Denver Center Theatre Company

Location: 
Denver, CO
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Denver Center Theatre Company is a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is the principal resident professional theater in the Rocky Mountain region. Its mission is fourfold: to create theater that excites, engages, and inspires audiences throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region; to produce an eclectic season of 10 to 12 productions that reflect both the diversity of its community and the challenges facing this country; to support a resident company of the highest caliber providing opportunities for leading professionals from across the United States; and to foster the future of the American theater through the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals that add to the American canon. Programs in Colorado schools include Dramatic Learning residencies, student matinees, Young Playwrights, talkbacks, and perspectives offered on-site.

For Shakespeare in American Communities, Denver Center Theatre Company presented student matinees of Hamlet directed by Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. The company provided related educational activities, including workshops, post-performance talkbacks, teacher trainings, and a study guide. They reached more than 760 students from 15 schools located in Colorado.