Curious Theatre Company

Curious New Voices is the award-winning youth Education Program of Curious Theatre Company. Now in its eighth year, this program offers theatrical opportunities for youth that are educational, empowering and artistically accelerated. Furthering Curious Theatre Company’s core value of “fearless pioneering of new artistic frontiers”, our goal is to allow youth a form for creative expression that is bold, imaginative and expands their understanding of what is possible as an artist in today’s changing world.

Teaching the art of playwriting is at the core of our educational programming. Playwrights between the ages of 15 – 21 have created plays on a variety of diverse and compelling themes. These plays are available for performance by professional actors. Not only do the professional artists involved in Curious New Voices get the eye-opening experience of working on a well-crafted piece of theatre written by a young artists, but the young writer, as well, is able to collaborate at the top of their intelligence with some of Denver’s best theatre-makers. Through classes and performances Curious is contributing to the next generation of great American playwrights.

Curious works with Think 360 Arts to provide high school playwriting and theatre classes working in tandem with curriculum.

  • Dee and her team from Curious Theatre inspired so many amazing conversations both among the staff, and in the classroom with students. Dee emphasized "what is the story you are telling" which tied in so well with our goals for our school around reading, but also specifically in our arts program as we discuss all the time what are you communicating in your art. They both demonstrated this in their performances with amazing talk backs and discussions to follow, and encouraged and focused in on concept in the workshop settings. Overall, just an incredible week that brought a students to a deeper and more expressive level of expression.

    Kim McGrath of Pomona High School

Curious Theatre Company is available for full or part-time residencies.


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Individual workshop and performance prices are determined by each artist. Please contact us for performance and workshop pricing for a particular artist. Visit our Pricing page for other pricing information.

  • In Transit by Holden Thomas

    Performance for grades 9th through Adult

    “You could try to help me understand it.” When Oliver’s older brother drives the pair to Chicago to pick up testosterone to aid in Oliver’s transition, the siblings get into a weighty discussion on identity. Through open dialogue and family banter, we explore the challenges facing this transgender teen, both physically and emotionally. In Transit answers some of the most sensitive questions on transgender transition, while also challenging the audience to consider the deeply personal questions of identity that many take for granted. Part of the “Now You Know” series by Curious Theatre.

  • BLACK. by Lamaria Aminah

    Performance for grades Pre-K through Adult

    A performance and discussion with the audience. When two women, one Black and one White, meet at a candlelight vigil held for another Black life taken by police brutality, an eye-opening conversation illuminates the need for sensitivity and awareness as a way to challenge our assumptions about race and privilege. First-time Curious New Voices playwright Lamaria Aminah has written a candid and timely short play about what it means to discuss issues of color and identity in this rapidly changing American culture. Featuring actress Ilasiea Gray.

  • Adaptive Theatre Workshop

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Uses basic theatre games and techniques to teach curriculum through a creative lens that caters to a variety of learning styles.

  • Playwriting Workshops

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Uses writing exercises to develop the basic skills of playwriting, with emphasis on principles of character development, plot and imagination.

  • The “Ten Minute Play” Package

    Performance for grades K through 12th

    Choose two plays from a variety of topics that fit the needs of your curriculum. Themes include, but are not limited to: history, race, gender and the human condition. Performance followed by discussion.

  • EcoPlays Performance

    Performance for grades K through 12th

    10-minute plays exploring the themes of climate change and sustainability. Performance followed by discussion.