Welcome to DSA Theatre

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The Denver Public Schools’ Denver School of the Arts (DSA) is the only comprehensive arts magnet school in the Rocky Mountain region.  Founded in 1991, the sixth through twelfth grade school provides many unique opportunities to our 900+ students to nurture their creative talents in a supportive environment designed to encourage artistic and academic excellence.



Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of 9 to 5 The Musical for being selected as one of 11 main stage shows to perform at the International Thespian Festival in Bloomington, Indiana this summer!



Spring Drama Day 2020

Spring Drama Day
April 11, 2020 8AM-2PM
Grades 2nd-6th come to DSA and take workshops from the cast of 9 to 5!

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Join us for the 2019-20 Season

Oct 30, Nov. 1 & 2  2019 – Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical Directed by Shawn Hann (Schomp)

THURSDAY, October 31 – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, November 1 – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY, November 2 – 2:00 pm
SATURDAY, November 2 – 7:00 pm

ADULTS – $23.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine; $19 in Balcony
SENIORS – $17.00 in Orchestra/Mezzanine; $15 in Balcony
STUDENTS – $10.00

This show is double-cast. The listings below indicate which casts – the DOLLY or the PARTON cast – are performing on which days:

The DOLLY double cast roles are Violet played by Yasmine Hunter, Doralee played by Bella Stevens, Judy played by Abby Stuckrath, Franklin Hart, Jr. played by Walter Silvesky; Roz Keith played by Marina Leo; and Joe played by Ari Levin. This cast will perform on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

The PARTON double cast roles are Violet played by Olivia Wilson, Doralee played by Nicole Morris, Judy played by Talia Thorpe, Franklin Hart, Jr. played by Sa’Daiveon Blanton-Howell, Roz Keith played by Lauren White, and Joe played by Andre Perry. The PARTON cast will perform on Friday evening and Saturday matinee.

Nov. 7-9, 2019 – William Shakespeare’s Pericles Directed by Tim Grant (Joe Craft Black Box)

Feb. 2020 – Intermediate Play Series (Joe Craft Black Box)

  • Amadeus by Peter Shaffer Directed by Jess Austgen
  • Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory Directed by Eli Carpenter
  • Infinite Black Suitcase by EM Lewis Directed by Jenna Moll Reyes

March 2020 – Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves Directed by Allison Watrous (Joe Craft Black Box)

March 2020- Peter and The Starcatcher directed by Andre Rodriguez


Fill the Gap Campaign

Fill the Gap and become a Perennial Patron!

DSA is a unique school with unique needs! The actual cost of educating a DSA student with an extraordinary arts and academic education costs more than DSA receives from Denver Public School (DPS) funding. For example, in 2018-19 the actual cost of educating a student at DSA was $6,709, however the 2018-19 DPS allocation for DSA students was $5,329 per student. In order to fully fund DSA’s nationally competitive arts and academics, we are faced with a gap. This gap for 2018-19 was $1,380 per student. The gap starts over with each new school year.

With all DSA parents coming together to Fill the Gap with a monthly, unrestricted contribution, we will be able to provide quality educational programs in the arts and academics, capital improvements for DSA’s unique needs, increased security for DSA’s extended hours, and more. A school-wide culture of philanthropy is essential to the success of our students and fulfilling our mission…and together we will be stronger!

Your monthly support of the Fill the Gap Campaign at a level that fits your budget will help us reach our goal of 100% participation and is 100% tax deductible. Join the hundreds of DSA parents who are already supporting DSA and become a Perennial Patron!  CLICK HERE to donate today!

Thank you for your support!



Congratulations to our very own, Mrs. Shawn Hann! 

It is with excitement and appreciation that we announce to you that Shawn Hann, Director of Theatre at DSA for over 17 years, was recently named the 2018 Colorado High School Theatre Educator of the Year by the Colorado Thespians! To read more, click HERE.



Justine (Schomp) Lupe, Class of 2007

“DSA taught me the importance of practice and instilled in me the bravery to throw myself into all different kinds of things.  I was constantly learning new angles on theater- new approaches with new material. Over seven years it left me feeling flexible and confident in my ability to try new things.”

A 2011 Juilliard grad, Justine’s recent work includes the Stephen King & David E. Kelley series MR. MERCEDES- as a series regular, HBO’s SUCCESSION, the award winning, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, John Singleton’s FX drama series, SNOWFALL and SNEAKY PETE. Justine started her career in Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA, opposite Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver and in David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY, opposite James Gandolfini and Jack Huston. She then went on to star in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed family drama A FAMILY FOR ALL OCCASIONS at the Bank Street Theater. Justine was also seen opposite Sutton Foster in Darren Star’s YOUNGER and as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC comedy, CRISTELA. She has done series regular roles for creatives such as Barry Sonnenfeld, David E. Kelley and Michael Fresco and has guest starred in shows such as MADAM SECRETARY, BULL, THE GOOD WIFE, SHAMELESS, SOUTHLAND and Hulu’s DEADBEAT. Also a nominee for the Satellite Award alongside Penelope Cruz and Emma Thompson.

Eli Carpenter, Class of 2011

Artistic Director of the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre In Trinidad

Sophie Krupanszky, Class of 2018


Between Sophie’s high school and college years, Sophie has travelled to Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica, interning with various organizations and doing volunteer work throughout these regions.

Sophie is currently in Tucuman, Argentina, working with a local cultural and theatre center, hosting her own theatre workshops for children and women in the local community. Sophie is also volunteering and hosting workshops at local Comedor’s (places where volunteers can provide meals for local citizens). She is also interning with artists at the cultural center who bring Theatre of the Oppressed workshops to this community suffering from sexism and egalitarian issues following the Dirty War-Tucuman serving as the central zone during this conflict. Sophie hopes to learn from the leaders at the center who truly believe, like Sophie, that theatre work and workshops can serve as a primary medium for human rights education, awareness, and social justice work. Sophie will soon be travelling to Cordoba, Argentina to continue holding space for theatre workshops with children in childcare centers, schools, and in a female juvenile detention center in hopes of providing empowerment and bringing human rights awareness. Sophie hopes to keep the combination of travelling and love of theatrical service work in her life as she continues to pursue a career in acting at Pace University in New York City in the coming year.

Zach Davidson, Class of 2011

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Samie Jo Johnson, Class of 2012


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What in the world are our alumni up to?

Will Seefried Class of 2008:

Shannon Desmond, Class of 2009


Sam Deutsch, Class of 2004


Laura Ramadei, Class of 2003


Blake Babbitt, Class of 2003


Braden Marks, Class of 2002


Writer for ABC’s Quantico

And Guest Artists in the news!

Harvy Blanks


Candy Brown


Class of 2020

SavannaSavanna Arellano

LucasLucas Bateman

IzzieIsabel Beckler

SofieSofie Berg

Sa'DaivonSa’Daiveon Blanton-Newell

JackiJacki Carney

LindaLinda Christensen

ColinColin Covert

Samuel Davis

DanielDaniel Dombrowski

EllaElla Galaty

Palmer Gilbertson

JonahJonah Goldin-Dubois

AMeliaAmelia Gorman

Nick Gregg

HattieHattie Hodes

FgA8zkKgYasmine Hunter

KobeKobe Johnson

Sammy KSammy Kaplan

AspenAspen Leith

DakotaDakota Makinen

MirandaMiranda Martinez-Mundo

TJThomas J Morgan

NicoleNicole Morris

Carter Schmidt

WillWill Shellhorn

BellaBella Stevens

AbbyAbby Stuckrath

BeckBeck VarcoelaurenLauren WhiteSophia Worth