Make this a freakishly fantastic Halloween with expert makeup tips from DCPA Teaching Artist Rachel Taylor.
Hassan Salem is a mile-high banker who loves the great outdoors, enjoys golf, is an accomplished skier (not to mention one of the top bankers in the skiing industry), and an avid football fan who never misses a Broncos game if he can help it. He’s also engaged in the theater, predominantly behind the stage, where he is intent on keeping the arts alive and healthy – even in the middle of a global pandemic.
Last winter, playwright Tony Meneses asked our community to consider identity. More specifically, he asked our Latino community to consider its identity, its place in society and — most importantly — its responsibility in shaping the future of community.
This year has come with many challenges, including the postponement of Phamaly’s summer musical and corresponding fundraiser featuring Alice in Wonderland, leading to a significant loss of revenue for the organization.
On March 13, 2000, the world as we in nonprofit theatre knew it, stopped. In response to COVID-19 and a subsequent City mandate, our theatres were forced to close.
While numerous national reports note that the live events industry was the first to close and likely to be the last to reopen, the impact hits even closer to home.
After six months and three days of theatre closures, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts finally had an audience. It felt good.
But more than that, it felt extremely timely, relevant and important. The DCPA held a small, socially-distanced film screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. An invited audience of nearly 50 community leaders gathered in the spacious Seawell Ballroom for the 96-minute film about the late civil rights activist and Congressional Representative.
A highlight of our 2019 Colorado New Play Summit was a sneak peek at the DCPA Theatre Company’s first musical commission, Rattlesnake Kate. Conceived of by former Lumineers band member and Colorado native, Neyla Pekarek, the musical was bound for a full production in our 2020/21 season.
For nearly 30 years, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and Phamaly have been like peanut butter and jelly — better together. In addition to hosting its annual summer production and providing rehearsal space, the DCPA also collaborates with Phamaly to offer classes specifically welcoming to individuals with disabilities, with increased flexibility for accommodations. Now, through an online platform, these sessions can be extended to other disability-affirmative companies.
Following a series of 20 sold-out performances at Red Rocks, our friends at the Colorado Symphony have added an additional five Acoustic On the Rocks performances. Held September 9-13 at 7pm, the evenings will feature Vivaldi’s ever popular The Four Seasons.
On September 1, live performance venues will launch the #RedAlertRESTART effort to raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry. As many as 1,500 buildings across North America are anticipated to join the effort by lighting their buildings in red to signify that the live events industry is on Red Alert for its very survival.