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Among these recommendations is funding to renovate both the Stage and Ricketson theatres. As part of ballot measure 2B, voters will be asked to approve $112 million for five capital improvement projects at the City’s largest cultural organizations. Funding will support deferred maintenance, an education center, replacement of an animal hospital, life safety upgrades and preservation of an architectural icon. We hope you will vote “yes on 2B” to provide world-class theatres for our world-class productions. As I thank the Mayor and City Council, I would be remiss if I did not thank The Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fund for its generous contribution to The Space Theatre as well as the many donors who give so generously to the DCPA (pages 36 - 41). Your support guarantees our continued success. Here’s to a terrific season ahead!

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And I’m just as excited to look ahead. Our 2017/18 season opens with Macbeth. Directed by Robert O’Hara, this re-imagination of The Scottish Play hearkens back to Shakespeare’s day with its all-male cast. Going head to head with good ol’ Will is the plot of Something Rotten! in which two brothers compete with The Bard by staging the world’s first musical.

We also return to The Space Theatre, which was closed last season for renovations (page 28). Still retaining its in-the-round distinction, The Space is now fully ADA compliant, features flexible staging options, and offers greatly improved lighting, sound and acoustical enhancements. We extend our appreciation to Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver City Council for supporting the project through the Better Denver Bond program, as well as their support of “Our Denver,” the City’s next round of bond initiatives intended to restore, replace and expand city infrastructure (page 8).

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As I mark one year as President & CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, it seems appropriate to look back on the past year’s successes. What a year! We hit a subscription high, surpassed $1 million in net proceeds raised at Saturday Night Alive, launched our Theatre for Young Audiences initiative, developed the pre-Broadway debut of Frozen and welcomed Martin Semple as our third Chairman.

Concurrently, our Associate Artistic Director Nataki Garrett makes her DCPA directorial debut with Smart People, a dramatic comedy in which four Harvard intellectuals try to determine if humans are predisposed to prejudice. Off-Center returns to Stanley Marketplace with The Wild Party, an immersive take on the scandalous 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March.

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“You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.” — MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 3

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The words above come out the mouth of Banquo, Macbeth’s power-hungry "frenemy". And the first time Director Robert O’Hara came across them, they stuck in his head like courage to a sticking post.

O’Hara is presenting Macbeth just as Shakespeare did — with an all-male cast. Not that anyone will mistake O’Hara’s staging with anything resembling Shakespeare as it was presented in Jacobean times.

“That line is Banquo telling the witches they don’t look like women because they have beards,” said O’Hara, “And right then I was like, ‘Well maybe they're not women. Maybe they are men!’”

“The reason Shakespeare did not use women in his plays wasn’t because it was illegal for women to be on stage,” O’Hara said. “He did it because England was a sexist and misogynistic society that devalued the female.” That’s why, O’Hara says, the bloodthirsty Lady Macbeth must be viewed through the male perspective that created her.

That inherent gender contradiction fueled O’Hara’s vision for the DCPA Theatre Company’s season-opening production of Macbeth, which promises to confront audiences with a sexy, physical vision of Shakespeare the likes of which they have rarely seen before. “This is a world where you can roll up on some witches, and it doesn’t send you off running for the hills screaming at the top of your lungs?” O’Hara said. “Not only that, but they tell you you’re going to be king, and you just go right off and start killing folks. That, to me, is crazy. The witches don’t tell Macbeth to go kill Duncan. They just tell Macbeth he will be king someday. But he couldn’t wait a few days to start killing? Who knows, Macbeth. Maybe the king will choke to death on a chicken bone or something.” 10

“Can you imagine what women must have felt hearing about all these stories with female characters that were written and performed by men? The very nature of the Jacobean patriarchal society would color how characters like Lady Macbeth came about and were presented on the stage.” Masculinity pervades Shakespeare’s text without any help from O’Hara. With the exception of the witches, Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff are the only significant female characters in the entire story. “Lady Macbeth says all this stuff about ‘Unsex me,’ and, ‘If you were a man you’d be more of a man’ by killing the king, as she’s egging her husband on,” O’Hara said.

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O’Hara was interested by what he calls the locker-room mentality, then and now. “I thought, ‘What happens when a bunch of men get together and decide to present this story?” And so O’Hara’s tale takes place in a world where it is warlocks, not witches, who “double, double, toil and trouble.”

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In O’Hara’s world, getting together and performing the story of Macbeth as a kind of passion play is a ritual of these warlocks that has gone on for centuries.

Costume designers are in charge of the overall aesthetic representation of the character. They take the director’s vision and bring the page to life through their choices around color, material and style.

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, The Pit of Acheron is a swamp near Macbeth's castle where the witches are ordered to bring Macbeth. In O’Hara’s production, this pit becomes the setting of his entire play. “As someone living in New York City, it’s interesting to me that millions of people come to pay their respect to the fallen of 9/11 at the World Trade Center. They have built a performance complex right there, and inevitably there will be performances there that deal with 9/11. And that made me think, ‘What if my production in some odd way was the warlocks paying their respect to the fallen in the Macbeth story, which is a real story that took place hundreds of years before?’

Costume choices also go beyond fabric. In DCPA Theatre Company’s reimagined Macbeth, the costume design by Dede M. Ayite involves intricate tattoos customized for each character. The 17-person acting company will sport a variety of tattoo styles from contemporary tribal to traditional Pacific Islander.

“These warlocks are forever linked to their ancestors, and not in a good way. They have been blamed for the actions of Macbeth for centuries. So, what if this is them giving those ancient witches a renewed voice, through this ritual?”

Due to the physical nature of a Shakespearean show steeped in stage combat, the DCPA team has been tasked with bringing Ayite’s vision to life without starting the designs from scratch each night. Ideally, they will create a rotation where each actor will be re-inked every three to five performances.

This concept not only gives the audience the opportunity to see women characters played by men just as they were in Shakespeare’s time, but also to consider the inevitable patriarchal consequences. What will an all-male Macbeth do to the story? “I hope it will do exactly what it probably did when it was first performed,” O’Hara said. “I hope it gives some insight into the world we are living in today.”

“I'm very interested in this locker-room mentality. What happens when a bunch of men get together and decide to tell a story that has women in the story?” — ROBERT O’HARA, DIRECTOR

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1 & 2 DCPA EDUCATION hosted the Bobby G Awards to honor high school musical theatre. Top honors went to Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand who represented Denver in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in NYC. 3 DCPA THEATRE COMPANY received five Henry Awards for its production of The Book of Will including Best Ensemble and Outstanding New Play. Actor Rodney Lizcano accepted the award on behalf of the Ensemble. 4 CEO Janice Sinden got a lift at the DCPA’S RANDY WEEKS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, which raised a record $110,954 to support DCPA Education. 5 DCPA BROADWAY is prepping for Breakin’ Convention (Nov 4 & 5) by hosting a first-of-its-kind community roundtable discussion with members of Denver’s hip hop community. 6 – 8 DCPA EDUCATION launched Theatre for Young Audiences (PreK-third grade) with In a Pickle, which is followed this fall by The Snowy Day and Other Stories... (page 20). Plus, Education welcomed nearly 1,700 students of all ages to its summer acting program, which culminated in Musical Mahyem and The Trip to Bountiful.

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Waitress Dec 19 – 31 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Jan 2 – 14, 2018 Zoey’s Perfect Wedding Jan 19 – Feb 25, 2018 American Mariachi Jan 26 – Feb 25, 2018 The Great Leap Feb 2 – Mar 11, 2018 STOMP Feb 13 – 18, 2018 Hamilton Feb 27 – Apr 1, 2018 This Is Modern Art Mar 22 - Apr 15, 2018 Disney's Aladdin Apr 6 – 28, 2018

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Most Broadway newcomers don’t get their first show produced by Tony Award-winner Kevin McCollum, and they don’t typically land Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw as their director-choreographer. But brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick and British comedy writer John O’Farrell, the creators of the Tony Award-nominated Something Rotten!, aren’t like most Broadway first-timers.

“We thought of two writers,” Wayne says. “What if one went to a soothsayer? Then somewhere along the way it was, ‘What if the two writers were brothers? What if the soothsayer’s name was Nostradamus, but he wasn’t the Nostradamus? What if he was a senile, bad soothsayer, his nephew?’ Eventually it was, ‘If we’re going to do this, we should really get serious about it.’”

Growing up in Louisiana, the Kirkpatrick brothers fell in love with musical theater, appearing in high school shows and going to what’s now the Baton Rouge River Center to see touring productions of Broadway hits. In 1983, Karey Kirkpatrick saw his first show on Broadway, My One and Only, starring Tommy Tune and Twiggy, at the St. James Theatre – the theater that’s now home to Something Rotten!.

The brothers buckled down, and in 2010, Karey reached out to his friend Kevin McCollum, producer of original hits like Rent and Avenue Q.

