The play, concert and storytelling mash-up premieres at the Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 5.
The show, which won six Tony Awards including Best New Musical, is launching a 50-city national tour from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
An all-female cast reenacts the exploits of explorer John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition along the Colorado River.
The play is put on by the nonprofit Athena Project, which incubates and exhibits art made by women.
The play runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 13 at the downtown Denver, social justice-focused theater.
There were several all-black towns in Oklahoma in 1906, home to 137,000 African-Americans.
“I started looking at other nursery rhymes and I realized how they’re sort of creepy already,” Stacy Fahrion says. “I can just intensify the creepiness a little bit.”
Both instructors had been on administrative leave, for the second time, following accusations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Mason left CU Boulder for a UT Austin position that supports her work documenting these dances and the legacies of the choreographers who created them.
The new Denver Center for the Performing Arts show, "Remote Denver," gives participants headphones for a two-hour guided tour of the city.