2022 Student Playwriting Competition Finalists and Winners

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce the winning plays as part of its annual High School and Middle School Playwriting Competition, which has impacted more than 25,000 students since its inception in 2013. The DCPA’s Education & Community Engagement Department launched the playwriting program to spark interest in the […]

Complementing Curriculum through Dramatic Learning

By: Megan Fevurly As schools limit the number of days per week of instruction or issue snow days due to “continued staffing shortages,” it causes families to ask: Is there a teacher supply chain crisis in Colorado? While the supply chain crisis affecting the availability of goods don’t reflect the number of teachers in schools […]

Make the Most of That New Year’s Resolution With a Class

By: Linnea Covington The new year has come and with it, a lot of us have made promises to be better, do more and stay present. But sometimes one needs a little push to achieve these goals. That’s where education comes in, and there are plenty of classes around town that can help one succeed. […]

Bonfils Matching Gift

 Helen Bonfils loved the theatre. While a stage career was frowned upon by her father and Denver Post co-founder Frederick Bonfils, following his passing she put her considerable resources and passion into making sure Colorado residents had access to the performing arts. Consider that she created the former Bonfils Memorial Theatre on Colfax (now Tattered […]

Actors Valentina Guerra and Matthew Orduña on stage during a performance of twenty50 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Non-profit theatre and the power of giving

By Megan Fevurly   This time of year is packed with donation appeals from non-profits, both big and small. The spirit of the holiday season makes the final few weeks of the year a big push for organizations to solicit gifts. And the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is no exception. The Development Department […]

Book Stars: Setting the stage for literacy

   What would it have been like to have Charlie Brown’s teacher? Wah wah, wah wah, wah wah…  Good grief!    A good teacher guides students to learn. A great teacher makes it fun. A DCPA Teaching Artist leaves an impression to last a lifetime.    DCPA Education offers everything from acting classes to playwriting […]

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Is this Shakespeare which I see before me?

This season is all about returning favorites — A Christmas Carol, Camp Christmas, Hip Hop Nutcracker and Shakespeare!?! While Romeo and Juliet isn’t on the season lineup, it returned — for free — as part of DCPA Education’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program.

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 […]