TdA was founded in 2003 by Brian Mann and Jonathan Margheim with the intent to bring a new audience to the theatre and specialize in experimental, absurdist, and surrealist forms of the avant-garde tradition. TdA makes it a goal to perform plays with unconventional presentation that challenge an audience by bringing to light controversial and complex social issues. War, politics, human relationships—nothing is off-limits.
Todd Wallinger of the Colorado Springs Gazette has called TdA productions “some of the most provocative works ever produced in this city” with “staggering ambition and depth." Tracy Mobley-Martinez of ColoradoSprings.com says of TdA, "The risks it consistently takes — whether with material, setting or tone — typically succeed or fail in spectacular fashion."
2012 -- TdA director Crystal Carter received a 2012 Special Accomplishment "True West" Award from John Moore (culturewest.org) for her work on TdA's immersive stage adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS.
2008 -- TdA was pronounced “Best New Theatre Company” by the Colorado Springs Independent. TdA also won the Colorado Springs Independent’s award for “Best Use of an Overweight Guy on a Toilet” for Jonathan Margheim’s adaptation of Alfred Jarry's “UBU.”