Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creative for Where Did We Sit on the Bus? and The Lehman Trilogy

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative teams for Where Did We Sit on the Bus? and The Lehman Trilogy. “We are closing the 2023/24 Theatre Company season with two epic productions,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is a one-person show […]

Playwright Vauhini Vara sits at a table with her peers. Papers and drinks are scattered across the table, the team is hard at work.

Hear from the 2024 New Play Summit Playwrights

Ahead of the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit, we sat down with the four playwrights to hear more about their work. What inspired them, which characters are their favorites, and what do they hope to learn by participating in the Summit? Hear from Matthew Spangler and Nina McConigley, Cowboys and East Indians; Vauhini Vara, Ghost […]

Emma: A Refreshing Take on a Timeless Classic

It takes something extra to adapt a 200-year-old classic novel that has already been adapted multiple times for stage and screen. Call it guts – call it ovaries – but actor/playwright Kate Hamill has now adapted five novels of Jane Austen, with her latest, Emma, staged at Denver Center Theatre Company. “Jane Austen was a […]

Date Night in Downtown Denver

Clueless’s Cher meets Bridgerton’s Daphne meets…Emma at the DCPA. Jane Austen’s romantic and sharp comedy takes the stage in an irreverent, modern take on matchmaking, mischief, and marriage. Now this is date night material. While there is a plethora of restaurants in the downtown area near the Arts Complex, which ones are best suited for […]

An actor stands onstage, smiling, during rehearsal. She is wearing a colorful scarf and a tan sweater.

Colorado New Play Summit: Where Plays Begin

That buzz you heard the last weekend of February was the sound of creation at Denver Center Theatre Company, where the Colorado New Play Summit sold 2,000 tickets to audiences of playwrights, industry professionals and theater fans. Audiences were treated to staged readings of four new works: Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley and […]

In Where Did We Sit on the Bus? Latiné Artists Excavate Their Own Histories

When performer and playwright Brian Quijada was in the third grade, his teacher taught the class a lesson about the Civil Rights Movement during Black History Month. She explained that a woman named Rosa Parks changed the course of history by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Quijada raised his hand […]

Emma Discussion Questions

Published in 1815, Jane Austen’s Emma is a delightful novel about the happily single and privileged Emma Woodhouse. While she sees no value in marriage for herself, she can’t help but be a matchmaker for those around her. For those individuals who are only familiar with the book, there are at least eight book-to-screen adaptations […]

Full Cast & Creative Announced for Emma

The Denver Center Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative team for the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma by Kate Hamill. Emma begins performances in the Wolf Theatre on April 5. “The next production in our 2023/24 Theatre Company lineup is an adaptation of a favorite classic by Jane Austen with […]

Two World Premieres Announced for 2024/25 Theatre Company Season

Denver Center Theatre Company, the regional producing theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), is thrilled to announce two world premiere productions for the 2024/25 Theatre Company season. After audiences were buzzing about The Reservoir by Denver local Jake Brasch (our tempest, How to Draw a Triangle) at the 2023 Colorado […]

First Look: Rubicon

Overflowing with intrigue and wit, Rubicon is an engaging portrait of an unsung heroine and the sacrifices she makes to change the course of the war. It addresses the stigma attached to choosing professional determination and personal agency over traditional gender expectations. It’s a work that’s suspenseful, alluring, and surprising all at once. Take a look at […]