Hope Heart: An Origami Creation

DCPA Teaching Artist Rachel Kae Taylor interacts with thousands of children each year. As an engaging culmination to each class, she leads the kids through craft time. Her “Hope Heart” origami creation invites children to participate in a tactile activity that empowers the students to put their voice of hope into the world. We invite […]

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One Heart, United an Original Play Written by Local LGBTQ Youth

Every June, millions of people around the world don the colors of the rainbow and douse themselves in glitter to celebrate Pride. This year is no different. After last year’s virtual Pride celebrations, Denver Pride, produced by The LGBTQ Center on Colfax, is offering a hybrid celebration. For those who want to participate in person, […]

Saturday Night Alive entertainers announced

Three entertainers — representing Broadway, Music and Stage — join education students as Saturday Night Alive reignites the DCPA

Popular fundraiser returns on June 12, 2021 with in-person and virtual viewing options The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Saturday Night Alive gala returns to the social calendar on June 12, 2021. The 40-year-old fundraiser is designed to thrill audiences with a smorgasbord of entertainment that showcases a wide range of the organization’s […]

Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers radio play of Romeo and Juliet free to schools and community

Grants from National Endowment for the Arts and Morgridge Family Foundation make DCPA’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot possible DENVER, CO – Teaching artists at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts are excited to bring Shakespeare to students throughout the state as an expansion of the organization’s popular Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program. DCPA […]

5 Tips for Beginning Actors

When the Denver Center for the Performing Arts asked actors who have performed on local stages, “What advice would you give someone who was just beginning their journey with acting?”, here are five of their responses: Know Yourself “I say the most important thing is know who you are, who you want to be, and […]

The impact of Arts Education, Joe Craft and the DPS Shakespeare Festival

Once again, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to partner with Denver Public Schools and DPS Foundation on the 37th annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. Students and schools from throughout the district have been rehearsing all year for this annual event. The public is invited to watch the virtual ceremony on Friday, April 30 […]

5 Tips for Nailing Your Audition Monologue

If you’re like most actors, you’ve felt your fair share of nerves heading into the audition room. You’re hoping to make a good impression, show off your skills, and land the job, all within a matter of minutes. While those nerves never really go away, being prepared with an outstanding audition monologue can boost your […]

DCPA Education announces winners of its eighth annual AT&T High School Playwriting Competition

  In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education team launched a high school playwriting program to nurture Colorado’s young writers, cultivate theatre artists and audiences, develop new plays, and advance literacy, creativity, writing and communication through playwriting. Since its inception, the workshops and competition have impacted more than 25,000 students. Due to […]

DCPA participates in Mexican Cultural Center’s free Día del Niño celebration in April

The Mexican Cultural Center in collaboration with Telemundo Denver announces the first annual virtual celebration of “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children.” Throughout April, cultural partners throughout the community will offer free online programs for youth and their families, including six bi-lingual family activities by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Other cultural partners […]