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2018 / 19

COMMUNITY REPORT


TRULY GRATEFUL On New Year’s Eve 1979, the curtain rose on the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Called a “gift to the residents of Denver,” it was a jubilant exclamation point on six years of anticipation. Forty years later, we have embarked on the largest capital improvement project in our history to renovate our beloved Theatre Company home. From an all-Black cast teaching us a history lesson in Oklahoma! to an exuberant return of our beloved A Christmas Carol. From the very first bow of our youngest student to the immediate standing ovation for a never-before-seen play. We’re setting the stage for our next 40 years. And that starts with our community — both our artists and our neighbors. To remain a vital part of your lives, we have embraced a new mission statement: We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre. To engage our community, we eliminated barriers by offering our website in 12 languages, developed our own closed captioning software and invited audiences to join us for post-show discussions of the de-industrialization revolution following Sweat. To inspire our community, we added a Director of Community Engagement to identify how we can be in service, worked with sponsor UCHealth to take artistic moments into area hospitals, invited local hip hop groups to dance in Breakin’ Convention, and offered our Book Stars childhood literacy program 304 times — averaging more than one session per work day. To transform lives through live theatre, we started from within. Building upon our commitment to advance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), we added the key position of Executive Director of Equity & Organization Culture, hosted artEquity’s first-ever EDI Board training for our national peers, and publicly stated our values for audiences, students and colleagues. Our stages were created to host the world’s best stories in world-class venues. Our audiences are second to none. And our metro area is the envy of the nation with its unparalleled support for arts and culture. For that and so much more, we are truly grateful. Warm regards,

Janice Sinden President & CEO

Martin Semple Chairman

(cover) The cast of Oklahoma! Photo by Adams VisCom (right) The Ruggeds, Breakin’ Convention. Photo by Belinda Lawley

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission & Values....................................................... 4 Artistic Impact........................................................... 6 Education Impact................................................... 10 Community Impact.................................................14 Venue Impact............................................................18 Giving Highlights....................................................20 Key Partners.............................................................24 Legacy Giving..........................................................26 Board of Trustees................................................... 27 Financial Information............................................28 Epilogue.....................................................................35

WE ENGAGE AND INSPIRE THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF LIVE THEATRE.


THE DENVER CENTER 69,810 free and discounted admissions $335,841 ticket and class scholarships 350 individuals employed

941,887

GUEST EXPERIENCES

MISSION We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.

VALUES

1. Act with Integrity 2. Advance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 3. Put Customers First 4. Promote a Culture of Excellence and Innovation 5. Invest in State-of-the-Art Facilities

AT THE DENVER CENTER, WE BELIEVE: • All People are Equal • Moments are Shared • Differences are Valued • Discussion is Encouraged We respect that everyone experiences our stories differently.

With the support of our community, donors, patrons, volunteers, Trustees and staff, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts welcomed 941,887 individuals to our venues and events in fiscal year 2019. Thank you for your overwhelming support. — Janice Sinden, President & CEO Kate MacCluggage and Patrick Zeller in Anna Karenina. Photo by Adams VisCom

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ARTISTIC IMPACT

Ben Levi Ross as ‘Evan Hansen’ and Jessica Phillips as ‘Heidi Hansen’ in the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

NATIONAL TOURING PREMIERE OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN STRUCK A CHORD WITH TEENS In a boon for Broadway, the Tony-winning score of Dear Evan Hansen penetrated teens’ social chatter to become their anthem. They cheered in grief, sang through sorrow and shouted support to an awkward boy grappling with a rumor gone viral. Their response was jarring until you realized it was their story on stage — their anxiety, solitude, peer pressure and longing to fit in. The show’s message is a promise to them: Even when you feel forgotten, you are not alone.

53 ticketed events

IMPACT

30,197 subscribers 773,290 tickets distributed

$175M

68,134 individuals attended the tour launch, leaving only two seats unsold.

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES IGNITED CURIOSITY IN YOUNG AUDIENCES For three months, long lines of tiny tots gripping each other’s hands literally skipped upstairs to their very first play. Some were apprehensive. Others were impatient. And then…Corduroy burst onto the stage looking for his button. Two hundred little helpers tossed aside all reservations to eagerly scan the stage. “There! There! Over there!” they shouted, pointing as that pesky button kept moving. Story time will never be the same.

IMPACT

Jake Mendes as Corduroy. Photo by Emily Lozow

ECONOMIC IMPACT

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Cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, © Joan Marcus

26,000 guests attended our Theatre for Young Audiences play — a 38% increase.


Neyla Pekarek, Mixed Taste.

COMMITMENT TO NEW PLAYS A woman. A horse. And 140 rattlesnakes. This was the setting of Rattlesnake Kate, one of five new works being read for a record-setting crowd at this year’s Colorado New Play Summit. We also supported local writers through the creation of The Playwrights’ Group, free First Mondays and six plays introduced by Off-Center…including the part scripted, part improvised on-on-one Blind Date.

