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  • Class Schedule Apr 13 - May 30, 2015


  • Class Schedule Jun 15 - Aug 3, 2015

Teaching Artist Training: Moving Artistry into Classroom and Community

Mon-Fri • Jun 1-5 8:30am-5pm • 40 hours • $250

More and more cultural institutions and schools are in need of quality Teaching Artists. Join the DCPA Education in collaboration with other major Denver cultural organizations for a week of amazing training, focusing on:

  • Best practices in teaching art-based curriculum
  • Best practices in teaching effective arts-integration curriculum
  • Creation and execution of lesson plans
  • Classroom management skills

This practicum is designed for emergent or established theatre Teaching Artists interested in strengthening the connections between personal artistry and the craft of teaching. Through participation in, and modification of, successfully proven creative drama exercises, participants will have a wide variety of active learning resources for application in K-12 classrooms.  

Contact us at 303.446.4892.

Recent studies in The New York Times and Cognitive Daily suggest that training skills used by actors may increase overall cognitive health. With this in mind, the Education Department offers one-time workshops that introduce basic principles in a fun and social setting.


Voice Overs

Fri • Apr 17 • 1-3pm • 1 session • Justin Walvoord •  $20

Step up to the mic and learn the basics of the radio and television voice over industry. Analyze and act commercial copy, learn to take direction and increase your versatility. Learn about demos, agents, auditions and the voice over market. This may be a whole new career opportunity!

No experience necessary.

Shout It Out! Increase Your Vocal Strength

Fri • Apr 24 • 1-3pm • 1 session • Ashlee Temple •  $20

For everyone! Explore the power of your voice through inflection, rhythm, tempo, breath support and articulation. Focus your energy and increase your volume in a safe, relaxed way. Learn how the mechanics of voice can make for more effective communication. It’s time to be heard.

Overcoming Stage Fright

Fri • May 1 • 1-3pm • 1 session • Ashlee Temple •  $20

Stage fright doesn’t just happen on a big stage; it can occur anytime we have to speak to a group of people, whether it’s five or 500. It can happen to us around a table at lunch or even just over the phone making an appointment. Discover where stage fright comes from and why it is a good thing. Explore breathing techniques that help relieve pressure. Learn how to ask what you want with confidence and clarity. Find the keys to unlock the passion and even joy of speaking in public.

Tell Your Own Story: The Art of the Monologue

Mon • Apr 20, 27 & May 4 • 1-3pm • 3 sessions • Billie McBride •  $60

How often have you heard “that would make a good play or movie” or “what a great story!”? Well here’s your chance to mold that story into performance material. The monologue has been a powerful theatrical form since the dawn of time. Still today, Broadway is peopled with a flood of one-person shows. Get started with this class, led by one of Denver’s most respected and loved actors, Billie McBride.

Introduction to Acting: Acting for the Fun of It!

Wed • Apr 15-May 20 • 1-3pm • 6 sessions • Kate Gleason •  $120

Has it been awhile since you’ve been on stage? Or, you want to try acting, but are not sure where to start? This class is designed specifically for the theatre enthusiast. Discover the building blocks of acting through storytelling, theatre games, improvisation and scene work. Bring your lifetime of valuable experiences center stage. Take creative risks in a fun, safe environment. Why just watch, when you can do!



Special New Evening Class!

Introduction to Scene Study

Tue • Jun 16-Aug 4 6-8pm • 8 sessions • Kate Gleason •  $$150

Has Introduction to Acting gotten you excited to join the acting frenzy? This class, designed specifically for Second Act, will help you move easily from a world of game playing to a more serious approach to the acting craft.  If you’re looking for a more demanding atmosphere, this will be for you. Take creative risks in a fun, safe environment. Open to students 50+. 14 max - 8 min

Prerequisite: Introduction to Acting


Attention Second ACTors!
Are you ready to put your newfound skills to work on a new play? Actors 50+ are needed for this summer's Master Class project.

Master Class Project 2015
Dating Disconnect
by Karen Goodwin
Directed by Steven Cole Hughes

You can be part of DCPA Education’s first-ever adult student written play. Singles of all ages learn the pitfalls of making a "love connection" via the internet and discover a few rules when it comes to online dating. In this technological age, are social networks and dating sites helping or hurting those seeking a relationship? Couples from their 20s to their 70s. Six blind dates. One waitress serves them all.

Auditions: Jun 15 & 16 • Callbacks: Jun 17
Rehearsals: Jul 6 – Aug 7
Mon – Fri 6:30-9:30pm

Performances at 7:30pm: Wed, Aug 5; Thu, Aug 6; Fri Aug 7

For the audition, prepare two contemporary contrasting monologues. If you are called back, be prepared for cold readings. Bring a headshot and current resume. Contact us at 303.446.4892 after May 24 to set up an audition time on Jun 15 or 16. Two previous Education classes or workshops required to audition.

Public Speaking for Business Professionals: Execute with Excellence

Tue • Apr 14-May 19 • 7:30-9:30pm • 6 sessions • Hilary Blair & Robin Miller •  $175

You’re already good. And you want to be great. You know the basics and now really want to step up your presentation, public speaking and communication game. This class will challenge you to boldly assess your skills, toss out the bad, build on what works and take the risk on new ideas to make an even greater impact.  Stop being “good enough.”

Voice and Speech for Business Professionals

Tue • Apr 14-May 19 • 6-7:30pm • 6 sessions • Hilary Blair •  $175

Learn how the mechanics of voice and the importance of speech relate to effective communication. Explore the power of your voice through inflection, rhythm, tempo, breath support and articulation. This is an essential class for all professionals who use their voice.


Classes offered during the Fall, Winter and Spring sessions.
Fall classes will be announced in August.

Academy Summer Classes: 
Robert & Judi Newman Summer Series for Children 
Lewis E. Myers Fund

Arts in Education, Student Matinees, Study Guides: 
The Anschutz Foundation 
CoBiz Financial 
Colorado Creative Industries 
Corley Legacy Foundation 
Faegre Baker Daniels 
Fidelity Investments 
Keith & Kathie Finger 
Alan & Katie Fox 
Margot & Allan Frank 
IMA Foundation 
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Fund 
Kinder Morgan Foundation 
Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust 
US Bank 
Xcel Energy Foundation

“DaVita is proud to support the DCPA, which truly embodies the values of innovation and creativity — keeping the arts alive in distinctive ways to inspire a new generation of leaders. DCPA’s commitment to arts education is truly inspirational, and DaVita is grateful for its commitment to this community.”