Tag Archive for: DCPA Education

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5 Tips for Conquering the Dance Audition

                    Spring is upon us, which also means it’s audition season for the musical theatre actor!   You’ve found the perfect 16-32 bars for your vocal audition, dressed yourself in your bespoke, character-appropriate attire, brushed up on your killer monologue, and meticulously studied your sides. Everything is […]

Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski works with young actors onstage

Mentoring Student Playwrights: Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) Student Playwriting Competition held its staged readings during the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit. But these plays have a slightly different journey to the stage than those of the professional playwrights. The main difference? The young playwrights receive guidance from the DCPA Education team to hone their […]

Students stand in a circle onstage in the Weeks Conservatory Theatre

High School Playwriting: The promising future ahead

The future of creative writing in Colorado would appear to be bright: The winners of the DCPA’s high school playwriting competition have diverse styles and interests, resulting in three very different one-act plays: from madcap comedy to politically tinged fantastical drama to a somber meditation on the teen mental health crisis. Now in its ninth […]

actor stands on pickup truck during Shakespeare in the Parking Lot performance

“Something [fantastic] this way comes”; Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns with Macbeth and More!

DCPA Education’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program is returning for its seventh season. This spring, three Shakespeare productions will go on tour throughout the community and visit area schools. And these aren’t your typical performances. Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is exactly what it sounds like — stripped-down, abridged versions of Romeo and Juliet, […]

Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester in the National Tour of TOOTSIE

Laugh For Your Health

By: Linnea Covington Laughing isn’t just a sign of feeling good; laughing is actually good for you too. “We’ve all heard some version of the expression, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’ and intuitively we know this makes sense,” says Dr. Justin Ross, a clinical psychologist at UCHealth. “Laughing really is one of the best mind-body-social […]

DCPA Movement Classes

Shake Your Groove Thing with DCPA Movement Classes Presented by UCHealth

I don’t know about you, but over the last 10 COVID-confined months, my weight has been like a yo-yo…and perhaps an unfortunate coincidence, my last name is Yoe.

2019 DPS Shakespeare Festival. Photo by John Moore

DPS Shakespeare Festival – To Be or Not to Be?

Denver Public Schools, DPS Foundation and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts declare “let there be a 37th annual Shakespeare Festival.” Not plague, nor pestilence, nor pandemic will interrupt the pleasure that more than 5,000 schoolchildren of all ages take in the country’s oldest and largest Shakespearean festival for youth.

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5 Marvelous Makeup Tips for Halloween

Make this a freakishly fantastic Halloween with expert makeup tips from DCPA Teaching Artist Rachel Taylor.

Book Stars

Book Stars: Bringing stories to life in the classroom

Book Stars, part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) larger Dramatic Learning program, provides in-school workshops designed to integrate theatre arts within the core curriculum.

DPS Shakespeare Festival 2019_Photo by John Moore

In case you missed it: DPS Shakespeare Festival

Each year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly partners with Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to produce the DPS Shakespeare Festival.