Careers took the brothers and their Something Rotten! collaborator O’Farrell in different creative directions – Karey to success as a screenwriter, songwriter and director, with credits including The Rescuers Down Under, James and the Giant Peach and Chicken Run; Wayne to acclaim as a Grammy Award-winning songwriter (Eric Clapton’s Song of the Year “Change the World” and Garth Brooks’ “Wrapped Up in You” are his); O’Farrell to multifaceted success in the UK as a comic novelist, columnist and TV/film writer. The seeds of Something Rotten! were sewn in the mid1990s when Karey, who now lives in Los Angeles, and Wayne, who calls Nashville home, would get together for holidays or catch up by phone. “We were big history buffs. It started with, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if Shakespeare’s London were a lot like what Broadway was in the 1930s?’” Karey says. “Then it was, ‘What would it be like to be writing plays in the shadow of William Shakespeare, after Romeo and Juliet just opened?’” 16

“We called Kevin and said, ‘What do you need?’ He said that Avenue Q was three songs and an idea,” Karey says. “He came to my house and we pitched him five songs and the idea. He said, ‘I think you’ve got something here.’” Karey brought in O’Farrell, whom he’d met on Chicken Run, to help write the show’s story. The brothers crafted the music and lyrics, eventually writing more than 50 songs. What they had, after plenty of revisions and a multi-year developmental process, is a buoyant musical set in Shakespeare’s day that imagines the creation of the very first musical. Something Rotten! centers around Nick and Nigel Bottom (the last name comes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream), brothers desperate for a hit in Elizabethan London, where William Shakespeare is a rock star-like god of the stage lately given to cribbing plots. Nick’s wife Bea, a can-do gal in the style of Shakespearean heroines who cross-dress to get things done, tries to help. Nigel falls for a pretty Puritan named Portia, whose daddy strongly disapproves. Unreliable soothsayer Thomas Nostradamus, nephew of the Nostradamus, looks into the future and tells Nick that theater’s next big thing will be – tahdah! – “musicals”, where people sing, dance and act all at the same time!

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Something Rotten! is laced throughout with humor for Shakespeare aficionados and musical theater geeks. “We were conscious of not wanting to be so inside that you could only get it if you had seen the most obscure musicals,” Wayne Kirkpatrick says. “We went broad, purposely. We referenced not only the musicals that inspired us, but also musicals people would know even if they hadn’t seen them, or maybe they’d only seen the movie. The same with Shakespeare. Everybody knows some Shakespeare lines. There are a lot of what we refer to as his ‘hits’, that everybody is going to know.” The end result is a show so fresh and funny, audiences of all ages and backgrounds love it. “I think it doesn’t matter how much you know,” says director-choreographer Nicholaw, whose other current Broadway shows are Aladdin (coming to Denver April 6-28) and The Book of Mormon (returning to Denver June 13-July 1). “My nieces and nephews say it’s their favorite show that I’ve done, and they don’t know any of the references.” O’Farrell concludes, “If it works as a musical for people who don’t know musicals or Shakespeare, then I’m happy. It’s about show business and putting on a show. The show works on many levels, but the main level it works on, I hope, is that it’s just a great fun night out.”

“If it works as a musical for people who don’t know musicals or Shakespeare, then I’m happy. It’s about show business and putting on a show.… [I hope that] it’s just a great fun night out.” — JOHN O’FARRELL, Book

COMING UP FROM BROADWAY:

Waitress Ten years ago, Waitress debuted in movie theatres. The filmturned-musical is the story about a down-on-her-luck waitress who is stuck in a dead-end job and is desperate to escape a loveless marriage. When she learns that she is unexpectedly pregnant, she resolves — through grit, determination and lipsmacking pies — to bake up her own recipe for happiness. The film debuted at Sundance, was distributed nationwide and, ultimately, inspired an all-female creative team to transform it for Broadway: sixtime Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Tragically, the film’s creator and director, Adrienne Shelly, was killed before Waitress began its journey to the screen and stage. Her legacy is that of one strong, successful woman who inspired three equally strong, successful women to share a simple, heartwarming story — the story of a woman who found the strength within herself to transform her life. Let the story inspire you.

For the no-longer-green creative team, Something Rotten! has been a challenge, an education and a joy, an experience they still savor as the touring production plays cities all over the United States. “This was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but [it was] so rewarding to sit in a theater and watch all these amazing contributions from people who took it beyond our idea to create this magical, happy experience,” Wayne says. Reprinted by permission.

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BY

William Shakespeare

With Rob Fenton*, Kim Fischer*, Thaddeus Fitzpatrick*, Keith D. Gallagher*, Skyler Gallun, Joel Reuben Ganz*, Joe Goldammer, Steven Cole Hughes*, Alec Hynes*, Erik Kochenberger, Daniel Kyri*, Jesse Pennington*, Adam Poss*, Gareth Saxe*, Ariel Shafir*, Travis Turner*, Danny Zuhlke

SCENIC DESIGN BY Jason Sherwood

COSTUME DESIGN BY Dede M. Ayite

DRAMATURGY BY Douglas Langworthy

LIGHTING DESIGN BY Alex Jainchill

VOICE AND DIALECT COACHING BY Kathryn G Maes, PhD

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Jeff Gifford

ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN BY Lindsay Jones

CASTING BY Elissa Myers Casting / Paul Foquet, CSA and Cree Rankin

STAGE MANAGER Kurt Van Raden*

MOVEMENT BY Ensemble

DIRECTED BY Robert O’Hara

The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

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CAST

(In Order of Appearance)

Duncan / Hectate One / Warlock.................................................................................................................. GARETH SAXE* Malcolm / Second Apparition / Warlock......................................................................................................ROB FENTON* Donalbain / Warlock..........................................................................................................................................SKYLER GALLUN Macbeth / Third Murderer / Warlock.............................................................................................................ARIEL SHAFIR* Banquo / Third Apparition / Warlock.............................................................................................................ALEC HYNES* Macduff / Son to Macduff / Warlock............................................................................................. JOEL REUBEN GANZ* Lady Macbeth / First Apparition / Warlock...................................................................................................ADAM POSS* Lady Macduff / Captain / Warlock...................................................................................................................DANIEL KYRI* Fleance / Warlock................................................................................................................................................ DANNY ZUHLKE Siward / Hecate Three / Doctor of the Physic / Warlock............................................. STEVEN COLE HUGHES* Young Siward / Hecate Two / Warlock.......................................................................................ERIK KOCHENBERGER Porter / Warlock.....................................................................................................................................KEITH D. GALLAGHER* Ross / Warlock............................................................................................................................................JESSE PENNINGTON* Lennox / Warlock............................................................................................................................................... TRAVIS TURNER* First Warlock / First Murderer................................................................................................................... JOE GOLDAMMER Second Warlock / Second Murderer............................................................................................................... KIM FISCHER* Third Warlock / First Murderer of Lady Macduff...........................................................THADDEUS FITZPATRICK*

Associate Sound Design.....................................................................................................................................JEFFREY LEVIN SDCF Observer, Assistant Director..................................................................................................................EDDIE DEHAIS Stage Manager.................................................................................................................................................KURT VAN RADEN* Assistant Stage Manager............................................................................................................................. D. LYNN REILAND* Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................................................... MARIAH BROWN

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

SETTING The Pit of Acheron


ACTING COMPANY ROB FENTON (Malcolm / Second Apparition / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. He was last seen in Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse) in Chicago. Other Chicago credits include: columbinus (American Theater), The Twins Would Like To Say (Dog and Pony Theatre), The Gospel of Franklin (Steppenwolf Theatre), The History Boys (Timeline Theatre), Port Authority (Writers Theatre). He has been seen on TV in NBC’s “Chicago Fire.” KIM FISCHER (Second Warlock/ Second Murderer). At the Theatre Company: Debut. NYC: Off-Broadway credits include Fuerza Bruta and Then She Fell. Regional Theatre: Chill (Merrimack Rep), Macbeth (Northern Stage), How We Got On (Cleveland Play House). International: Fuerza Bruta Milan. TV/Film: “The Get Down,” “Royal Pains,” “One Bad Choice,” “I can. I will. I did.” Training: BFA, NYU. Actors Theater of Louisville Apprentice. THADDEUS FITZPATRICK (Third Warlock / First Murderer of Lady Macduff). At the Theatre Company: Frankenstein, The Book of Will. New York credits include Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center), Alcestis Ascending (Clurman Theatre). Regional: I and You (Olney Theatre Center and Geva Theatre Center), The Jungle Book (Arden Theatre Company). He is currently involved in several developing plays. Commercial credits include Yes Television with Alec Baldwin, Lady

Gaga MTV VMA promotion, and voiceover work for Sierra Mist commercial. Special Awards / Training: National Award Winner in Prose and Poetry Performance. BA, University of Alabama. KEITH D. GALLAGHER (Porter / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Chicago: Beyond Caring (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Mary Page Marlowe, Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Gospel of Franklin, Man in Love (Steppenwolf First Look); Awake and Sing, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre Company); Shining City (Goodman Theatre); Tracks (TUTA Chicago); Arcadia (Court Theatre); The Real Thing (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun (Geva Theatre Center), The Gospel According to James (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Shining City (Huntington Theatre Co). TV/Film: “Empire,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Detroit 187,” Orders. SKYLER GALLUN (Donalbain / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies. Off-Broadway and other New York credits: Terezin (Playwrights Horizons), King Henry in Henry VI Part 3, American Stage premiere of Dogville directed by Robert O’Hara, world premiere of World of Sinatras, and The Little Prince. Training: BFA, NYU’s Meisner Studio and RADA.

