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Stop by the Farmers Market: Spring Recipes from Our Catering Partners

Signs of spring are all around! One of the best parts of warmer temperatures is the return of seasonal farmers markets. As they reopen this spring, take advantage of the abundant spring produce with these recipes from some of the DCPA’s catering partners. Biscuits & Berries | Seasonal Squash Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Lemon, and […]

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Dance For Your Health

While dance is something we can both do and watch for pleasure, the movement goes beyond entertainment. It’s actually good for your body and mind. “Dancing is excellent for your health, and it’s a wonderful example of an activity where art and sport meet,” said Dr. Joshua A. Metzl, MD, the head orthopedic physician for […]

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Area Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

Being a teenager is tough. You’re dealing with puberty and hormones; pressure from school, peers and parents, plus self-consciousness exacerbated by social media. Now, consider being an LGBTQ+ teenager. All of the normal anxiety plus the risk of being marginalized, ostracized or outright unwelcome. Exactly what Pharus Jonathan Young, the central character in the DCPA […]

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Women’s Voices Fund Puts Female Playwrights in the Spotlight

It’s been over 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, effectively granting white women the right to vote and nearly 60 years since the Voting Rights Act expanded that right to women of color. And yet today, in 2022, women still struggle to have their voices heard. That’s why the Women’s Voices Fund (WVF) […]

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Adult Education Students: Making their Mark in Video Games

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education program offers a wide range of classes from introduction to acting, scene study, stage combat, and more. A unique part of the program is that teaching artists largely continue to work within the theatre community, providing students a rich learning opportunity. One such teaching artist, Sylvia Gregory, […]

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Eboni Boneé Coleman Explores Faith and Love in “We Believe in God, Too”

In the Black community, religion and spirituality run deep in African traditions. The Black Church is a melting pot that enslaved people from different African communities created to combat a system designed to crush their spirit. Other Black American spiritual practices like Hoodoo, Yoruba, and Obeah spring from ancestral African roots as well. Belief in […]

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Scene: An Improv Class For Teens

“Bee, beeeee!” screamed Sam Charney as they ran across the stage of the Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre during one of the many games the improv class was doing. They ducked behind the other character on stage as Teaching Artist Heather Curran gasped, “Is there really a bee here?” “No,” said Sam, pausing the action. “I’m […]

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Women of the Borderland: Teresita Sandoval and Neomexicanos of Colorado

The word “Tejano” has slipped into the American language, meaning someone of Mexican descent living in Texas. There’s Tejano food, music and culture. But the phrase, “Neomexicanos,” not so much. For one thing, there were simply not many of these people – the Spanish and Mexican colonists who ventured into Northern New Mexico and Southern […]

A nuevo Quixote: Still seeking to right the wrongs of his past

Originally written for Hartford Stage in September 2019 Considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in North America, Octavio Solis has been produced from New York to California, including in Denver with the DCPA Theatre Company world premiere of Lydia in 2008. He spoke with jose sebastian alberdi about his play, the characteristic humor […]

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DCPA Will Celebrate Día del Niño in Partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center

In addition to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, there is a special day to celebrate children: Día del Niño, or Day of the Child. A holiday that originated in Mexico in 1925, this day is meant to recognize the importance of children in our society and to promote their wellbeing. Now, it is celebrated all […]