Oklahoma! won seven Henry Awards including Outstanding Musical and Ensemble.

IMPACT

IMPACT

When Artistic Director Chris Coleman made his Denver directorial debut featuring an all-Black cast in Oklahoma!, our African American community had questions. In a thought-provoking community conversation, Chris shared that there were 50 all-Black settlements in the Oklahoma Territory. Seen through a new lens, audiences gained a different perspective on those early settlers and reclaimed a missing piece of African American history.

ARTISTIC IMPACT Ta’Nika Gibson in Oklahoma! Photo by Adams VisCom

ALL-BLACK CASTING OF OKLAHOMA! DELIVERED HISTORY LESSON

With support from Trustee Joy S. Burns and the Women’s Voices Fund, Rattlesnake Kate will receive a full production in 2021.

2018/19 SHOWS & EVENTS BROADWAY

“I loved seeing the diverse cast and watching my brown children’s eyes light up when they see things unique to their culture on stage.” —Oklahoma! audience member 8

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical The Book of Mormon Breakin’ Convention A Bronx Tale CATS Cirque Eloize – Hotel Come From Away Dear Evan Hansen Fiddler on the Roof Hello, Dolly! The Illusionists Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Les Misérables Love Never Dies On Your Feet! The Play That Goes Wrong Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles Rock of Ages Wicked

CABARET The Improvised Shakespeare Company® Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man Xanadu

COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT In the Upper Room* Rattlesnake Kate* twenty50* Wally World* You Lost Me*

COMMUNITY & SPECIAL EVENTS 303Jam Bobby G Awards Ceremony The Conviction of Lady Lorraine Saturday Night Alive Women with Hattitude

Powered by: Conspiracy Theory G* Powered by: Untitled Crypto-Judaism Project* Remote Denver The SantaLand Diaries

THEATRE COMPANY Anna Karenina A Christmas Carol The Constant Wife Last Night and the Night Before* Oklahoma! Sweat Vietgone The Whistleblower*

OFF-CENTER

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Between Us: Blind Date* Between Us: Deck of Cards* Between Us: Whiskey Tasting* Bite-Size: An Evening of Micro Theatre* The Last Defender Mixed Taste

*Denotes new works

Corduroy


EDUCATION IMPACT

BOOK STARS FILLED CALENDAR WITH LITERACY It was reading time at the library. Kids of all ages jostled for a spot on the carpet, craning their necks to make sure they could see. They sat criss-cross applesauce and waited patiently to begin. But this wasn’t any story hour. These kids got to be part of the story. They were invited to open up a treasure trunk of props to help them connect words on a page with real-life objects. Little did they know that they just had a literacy lesson. For them…it was show time.

IMPACT

Book Stars offered 304 workshops to 11,000 children in six counties.

Book Stars offered 304 workshops to 11,000 children in six counties.

EDUCATION OFFERED LIFELONG LEARNING

148,919

ENGAGED STUDENTS 10

Photo by Brian Landis Fokins

IMPACT

468 Unique Schools 17,367 Scholarships 157,430 Total Contact Hours

Business pros by day. Actors by night. That was life for nearly 2,000 adults who took DCPA acting classes. From intro to improv for those who wanted a little spontaneity to seasoned pros who wanted to brush up their Shakespeare, we offered 153 adult classes. Master Class student and Lewis Myers Scholarship recipient Ryan Omar Stack (far right) summed it up: “I still have my daily profession. But without a creative outlet, I would not survive.”

Enrollment in Education’s Adult acting program was up 17%.


EDUCATION IMPACT

Kristina Fountaine as Lisa in Corduroy. Photo by Emily Lozow

“We are so thankful for the scholarship dollars through the Daniel L. Ritchie program. We are grateful for the…investment in our children and others in our community.”

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYWRITING PROGRAM FOSTERED YOUNG VOICES FOR THE STAGE

— Student

IMPACT

Photo by John Moore

The school auditorium was full when the 11 actors filed in and sat at music stands. Three winning high school playwrights — each at their own school — nervously watched as their plays were read. A murderer went back in time to prevent his crime, a couple confronted their destiny on the way to the altar, and two survivors of Hurricane Maria picked up the pieces of their lives. The affirming applause elicited sighs of relief, quick grins and well-earned bows.

Play submissions increased 18% with a record 181 scripts.

2018/19 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED ACCESS TO CLASSES AND PLAYS

IMPACT

Schools flocked to see everyone’s holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. Whether the teens had seen Jim Carrey or Scrooge McDuck, they thought they knew what to expect. Ghosts. Talking door knockers. Tiny Tim. And then… Jacob Marley shot right out of the stage floor and even the coolest kid jumped. Generous supporters such as United Airlines and Honorary Trustee Daniel L. Ritchie made sure that all students had access to student matinees, classes and even Dickens’ ghost story.

