Tag Archive for: DCPA Theatre Company

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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 […]

Choir Boy. Sketch of Pharus tilting his head upward, singing passionately, as a tear rolls down his face. Treble clef icon in white at left

A Choir Boy to Stir Hearts & Minds

You may find that it takes a few minutes to adjust to the language, form and plot of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney. You scoop story developments by the earful, rather than following them as a straight line, so listen up, because the transitions are subtle and stitched together by, of all things, some […]

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Progression of a Script

Since our inception in 1979, the DCPA Theatre Company has been committed to new works. In fact, our very first season included the world premiere of Passing Game by Steve Tesich. By our 1982/83 season we had held our first public reading of a work in development — A Beautiful World by David Jones. Our […]

References in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is filled with references, from single line-drops to overarching ideas. This list doesn’t cover everything that could be mentioned, but it’s a good start. Watch the show and see if you can notice any more!  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Albee stated in a Paris Review interview, “Who’s Afraid of […]