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Creativity: A Super Power

Remember when you were a kid and maybe ditched class a few too many times that it raised suspicion? So does Allison Watrous, Executive Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. When her mom came to observe her in class at the teacher’s request, she “quickly found out that I was visiting the bathroom to sing in the acoustics at a full belt!”

Jessica Austgen performing Improv

Learn the Power of “Yes, and…” — 5 Tips to Improve your Improv

The wild, unexpected and keep-you-on-your-toes world of improv looks like fun, but is hard work. Jessica Austgen, a DCPA Education Teaching Artist and Artistic Director of the Denver Improv Festival has a tip or five to keep you alert, in the moment and engaged in the art of “Yes, and…”

Book Stars

Book Stars: Bringing stories to life in the classroom

Book Stars, part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) larger Dramatic Learning program, provides in-school workshops designed to integrate theatre arts within the core curriculum.

Jessica Austgen performing Improv

The Art of Play

We live in fast paced, non-stop culture where we often forget to pause, take stalk of our lives, and make sure to throw a little “me” time in between the hustle and bustle of our everyday activities.

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DCPA Education’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot an Arts Midwest 2020/21 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant Recipient

Grant Funding Will Support Virtual and In-Person Shakespeare Programming for Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Child Classes

Five reasons to enroll your child in a summer class

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts welcomes children of all ages in their summer classes as part of the Robert and Judi Newman Summer Series. Aside from the obvious, “got to keep the kids busy this summer” feeling many parents have, acting classes are a wonderful way for children to try something new, stay active, and make new friends.

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In case you missed it: DPS Shakespeare Festival

Each year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly partners with Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to produce the DPS Shakespeare Festival. 

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The 2020 Scenesters: Meghan Frey

  She’s one of three winning playwrights whose scripts will be presented at the Colorado New Play Summit Today on the DCPA NewsCenter, we continue our daily spotlight of the three winning Colorado student playwrights for DCPA Education’s annual AT&T High School Playwriting Competition, whose plays will be read on Saturday, February 22, at the […]

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The 2020 Scenesters: Brandon Guo

He’s one of three winning playwrights whose scripts will be presented at the Colorado New Play Summit