BOULDER, COLO.: Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (formerly Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, or BETC) has announced that managing director Rebecca Remaly and producing artistic director Stephen Weitz will leave the organization at the end of the 2022-23 season. The couple co-founded the theatre in 2006 with Stephany Roscoe.
“This was something we considered carefully, and after much deliberation we decided this is what we want to do as artists and for our family,” Remaly said in a statement. “We are ready and excited to explore our personal and artistic lives beyond BETC.”
“We are honored to have worked on some of the most compelling plays of recent times and to have done so in the company of hundreds of amazingly talented local artists,” Weitz added. “The pursuit of BETC’s vision was only possible because of their incredible work.”
Remaly and Weitz will remain active at BETC for its spring 2023 productions, Kate Hamill’s Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson, Apt. 2B and Mat Smart’s Eden Prairie, 1971. They will also continue working with the Generations new play reading and BETC Writers Group through the end of the season.
John Moore of the Denver Gazette has reported that BETC’s future is unclear with the departure of its co-founders. “We are being completely transparent when we say we don’t know what the future of BETC is going to look like,” Remaly told Moore. “If people are sad about us leaving and what the future of BETC might look like, then I appreciate their emotional investment in us,” Weitz added. “But I will also say, ‘Hey, get out there and find a new local theatre company to love.'”
Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado aims to create powerful and engaging performances and programs with meaningful impacts beyond the stage. BETC serves and welcomes Colorado’s many diverse communities and cultivates an inclusive environment for artists and audiences. As of 2021, the theatre had a budget of approximately $560,000.
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