DCPA Theatre Company announces 2015-16 directors

Anthony Powell, who directed 'Lord of the Flies' last season, returns to helm 'All the Way' in 2016. Photo by John Moore.
Anthony Powell, who directed “Lord of the Flies” last season, returns to helm “All the Way” in 2016. Photo by John Moore.

The DCPA Theatre Company has announced its announces directors for the upcoming 2015-16 season:

Lookingglass Alice

In association with The Actors Gymnasium
David CatlinSept. 11-Oct 11
Adapted and Directed by David Catlin
From the works of Lewis Carroll
David Catlin is a founding ensemble member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company, the recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. He is a senior professor in the theatre department at Northwestern University. The goal at Lookingglass is to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.

As You Like It

Sept. 25-Nov. 1
Kent ThompsonDirected by Kent Thompson
By William Shakespeare
The Denver Center Producing Artistic Director takes on his seventh Shakespeare title since arriving in 2006. Previous titles include Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear. This is the DCPA’s first full staging of this comedy of romance that ends in four couples getting married.

Oct. 9-Nov. 15
Stephen Weitz (Instructor)Directed by Stephen Weitz
By Nina Raine
Weitz, founder of the award-winning Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, has both acted with the DCPA Theatre Company (King Lear, Richard III, Othello) and directed (Jackie & Me). Weitz earned an MA in Theatre from CU-Boulder and an MFA at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Tribes poses a unique challenge in that it focuses on a fiercely intelligent and proudly politically incorrect family who argue a lot but don’t communicate with their grown deaf son.
A Christmas Carol
Bruce SevyNov. 27-Dec 27
Directed by Bruce K. Sevy
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
With his ninth staging of the DCPA’s popular holiday favorite, Associate Artistic Director Bruce K. Sevy will match Laird Williamson with 40 DCPA credits as the busiest director in company history.

The Nest
Adrienne Campbell-HoltJan. 22-Feb. 21, 2016
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur, a Brooklyn-based theatre company that has mounted five world-premieres in the past five years. This year, she will direct Laura Jacqmin’s Dental Society Midwinter Meeting for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, First Life at Colt Coeur and the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest for the DCPA. It’s about a group of middle-class regulars at a small, struggling bar.

All The Way
Jan. 29-Feb 28, 2016
Directed By Anthony Powell
Anthony Powell. Written by Robert Schenkkan
 All the Way, the 2014 Tony Award-winner for best new play, marks the return of Anthony Powell, who last directed Lord of the Flies. His 32 previous DCPA credits include The Pillowman and Death of a Salesman. He is also Artistic Director of the venerable local company dedicated to storytelling, Stories on Stage. All the Way is Robert Schenkkan’s (The 12) acclaimed look the LBJ presidency.


Jerry RuizFeb. 5-March 13, 2016
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
By Tanya Saracho
Born in Brownsville, Texas, Ruiz is based in New York City with a portfolio largely focused on directing new plays. He directed the reading of FADE that was performed at the Colorado New Play Summit in February. His credits include Karen Zacarias’ Mariela in the Desert for Repertorio Español. FADE is about a  one-book Mexican-American novelist named Lucia who is hired to write for a popular weekly TV serial.

Sweeney Todd
April 8-May 15, 2016
Directed By Kent Thompson
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Thompson, whose 20 DCPA credits to date include two stagings of the Irvin Berlin musical White Christmas, turns his attention to this all-new look at Stephen Sondheim’s  legendary demon barber of Fleet Street. Thompson will work with DeVotchKa, the Grammy-nominated, Denver hometown band that has been given the OK from Sondheim himself to infuse his classic score with DeVotchKa’s lush brand of gypsy punk.



Tickets and subscriptions
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