Next Stage NOW
Together with stakeholders, Arts & Venues is currently working on future redevelopment plans at the Arts Complex in an effort to re-energize the campus.
Next Stage NOW programming ignites this exciting transformation in the present, with public performances, programming and placemaking initiatives.
Wicked Divas: Mile High Freedom Band
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Studio Loft
Lights. Camera. Action! It’s time to step into the spotlight as Freedom Winds celebrates those divas of stage and screen!
There is a suggested donation of $10 per entry when you reserve your seat.
Learn more and reserve your spot for this event at mhfb.org.
Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam
Friday, February 28, 2020
Chambers Grant Salon
A night of curated short form puppet and object theatre.There may be a comedic hand puppet piece, a dramatic and moving marionette, a haunting shadow performance, a life size Pegasus, you never know!
Featuring the talents of incredible local puppeteers such as Katy Williams, Katharine Novak, Julie Parker, Meghan Casey, Cyndi Parr, Lindsey Wagner, and others!
There are puppet slams all over the country which provide a fantastic place to showcase new and emerging puppetry works. After the slam don’t miss the Puppet Lab, where puppeteers show their work and let you get up close and personal with the puppets! Take pictures, see how they work and try out puppetering!
This event is free with a suggested donation of $5-10 which will go directly to the puppeteers, future slams, and the Denver Actors Fund.
Learn more about the Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam.
Women of Resolution
Colorado State House of Representatives Read the Stories of Immigrants in Sanctuary
Sunday, April 5, 2020
The Studio Loft
Women of Resolution brings to the stage stories of Araceli Velasquez, Ingrid Encalada Latorre, Rosa Sabido, and Sandra Lopez. These four women sought sanctuary to prevent being deported and separated from their families. Colorado State House Representatives Leslie Herod, Barbara McLachlan, and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, and Senator Kerry Donovan, stand in Araceli, Ingrid, Rosa, and Sandra’s shoes by reading aloud their stories.
Performance scripted by Kirsten Wilson with photography by Joel Dyer and music by Elisa Garcia. The reading will be followed by a poetic response from national award-winning slam poet Dominique Christina.
Presented by Motus Theater.
Tickets available at AXS.com.
We are always adding fun, free or low-cost events, please continue to check back here for updates to the schedule.
The Next Stage Gallery
The Next Stage Gallery is an interactive space presented by University of Colorado Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. Students from CU Denver's College of Architecture and Planning's design/build program re-imagined a vacant space in the Galleria to construct a flexible modern gallery. They focus on showing new technology in art and design, bringing new shows every few months.
Location: In the Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Across from the Buell Theatre
Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Saturdays & Sundays, 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Find out more at nextstagecu.org.
For additional questions or information, please contact Peter Dearth, Programing Coordinator, by email or at 720-865-4303.