Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

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¡Comunidad, Cultura y Fiesta! A Quixote Nuevo Community Celebration

Celebrate an evening of Hispanic and Latin American arts and culture at the Quixote Nuevo community celebration — ¡Comunidad, Cultura y Fiesta! Ending the 2022 DCPA Theatre Company season with a bash, the free community celebration will bring together dance, live music, and more by fellow Denver community organizations. The event, held on June 9 […]

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Mothers of DCPA Theatre Company Productions

Among many songs written by the late, great Stephen Sondheim, “Children Will Listen” evokes a sense of great responsibility in any listening parent. And as we approach Mother’s Day, the lyrics remind us that our family matriarchs leave an indelible impression on the person whom we will become: “Children will look to you for which […]

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Women with Hattitude Nets $30,000+ to Support Women in Theatre

More than 450 beautifully bedecked guests adorned the Seawell Ballroom when the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Women with Hattitude luncheon returned! This 15th benefit of the DCPA’s Women’s Voices Fund was chaired by Jennifer Dechtman with support from a 24-member host committee of Denver Center Alliance representatives. The day featured a social & […]

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First Look: Choir Boy

Created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), Choir Boy is a coming-of-age drama featuring uplifting gospel music and electrifying dance routines. Witness a journey of self-discovery as one student boldly stands up to the traditions that seek to silence him. Take a look at some of the production photos below.

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Area Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

Being a teenager is tough. You’re dealing with puberty and hormones; pressure from school, peers and parents, plus self-consciousness exacerbated by social media. Now, consider being an LGBTQ+ teenager. All of the normal anxiety plus the risk of being marginalized, ostracized or outright unwelcome. Exactly what Pharus Jonathan Young, the central character in the DCPA […]

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Women’s Voices Fund Puts Female Playwrights in the Spotlight

It’s been over 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, effectively granting white women the right to vote and nearly 60 years since the Voting Rights Act expanded that right to women of color. And yet today, in 2022, women still struggle to have their voices heard. That’s why the Women’s Voices Fund (WVF) […]

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Eboni Boneé Coleman Explores Faith and Love in “We Believe in God, Too”

In the Black community, religion and spirituality run deep in African traditions. The Black Church is a melting pot that enslaved people from different African communities created to combat a system designed to crush their spirit. Other Black American spiritual practices like Hoodoo, Yoruba, and Obeah spring from ancestral African roots as well. Belief in […]

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Women of the Borderland: Teresita Sandoval and Neomexicanos of Colorado

The word “Tejano” has slipped into the American language, meaning someone of Mexican descent living in Texas. There’s Tejano food, music and culture. But the phrase, “Neomexicanos,” not so much. For one thing, there were simply not many of these people – the Spanish and Mexican colonists who ventured into Northern New Mexico and Southern […]

A nuevo Quixote: Still seeking to right the wrongs of his past

Originally written for Hartford Stage in September 2019 Considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in North America, Octavio Solis has been produced from New York to California, including in Denver with the DCPA Theatre Company world premiere of Lydia in 2008. He spoke with jose sebastian alberdi about his play, the characteristic humor […]