Thanks for checking in to find out more about Tin Roof Productions.

Tin Roof began in 2008 with the advent of Shakespeare Off The Shelf - largely because Karen Hamer wanted to have a vehicle of financial integrity. A non-profit seemed like a good way to do that. Not that we have ever really made any money - just enough to keep afloat for the next show, thanks for our patrons and the generosity of Frank Hamer - who, since 2011, has committed to not financially rescuing TRP ever again.

2008 ~ Shakespeare Off The Shelf Ensemble with A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet - performed at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake; Lewis-Palmer HS, Palmer Ridge HS, and Monument Library, in Monument, CO.

2010 ~ Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and First United Methodist Theatre. Launched Monument Creative Arts Program (MCAP) for 5 - 16 year olds, that met in Monument, CO on Friday mornings for 2 1/2 years. Students worked at, among other things, art and music, and at creating and staging original and classic scenes and plays.

2011 ~ Spring Camp and Summer Camp; Arthur Miller's The Crucible; Sense and Sensibility, A Musical by Karen Hamer & Jessamine Hamer, at First United Methodist Theatre, Colorado Springs.

We were surprised and delighted when The Crucible won the Silver Medal for Best Play in Best of the Springs 2011, and Sense and Sensibility was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Musical.

2012 ~ TRP's Saturday Series of workshops; Romeo&juliet at First United Methodist Theatre in Colorado Springs; Sense and Sensibility, A Musical at the International Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England.

2013 ~ Sense and Sensibility, A Musical Soundtrack CD - recorded by gcsoundscape - was released.

2014 ~ We found Mr. Darcy (Nabil Ayoub) while on our wedding anniversary trip in Victoria, Canada, just a few days before auditions, and then we launched Pride and Prejudice, the Musical

2015 ~ "Sense and Sensibility" made a comeback - again!

2016 ~ Our "Very Regency Tea" was full of deliciousness in February; June saw a fabulous production of "Little Women" with many long-timer TRPers. In June and July we recorded the Soundtrack of P&P with the fabulous Greg Cannava at gcsoundscape, and in August we debuted Version 3 - the last, and final version! - of "Pride and Prejudice, the Musical" before performing the same in Bath, England at the Jane Austen Festival in September - phew!

In addition, Artistic Director Karen Hamer has written and directed Anne of Green Gables, a play with music and Pride & Prejudice, a play with music for Forestgate Community Theatre (in 2006 and 2009, respectively), and held drama and playwriting camps/classes for the D-38 Lewis-Palmer school district, Artios Academies, and Cornerstone Cottage School, Turning Pointe School of Dance, and UCCS.

Karen has managed to fit in three trips to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon in the past two years for teacher workshops, which has been a great way to share the best Shakespeare material in her classes and camps, including Much Ado About Nothing rehearsals with the men of 'Fremont Renaissance Men Acting Up' - the first drama program of its kind in the Colorado Department of Corrections, meeting weekly at Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, Colorado. "The plays the thing!"

Over the years, TRP has worked with the contributing creative team of Candi Martynes, Andrea Diprose, Jessamine Hamer, Jana Bussanich, Abigail Carcich, Greg Cannava, Melissa Lindell, Carmen Brown, Cavin Harper, Chris Kjeldsen, Matt Lindell, Jeremy McLinden, Kathleen White, and Jeff McLinden - each one an outstanding professional who continues to gift their time and skill to a variety of successful, meaningful endeavors.

CORE TRP VALUES: trust, integrity, hard work, creativity, community. Collaborating harmoniously within creative community about sums it up.