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More than 17,000 students received scholarships, which were valued at $335,841.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT Kids’ Night on Broadway Pre-show activities paired with a “kids go free with an adult” ticket Perspectives Presentations by creative teams about upcoming plays Talkbacks Discussions after student matinees and public performances Tours Backstage tours for audiences and student groups

IN-SCHOOL Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards Professional review of the best in high school musical theatre Book Stars Hands-on creative activities that stimulate literacy Career Readiness & Job Shadowing First-hand exposure to theatre careers Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival Workshops and co-presentation of the DPS Shakespeare Festival Dramatic Learning Fully customizable arts integration to complement core curriculum

High School Playwriting Workshops & Competition Program to nurture young writers and develop new plays Professional Development for Teachers Tools to activate student engagement Resiliency Program Programs to build communication, collaboration and innovating thinking Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Adaptations of Shakespeare for high school students paired with workshops

ON-SITE Acting Classes Private Coaching Student Matinees


COMMUNITY IMPACT

COME FROM AWAY ENGAGED STUDENTS THROUGH “COME FROM KINDNESS CHALLENGE”

IMPACT

The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018.

As students from Pomona High School learned, Come From Away was not about 9-11. It was about the kindness of strangers. Fitting, as they saw the show on “World Kindness Day” and participated in the “Come From Kindness Challenge” — a video project where they stated the ways in which they would be kind and challenged three other schools to do the same. Game on.

Follow #ComeFromKindnessChallenge to discover the ripple effect of this project.

DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY ACTIVATED SPACES THROUGH THEATRE

75 Partnerships 1,758 guests at DCPAplanned community events

IN DONATED SPACE 14

Photo by Emily Lozow

$11,150

IMPACT

7,337 guests at events which the DCPA participated and/or hosted

Nearly 900 people connected literature to theatre through our library partnership.

Photo by McLeod9 Creative

Imagine Romeo and Juliet performed as you read it or someone in the book aisle erupting into dialogue to perform an impromptu play. The DCPA took Shakespeare in the Parking Lot and Off-Center to the Central Library Branch, invited the mobile library to stop in for Corduroy performances and even provided a cast recording of Corduroy for the library’s Phonea-Story program so stories could come to life in unexpected places.


DCPA COLLABORATED ON “I AM DENVER” STORYTELLING INITIATIVE

IMPACT

Hear our history told through our voices at IAmDenver.com.

2018/19 COMMUNITY PARTNERS IT’S JUST YOU AND ONE ACTOR… IN A BOOKSTORE. DCPA POPPED UP IN THE COMMUNITY

IMPACT

From Union Station and MCA Denver to Tattered Cover, Patagonia and BookBar, Off-Center performed micro theatre, one-on-one plays and immersive experiences all around town. Similarly, Education took Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to UCHealth in Greeley, Metro State University, River Front Park and Denver Botanic Gardens. Plus, we invited the community to free performances of The Conviction of Lady Lorraine, Corduroy and Theatre Company mainstage shows to spark interest in new and diverse audiences.

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In 2019, the City & County of Denver and several tremendous partners launched I Am Denver, an ongoing citywide storytelling project that celebrates the voices of our community. DCPA was a key partner in this effort, which changed the way we engage, inform and support our residents, especially those from marginalized communities. Together, we made spaces for residents to record their own stories in their own words. Together, we gave voice to Denver’s past and present to build a more inclusive future. Together, we redefined the history of our city. — Rowena Alegría, Denver’s Chief Storyteller

Photos by John Moore

Jenna Moll Reyes and Jessica Austgen in Between Us. Photo by Cheyenne Michaels

COMMUNITY IMPACT

We participated in area community events, introducing 676,700 residents to the DCPA.

5x5 AFL-CIO African American Museum of the West AllProv, Inc. Anythink Libraries Arapahoe Libraries Arts & Venues Band of Toughs (BoTs) Bboy Factory Bear Valley Library Branch Blair Caldwell African American Research Library BookBar Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Breckenridge Backstage Theatre CBCA CU Denver School of Public Affairs The Catamounts The Center on Colfax City of Aurora - Global Fest

City of Denver - I AM DENVER Colorado Thespian Convention & Teacher Conference Colorado Office of Film, TV and Media Colorado Rockies Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Colorado Symphony Creede Repertory Theatre DIME – Denver Denver Botanic Gardens Denver Broncos Denver DJ School Denver Jewish Day School Denver Museum of Nature & Science The Denver Post Denver Public Library Denver Public Schools Deranged Penguin, LLC Dragon 5280

