CSI Fine Arts Center

CSI Stage Door Series

A unique opportunity to experience an intimate evening of the arts.

Once a month, the CSI Fine Arts Center will present a different faction of the Fine Arts Department - dance, theater, music (and maybe even literature or visual arts!) in a series of intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself. These performances are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed, the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. Proceeds for the performances will benefit CSI fine arts academic programs. This is a chance to see the CSI faculty outside of the classroom as well as guest artists, talented members of the community, the best of the best students, or hidden gems in an intimate setting on the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium stage where the artists are performing.

CSI Stage Door Series Dates

  • Intersections: New Art, New Music: October 27, 2017
  • Untitled.: November 16, 2017
  • Soiled Doves: January 25, 2018
  • Inside Inspirata: February 15, 2018
  • TBD: To Be Devised: March 8, 2018
  • Sentences: April 19, 2018

Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students for individual performances or $60 for adults or $30/students for season tickets. Tickets are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu. Seating is limited to 100 people.

Intersections: New Art, New Music

Guitar + OneOctober 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Brava Piano Duo - Sue Miller and Allison Bangerter - in a concert of music written for two pianists by composers who are still living. Upon entering the stage door, audience members will enjoy a display of new art by local artists. While Bach and Beethoven will always have a place in musicians' hearts, this program presents the work of some of the most exciting new and upcoming composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include the rhythmically provocative set of Latin dances called "Recuerdos" by William Bolcom and Robert Rodreuez's "Bachanale" which pays tribute to JS Bach's Cello Suite. Commissioned specially for the Brava Piano Duo, this concert includes the world premeire of "Alternance" by composer David Batchelor. Be prepared for an intimate evening of new music and new art.


retired CSI professor Mike youngman shares two decades of workNovember 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Art inspiring art... In untitled., local artist and retired CSI art professor Mike Youngman shares a retrospective of his work spanning over two decades. Mike's prolific and multi-disciplinary portfolio includes figures, abstract, print-making, wax resist, wet on wet, murals, and even photo-copied faces. Mike's visual creations have been given to five different artists, musicians, and poets whose assignment is to let the visual work inspire them to sounds and words to be infused into the visual presentation of Mike's art. During the show, Mike's works, in both whole and detailed views, will be projected onto various surfaces and objects while we see and hear where the muse of art, song, and words have taken our artists.

Soiled Doves

Persistence of MemoryJanuary 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
"...for the prodigal daughter these is no return. Were she with her wasted form and bleeding feet to drag herself back to home, she, the fallen and the lost, which would be her welcome?" from The Soiled Dove Plea, Temple Houston, 1899
In 2011, The Nevada Shakespeare Company wrote produced an original play, Voices in the Life, based on interviews and research exploring the history and cultural impact of prostitution and human trafficking in the state of Nevada. CSI's Shane Brown and Camille Barigar, in collaboration with Cameron Crain, founder of The Nevada Shakespeare Festival, and Norman Stephens, executive producer of the original play, have revitalized the project, and rewritten the script, to explore the same concepts in the Magic Valley. Join us as members of the Twin Falls theater community perform a table reading of the original script Soiled Doves. This script promises to illuminate the lives of the women who have worked in the prostitution industry and been coerced into dark world of human trafficking, as well as explore the implications for the women themselves, and our rural community as a whole.

Inside Inspirata

graphic for Inspirada Dave ProjectFebruary 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Join Inspirata Dance Project for another "inside" peek into their summer 2018 production. Inspirata Dance Project is a multidisciplinary dance company established in 2013 by CSI dance professor and artistic director Cindy Jones committed to bringing dance art to the Magic Valley Community. IDP believes in cultivating collaborations and is dedicated to the continued development of dance and dance education providing an environment for choreographers and dancers to explore, create, and share their work. In Inside Inspirata, you'll get a chance to sit on the stage where the artists perform, get an intimate look into their creative process, and talk with the artists.

TBD: To Be Devised

graphic for Flying Bobcat Theatrical LaboratoryMarch 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
An original theatrical work by Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory, created specifically for the CSI STAGE DOOR SERIES
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Torpedo Boat Destroyer

TBD: To Be Devised. As we live under continual bombardment by social media, pop culture, and the blessing/curse of instant access, we attempt to create the perfect algorithm of Who To Be. Through devised narrative, movement, and music, TBD explores this volatile state of experimentation, metamorphosis, and possibility.

Flying Bobcat is a Theatrical Laboratory dedicated to exploring the possibilities of storytelling in performance through language, movement, technology, and design. Flying Bobcat is based in Salt Lake City and is helmed by Co-Artistic Directors Robert Scott Smith and Alexandra Harbold. Past collaborative works include, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS adapted for the stage by Troy Deutsch, based on the book by Dallas Graham and Nathan Glad, in partnership with Salt Lake Acting Company. LOST IN THE WOODS, a theatrical concert performed in the Masonic Temple with the SLC Men's Choir. In May 2015, FBTL collaborated with choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, NOW-ID and NYC Playwright Troy Deutsch to create FEAST a site-specific performance at The Great Saltair. Flying Bobcat began at The Leonardo with work created specifically for the POPUP@LEO program; SENSES 5, LOVE, and MIND OVER MATTER.


graphic for Sentences - local actors present the work of penitentiary inmatesApril 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
"While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." CSI theater instructor Shane Brown ventures into the Idaho State Penitentiary to teach creative writing workshops to inmates. Explore how the introduction of creativity and artistic expression will affect the lives of these men fettered by iron bars and the deeds of their pasts. The works the inmates create-poetry, scripts, memoirs, short stories-will be presented by local actors. Can beauty be found buried behind concrete and steel, veiled from the rest of society?