Charles Varin

Managing Director, Theatre Company

Charles Varin is the Managing Director for the Denver Center Theatre Company, the Tony Award-winning production arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Charles oversees administrative, financial and business operations for Theatre Company productions and other artistic initiatives such as new play development, Off-Center programming and the Colorado New Play Summit.

Since joining the Theatre Company in 2006, he has played a major role in executing the artistic vision of the organization. He served as Executive Producer for the wildly successful and innovative Off-Center production of Sweet & Lucky. He regularly negotiates licensing and production agreements for large scale shows such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The 12, Sweeney Todd with DeVotchKa and many more.

Charles began his career as a Stage Manager at Florida Studio Theatre. He continued his work within stage management for 12 years at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera and Geva Theatre Center before transitioning to general management and producing. Prior to the DCPA, he served as General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York where he oversaw administrative and operational functions for contracting, front of house, facilities and IT.

He is an active committee member of the League of Resident Theatres. He also serves on the finance committee for the Mile High Freedom Band where he plays tuba. Charles received a degree in Theatre Arts and Stage Management/Production at Texas Wesleyan University.