Denver Center for the Performing Arts Receives Generous Grant


The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company has announced that they are the recipients of a $125,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support their upcoming World Premiere production of Benediction.

“We are honored that the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has selected the Theatre Company for this generous grant,” said Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director. “These funds will directly support the World Premiere production of Benediction which will finish the trilogy of plays based on the novels of Kent Haruf. The grant also designates funds to commission playwright Eric Schmiedl for his next play-his 5th at the Theatre Company. We are thrilled to have the resources to continue our long-term commitment to this gifted playwright.”

The purpose of the grant, which is through the foundation’s new Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative, is to support the commissioning and production of a new work by an American playwright and to help the Theatre Company nurture their relationship with that same playwright through the commissioning of an additional new work.

An ardent supporter of the arts, Scott Reiman has committed a significant amount of time and resources to the Denver Center for Performing Arts.