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“Eagle-eye” Robin Payne Retires After 17 Years with the DCPA Theatre Company

If you have seen any DCPA Theatre Company production over the past 17 years, you have seen the work of retiring Properties Director Robin Lu Payne. The candy-dispensing skull in You Can’t Take it With You. The hilarious plaster casting of actor Kathleen M. Brady as Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way […]

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The Legacy of Denver’s Forgotten Chinatown

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock gave an official apology — for something that happened in 1880. He apologized for the anti-Chinese race riot of October 31, 1880 known as The Chinatown Riot. The event destroyed much of what had been a thriving Chinatown district in what is today the thriving entertainment […]

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DCPA Theatre Company and Education Announce Cast and Creative Teams for Fall Productions

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company and Education departments are proud to announce the full casting and creative teams for the 2022/23 fall productions of The Chinese Lady, Much Ado About Nothing, LITTLE RED, and A Christmas Carol. “The DCPA is bustling with excitement this fall! From the world premiere immersive […]

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A Conversation with Seema Sueko, director of The Chinese Lady

The story of immigrants to the United States is often hazy in history. We learn about Columbus and later, the pilgrims, but not so much about other arrivals to our shores (or the African slaves, or the indigenous peoples who were already here). Immigration from China to America began in earnest in 1849, when gold […]

Announcing the 2022/23 season

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Production Lineup for 2022/23 Season

The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September 9 and will feature seven mainstage productions including the musical The Color Purple, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and a new production of the audience-favorite The 39 Steps.

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DCPA Theatre Company Names Award-Winning Playwright Reginald Edmund Literary Manager

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is excited to announce dramaturg, producer, and playwright Reginald Edmund is joining the DCPA Artistic Team as the Literary Manager.

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10 Choruses Fostering Community Around Denver

A 2018 study by Chorus America found that over 54 million Americans participate in choral groups. While there is not a direct correlation between one’s involvement in a chorus leading to a happier life, it does show that such groups foster a strong sense of community. Here’s a list of several choirs with such communities […]

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DCPA Theatre Company Announces the Full Cast and Creative Team for Quixote Nuevo

The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to announce the full casting and creative team for Quixote Nuevo in the Wolf Theatre running May 13 – June 12, 2022. “The world that playwright Octavio Solís has created in Quixote Nuevo takes the spirit of the classic Don Quixote, and creates a new journey based in La […]

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DCPA Theatre Company Announces the Full Cast and Creative Team for Choir Boy

The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to announce the full casting and creative team for Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy in the Kilstrom Theatre running April 22 through May 29, 2022. “Tarell Alvin McCraney is one of the most talented writers in film and theatre. The work that he creates allows audiences to see themselves […]