JOEL REUBEN GANZ (Macduff / Son to Macduff / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater). Other New York credits include Macbeth (Lincoln Center Educational). Regional: Disgraced (Maltz Jupiter Theater); Other Desert Cities (Portland Center Stage/Syracuse Stage); Peter & the Starcatcher (Virginia Stage Company); Measure for Pleasure (Woolly Mammoth); The Book Club Play (Cincinnati Playhouse); The Death of Meyerhold, Take Me Out (Studio Theatre); Shear Madness, The Lisbon Traviata (Kennedy Center). TV/Film: “Unforgettable” (CBS), “What Would You Do?” (ABC), National Treasure II. Training: BA, Emory University; Jacques Lecoq, Diploma. Joel also teaches physical theater and consults on movement. www.joelreubenganz. JOE GOLDAMMER (First Warlock / First Murderer). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Selected Chicago credits: Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf Theatre); Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse); Rabbit Hole (Goodman Theatre); Suicide Inc. (Steppenwolf Garage); Cicada (Route 66); Dead End, R.U.R. (Griffin Theatre); If You Take a Mouse to School (Emerald City). Regional Credits include: Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Stage One); Henry V (Walden Theatre). STEVEN COLE HUGHES (Siward / Hecate Three / Doctor of the Physic / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Just Like Us, Pride &

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WHO’S WHO


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Prejudice, Measure for Measure, All My Sons, The Misanthrope, The Three Sisters, Scapin, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Blue/Orange, The Lonesome West, Hamlet, Pierre, Tantalus. At DCPA Cabaret: An Act of God. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival (three seasons), Creede Repertory Theatre (six seasons), The Arvada Center, Curious Theatre Company, Theatreworks, Theatre Aspen, Portland Center Stage, Baltimore Centerstage. TV/Film: “Law & Order,” “Law & Order, Criminal Intent.” Training: MFA, National Theatre Conservatory. ALEC HYNES (Banquo / Third Apparition / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional: A Comedy of Tenors, The Crucible (Cleveland Play House); The Violins of Hope (Cleveland Orchestra); The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Diary of Anne Frank (Riverside Theatre). TV/Film: “Dryden” mini-series. Training: MFA, CWRU/Cleveland Play House. ERIK KOCHENBERGER (Young Siward / Hecate Two / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. New York theatre credits: The Dudleys! (HERE Arts Center), Those Lurking Moments (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Othello (MadArts), and Dogville (Abe Burrows Theatre). He has performed in over 20 plays in New York City. Film: Against The Night, Bumbling, Has/Been, The First of our Friends to get Married. Awards/Training: Outstanding Achievement in Studio in both the Classical and Meisner studios. BFA, NYU. Born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado.

DANIEL KYRI (Lady Macduff / Captain / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Chicago credits include Objects in the Mirror (Goodman Theatre); Monster (Steppenwolf); Edward III, Henry V, Henry VI I, II, & III, and Richard III (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre). Other regional credits include Look Away (TheatreSquared). TV/Film: “Kid Nation,” “Perfect Day,” “Unexpected,” and “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party” streaming on Netflix. JESSE PENNINGTON (Ross / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Off-Broadway: Bootycandy, Rodney’s Wife, Franny’s Way (Playwrights Horizons); The False Servant (Classic Stage Company); The Winter’s Tale (Public Theater); General from America (Theater for a New Audience); Place at the Table (MCC Theater). International: recent European tour of the Public Theater’s production of The Apple Family Plays (Berlin, Brighton, Vienna). Regional: Major Barbara (Guthrie Theatre), Goodnight Children Everywhere (ACT), as well as plays at Geffen Playhouse, Huntington and others. Awards: Obie, Lucille Lortel nomination. Training: MFA, NYU. ADAM POSS (Lady Macbeth / First Apparition / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional credits: Macbeth (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville); 2666, Teddy Ferrara, A Christmas Carol, The Magic Play, The Solid Sand Below (Goodman Theatre); Lot’s Wife (Kansas City Rep); The North Pool, The Lake Effect (TheatreWorks, Palo Alto). Other credits: 1984, Animals Out of Paper (Steppenwolf

Theatre); The History Boys (Studio Theatre, DC); Oedipus el Rey, Queen (Victory Gardens Theater); The Lake Effect, Scorched (Silk Road Rising); The Beats (16th Street Theater). Television: “Shameless,” “Empire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” “Crisis,” “The Chicago Code,” “The Mob Doctor.” Film: The Middle Distance, The Drunk, The King of URLS, Speed Dating. GARETH SAXE (Duncan / Hecate One / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: The Lion King, The Homecoming, Heartbreak House. Off Broadway: Nicolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater); Harper Regan (The Atlantic); Richard III, The Winter’s Tale (Public Theatre); Echoes of the War, The Daughter-in-Law (Mint Theater), The Wax (Playwrights Horizons); Outward Bound (Keen Company). Regional: A Moon to Dance By (George Street Playhouse); Hamlet, Dangerous Liasons, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (American Conservatory Theater); iWitness (Mark Taper Forum); The Rivals (Huntington); Pericles (The Old Globe). TV/Film: Public Enemies; “SVU,” “Law & Order.” Training: MFA, NYU. ARIEL SHAFIR (Macbeth / Third Murderer / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional: John Proctor in The Crucible (Playmakers Rep), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare), Axel Fersen in Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf), Uzi in Captors (Huntington), John in A Life in the Theater (Alliance), among many others including most recently Isaac in the China tour of Disgraced. TV/Film:”Orange is the New Black,” “30 Rock,” “Army Wives,” “I Love You..but I Lied,” “M’Larky,” What Happens in Vegas, Bride Wars, Don Peyote, What


TRAVIS TURNER (Lennox-Angus / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. At DCPA Cabaret: The Second City’s American Mixtape. Chicago credits include: The Flick (Steppenwolf), Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass), The Upstairs Concierge (Goodman), The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writer’s), We Are Proud to Present… (Victory Gardens), Tartuffe and The Misanthrope (Court), Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse). Other Second City credits include co-productions with Goodman Theatre, The Lyric Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Education/Training: Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf. IG: @travistavaristurner

the troupe lost the lease of the theatre where it performed and built its own theatre across the Thames, south of London, which it called The Globe. The new theatre opened in July of 1599 built from the timbers of the old theatre. In 1603, when James I came to the throne, the new king designated the troupe as the King’s Company. Shakespeare entertained the people of London at The Globe until June 19, 1613, when a canon fired from the roof of the theatre during a performance of Henry VIII set the thatch roof on fire and burned the theatre to the ground. Shakespeare retired from the stage but continued to write until his death in 1616 on his 52nd birthday. To this day, Shakespeare is the most widely admired and well-known poet and playwright in English literature. DIRECTOR

DANNY ZUHLKE (Fleance / Warlock). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Only a Paper Moon (New York City Fringe Festival), THE TRIBE (Shout Alone Theatre Company), Dogville (NYU Stageworks). TV/Film: “The Deuce” (HBO), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (Stonestreet Studios). Awards/ Training: Special Recognition from Stonestreet Studios (2016). BFA in Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

ROBERT O’HARA (Director) has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two OBIEs and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Dania Guiria’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/ Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy as well as his own plays, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His new plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue, world premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, respectively. He recently directed a new musical, Unison inspired from the poetry of August Wilson at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a new musical, Bella by Kirsten Childs at Playwrights Horizons. He will direct the world premiere of his play, Mankind, at Playwrights Horizons this fall.

AUTHOR

CREATIVE TEAM

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Playwright) was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. As a young actor, poet and playwright, he joined The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, one of the most successful acting troupes in London. In 1599,

DEDE M. AYITE (Costume Designer). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Select Off-Broadway: Children of a Lesser God (BTG), Marie & Rosetta (Atlantic), The Royale (Lincoln Center), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout), brownsville

song (b-side for tray) (LCT3), ToasT (The Public). Regional: The Wiz (OSF), multiple productions at Arena Stage, Cleveland Play House, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, California Shakespeare Theater, and Studio Theatre. TV/Film: Comedy Central, “Fox Shortcoms” (FOX Network), COPPER Project (Improv Everywhere/BBC America). Awards/Training: 2017 Helen Hayes, 2015 Jeff Award. MFA, Yale School of Drama. ALEX JAINCHILL (Lighting Designer). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Significant Other (Associate), Old Times (Associate). Regional/Off-Broadway: UniSon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Campfire (Lincoln Center Education), Crude (Ars Nova), ADA (LaMama), Blossom (Dixon Place), All We Have Left (LaMama), Five Guys Named Moe (Arena Stage/Cleveland Playhouse), Dear Evan Hansen (Associate, Arena Stage), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Associate, Dallas Theatre Center/ Playwrights Horizons). LINDSAY JONES (Original Music and Sound Design). At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Bronx Bombers, A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway: Bella, Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Privacy, Dry Powder (Public), Mr. Joy (LCT3), Top Secret (NYTW) and many others. Regional: Guthrie, Alliance, Goodman, ACT, Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Huntington, Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage and many others. International: Stratford Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England). Awards: seven Joseph Jefferson Awards (24 nominations), two Ovation Awards (three nominations), LA Drama Critics Circle Award, three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Helen Hayes nominations. www.lindsayjones.com DOUGLAS LANGWORTHY (Dramaturg). At the Theatre Company: The Book of Will, All The Way, As You Like It, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands,

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Happens Next, Hysterical Psycho. Awards: Winner of a Suzi Bass Award, Jeff Award, and Barrymore Award.


