Presenter Profile

Dee Covington

Guest Artist, Curious Theatre Company

Dee Covington is a founder of Curious Theatre Company, now celebrating its 21st Season.  As an artist at Curious, Dee serves as an actress, director and the Education Director of the innovative high school/college playwriting program, Curious New Voices.  Curious Theatre Company produces regional and world premieres with social and political relevance, illuminating community concerns and providing avenues to insight and deeper discussion.  As an artist, Dee brings this goal of mission-driven theatre-making into all aspects of the creative process.  Other theatre work includes Artistic Director of Break the Cycle; a touring teen theatre company creating devised work to address community concerns and Artistic Director of Synergy's On The Ball Players; a touring teen theatre company housed in a homeless and runaway youth shelter in Kansas City, MO.  Now at Curious Theatre Company Dee is committed to making Curious an artistic home for young artists as they expand their knowledge of the field and develop their own creative voices.

Dee's Workshops

    Inheritance: Performance in Action

    Beginning, , / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    by Norma Johnson

    It’s 1925 and Denver is abuzz with excitement as 100,000 gather for the event of a lifetime. As preparations are made to celebrate God and country, it becomes clear that the festivities are only jubilant for the white residents of Denver. Three women’s lives intersect in a moment from which there is no return. A choice must be made – a choice that will be passed down through generations.

    This new play was developed to address a critical community need: we need to look honestly at our past in order to move forward. Using theater to address social concerns and accelerate necessary conversations is at the heart of Curious Theatre Company's mission. This play will prove both historically insightful and theatrically compelling. Come explore how your art can be used to impact the world.

    Playwriting Your Revolution

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    In this playwriting workshop we will provide exercises and opportunities for writers to deepen their creative process and create material that takes risks and sheds light. Ultimately, if it matters deeply to you it will resonate with the world. Together we will explore ways to keep ourselves honest as writers, even if our characters may be slightly deceptive. Bring paper. Come ready to write.

    The Director’s Perspective

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , , / Regular

    The role of the director is central to the entire creative process. In this workshop we will explore the role and responsibilities, from concept and vision, to communication and inspiring others, to opening night. There is an art to this level of leadership. In this workshop we will talk about techniques that empower and pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to take your seat at the head of the table with skill and heart.