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Don’t Miss, Speck, the Black History Month show!

Speck
Written by Marie-Antoinette and Hannah BerhaneDirected by Marie-Antoinette, with assistance from Summer Jones

In a universe where everything is so much bigger than us, how is it possible not to feel small? During the summer before her junior year, sixteen year old Amina Campbell is wrestling with a world in which she exists as a mere speck. With guidance from her grandmother and the support of her newfound friends, Amina tries to find her way back down to Earth.

Ticketing and streaming information: The show will stream on May 7th and 8th at 7:00pm, with a live talkback with the cast at the end. Ticketing information will be on the DSA website in the next coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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Help Support DSA by attending the Virtual Spring Gala, Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. This event is free!

Join us April 23rd for a virtual celebration of Denver School of the Arts!​

DSA! DSA! DSA! Denver School of the Arts Designated Student Artists, Doing Stuff At home!

Our 2021 solution to a spring fundraiser! The evening will include student performances, updates on DSA, and so much more. We have all experienced so much in the last 12 months, let’s see what the incredible artists of DSA have accomplished and give them a round of applause! All week, leading up to the event, you can view our silent auction and bid on getaways, art, and more. 

Presented by Oneida Park, we are honoring DSA alum and fashion designer, Mondo Guerra! Catch up with Mr. Guerra and the students and staff of DSA and celebrate where we are as a community!

Questions should be sent to info@dsafriends.org.

CLICK HERE to register for this free event.

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***New Date: Thespian Cabaret is now April 22, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Our Spring Cabaret is very special…. Introducing….

THESPIANTON!!!!
The theme for Spring Cabaret this year is a Bridgerton-inspired show consisting of amazing performances from our very own Thespian troupe members, and special surprises from the Thespian Officers!

The Virtual Spring Cabaret will take place on Thursday, April 22rd at 6:00 PM MST. The Google Meet Code can be found on the website under the menu item: “CURRENT DSA STUDENTS.” The password to get into the locked section of the website is in all of the recent DSA Theatre Newsletters.

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Congratulations to Ben Feldman for winning State Thespian Officer!

Ben Feldman (2023) was selected to be a State Thespian Officer for the 2021/2022 School Year. Ben is one of 10 students in the state to be on the Board, and will represent DSA at the Colorado State Thespian Convention, December 2-4, 2021.

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A Can’t Miss Event! DSA’s 8th Grade Live Performance of “10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine” April 29 – May 1, 2021

DSA Theatre Class of 2025 is excited to present their class production
“10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine” by Don Zolidis! 
Show runs April 29th to May 1st. Don’t miss this LIVE ZOOM performance!

Tickets on sale NOW on the DSA Performance page HERE
Follow them on Instagram @10ways2025 

If you’re spending a lot of time at home right now, you know it can be a challenge to keep yourself occupied. Luckily, “10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine” is full of wacky solutions, from putting on a musical with a complete cast of cats, to becoming an announcer for a made-up sport, to falling in love with a basketball. Join our host and co-host as we make light of what we are all struggling with in fun-filled, relatable ways. We promise we will bring you a laugh while we are all are stuck at home.

The option for additional “Deficit Dollars” is to offer you an opportunity to help us refill the coffers of the Theatre Department caused by the deficit of performances this school year. Because our access to ticket dollars has been so low this year, we will be entering the 2021-2022 school year with very limited funds for costumes, sets, guest directors, etc. If you are able to support the activities of this class during the coming year, we appreciate your contributions to their future performances.

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DSA’s Juniors perform “Too Much Light – Spelled Backwards is Racecar” April 14 – April 16, 2021

Watch the class of 2022 perform multiple, personal short plays, LIVE, over Twitch, April 14-16 at 7 p.m. This is a DSA tradition! Click here for tickets!

Inspired by the work of the New York Neo-Futurists, TOO MUCH LIGHT: SPELLED BACKWARDS IS RACE CAR is a compilation of short plays written by the Junior Theatre class. There are 30 plays in total: some comedy, some drama, and some sea shanty. Audience members are invited to interact during the show. The order in which the plays will be presented is chosen on the spot by the audience. The performance will be streamed on the TWITCH platform. Come support the Junior class in their production of TOO MUCH LIGHT: SPELLED BACKWARDS IS RACE CAR.