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Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/ adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama. KATHRYN MAES, PhD. (Voice and Dialect Coach). At the Theatre Company: The Secret Garden, The Christians, The Book of Will, A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, The Glass Menagerie among others. Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (Arthur Miller’s American Clock), Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park. Special Awards/Training: ADVS (Central School of Speech and Drama. London, England); Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh). ELISSA MYERS CASTING, Paul Fouquet, CSA (Casting). Three Emmy nominations and one win, and one Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television. Over 15 films for PBS. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows, and 26 Off-Broadway shows. Current regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.” JASON SHERWOOD (Scenic Designer). At the Theatre Company: Frankenstein. OffBroadway: New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Realm, 59E59. Regional: Old Globe, Signature Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre,

Goodspeed Musicals, the Alliance, Ford’s Theater, among others. Recent and current: Frozen for Disney Creative Entertainment, The Chainsmokers on Saturday Night Live, and a collaboration with Oscar winner Sam Smith. Later this season, Jason will design The Wild Party for Off-Center and The Who’s Tommy for the Theatre Company. Instagram: @JasonSherwoodDesign STAGE MANAGEMENT D. LYNN REILAND (Assistant Stage Manager). At the Theatre Company: (14 seasons) Two Degrees, A Christmas Carol, The Nest, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Most Deserving. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, Perception. Other Theatres: Curious Theatre Company, Phamaly Theatre Company, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. KURT VAN RADEN (Stage Manager). At the Theatre Company: 50+ productions including The Secret Garden, The Book of Will, Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, Lookingglass Alice, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Romeo & Juliet, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Three Musketeers, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, Othello, A Raisin in the Sun, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Richard III, Noises Off, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pride and Prejudice, Season’s Greetings, Living Out. At DCPA Cabaret: First national tour of Murder For Two. Other Theatres: Over 56 new plays at The O’Neill Theatre Center, The Great River Shakespeare Festival. THEATRE COMPANY LEADERSHIP TEAM CHARLES VARIN (Managing Director) and his team are responsible for the administrative, financial and business operations for Theatre Company productions and other artistic initiatives such as new play development, Off-Center and the Colorado New Play Summit. Prior to the DCPA, he served as General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York

where he oversaw administrative and operational functions for contracting, front of house, facilities and IT and has also worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre. He is an active committee member of the League of Resident Theatres. He also serves on the finance committee for the Mile High Freedom Band where he plays tuba. NATAKI GARRETT (Associate Artistic Director). Featured in the November 2016 edition of American Theatre Magazine’s “One to Watch”, Nataki Garrett is the former Associate Artistic Director of CalArts Center for New Performance. She is a Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, a NAACP Award nominee and a member of SDC. Recent regional credits include: Hurt Village, An Octaroon, Pussy Valley, Neighbors, Bullrusher, Hoodoo Love, Semi Circle of Love, Smoke Lilies and Jade. Radio Credits include Biloxi Blues, Tape, 16 Wounded, The Living Room. Opera credits: Wet and Sucktion. CHARLIE MILLER (Associate Artistic Director) oversees new and innovative programming at the Denver Center including OffCenter, audience engagement projects, and other strategic initiatives. As co-founder and Curator of Off-Center, Charlie has led its growth from a small theatrical testing center to one of the DCPA’s signature lines of programming. Before joining the Artistic Team fulltime, Charlie divided his time between OffCenter and the Theatre Company’s Multimedia Department. As DCPA’s award-wining Resident Video Designer, Charlie designed and created projection/video content for 35 productions in nine seasons. Charlie is a Harvard graduate and a sixth generation Denverite.


The Theatre Company is grateful for the funds provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Special thanks also to grants from the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation; and contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals. The Theatre Company is a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit organization serving the public through the performing arts. The Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity

Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States; and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. The Theatre Company also operates under an agreement with Denver Theatrical Stage Employees Union, Local No. 7 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. The Theatre Company is constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for not-for-profit resident theatre companies.

The costumes, wigs, lighting, props, furniture, scenic construction, scenic painting, sound and special effects used in connection with this production were constructed and coordinated by the Theatre Company’s Production Staff.

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The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Ticket Services Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. (or I.A.T.S.E.) The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE. Member of the Colorado Theatre Guild

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JEFF GIFFORD (Director of Production) is in his fifth season at the DCPA and oversees every­ thing you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.


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By Sylvie Drake Smart People is a loaded title for a loaded play. It opens with projected images: diverse people, young, old, rich, poor, engaged in various activities. When I asked the play’s author, Lydia R. Diamond, what these images meant, she thought for a moment. “I wanted to open with a sense of the diversity of the characters,” she said with gravitas. “I wanted to inspire the director in a certain direction. I write from a very visual place, particularly when it’s about race.” And yes, Smart People is about race. Diamond is meticulous when it comes to intent. Her talents now include writing for film and television as well as theatre and she was in the middle of writing for Showtime’s The Affair when we spoke on the phone in July. This required that she pull her mind off that project to discuss her 2014 play. Four complicated people vie for our attention in Smart People: Brian, a white, tenured Harvard professor of neuropsychiatry with an entitlement issue who’s pursuing a controversial project; Valerie, a young African American struggling to break through as a professional actress (or just be seen?); Ginny, a Chinese-Japanese American professor of psychology at Harvard with a serious shopping habit who focuses on identity issues among Asian American women; and Jackson, an African American medical resident with an attitude, fresh out of Harvard Med and eyeing a career as a surgeon. If these thumbnail descriptions sound rooted in academia, they are. “My mother was a college professor,” Diamond offered. “I grew up in a family of academics.” Her own career has included stints as a professor and, although they are now divorced, she was married to a Harvard professor with whom she has a son. “I was very aware of that self-congratulatory world,” she added, “and what shapes it.” Smart People was triggered by a Princeton study about how we, as a species, tend to dehumanize the lowest of the low. When the study’s focus group was confronted by images of indigent, homeless people, the group registered no reaction. That detail got Diamond’s attention. It confirmed for her that our preconceptions — how we see others — are where prejudice begins.

Nataki Garrett, who joined the DCPA Theatre Company as Associate Artistic Director in January, chose Smart People for her Denver directorial debut because she could relate, she said. Like Diamond, Garrett comes from an African American family of academics. Except that she grew up in Oakland, CA, in the 1980s. “It was the middle of the Reagan scourge, the drug scene, the killings down the street from my house. That was my life.” With President Obama’s ascension to the presidency, “I was living in an extreme dichotomy with my sweet liberal friends because they were saying ‘racism is over,’ except it wasn’t. They weren’t listening to the wider world; they were listening to the sound of their own voice. Their sense of entitlement determined how the world was meant to be: my existence defined by your privilege. “I wasn’t shocked by the [Trump] election and needed to ask myself why,” she continued. “Why wasn’t I…? And then I read Smart People and remembered how selfcongratulatory my sweet liberal friends had been. This belief that you and I are alike just because we’re really good friends, is an illusion. We’re not [alike]. ‘Liberal’ does not protect you from bias; you have to go back to the beginning to understand how we got to here.” Before coming to Denver, Garrett racked up solid credits working in various capacities with a broad range of the country’s best resident theatre companies and schools, most recently California’s CalArts. She was highlighted in American Theatre magazine last year as a person to watch and admits she favors doing cutting edge work by emerging artists. “My mandate in the theatre is to give voice to the voiceless. I’m attracted to plays that seem impossible to stage and that chase us out of our comfort zones.” She selected Efren Delgadillo, Jr. to design the sets for Smart People because, she said, “he favors clean lines and uncluttered spaces. Nothing’s hidden. A neutral place, so we can hear the words.” And Diamond’s words do demand to be heard, because Diamond is an equal opportunity indicter. She

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refutes the notion that bigotry is owned only by certain people. As demonstrated by her stark 2008 play Stick Fly, racism cuts all ways. No one is exempt. Her “smart people” have issues with the wider world, but they also have a hard time talking to each other. Their anger simmers under a fragile surface that erupts easily. As the world’s playwrights all know, communication is mainly miscommunication — a human failing, regardless of the color of one’s skin, yet made worse by it. “I knew Brian had to be a white man,” said Diamond, whose protagonist is “a neuroscientist out to prove that white people are biologically racist. No, that’s not what I believe,” she added quickly. It was a way to jumpstart the discussion.

component. I discover things as I go along.” That the play takes place in the weeks leading up to President Obama’s inauguration is a component that wasn’t there when she started thinking about Smart People. Yet when his presidency became reality, it played into her premise, helping to shape it. As for the recent torrent of racism unleashed by Mr. Obama’s successor, Diamond said only, “I always thought that I would rather people be outspoken about their ideas, but I find it frightening.” ­ Sylvie Drake is a translator, former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, contributor to culturalweekly.com, American Theatre magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and former DCPA Director of Media Relations and Publication.

