Tag Archive for: DCPA Education

2024: Shakespeare on Stage

Described by The Denver Post’s Lisa Kennedy as “arguably the Big Kahuna of Drama,” the Denver Center Theatre Company prepares for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Helmed by DCTC Artistic Director Coleman, this haunting psychological revenge thriller appears in the Wolf Theatre Sept. 13-Oct 6, 2024. But Hamlet isn’t the only classic by the Bard to fill […]

Saturday Night Alive Supports Masterclass with Tony Award-Winning LaChanze

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala, Saturday Night Alive, was held on June 8, 2024. Saturday Night Alive serves as a fundraiser for DCPA theatre and education programs. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $23 million to support locally produced plays, onsite acting classes, and educational programs. Each year, […]

A line of students in costume raise their clasped hands as they take a bow at the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Prepping for Shakespeare: A First-Hand Account of the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Former Rocky Mountain News Theatre Critic Lisa Bornstein and current fourth grade math teacher at Polaris Elementary School gives her first-hand account of her school’s participation in the 40th annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. It was 10am on Friday, April 26 when downtown Denver’s Skyline Park came alive with Roman senators, harlequins, a living brick wall […]

Meet the 2024 Lead Performer Nominees

Ahead of this year’s Bobby G Awards, the DCPA’s annual celebration of high school musical theatre, taking place on May 17 in the Buell Theatre, meet the ten Lead Performer nominees. During the awards ceremony these students will sing an original medley kicked off by last year’s Lead Performer winners, Camille Nugent and Connor O’Brian. […]

Theatre for Young Audiences to Produce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’s “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” as the fall Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) musical, based on the popular children’s book series by Mo Willems. DCPA will stage 110 student matinee and public performances of this heartwarming musical tailored for Pre-K […]

An actor raises his arm while performing in Macbeth for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns with Free Community Performances

“Something [fantastic] this way comes!” Let’s face it. Shakespeare can be confusing. “Thee” and “thou” can often sound like a foreign language. But enter Shakespeare in the Parking Lot…stage right. DCPA’s Education and Community Engagement Department returns with its popular program for a seventh season. And these aren’t your typical performances. Shakespeare in the Parking […]

An actor in a DCPA Education voice over class wears headphones and smiles

The Wonderful World of Voiceover

Cartoon superheros, talking cleaning bottles, instructional videos, the audiobook version of that best seller, and even some of the questions heard on the radio — these are all done by voiceover artists. “It can be so very broad. I think of voiceover as being anytime you hear a voice without the face of the person […]

A row of actors standing at music stands wearing all black

Finalists for High School Playwriting Competition Announced

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is happy to announce the finalists of the eleventh annual High School Playwriting Competition. The Playwriting Competition is grounded in workshops hosted by DCPA Education Teaching Artists. These in-school workshops introduce students to the fundamentals of playwriting, bolster creative writing skills and encourage them to discover their […]