Fearless Theatre Company Ford Warren Library Branch Gang of Frogs (GoF) History Colorado Inside the Orchestra Judasim Your Way Kate Folkins Play Reading Kelly McCallister Play Reading LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Lindsay Fuller Dance Rehearsal The Links Local Theater Company MCA Denver Metropolitan State University - D-Phi Mexican Cultural Center Mi Casa Family Resource Center

Miners Alley Playhouse Modern Magnate MyDenver Card One Colorado Out Boulder PFLAG Pandemic Collective Phamaly Theatre Company Presenting Denver Rainbow Alley River Front Park Rocky Mountain PBS Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Samantha Egle Combat Rehearsal Shofar Sounds Stories on Stage Swallow Hill TBD Immersive US Health Visit Denver Young President’s Organization Youth on Record


Photo by Amanda Tipton

VENUE IMPACT

GIFT FROM ROBERT & JUDI NEWMAN RENAMED VENUE TO HONOR RANDY WEEKS

Photo by John Moore

IMPACT

In a gift that reflected their commitment to arts education, Trustee Robert and Judi Newman renamed the Weeks Conservatory Theatre to honor our late President Randy Weeks. From presenting Broadway’s brightest shows to creating the Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards, Randy cemented Denver’s reputation as a hub for culture. Through the Newman’s generosity, the theatre sports fresh paint, reupholstered seats and an inviting, creative entrance to set the stage for lifelong learning.

FOUR-YEAR BONFILS THEATRE COMPLEX RENOVATION MOST AMBITIOUS IN DCPA HISTORY

61,107

GUESTS AT EXTERNAL EVENTS 18

IMPACT

Immediately following Saturday Night Alive, boxes were assembled, storage bins were filled and contractors got to work on renovation of the 40-year-old Bonfils Complex. The project scope includes renovation of the Stage and Ricketson theatres, backstage and support areas, upgraded technology and accessibility for guests and artists, and reconfiguration of the lobby. Contributions to our “Grander Opening” capital campaign totaled $2,788,262 in FY19, bringing the total investment in our renovation to $27,265,512, which includes $19M from the Elevate Denver Bond program.

Nearly $3M was raised for the capital campaign, which brings us to 76% of our $36M goal.

36,000 guests enjoyed events in the Weeks Conservatory Theatre.


GIVING IMPACT

“Thought-provoking, timely and relevant, coupled with absolutely fabulous acting. No wonder this won a Pulitzer.” —Sweat audience member

Our community is our foundation. Whether a season sponsor, capital campaign donor, volunteer, patron or a neighbor whose cup of coffee contributes to the $7 million we receive from residents through the SCFD, that ongoing support fuels our passion. Your presence inspires us. Your gifts sustain us. Your curiosity and willingness to take risks on stage or in class challenge us to broaden our appeal and welcome new audiences. You enable us to transform lives one play, one class and one story at a time. Thank you for enabling us to live our mission every day.

$2,629,287 In-kind donations $4,465,363 Individual, Corporate & Foundation $1,093,825 Fundraising events

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT GREW IN THEATRE COMPANY SEASON

$2,788,262 Capital Campaign*

$17,188,580 CUMULATIVE GIVING * Contributions are reported gross and may include bequests and longer term pledges

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Cycerli Ash and Timothy D Stickney in Sweat. Photo by Adams VisCom

564 Volunteers

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-winning play, Sweat, depicts workers in Reading, Pennsylvania during the de-industrialization revolution. Night after night, audiences stayed for a post-show discussion about the play: race in America, job loss, unions, the working class, and our human response to it all. Support from businesses such as first-year season sponsor University of Colorado enabled us to tell compelling stories and engage audiences through Talkbacks, invited audiences at dress rehearsals, and our Radvantage 30 and under membership.

Nearly 21,000 patrons deepened their Theatre Company experience with an audience engagement opportunity.

IMPACT

$6,735,605 SCFD Contribution


ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAR IN WICKED

GIVING IMPACT

2,287 youth participated in DCPA acting classes, of whom 602 received a scholarship.

Photo by Christopher Austin

IMPACT

Photo by Emily Lozow

Standing in the wings, nervously awaiting her cue, teen Gigi Kemp had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appear in the national tour of Wicked. Knowing of their daughter’s love of theatre, parents Nick and Jennifer were the high bidders on this rare opportunity at the DCPA’s 39th annual Saturday Night Alive. Not only did they delight their daughter, but their generosity provided for other children to experience the thrill of theatre through our acting program.

UCHEALTH DELIGHTED FAMILY AUDIENCES

225 individuals were reimbursed for the cost of their ticket by UCHealth. 22

IMPACT

On November 22, Corduroy audiences participated in UCHealth’s #BlackFridayCheckout and spent quality time together after Thanksgiving. And were they in for a treat. Former Denver Bronco David Bruton Jr. read the beloved children’s book before the show. Then young children sat with rapt attention as the book came to life before their very eyes. Finally, in a moment of surprise and delight, UCHealth refunded the cost of admission to a very grateful audience.


