters, join Motus Theater, the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, and the Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, for an arts-inspired conversation on fair chance hiring in Colorado with leaders in business, reentry, and public safety initiatives.

In this unprecedented Fair Chance event, Motus Theater JustUs monologist Juaquin Mobley shares his autobiographical monologue about the impact of a felony record on his employment opportunities. His story is co-read aloud on stage by Jason Mendelson, the former VC at Foundry in Boulder and the author of Venture Deals. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will host the event. Music from the famed a capella singing duo Spirit of Grace will be woven throughout the event. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with leaders in business, reentry and public safety initiatives reflecting on the case for fair chance hiring and how you can get involved.

Click here to register for the performance – 2:30 PM  

Performance will take place inside the building next to City Skate and the Clock Tower Cabaret on Arapahoe St and the 16th Street Mall.


Help us continue to make these performances and community collaborations possible! If you haven’t yet contributed to Motus – please do so today! If you already have contributed – we are grateful because YOU are the momentum in MotUS!

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