Kent Thompson, producing artistic director with Denver Center Theatre Company, will give a master class to School of Music, Theatre and Dance students.
Kent Thompson joined the Denver Center Theatre Company in 2005 as producing artistic director, and has directed productions of Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Amadeus, The Liar, Measure for Measure, among others. Since moving to Denver, two of Thompson’s major accomplishments have been the Colorado New Play Summit, a premier national festival for American plays, and the establishment of the Women’s Voices Fund, an endowment that supports the development of new plays by women. Prior moving to Denver he was producing artistic director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 years. In 1991, Mr. Thompson created the Southern Writers Project designed to commission and develop new plays; the project presented sixteen world premieres during his tenure. He served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fulbright Scholars Program, the Wallace Funds, the Doris Duke Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and more.
Image: Kent Thompson introduces his concept for “As You Like It” to the cast at opening rehearsal. Photo by John Moore.