“I didn’t know what or who the characters around this man would be,” she said. “Creating characters is part of a process that’s purposeful, but also organic. It has a spiritual

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So you think you can dance? Me neither. But you’ll be inspired to bust a move when you bring your family to an international festival featuring all things hip hop. The world’s most renowned hip hop dancers and graffiti artists will heat things up at the Arts Complex when Breakin’ Convention gathers both local and national performers for this two-day festival. Originated in 2004 by Jonzi D of Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the event features dancers, poets, graffiti artists, MCs and DJs. Four international hip hop dance acts plus four local crews will offer two major public performances in The Buell Theatre plus workshops and on-site art creation throughout the Arts Complex. From b-boy crews who pop and lock to contortionists who dance pantsula, the international groups feature Yeah Yellow (France), Protocol (UK), Salah (France) and Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa). Local groups will round out the festival but were still being confirmed as of press time. Visit denvercenter.org/newscenter for the announcement.

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In addition to the DCPA, Turner is proud to support arts and culture through several Colorado organizations including the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and it is honored to participate in Imagine 2020, our City’s cultural plan for the future. This community involvement is driven by the desire of Turner’s employees, who volunteer with a myriad of local organizations, to contribute to the health and vitality of the Denver area as a complement to its work building the future of the Rocky Mountain region.


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On New Year’s Day 1980, The Space Theatre opened with a production of Orson Welles’ Moby Dick — Rehearsed. It was the second of a trio of plays that were performed to celebrate the opening of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.

of seating so that the theatre can be changed show by show to best meet the needs of each production. Additionally, our guests and artists will benefit from state-of-the art acoustics, lighting and sound, and greatly improved sightlines.”

The building was called “elegantly beautiful,” “spectacularly modern” and the “Crown Jewel of the Rockies.” And the free-form, pentagonal and flexible Space Theatre was called “unique” and “unlike any other.”

As in theatre, there are many significant contributors to a successful production. Semple Brown Design (the local, award-winning architectural firm that reconceived the City’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House in 2005), was brought in to reimagine The Space Theatre, which was originally designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche.

Since that star-studded night, The Space Theatre has hosted 175 productions by the Tony Award-winning DCPA Theatre Company. In all that time, it has only received one minor cosmetic update. Now approaching its 40th birthday, The Space was due for a massive overhaul. Thanks in part to a $10 million grant from the Better Denver Bond Program as well as a generous contribution by The Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fund represented by Phil and Marcie Munishor, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) embarked on its most significant theatre renovation project to date. Led by Vice President of Facilities Management & Event Services Clay Courter and Theatre Company Director of Production Jeff Gifford, the DCPA’s Facilities and Production teams have worked since 2013 to imagine, plan and oversee the renovation project. “Thanks to Mayor Hancock, City Council, the Better Denver Bond Program and the generosity of the Munishors,” noted Courter, “we were able to address critical life-safety issues and ensure full ADA compliance including two fully accessible tech booths for our staff. Additionally, we wanted to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment for our guests with the creation of a designated lobby for The Space Theatre, reduced seating for a more intimate experience and increased restrooms including an inclusive restroom. “The new and improved Space Theatre keeps the intimate, theatre-in-the-round style,” said Gifford, “but it now gives our artists more options with which to play. We have the flexibility to completely remove one section 28

“Altogether, we made lots of changes,” said Chris Wineman of Semple Brown Design, “but we tried not to alter what’s unique about this room — the sense of contained energy, the sense of focus and the wonderful sense of being surrounded…. That leads to a lot of the other aesthetic choices that you see. It’s a palette of colors and textures that is very specifically theatrical because when the lights go down, the architecture is meant to go away.” The architectural vision was then paired with the needs of artists, actors, designers and theatre technicians when Theatre Projects (CT) was brought in to consult on the renovation. “When we came in, we too didn’t want to screw up what was great about what was already here,” said Michael Ferguson of Theatre Projects, “but improve the things that could be improved and leave it functioning at a higher and better level.” One of its major tasks was to convert two entry points into one mezzanine level entrance, which required the upper bowl of seats to be disengaged from the balcony and rotated one-tenth. And the final critical partner was Turner Construction. Based in Greenwood Village, this international construction company may be best known locally for its work on Sports Authority Field at Mile High. "Turner Construction is proud to be a partner of the DCPA through its work on The Space Theatre renovation and other projects,” said Aaron Wiebelhaus, General

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SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to the many individuals and companies who had the vision and commitment to make a world-class theatre that is equal to its world-class productions. THE JOAN AND PHILL BERGER CHARITABLE TRUST Dr. Marcie and Mr. Phillip Munishor

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Manager. “By helping DCPA bring unforgettable shared cultural experiences to Denver, Turner achieves its goal of being a good steward of this great city and building spaces that have a positive impact on the community." “This project would not have been possible without the All-Star team we assembled for the project,” said Courter. “Turner Construction and all of its subcontractors, Semple Brown Design, Theatre Projects, and the tireless work of our Facilities and Production staffs have transformed ideas, suggestions and designs into a next-generation home for our Tony Awardwinning Theatre Company and our loyal patrons.”

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Since the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex opened its doors in 1979, 4.5 million patrons have come through its doors to laugh, to cry, to think and to be entertained. Year over year, season after season, the productions have been world-class. Now, the theatre in which they are performed has been elevated well beyond its original vision. In the archives from the original opening, the following notation was made and is just as true as it was 40 years ago: The great vagabond poet, Robert W. Service, once said, “The theatre is the house of life.” Anyone connected with the conception, design, construction and nurturing of the incredible Denver Center for the Performing Arts would wholeheartedly agree. As a structure, in its many parts and taken altogether, it is truly a work of art. But its main function is to house the works of men and women who have endeavored to bring art to the world. And where there’s art, there’s life.

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Heather Day Fineline Graphics+ David & Theresa Flake John & Ginny Freyer

Darrell Anderson+

Ms. Amy Gaines & Mr. Ron Litvak

Anonymous Donor (1)

Gränd Salon+

AT&T

Mr. Patrick Hamill

Baroness Wine Distributors+

Mrs. Jennifer HavercroftMiller & Mr. Greg Miller

Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. Jim & Kristin Bender+ Doug & Catherine Benson LaFawn Biddle*

Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust John & Karen Ikard

Ms. Ellen Scott

BKD CPAs & Advisors

John Atencio/Designer Fine Jewlery+

James & Alison Shetter*

Black Creek Capital

Ms. Judy Johnston

Jim & Lori Steinberg*

Boeing

Ms. Barbara Kelley

Stephen & Susan Struna+

Bonneville Denver+

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Kelly

Teocali Energy LLC

Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquor Total+

Kendra Scott+

Jack & Penny TerHar Transamerica Turner Morris, Inc. U.S. Anesthesia Partners of Colorado University of Denver+

The Broadway League Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Ralph L. & Florence R. Burgess Charitable Trust

Lori & Bill Kurtz Michael & Gianna LaRouche Liberty Global Thomas D. Lookabaugh Foundation Marie Maltz

Vectra Bank

Kay Drees Burke Family Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Vinnik

Patricia & Martin Buys

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Meny

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Vrablik

Larry & Margaret Byrne

Karen & Rich Walker

John Carlen & Jean Gleason

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C.+

Chase Bank, N.A.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Nagel

Xcel Energy

Outfront Media

Mr. Robert A. Zupkus

MDC Holdings, Inc./ Richmond American Homes Macy's Mr. Pat Spieles & Ms. Carol McMurry

CIGNA Citi Private Bank | Citibank N.A.

Peter Mannetti & Ruth Krebs

Gayle & Steve Mooney John & Sherri Nitta Nordstrom Mr. & Mrs. Paul Oberman*

The Ponzio Family

Rob Clark

Ms. Tracy M. Pharis

Quest Diagnostics

Continuum Partners, LLC

Ms. Ronna N. Phelps*


THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS Dr. Amy Poppy

Ray & Denise Bellucci*

Ms. Amy McClenathan

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Atkins

Ms. Erika Porter+

Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. D. Bryan

Mr. Graham Phipps & Ms. Carol McEnroe*

Judith Babcock+

Ms. Judi Burk

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Miller

Dr. Jennifer Caskey

Ms. Arlene Mohler-Johnson

Alexis Balgenorth & Kim Balgenorth

Mr. Nathan Clark

Mr. & Mrs. Ed Osborne

James Barlett

Jerry Conover & Jacquelyn Wonder

Ms. Lois Paul

Richard Barnett

Ted & Susan Pinkowitz

Mr. & Mrs. Andy Bishop

Prologis The Publishing House+ Rialto Café+ Riverfront Park Community Foundation RK Foundation

Pam & Don Piro

Mr. Ed Blieszner

Coors Distributing Company+

Ann & Keith Pollack

Mrs. Randi Bloomenthal Tom & Doris Blyth

Shames Construction

Mr. Leslie Crispelle & Mr. Glenn Tiedt

Don & Grace Quade+ Mark & Maxine Rossman

Breakthru Beverage Group

Jeremy & Susan Shamos

Mr. & Mrs. David Duke*

Mr. & Mrs. Hassan Salem

The Broadmoor Hotel

Dr. Sean Shaw

Ms. Nora Eckstein Sekowski in memory of her mother, actor Ann Guilbert

In Honor of Martin Semple from “Anonymous vv”

Mrs. Angela Brocklesby

John Ekeberg & Jen Schwem

Mr. Randy Fitch & Mr. Terry Siek

Ms. Leslie Fangman

Dodie Simmons

Fine Arts Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Marlis Smith

Sally & Alan Gass*

Superoofs

H. Robert & Lois Gill

Alan & Gayle Talesnick Target

Starr Painting & Drywall

Giving Generations Foundation

Topher Straus+

Chuck & Pat Griffith

Stout Street Social

Ms. Laurel Haberstroh+

Mr. Ted Tow & Ms. Cathy Traugott

Subaru of America, Inc

Hall Prangle & Schoonveld LLC

Trice Jewelers+

RK Steel The Ross Foundation Semple Brown Design, P.C.