KEY PARTNERS

FOUNDATIONS, PRODUCING PARTNERS & SPONSORS

CBS4 The Denver Post Daniel L. Ritchie SCFD Shubert Foundation

The Joan and Phil Berger Charitable Fund

Randy Carter

U.S. Anesthesia

The Joy S. Burns Commission in Women’s Playwriting

Clos du Bois

U.S. Bank

Colorado Rockies

United Airlines

Epicurean Group

University of Colorado

Kathie and Keith Finger

Xcel Energy

Diana & Mike Kinsey Ruth Krebs & Peter Mannetti Macy’s Alan and Carol Meny

UCHealth

National Endowment for the Arts

United Airlines

Robert and Judi Newman

University of Colorado

Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust

CORPORATE MEMBERS AT&T Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Anonymous CCIG Insurance Centerplate Clos du Bois EKS&H Microsoft Transamerica UCHealth University of Colorado

SHOW PARTNERS

Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons & Jack Fitzgibbons Katie & Alan Fox Foxstone Financial Margot Gilbert Frank GE Johnson Construction

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Daniel L. Ritchie

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust

Genesee Mountain Foundation

The Broadway League

HealthONE

Margot and Allan Frank

Gift in Memory of Don Scott

Holmes Murphy

Semple Brown Design

Roger & Meredith Hutson

Lewis E. Myers, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Martin and Jo Ann Semple

Sage / Sewald Hanfling

Robert & Carole Slosky

Mike Imhoff / Pat Meyers

Transamerica

Macy’s

June Travis

Mariel

U.S. Bank

Moxxy

University of Colorado

Noble Energy

Robert and Judi Newman Family Foundation

Nordstrom

The Ross Foundation

PCL Construction

SCFD

Cindy & Federico Pena

Target

Plante Moran

Theatre Forward

Polsinelli

Transamerica

Radiology Imaging Associates

June Travis

Reign Magazine

U.S. Bank

Lyn & Dr. Michael Schaffer

United Airlines

SPECIAL EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP SPONSORS 5280 Contract Flooring AT&T Colorado Alpine Bank

AT&T

Ameristar

Sheri & Lee Archer/ New Wave Enviro

Anonymous

Isabelle Clark

Ray & Denise Bellucci

Edgerton Foundation

Arleen Brown

Fine Arts Foundation Peggy Finley

Brownstein, Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Margot and Allan Frank

CBS4

Fuller Family Fund

CIBC Private Wealth Management

BOK Financial

Capitol Focus

Liberty Global Noble Energy Daniel L. Ritchie Riverfront Park Community Foundation

Semple, Farrington & Everall, PC Janice Sinden Stonebridge

RESTAURANT PARTNERS

Strata Resources

Corinne Restaurant

Rod Tafoya

Larimer Square

Trice Jewelers

Hard Rock Cafe

Brisa Trinchero and Mark Carleton

Range Restaurant

Starr Painting & Drywall

Tuchman Family Foundation Turner Construction Company UCHealth

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EDUCATION CONTRIBUTORS

Sam & Nancy Gary

AARP

Genesee Mountain Foundation

FirstBank

Rialto Cafe STK Stout Street Social

Christy Altomare in ANASTASIA on Broadway, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017

SEASON SPONSORS


GIVING ENCORE SOCIETY

Hartman Axley Holly Bachmeyer Leslie Beltrami Angela Betker & Anthony Simon Robert Blauvelt & Michael Corrigan Libby Bortz Susan Burrows Anne Burton Jim Caputo Diane & Thomas Carson Isabelle Clark Dale Colclasure Clay Courter Leslie Crispelle & Glenn Tiedt Michael Donner John & Sandra Downing Beverly & Joseph Elinoff Kathie & Keith Finger Jeannie & John Fuller Barbara Garlinghouse Thomas Graham & Judith Pettibone Chuck & Pat Griffith Jane Hays Noel & Terry Hefty Paul & Sandy Jeffery Paul R. Jeselnick & Andy W. Strickland Martha Kelce Leo & Susan Kiely

Diana & Mike Kinsey William La Bahn Sandy Leerskov Ellyn E. Lyman Elaine Maykowski Alan & Carol Meny Lynnette Morrison Judie & Ron Neel Marilyn Oliver Linda Rieger Daniel L. Ritchie Audrey & Harvey Rothenberg Bruce Schmidt Carol Sellman Jo & Martin Semple Dean Singleton Bob & Carole Slosky Michelle & Roger Stansbury Susan Stiff Jim & Jenene Stookesberry June Travis John Van Epps Richard & Sharon Wagner Karen Wibrew Dolores Wilson Judi & Marvin Wolf Eve Wood & Thomas Wieber

