Sterling Prison Theatre. Photo courtesy DU Prison Arts Initiative

Prison theatre: Finding freedom and purpose in the power of making art

Nathan Ybanez has spent his life being watched with suspicion, hate and disgust – both before and after he was sentenced to life in prison at age 16. But for a few fleeting recent hours inside the maximum-security prison that has housed him for the past 20 years, the convicted killer from Douglas County was being […]

Andrea Goss and Lianne Marie Dobbs_Photo by Adams VisCom

Video: The inside story behind Denver Center’s ‘Indecent’

‘It will be like a lot of plays you have seen – and unlike anything you have seen.’

Miss Saigon Broadway

What you need to know about Việt Nam, then and now

The historical context behind Việt Nam war, and a look at the country’s cultural reach today.

Zachary Andrews. A DOLL'S HOUSE. 2

In the Spotlife: Zachary Andrews on ‘A Doll’s House,’ drones and Dwight

“Ibsen recognized 140 years ago that men struggle to recognize women as peers, as autonomous, as human.” Meet Zachary Andrews Zachary Andrews has previously appeared in DCPA Theatre Company productions of Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers. Regional credits include playing Spike in Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike for […]

Tri Ma. Miss Saigon. Photo by John Moore.

Tri Ma’s mother ‘was the Harriet Tubman of our family’

There’s only one way to describe Tri Ma’s mother. She’s a rock star,’ said the son of a woman who helped dozens escape Viêt Nam

Rae Leigh Case. Miss Saigin. Wedding at DCPA. Photo by John Moore.

Adoptee Rae Leigh Case found her heart family ‘the moment I arrived’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Miss Saigon, inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly, tells one very specific story of the Vietnam War. It does not attempt to convey the breadth of the Asian American experience then or since. The DCPA NewsCenter has compiled a series of real-life stories of Asian Americans from vastly different backgrounds and countries of […]