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Shpall Anna & John J. Sie Foundation Ms. Janice Sinden Sprint Press Denver+ Megghan & Jared St. Aubyn Mrs. Katharine Stapleton/ Harmes C. Fishback Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Siegel

The Kitchen Denver

Brooks Brothers+ Brown Forman Spirits+ Mr. Dale Bryant Ms. Nora Bettina Caley Mr. Michael Caplan Jim Caputo Carla's A Classic Design Ltd Mr. & Mrs. Brian Carlson Mr. Mike Castillo Dr. Carlton Clinkscales Cook Street Consulting Sam & Beth Coyle Family Fund

Mr. Peter Harkness

Meg Walfoort Truhler Scholarship

Ms. Jacque Hinman

Mark & DonnaDale Turner

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Davidson

Ms. Kim Huskins

Ms. Lesha Van Binsbergen

Paul & J'ne Day-Lucore

Ms. Kathy Huwaldt

Mr. Scott Vasina+

Evan & Jennifer Dechtman

Jay Feder Jewelers+

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Ward*

Mr. Stanley Di Cicco+

Tina Walls*

Mr. & Mrs. C. Howard Johnson

Barth & Maureen Whitham

FloraJane & James DiRienzo

Ms. Janet Ward

Darryl & April Jones*

Williams Jewelers+

Mr. Brett Dolan

Ms. Rebecca Watson

Frank & Marti Judson

Ms. Louise Douglass*

Weifield Group Contracting

Ms. Rachel Williams & Mr. Mike Weissmann

Ms. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick*

Dr. Kenneth Weiner & Mrs. Anita Hailey

Dr. & Mrs. David Wong

Rick & Molly Klau

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Elinoff

Mr. William La Bahn

Dr. Eve Wood & Mr. Thomas Wieber

ARTISTIC DREAMER ($2,500 - $4,999)

Luxury Outerwear+

Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Yaros*

Ms. Linda Embree

Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Ahrens

Mr. Gerald Makela

Anonymous Donors (3)

SCENE MAKER ($1,200 - $2,499)

Mr. Kyle Malone+

Willis Ashby & Karen Burch

Anonymous Donor (1)

Mariel*

Ms. Sybil Barnes

Artsy Chic by Yulia+

Mr. David Marshall

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Atha

Terry & Michelle Taggart Mr. Steve Talley Mrs. Bea Taplin* Mr. James Turpen Vail Resorts Joe Vecchio

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Cool River Café+

Mr. Don Bain+

Diane MacRossie

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CTS Distributing, Inc.+

Mr. Stephen Edmonds & Mr. Daniel Kopnisky+

Mr. Ken Elliott+

EON Office Mr. John Fair & Ms. Marcela de la Mar Lois Felt* First National Wealth Management


Mr. & Mrs. Tom Marsh

The Little Nell+

Ms. Debra Brooks Luby

David & Noelle Mathis

Ross & Sue Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. Don Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McConnell

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. William Brown

Mr. Shawn Fowler

V.I.P. Tours of New York

Ms. Joan Brown

Mrs. Sally Gart

Mr. Christopher Merrell

Mr. Chris Varner

Doug & Abby Brown

Mr. Landon Gates

Ms. Victoria Miles*

Ms. Patricia Villegas

Mr. Rudolph Butler

Mr. Graham Gibbard

Mr. Brian Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vorndran

Cort Carpenter

Mr. & Mrs. Wally Graham

James & Claudia Miller+

Mrs. Sandra Walling

Steve & Colleen Carrico

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Granger

Molson Coors

Ms. Katie Walters

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Casey

Mr. Gerald Padmore & Ms. Myrtle Rose Greene

Mrs. Mariette Moore & Mr. Nicholas Sciubba

Ms. Kaitlin Wasik

Dan & Robin Catlin

Mr. Rich Gunlikson

Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Moore

Mr. David Wedmore

Ms. Shelly Catterson

Mrs. Deanna M. Haas

Mrs. Lynnette Morrison

Ms. Kim West

Century 21 Trenka Real Estate

Mrs. Karen Haley

Mrs. Julie Mostek

Mr. Norris Hermsmeyer

Sharon Mushkin

Ms. Cathey Herren

NC & BC Foundation Inc.

Mr. Randall Hertel

James Neely

Henry E. Wurst Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hill

Newman Center for the Performing Arts

David Yurman+

Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Nancy Follet* Mrs. Alice Foster

Mr. Woodie Hopper Mr. Alison Hoversten Ms. Rachel Huber+ Barbara Huff & Jack Hanley Carol & Jerry Huller+ Ms. Amber Human Mr. & Mrs. Michael Imhoff Ms. Karen Jo Dr. & Mrs. Brian Joondeph Mr. Brad Kaplan Ms. Deborah Kelly Mrs. Joyce Kelly Lapides Joe Kelso Dr. Jan Kennaugh & Mr. Chip Horne KeyBank Colorado

Ms. Stacy Ohlsson

Mr. & Mrs. Kemper Will Winter Park Resort Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wood

BACKSTAGE ENTHUSIAST ($500 - $1,199)

Ms. Elizabeth A. Orr

James & Linda Abrahamsen

Mr. Joe Otero & Ms. Valerie Antonioli

Mr. Peter Abuisi

Mrs. Toby Pippin Ms. Jane Prancan*

Lucky Vidmar & Aubrey Ardema

Ms. Katherine Rainbolt

Ms. Liz Armstrong

Alexander & Cynthia Read

Kathleen Perry/ Artworks, etc., LLC

Sanctuary+ Mr. & Mrs. Stan Sena Dr. Barbara ShannonBanister & Mr. Guardie Banister, Sr.*

Anonymous Donors (2)

Mr. Chris Comer Concept Restaurants+ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cox Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Craig Ms. Christin Crampton William & Karen Curtis Laura Daily Ms. Cynthia Daniels

The Deane Family Fund

Bartholic Family Foundation Mrs. Dianne Bartlett

Ms. Mary Sissel

Donald & Martha Bender

Lasair Aesthetic Health, PC

Skin Institute Denver+

Bistro Vendome+

Mr. J. Scott Lasater

In memory of DCPA Employee David Smith

Ms. Beverly Black+

Ms. Mary Spillane Ms. Merriam Spurgeon+

Mr. Robert Blauvelt & Mr. Michael Corrigan

Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Stewart

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bortz

Mr. Al Stutson

Libby Bortz

Leigh & Darren Markley

Dick & Sonnie Talley

Ms. Betsy Brachfeld

Mr. & Mrs. Morton Marks

Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group+

Ms. Haley Branch

Drs. David & Heidi Markenson

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Colville

Dr. Patricia Baca/The Colorado Trust Directed Contributions Program

Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lanier

Mr. & Mrs. Jon A. Madsen

Rep. Mike Coffman

Ms. Melanie Davidson

Ms. Debbie LaBrant-Hartung

Mr. Mack Lovvorn

Dr. Tom Reiley & Mrs. Linda Cobb-Reiley

Mr. Hartman Axley

Shell Oil Matching Gifts Program

Ms. Stephanie Levert

Bob & Liana Clark

Kevin & Dawn Collins

Ms. Allison Olsson

Sage Hospitality+

Ms. Keri Christiansen

Peter Baumgartner

Mr. John Blair

Mr. & Mrs. Cole Brannick

Denver Art Museum+ Kyle & Sarah Ehrhardt Doug & Tana English Mr. Lou Eppelscheimer+ Mr. & Mrs. James W. Espy Mr. John Estes Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Farkas Mr. Andrew Feinstein Mr. Gregory Fulton Galvin Family Foundation GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program The Gilman Family Foundation


THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS Barry J. Goldstein Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Glenn & Kim Goodwin Henry H. & Lorie Gordon Ronald & Vivian Gordon Ms. Odile Grady Alyson Graves Greenwood Country Club+ Dr. Brian Greffe Lisza Gulyas Mr. Mark Gyetvay Mr. Donald Hagengruber Steve & Maggie Haley The Hamlin Family Fund Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Harrison Rhondda Evans Hartman & the Jackson H. Fenner Foundation

Mr. Harland Ranney

Mr. & Mrs. Michael West

Ms. Cindy Kent & Mr. Tudor Coleman

Ms. Patricia Rawlings

Ms. Deborah Westman

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Ray

Dr. Jeff Wheeler Ms. Ginger White Brunetti

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Reichenberg

Mr. & Mrs. Michael King

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Repp

Diane Kremer

Mrs. Shari Ribordy

Mr. & Mrs. John Kulich

Steven & Joan Ringel

Mr. Joseph Kurgan

Fred & Ayliffe Ris

Craig Zeller in honor of Margot & Allan Frank

Mr. & Mrs. Gary LaPlante

Jerry & Shifra Rosen in honor of Ellie Caulkins

ENSEMBLE ($250 - $499)