HONOR/ MEMORIAL GIFTS Gift In Memory of Mona Burchette

Julie Dugan Burchette Gift In Memory of Jeff Carey David & Deirdre Kopel Gift In Honor of Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski Jennifer Newman Gift In Memory of Anne Feeney Linda Tiehen Gift In Memory of Allan Frank Isabelle Clark Gift In Honor of Barrett & Gloria Hendricks Marcie Haloin Gift In Honor of Susan & Steve Halstedt Betty & David Arkell Gift In Honor of Carol Haycock Anne Aguirre Gift In Memory of Don Kratsch Cyndi Pasma Gift In Memory of David B. MacKenzie Janet MacKenzie Gift In Honor of Charlie Miller Geoffrey Shamos Gift In Honor of Aaron McMullen Hannah Crawford Gifts In Memory of Margaret “Peggy” Mizer Lisa Farber Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hupp Carol & Larry Short

Stephen Thompson Gifts In Honor of Bob & Judi Newman’s 50th Anniversary Lisa Levin Appel Isabelle Clark The Clinton Family Fund Jay & Kristina Davidson Jill & Larry DiPasquale John Ekeberg & Jennifer Schwem Margot Gilbert Frank Jeannie & John Fuller Henry & Sue Hewitt Carolyn Jhung Mary Pat Link David Miller & Lisa Farber Miller The Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Jo & Martin Semple Alison & Jim Shetter Dean Singleton Bob & Carole Slosky Judy Steadman Barbara Stoelb Raymond Sutton Roy & Serda Tibbs June Travis Faye & Reggie Washington Judi & Marvin Wolf David Zupancic Gift In Honor of Dr. Barbara Reed Shirley Searuggs Gift In Honor of

Karalyn Reh Emily Reh Gift In Honor of Dan Ritchie Nancy & Sam Gary The Tuchman Family Foundation Gift In Honor of Martin & Jo Semple The Nancy S. and Earl L. Wright Foundation Gift in Honor of Gail & Jeff Strobel Allison Olien Gift In Memory of Helen Taylor Annette Taylor Gifts In Memory of John Tumler Dianne Crandall Susan & Bill Hester Pamela Tumler Gift In Memory of Steve Visser Marion Visser Gift In Memory of Randy Weeks John Moore Gift In Honor of Ruth Wolff’s 90th Birthday Alison Greengard Gift In Memory of Janet Zamboni Fran & Ray Baker

“The theatre became a large part of our lives. We wanted to do something to be sure the DCPA continued to provide excellent theatre experiences for many years to come.” — John Downing, DCPA Theatregoer since the mid-1980s 26

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DCPA BOARD OF TRUSTEES & EXECUTIVE STAFF

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Martin Semple, Chairman

Margot Gilbert Frank

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

William Dean Singleton, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jeannie Fuller

Janice Sinden, President & CEO

M. Ann Padilla

Robert Slosky, Vice Chairman

Daniel L. Ritchie

Chris Coleman, Artistic Director, Theatre Company

Dr. Patricia Baca

Cleo Parker Robinson

Joy S. Burns

Lester L. Ward

Fred Churbuck

Robert C. Newman

HELEN G. BONFILS FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Roberta Robinette

William Dean Singleton, President

Manny Rodriguez

Martin Semple,

Alan Salazar

Vice President

Hassan Salem

Judi Wolf, Secretary/Treasurer

Richard M. Sapkin

Lester L. Ward,

Isabelle Clark Navin Dimond L. Roger Hutson

June Travis

President Emeritus

Ken Tuchman

L. Roger Hutson

Tina Walls

David Miller

Dr. Reginald L. Washington

Robert C. Newman

Judi Wolf

Daniel L. Ritchie

Sylvia Young

Hassan Salem Robert Slosky June Travis Dr. Reginald L. Washington

Bianca LaVerne Jones, Zaria Kelley and Keona Welch in Last Night and the Night Before. Photo by Adams VisCom

LEGACY

Thank you to the many donors who have given gifts to honor individuals or included the DCPA in their estate plans. Your generosity allows us to engage and inspire the actors, artists, students, staff and audiences throughout our community. Thank you.

