DCPA Education announces the 10 finalists of its annual AT&T High School Playwriting Competition

In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education team launched a student playwriting program. Originally designed for high school students, DCPA Education offers free playwriting workshops to area high schools and invites students to submit one-act plays into an annual competition. The program has proven to be so popular, that it was expanded […]

Five Tips to perfect your video game voice over

5 Tips to Perfect Your Video Game Voice Over

In 2021, the video game industry is estimated to be valued at 180 billion US dollars. As the industry continues to grow, it requires more and more workers – including voice over actors! Video game voice over acting may be a lesser known corner of the voice acting world, but its popularity and demand are […]

DCPA Movement Classes

Shake Your Groove Thing with DCPA Movement Classes Presented by UCHealth

I don’t know about you, but over the last 10 COVID-confined months, my weight has been like a yo-yo…and perhaps an unfortunate coincidence, my last name is Yoe.

Reimagining Arts Education for Remote Learning

Reimagining Arts Education for Remote Learning

While DCPA Education typically offers nearly a dozen programs for more than 500 schools, four options were best suited for a virtual reimagining.

5 Tips to Unleash Your Creativity

5 Tips to Unleash Your Creativity

Ignite your creative spirit with these tips to unlock your imagination and inner artist.

Give the Gift of Learning with DCPA Education

Give the gift of the magic of theatre and creativity to your friends, family and loved ones this holiday season with this DCPA Education Holiday Gift Guide. Online classes, workshops, private coaching and more make great gifts! This holiday season might look a little different for all of us, but DCPA Education is ready to make it memorable by igniting the imaginations of your whole family and sparking wonder through our online classes.

2019 DPS Shakespeare Festival. Photo by John Moore

DPS Shakespeare Festival – To Be or Not to Be?

Denver Public Schools, DPS Foundation and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts declare “let there be a 37th annual Shakespeare Festival.” Not plague, nor pestilence, nor pandemic will interrupt the pleasure that more than 5,000 schoolchildren of all ages take in the country’s oldest and largest Shakespearean festival for youth.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot_full

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.