Donald & Janenne Rosen

Mr. & Mrs. Eula Adams

Mr. Stephen Row

Ms. Lynna D. Adell

Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Scheitler

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Adler

Ms. Lisa Schmidt

Ms. Kirsten Anderson

Ms. BJ Scott

Anonymous Donors (3)

Ms. Julie Scott

Ms. Nancy Arellano-Meyer

Lisbeth & Earl Sethre

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Arnold

Ms. Pamela Sletten

Mrs. Karen Barker

Mr. David Sloan

Mr. David Barnes

Mr. Brock Smethills & Ms. Kelly Sweeney

Mr. Chris Beatty

Dr. Angela Betker & Dr. Anthony Simon

Mr. & Mrs. David Kiefer

Ms. Miquela Luna Paul Manoogian Mr. & Mrs. Brian McCallin Ms. Michaela McDonnel Mr. Aaron McDowell Mr. & Mrs. Bryce McTavish* Mr. Robert Meade Jr. Gene & Dee Milstein Monty Nuss Photography+

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Williams Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams Mr. & Mrs. Bob Zaparanick

Haselden Construction

Ms. Rayanne Mori

Mr. Craig Hemenway

Ms. Trish Morris*

Bob & Lisa Hephner

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Mulvany

Mr. Jon Seay & Ms. Robin Heppler

Mr. Stuart Myhill

Cheryl L. Solich & John W. Kure

Ms. Marcia Naiman

Dr. & Mrs. Harlan Spritzer

Ms. Jennifer Betz

Mr. Ben Nesbitt

Stellar Solutions Foundation

Mrs. Bonnie Bills

Janet Nessinger

Ms. Susan Stiff+

Kerri Blum

Denny & Judy O'Brien

Mr. Thomas Suter

Ms. Tara Olley

Mrs. Melanie Tafaro

Ms. Sue Bovey & Ms. Carol Bell

Miss Brea Olson

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Tashiro

Ms. Kristen Brown

Mr. Joe Oltmann

Philip & Page Tatar

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Burge

Gregory & Caitlin Osborn

John & Judith Taubman

William & Georgina Bush

Mr. Marc Paolicelli

Nancy & Jon Tellor Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Butz

Kent Thompson & Kathleen McCall

Mrs. Diana Carney

Catherine Hesse Ms. Patricia Hill Mrs. Anne Hillary Sheila Hoff Mr. & Mrs. Travis Hohn Mr. & Mrs. Guy Holman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Holt* Mr. Jeff Hovorka & Mr. Thad Valdez*

Ms. Leslie Beltrami

Terri Caine

Ms. Kelley Howes

Ms. Dena Pastorini

Mr. Joseph Hyland

Mr. Justin Peltzer

IBM Matching Grants Program

Mr. Fred Stone & Mr. Dan Peregoy

Ibraheem's Rugs & Furnishings Boutique+

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Perrotto

Mrs. Janie Trevor

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp

Mr. & Mrs. John Tumler

Chris Perschbacher & Travis Fasching

Paco Varela & Tim Wilson

Colorado Symphony Orchestra+

Ms. Renée Verspoor

Ms. Ellen Connor

Ms. Herminia Vigil

Bob & Georgi Contiguglia

Ed & Patty Wahtera

Ms. Lana Cordier-Shelton

Ms. Theresa Wallace+

Mr. Tom Curley

Lee & Jilda Weinstein

Ms. Colleen Curran

Imhoff Ohlson Family Fund Ms. Eleanor Isbill Mr. & Mrs. Jon Isenhart Mr. & Mrs. Paul Jeffery Paul R. Jeselnick & Andy W. Strickland Mr. Jay E. Johnson 40

Stock Jonekos

Mr. Kirk Petersen Mrs. Kathleen Potter Mr. Steven Powell Koger & Marcie Propst

Ms. Cynthia Treadwell

Two Hands Wines+

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Ms. Cynthia Chapman Mr. & Mrs. Allan Cheuvront Ms. Dianne Clarke Colorado Health Foundation


Carlos & Mary De la Rosa Devils Thumb Ranch+ Mrs. Jacklyn Devine Daniel P. Archer & Julie A. Dionigi Loralee & James Dischner Ms. Stephanie Doss Mr. & Mrs. Roy Drake Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dubreuil Ms. Julie Dugan Ms. Jennifer Dyer Mr. Marshall Essig Ms. Melissa Fetzer Mrs. Brianna Firestone* Ms. Deborah Ford-Williams

Marilyn & Leland Huttner Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. George Johnson Rebecca & George Kalinowsky Dr. Igal Kam

Ms. Margaret Morton Ms. Jennifer Nealson Ms. Gayle Nosal Mrs. Gayle Novak Mr. Jon Olafson Ms. Rhonda Olguin

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Slosky in memory of William Cohodas Kathryn & Hanspeter Spuhler Dr. Apryl Steele Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sterrett

Ms. Marilyn Oliver

Arthur & Stephanie Strasburger

Mr. David Kenney

Jean & Ed Onderko

Ms. Inge Tamm-Daniels*

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas King

Mr. Dennis Orcutt

Kate Testerman

Roberta & Mel Klein

Robin & Stuart Pack

Ms. Linda Thompson

Mrs. Janet Klotz

Chuck & Helina Palmer

Ms. Barbara Thorngren

Peter & Roberta Knott

Cherylee & Craig Parker

Ms. Linda Konde

Ms. Cleo Parker Robinson*

Ms. Barbara Thorngren in memory of Gil Farin

Bob & Nancy Koontz

Ms. Julia Parrino & Mr. Richard D. George

Janine Kempfer & Jaye Lucas

Mr. Craig Truman

Jeff & Leah Peer

Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Turetzky

Ms. Susan Pensiero

Mr. Jack Turner

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Peters

Mr. Richard Turner

Mr. John Lee

Emi Peterson

Jennifer Leitsch

Ms. Margaret A. Platte

University of Denver, Office of University Advancement

Les Cygnettes

Ms. Jeanne Posthumus Mr. Glen Pray

Ms. Laurie Gaspar

Dr. Charles Lobitz & Dr. Gretchen Lobitz

Mr. & Mrs. Ben Valore-Caplan

Ms. Sheri Raders

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gass

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Logan

Mr. Charles Varin

Ms. M. Lou Raders

Ms. Kathleen Gonzales

Mr. Guy Lopez

Mr. Mark Vera

Mr. Thomas R. Graham & Ms. Judith Pettibone

Mr. Randy Loveland

Mr. Mark C. Reese & Ms. Martha Graves Reese

Colin A. Walker

Mr. Tracy Forst JoAnne Friedman & Steven Trujillo Hon. & Mrs. Herb Galchinsky Karen Garcia Ms. Jennifer Garner Mrs. Velvia Garner

Mrs. Donna Kornfeld Mr. Troy Lakey Professor Richard S. Leaman

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Valas

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Wallace

William & Mary Carol Riaski*

Mrs. Jeri Groves

Ms. Jedeane MacDonald Cone

Ms. Linda Rieger

Ms. Julia Haddad

Mrs. Deb Mager

Sandra Walling in memory of Don Johnson

Bob & Dianne Rizzuto

Ms. Judi Hand

Jerry Maglio

Ms. Tobi Watson*

Mr. Dennis Robinson

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hartman

Susan & Charlie Maguire

Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Webster

Ms. Tamarah Rodriguez

Ms. Kristin Harvey

Joyce Mahn

Mrs. Wendy Weil

Mrs. Nancy Roeder

Mr. Thomas P. Hayes

Mr. Michael Mallett

Ilana Rubin*

Mr. Doug Wells & Ms. Molly McNamara

Mrs. Joan Hazen

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Martella

Mrs. Lorraine Salazar

Thomas & Kimberly Whyte

Mr. John Helfrich

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mathews

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Saunders

Ms. Susan Helmer

Mr. William Mathews & Ms. Joy Godesiabois

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Schmitt

Mr. Jim Wilmsen & Mrs. Kim Brown Wilmsen

Hon. Robert Fullerton & Ms. Beverlee Henry Fullerton Jacinto & Pamela Hernandez Ms. Pamela Hirschman Mr. David Hoch Holland & Hart LLP Ms. Leigh Howe Ms. Jill Hutcheson

Mr. Steve McGrath Ms. Leslie McKay Mr. & Mrs. Charles McNeil* Ms. Jane McNellis Ms. Meredith Michalski Eva Milko Mr. Joseph Moenich Mr. & Mrs. William Moore

Ms. Jane Schmitz Ruth E. Schoening Carmel Scopelliti Mr. & Mrs. Karl Seller Ms. Virginia Shank Theresa & Marston Shelton Mr. Mark Sherock Mr. & Mrs. Robert Slosky in honor of Nancy Oberman

Ms. Deborah Woodward* Suzanne M. Yoe* Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zoellner

+ Includes In-Kind Donation * Women's Voices Fund


DCPA TEAM

DCPA Janice Sinden.....................................President & CEO Maggie Lamb...............................Executive Assistant to the CEO

Angeles Reyes Soto....................................Custodians

MARKETING, SALES & PATRON SERVICES Eric Boone.................................Front End Developer