Clay Courter, Vice President, Facilities & Event Services John Ekeberg, Executive Director, Broadway & Cabaret Lisa Mallory, Vice President of Marketing Vicky Miles, Chief Financial Officer Yovani Pina, Vice President, Information Technology Shelley Thompson, Vice President, Development Shaunda Van Wert, Vice President of Human Resources Charles Varin, Managing Director, Theatre Company Allison Watrous, Executive Director, Education & Community Engagement Trustees & management as of June 30, 2019


REVENUE $77,771,551 GROSS

FINANCIAL

INFORMATION $73,324,107 GROSS

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$42,948,660 5,382,030 1,061,618 8,188,476 2,264,499 11,190,663 6,735,605

EXPENSES

JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2019

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BROADWAY THEATRE COMPANY EDUCATION CONTRIBUTED SUPPORT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN OTHER OPERATING INCOME SCFD

BROADWAY THEATRE COMPANY EDUCATION FUNDRAISING SUPPORTING SERVICES

$41,027,221 16,794,470 2,879,642 2,542,322 10,080,452


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

June 30, 2019 and 2018

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Year Ended June 30, 2019

Consolidated Statement of Activitie

June 30, 2019 and 2018 2019

Year Ended June 30, 201

2018

Without Donor Restrictions

Assets Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Receivables - Net of allowances: Accounts receivable Contributions receivable

$

23,235,908 $

22,779,648

4,849,796 47,026

3,435,612 350,567

4,258,572

3,775,850

32,391,302

30,341,677

Restricted Investments

4,734,805

4,493,407

Receivables - Net of allowances Contributions receivable - capital campaign Contributions receivable - operations

4,113,709 7,551

3,817,636 37,809

Other Assets Restricted cash Memorabilia and tapestries

1,687,196 331,630

909,424 331,630

Equipment, Leasehold Improvements and Work in Progress - Net

12,019,027

11,140,415

Investments without donor restrictions

11,069,382

10,595,568

66,354,602 $

61,667,566

Inventories and deferred production costs Total current assets

$

Total assets Liabilities and Net Assets Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

Deferred ticket receipts Deferred service fees Deferred contributions Other deferred revenue Current portion of capital lease obligations Current portion of planned gift annuities

5,230,701

Total revenue, gains, and other support Expenses Program expenses: Broadway and Cabaret Theatre Company and Off-Center Education and Community Engagement

5,382,030 196,281 865,337 10,398,919 5,098,685 -

1,636,920 2,264,499

5,382,030 196,281 865,337 10,398,919 6,735,605 2,264,499

3,957,915 1,076,096 2,629,287 500,000 573,194

7,449 17,729 218,549

3,965,364 1,093,825 2,629,287 500,000 791,743

2,178,591

(2,178,591)

75,804,995

1,966,555

77,771,550

-

55,533,148

1,885,614 656,708

-

1,885,614 656,708

2,542,322

-

2,542,322

13,239,716 2,008,920

-

13,239,716 2,008,920

Total supporting expenses

15,248,636

-

15,248,636

Total expenses

73,324,106

-

73,324,106

Capital lease obligations, less current portion

111,071

153,780

Planned gift annuities, less current portion

188,576

195,912

33,075,903

32,836,311

Net Assets Net assets without donor restrictions

20,303,213

17,822,324

Increase in Net Assets

Net assets with donor restrictions

12,975,486

11,008,931

Net Assets - Beginning of year

33,278,699

28,831,255

Net Assets - End of year

66,354,602 $

61,667,566

$

42,948,660

55,533,148

32,486,619

Total liabilities and net assets

$

37,115,216 15,657,998 2,759,934

32,776,256

Total net assets

-

-

22,066,564 3,103,782 1,031,307 1,001,810 40,925 11,530

Total liabilities

42,948,660 $

Total

37,115,216 15,657,998 2,759,934

20,721,090 2,978,915 1,495,639 876,546 42,706 11,530

Total current liabilities

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6,649,830 $

Revenue, Gains, and Other Support $ Ticket sales - Broadway and Cabaret Ticket sales - Theatre Company and Off-Center Ticket sales - Education Tuition Other operating income Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Capital campaign contributions Individual, corporate, foundation, and other support Special events In-kind support Helen G. Bonfils Foundation contribution Investment income, net Reclassification to net assets with restrictions Net assets released from restrictions

2019 With Donor Restrictions

Total program expenses Fundraising expenses: Development Special events Total fundraising expenses Supporting expenses: Administration Event services

$

2,480,889

1,966,555

4,447,444

17,822,324

11,008,931

28,831,255

20,303,213 $

12,975,486 $

33,278,699


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

Year Ended June 30 2018

Consolidated Statement of Activities (Continued)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Year Ended June 30, 2018

Years Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

Without Donor Restrictions Revenue, Gains, and Other Support $ Ticket sales - Broadway and Cabaret Ticket sales - Theatre Company and Off-Center Ticket sales - Education Tuition Other operating income Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Capital campaign contributions Individual, corporate, foundation, and other support Special events In-kind support Helen G. Bonfils Foundation contribution Investment income, net Reclassification to net assets with restrictions Net assets released from restrictions Total revenue, gains, and other support

