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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.

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.

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.”