We are live streaming through TWITCH! While you can view the stream WITHOUT a Twitch account, you can only comment WITH a Twitch account. That being said, if you want to interact during the show, which is highly encouraged, please create an account prior to the show. It is an easy process, and the site will walk you through it. There will be a countdown to the show starting 30 minutes prior to each showing. At 10 minutes until the show, the theatre class of 2022 will be PARTYING in preparation for the show! We encourage you to join us, so we can get excited together!

TML is traditionally a show that you pay at the door to get in. The cost is $5 PLUS the roll of a dice. So anywhere from $6 to $11 per person. The money raised by ticket sales is the budget for this years junior class senior project next year. The amount you choose to pay to get “in” to this show will also support next year’s projects for this same class.

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Intermediate Plays Jan. 28-30, 2021, 7 pm “Word on the Street”

Please join our 9th and 10th grade Theatre majors for The Intermediate Play Series – WORD ON THE STREET. WOS is a student created verbatim style performance with the intention of illuminating social issues through a compilation of realistic monologues. The students have conducted interviews with individuals from our community that explore social justice issues ranging from gender expression, effects from Covid on ER staff, immigration, to the foster care system. Students transcribed the interviews and the show has been built with the intent of using a critical lens on social justice issues to educate and inspire people to move towards a brighter and better future for all.

Each night will feature a completely different group of students and monologues. Performances will be. live streamed at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28-30. See below for the schedule of performers.

This is a VIRTUAL TICKETED EVENT. Please Click Here to purchase tickets.

THE STARS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

Avery Boggs
Hadley Brown
Hudson Halverstadt
Harrison Lyles-Smith
Lillian Moyer
Rush Bogin
Tristan Regini
Cayla Allen
Ruthie Bird
Dylan Ravel
Tyler Fruhwirth
Michael Kratzer
Amelia Hoffman
Andre Perry
Zion Bilal
Mackenzie Carmody
Nylah Langford
Haven Swagman
THE STARS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

Austin Golinski
Francesca Hiatt
Taylor McCann
Charlotte Hearn
Chase Mackay
Adison Keith
Jaye Mueller
Skylar Daniels
Mackenzie Carmody
Ivy Silvesky
Reed Jacobs
Jack Lindstrom
Aaron White
Billy Spaur
Luke Butcher
Brendan Rosenberg
Mia Balderas
Owen Duggar

THE STARS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Ben Feldman
Brandon Searle
Lara Hunter
Nora Engel
Grace Woo
Emilee Baack
Amalia Thompson
Lange Grover
Kylie Williams
Tessa Maryuama
Sam Charney
Abraham Chan
Graham Cox
Hayden Pulliam
Justice Warner
Nathan Gauthier
Lilly Brown
Ben Berg
Caroline Murray
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Congratulations, 2020 Colorado State Thespian Conference Critic’s Choice Award Winners!

High School Critic’s Choice Winners 2020

Skylar Daniels (2023), Nylah Langford (2023), Francesca Hiatt (2023), Musical Theatre: Group; “Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity; Written by Neil Simon and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Lara Hunter (2023), Musical Theatre: Solo; “Screw Loose” from Cry-Baby; Music and Lyrics by Thomas Meehan, Mark O’Donnell and Adam Schlesinger

Billy Spaur (2023), Musical Theatre: Solo; “Words Fail” from Dear Evan Hansen; Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson

Middle School Critic’s Choice Winners 2020

Isaac Dechtman (2027), SoloActing: Monologue; Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elie

Hazel Kachline (2025), Musical Theatre: Solo; “Astonishing” from Little Women; book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland.

Nicole Siegler (2025) Musical Theatre: Solo; “Forever Yours” from Once on this Island; Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Music by Stephen Flaherty

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Congratulations, Carson Coffey!

Carson Coffey, Class of 2021, won the 2020 Jay Seller Scholarship Award for Acting at the Colorado State Thespian Convention. Carson will receive $2000 to be used at the college of his choice.

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Why apply to Be a DSA Theatre Major?

If you are a current 5th through 10th grader interested in theatre and you would like to join us for 2021/2022 school year, please fill out the brief application found here by Jan. 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. No one will be allowed to Audition without filling out the form by the deadline. The Mandatory Virtual Pre-Audition Meeting is Jan. 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. A link will be posted here on Jan. 5. Monologues and supporting documentation are due Jan. 22, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for detailed information on how to apply to be a DSA Theatre major. Watch the videos below to see highlights of what it’s like to be a part of the DSA Theatre Company.