53,080,173 $

2019

2018 With Donor Restrictions -

Total $

53,080,173

5,888,662 132,583 828,596 8,695,805 5,317,936 -

1,650,724 5,268,886

5,888,662 132,583 828,596 8,695,805 6,968,660 5,268,886

4,105,940 1,772,395 3,164,058 165,310

400,581 21,616 280,220

4,506,521 1,794,011 3,164,058 445,530

(576,214) 2,530,627

576,214 (2,530,627)

85,105,871

Expenses Program expenses: Broadway and Cabaret Theatre Company and Off-Center Education and Community Engagement

5,667,614

90,773,485

Cash Flows from Operating Activities Increase in net assets Adjustments to reconcile increase in net assets to net cash and cash equivalents from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization Amortization of discount on contributions receivable Loss on disposal of equipment Change in value of gift annuity Realized and unrealized gains on investments Donated securities Changes in operating assets and liabilities that (used) provided cash and cash equivalents: Accounts receivable Contributions receivable Inventories and deferred production costs Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred ticket receipts Deferred service fees Deferred contributions Other deferred revenue

Cash Flows from Investing Activities Purchase of equipment, leasehold improvements, and work in progress Purchases of investments Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments Receipt of restricted cash

-

47,452,403 16,065,867 2,154,461

65,672,731

-

65,672,731

1,594,560 878,307

-

1,594,560 878,307

2,472,867

-

2,472,867

12,023,029 2,449,193

-

12,023,029 2,449,193

Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

Total supporting expenses

14,472,222

-

14,472,222

Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of year

Total expenses

82,617,820

-

82,617,820

Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of year

Total program expenses Fundraising expenses: Development Special events Total fundraising expenses Supporting expenses: Administration Event services

Increase in Net Assets Net Assets - Beginning of year $

2,488,051

5,667,614

8,155,665

15,334,273

5,341,317

20,675,590

11,008,931 $

28,831,255

17,822,324 $

$

Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities

47,452,403 16,065,867 2,154,461

Net Assets - End of year

June 30, 2019 and 2018

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities Cash Flows from Financing Activities Principal payments on capital lease obligations Proceeds from capital campaign contributions Payments of gift annuity obligations Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities

Significant Noncash Transactions Equipment acquired under capital lease Equipment, leasehold improvements, and work in progress in accounts payable

$ $

2018

4,447,444 $

8,155,665

1,457,587 21,009 87,382 4,194 (347,667) (101,326)

1,529,816 (104) 110,179 4,218 (256,765) -

(1,414,184) (1,850,383) (482,722) 1,338,629 (1,345,474) (124,867) 464,332 (125,264)

3,266 (5,106,754) (913,062) 2,100,929 2,717,025 3,103,782 (136,210) (271,801)

2,028,690

11,040,184

(2,343,081) (37,587,427) 37,321,208 (777,772)

(3,389,950) (21,770,927) 21,637,790 (786,186)

(3,387,072)

(4,309,273)

(40,928) 1,867,100 (11,530)

(59,856) 1,451,250 (11,530)

1,814,642

1,379,864

456,260

8,110,775

22,779,648

14,668,873

23,235,908 $

22,779,648

80,500

$

189,204 -


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EPILOGUE

SCFD CELEBRATED 30 YEAR OF FUNDING ARTS AND $1.9 BILLION IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY In 1988, voters in our seven-county metro area did something unprecedented. They taxed themselves .01% to support culture, enabling organizations such as the DCPA to broaden access through discounts, scholarships and world premieres. Following its renewal in 2017, the DCPA and fellow Tier I organizations contribute $750,000 each year to the Community ACTS Fund to build and maintain organizational capacity and programming for underserved communities. 34

IMPACT

Every theatre company owes a debt of gratitude to those who give it purpose. Here are just a few who have made our mission possible. In 2018, SCFD-funded organizations generated $1.9 billion in economic activity, entertained 15 million patrons and reached 4.3 million students.

40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT RECOGNIZED INAUGURAL SUBSCRIBERS When incoming Artistic Director Chris Coleman announced the DCPA Theatre Company’s 40th season, he was met with thoughtful questions and warm enthusiasm from the assembled crowd, which included 16 original subscribers. Since that first season, the Theatre Company has entertained more than 5.5 million people at 540 plays and readings. Thank you to the many individuals — both at the DCPA and throughout our community — who have given their loyalty and support in pursuit of world-class theatre.

DCPA BENEFACTRESS HELEN BONFILS HONORED IN DOCUMENTARY The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, produced a documentary recounting the life of the late theatre producer, Denver Post owner and philanthropist Helen G. Bonfils. Her love of community led her to establish the former Bonfils Theatre on Colfax. Her love of acting took her to Elitch Gardens Theatre and Broadway as an actress and producer. And her love of theatre led DCPA founder Don Seawell to direct funds from her foundation to create the DCPA and downtown’s Arts Complex.


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