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DCPA THEATRE COMPANY
Our shows are as diverse as the community we perform for, featuring everything from world premiere plays, well-loved classics, fun interactive theatre experiences and favorites from every genre.

Every season, our Theatre Company features engaging stories, immersive settings, and great acting like nothing else.

Our shows are as diverse as the community we perform for, featuring everything from world premiere plays, well-loved classics, fun interactive theatre experiences and favorites from every genre.

Led by Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson, our team believes and works toward a constantly-evolving theatre company that truly leads the national theatre conversation. Our passion for original works from fresh voices has led to the growth of the Colorado New Play Summit, an annual play festival featuring readings and performances of brand new shows.

And in recognition of our body of work (including 138 world premieres), we received the 1998 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. We are proud to call Denver home and excited to entertain our supportive and enthusiastic audiences season after season.

412 productions. 159 readings of new works. 138 world premieres and 27 commissions. After 35 seasons, we’re just getting warmed up.

 

2016/17 Season

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ina Marlowe

Frankenstein
By Nick Dear
Directed by Sam Buntrock

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

The Book of Will*+
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Davis McCallum

The Christians
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Kent Thompson

Two Degrees*
By Tira Palmquist
Directed by Christy Montour-Larson

Disgraced
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Carl Cofield

The Secret Garden
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Jenn Thompson

 

2017/18 Season

Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert O’Hara

Smart People
By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Nataki Garrett

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

Zoey’s Perfect Wedding
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Mike Donahue

American Mariachi
By José Cruz González
Director to be announced

The Great Leap
By Lauren Yee
Director to be announced

Native Gardens
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Lisa Portes

The Who's Tommy
Music and Lyrics by      Book by
Pete Townshend           Pete Townshend and Des Mcanuff
Additional Music and Lyrics by
John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Directed by Sam Buntrock

Theatre Company History
World premieres (*)
Commissions (+)

  • 2016/17

  • 2015/16

  • 2014/15

  • 2013/14

  • 2012/13

  • 2011/12

  • 2010/11

  • 2009/10

  • 2008/09

  • 2007/08

  • 2006/07

  • 2005/06

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  • 1999/2000

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  • 1993/94

  • 1992/93

  • 1991/92

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  • 1989/90

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  • 1987/88

  • 1986/87

  • 1985/86

  • 1984/85

  • 1983/84

  • 1982/83

  • 1981/82

  • 1980/81

  • 1979/80

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DCPA is the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. We think of theatre as a spark of life — a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Join us today and we promise an experience you won't soon forget.