Dee Covington

Co-Founder, Actor, & Director

Dee Covington she/her, is a founding member of Curious Theatre Company.  Over the past 24 years she has garnered awards for her work as an actor and director. Dee’s select directing credits at Curious include The Thanksgiving Play, The Humans, Your Best One, Hand to God, the three-part The Brother/Sister Plays, Collapse, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Speech & Debate, and The Denver Project. As an actress she most recently participated in the development of a new play by Max Posner (Curious New Voices alum) during the Colorado New Play Festival. At Curious representative roles include Claire in Sanctions, Empty in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…., Toni in Appropriate, Roz in White Guy on the Bus, Margaret in Good People, Veronica in God of Carnage, Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park (Denver Post Ovation Nominee, Supporting Actress in a Play), and The Homebody in Homebody/Kabul (Best of Westword, Best Contemporary Monologue). She is also a longtime member of the improvisational theatre company, Playback Theatre West; a theatre form that spontaneously builds community one story at a time. Dee has spent the last three decades fostering the creative process in adults and teenagers. Serving as Education Director for Curious Theatre Company, she facilitates all aspects of Curious New Voices programming, including all playwriting intensives. She has also had the privilege of facilitating two teen theatre companies across the country; Synergy’s On the Ball Players through a homeless and runaway youth shelter in Kansas City, MO and Break the Cycle through Longmont Youth Services in Colorado. Both companies brought forth the artistry of teenagers in the creation of theatre pieces then performed to address community concerns. Most recently she has joined the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI) where she has been involved in teaching theatre and writing classes. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College and did her graduate work in Somatic Psychology (Dance/Movement Therapy) at The Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.