DCPA Theatre Company announces 2016-17 directors

Christy Montour-Larson
Christy Montour-Larson, left, shown at the 2016 Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Awards, will return to the DCPA to direct the world premiere of ‘Two Degrees.’ Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Jenn ThompsonThe DCPA Theatre Company’s 2016-17 season will include a mix of five returning and three first-time company directors. Of note, half of the director slate is female. Part of the mission of the DCPA’s Women’s Voices Fund is to create both playwriting and directing opportunities for women, who are vastly under-represented on the national stage, according to several studies. (Pictured right: Jenn Thompson.)

The directors are:

The Glass Menagerie will be directed by Ina Marlowe (Producing Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre and Organic Theatre Company). DCPA directorial debut.
 
Frankenstein will be directed by Sam Buntrock (2008 Broadway Revival of Sunday in the Park with George, DCPA’s Ed Downloaded).
 
MelissaRianAndersonA Christmas Carol will be directed by Melissa Rain Anderson (Utah Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre Center). DCPA directorial debut. (Pictured left.)
 
'One Night in Miami' Director Carl Cofield at the first rehearsal at the DCPA. Photo by John Moore. The world premiere of The Book of Will will be directed by Davis McCallum (Off-Broadway’s The Harvest, London Wall). He also directed the Off-Broadway poduction of the DCPA world premiere, The Whale. DCPA directorial debut.
 
The Christians will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson.

The world premiere of Two Degrees will be directed by Christy Montour-Larson (DCPA’s Shadowlands, The Giver).
 
Disgraced will be directed by Carl Cofield (DCPA’s One Night in Miami, pictured above right).
 
The Secret Garden
will be directed by Jenn Thompson (DCPA’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike).

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The Glass Menagerie: Ticket information
• Sept. 9-Oct. 16
• Ricketson Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 15
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829


Frankenstein
: Ticket information

• Sept. 30-Oct. 30
• Stage Theatre
• ASL interpreted, Audio-described and Open Captioned performance: Oct. 23
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829


Selected previous NewsCenter coverage:

Casting set for Frankenstein and The Glass Menagerie
2016-17 season: Nine shows, two world premieres, return to classics
Kent Thompson on The Bard, The Creature and the soul of his audience
First rehearsal: This will be no wimpy Glass Menagerie