Ludlow, 1914 (a dramatic vaudeville) *

Ludlow, 1914 (a dramatic vaudeville)
a devised work of Brian Freeland, Jeannene Bragg & The LIDA Project
THEATREWORKS (Colorado Springs, CO)
September 11 – 28, 2014

Ludlow, 1914 (a dramatic vaudeville)
Erik Brevik in Ludlow, 1914 (a dramatic vaudeville) (2014).

It was shocking, momentous and then largely forgotten. Two dozen people were killed, including 2 women and 11 children. The Ludlow Massacre of 1914 was the most violent episode in the Colorado coal wars, which in turn was part of the deadliest strike in the history of the United States.  This post-contemporary production deconstructs the Ludlow Massacre along with contemporary issues of labor and inequality. This wild examination on the centenary of the events, creates the opportunity for audiences to explore social issues through context, both local and global.

True West Award

Media Coverage
Theatreworks and LIDA Project Explore the Forgotten History of LUDLOW, 1914
Minecraft – Colorado Springs Independent

* World Premiere