BROADWAY & CABARET

Heidi Bosk......Senior PR & Promotions Manager

John Ekeberg.......Executive Director Broadway

Jonalyn Bradshaw............................Education Sales Coordinator

Alicia Bruce........................................General Manager Abel Becerra................Technical Director, Cabaret

DEVELOPMENT Deanna Haas.............. Chief Development Officer Shawn Bayer..................................Associate Director Chelley Canales............... Development Associate

Flora Jane DiRienzo...............Director of Strategic Partnerships Casey Eickhoff.................Senior Graphic Designer Brenda Elliott....................Senior Graphic Designer Brianna Firestone..................Director of Customer Experience & Loyalty

SHARED SERVICES

Scenic Design Lisa M. Orzolek..............Director of Scenic Design Kevin Nelson, Nicholas Renaud........... Scenic Design Assistants Lighting Design Charles R. MacLeod................ Director of Lighting Lily Bradford...................Lighting Design Assistant

Vicky Miles.............................. Chief Financial Officer

Reid Tennis..............................Production Electrician

Jennifer Jeffrey.........................Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Multimedia

Julie Schumaker.........................Executive Assistant to the CFO

Sound Design

Topher Blair...............................Multimedia Specialist Craig Breitenbach........................ Director of Sound

ACCOUNTING

Tyler Nelson......................................... Sound Designer

Jennifer Siemers................Director of Accounting

Alex Billman, Frank Haas...........Sound Operators Stage Management

Megan Fevurly....................Development Manager

Hope Grandon.......................PR & Events Manager

Michaele Davidson.................... Senior Accountant

Katie Imhoff..........................Development Manager

Brittany Gutierrez...........................Communications Coordinator

Linda Erickson.............................. Senior Accountant

Kurt Van Raden.........Production Stage Manager

Juliette Hidahl.................................. Accounting Clerk

Christoper C. Ewing..........Senior Stage Manager

Donna Hendricks.......................Executive Assistant to the CMO

Kim Stewart.......................................Staff Accountant

Jeff Hovorka...........Director of Sales & Marketing

HUMAN RESOURCES

Jennifer Kemps......................Group Sales Manager

Shaunda Van Wert........................ Vice President of Human Resources

Kailey Buttrick, Rachel Ducat, Heidi Echtenkamp, Corin Ferris, Chris Lubke, Rick Mireles, Kristen O’Connor, Lyle Raper, D. Lynn Reiland........Stage Managers

Melissa Olson......................Development Assistant Marc Ravenhill...............................Associate Director Valerie Taron...................................Associate Director David Zupancic.............Director of Development

EDUCATION Allison Watrous............................Executive Director of Education

Emily Kent................................. Director of Marketing David Lenk.............................................Video Producer Emily Lozow.........................Marketing Coordinator

Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski......Associate Director of Education and Curriculum Manager

Adam Lundeen..................Marketing Technologist

Stuart Barr............... Education Technical Director

Carolyn Michaels...........................................Copywriter

Claudia Carson..........................................Bobby G and Playwriting Coordinator

Cheyenne Michaels..........Marketing Coordinator

Leslie Channell...............................Business Manager

Kyle Malone....................................................Art Director

John Moore..............................Senior Arts Journalist Adam Obendorf.........................Senior Art Director

Regina Matthews......Director Human Resources Aubrey Antonsen...................................HR Generalist Brian Carter................Human Resources Manager

Scene Shop Eric Moore.........................................Technical Director Robert L. Orzolek............................................Associate Technical Director

Jamie Hawkins....................................HR Coordinator

Albert “Stub” Allison................Assistant Technical Director

Jill Martinez..........................................Payroll Specialist

Louis Fernandez III..........................Lead Technician

Monica Robles..........................Mailroom Supervisor

Tyler Clark, Brian “Marco” Markiewicz, Wynn Pastor, Kyle Scoggins, Kyle Simpson Mara Zimmerman...................... Scenic Technicians

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Joseph Schurwonn........................Financial Analyst

Yovani Pina..................Associate Vice President of Information Technology

Prop Shop

Tim McCracken.................................... Head of Acting

Jill Schwager......................Audience Development Associate

Rick Bennett...............................................Director of IT

Eileen S. Garcia......Assistant Properties Director

Andre Rodriguez............................Teaching Artist & Shakespeare Coordinator

Rob Silk.......................Director of Creative Services

Simone Gordon.......................IT Program Manager

Jamie Stewart Curl, David Hoth, Georgina Kayes, Katie Webster.........................................Props Artisans

Melissa Sumner.........Office Manager & Registrar Linda Eller..............................................................Librarian

David Saphier..................Teaching Artist & School Coordinator

Suzanne Yoe............Director of Communications & Cultural Affairs

Jim Hipp.................................Associate Director of IT Christopher Hoge....VoIP/System Administrator Paul Howell.........................................................Help Desk

Elizabeth Schmit.........................Assistant Registrar

THEATRE SERVICES

Bobby Jiminez.....Senior AudienceView Analyst

Rachel Taylor...................Teaching Artist & At-Risk Coordinator

Carol Krueger...............Theatre Services Manager

David Tschan..............................................Director of IT

Adam Alberti, Ethan Aumann, Nora Caley, Samantha Egle, Jahnice Jones, Hadley Kamminga-Peck, LeiLani Lynch, Aaron McMullen, Gregory Melton, Douglas Murphey, Joyce Murphey, Margaret Ohlander, Dylan Phibbs, Stephanie Prugh, Valerie Schaefer, Lauren Veselak Mica Ward.........................................Theatre Company House Managers

John H. Voorheis..........Manager of Infrastructure

Ilasiea Gray, Chloe McCleod, Maggy Stacy, Justin Walvoord, Robyn Yamada.................................. Teaching Artists

FACILITIES & EVENT SERVICES Clay Courter............................................ Vice President, Facilities & Event Services Dwight Barela, Zachary Brent, Clint Flinchpaugh, Michael Kimbrough.......................................Engineers Quentin Crump............................. Security Specialist Tom Duffin..................Manager, Event Technology George Hartman...................................Chief Engineer Stori Heleen...............Event Technology Specialist Jaymes Kimbrough.....................Event Technology Specialist Clint King....................................... Security Supervisor Brian McClain............................Custodial Supervisor Matt Leaver, Tara Miller, Brittany Schoede............................Events Managers Brook Nichols.............Director, Event Technology Maggi Quinn......Director Facilities Management Will Stowe..................Event Technology Specialist Tara Wenger..........................................Facilities/Event Services Business Manager Dawn Williams..................Director, Event Services Juan Loya, Carmen Molina, Blanca Primero, Judith Primero,

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Nathan Brunetti..................................Digital Manager

Daniel Lindsey, Gustavo Márquez, Lisa McClellan, Clayton Nickell, Gunnar Reinig, Jason Scoggins, Liz Sieroslawski, Brad Steinmeyer, Andrew Sullivan, Tomas Waples, Cindy Yeast................................................Ticket Agents

TICKETING SERVICES Jennifer Lopez.....Director of Ticketing Services Kirk Petersen.........................Assoc. Dir. of Ticketing Services – Patron Relations Micah White...........................Assoc. Dir. of Ticketing Services – Subscription Services Katie Pollard............................Subscription Manager Jessica Bergin, Vincent Bridgers, Tristan Jungferman .............Box Office Managers Billy Dutton..................Senior Box Office Manager Amanda Gomez..................VIP Ticketing Manager Román Anaya, D.J. Dennis, Edmund Gurule, Noah McDermott, Hayley Solano..............................................Show Leads Kirsten Anderson, Roger Haak, Rebecca Hibbert, Scott Lix, Gregory Swan...........................Subscription Agents Ally Beacom, Malcolm Brown, Rena Bugg, Keenan Coke, Kelcee Covert, Jennifer Gray, Shari Hansen, Noah Jungferman, Alia Kempton,

THEATRE COMPANY ADMINISTRATION Charles Varin..................................Managing Director Ryan Meisheid.......Associate Managing Director Allison Taylor................................Company Manager

Robin Lu Payne...........................Properties Director

Paint Shop Jana L. Mitchell.........................Charge Scenic Artist Melanie Rentschler......................Lead Scenic Artist Kristin Hamer MacFarlane.................. Scenic Artist Costume Shop Janet S. MacLeod........................Costume Director/ Costume Design Associate Meghan Anderson Doyle...........Costume Design Associate Carolyn Plemitscher, Louise Powers, Jackie Scott.........................Drapers

Katie Grayson........Assistant Company Manager

Cathie Gagnon.................................................First Hand

ARTISTIC

Costume Crafts

Nataki Garrett.............. Associate Artistic Director

Kevin Copenhaver.........Costume Crafts Director

Charlie Miller..............Associate Artistic Director / Off-Center Curator

Chris Campbell.............Costume Crafts Assistant

Douglas Langworthy...................Literary Director/ Director of New Play Development

Diana Ben-Kiki...............................................Wig Master

Melissa Cashion................................Artistic Producer Grady Soapes..........................Associate Producer / Director of Casting Chad Henry......................................Literary Associate PRODUCTION Jeff Gifford.............................Director of Production Melissa Cashion.....................Associate Production Manager Matthew Campbell................Assistant Production Manager Julie Brou.....................Production & Artistic Office Manager

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Applause Magazine, Sept. 15-Oct 29, 2017  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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