Denver Theatre is a National Leader: a Message from Phamaly Theatre

Phamaly Theatre Company is the foremost disability-affirmative, nonprofit theatre company in the country. Currently in our 31st year as a homegrown, award-winning Denver arts organization, Phamaly produces professional plays and musicals cast entirely of performers with all nature of disabilities: physical, emotional, intellectual and cognitive. 

Phamaly’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities, to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process, and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences and the world.

Formed in 1989 when five students of the Boettcher School in Denver–each living with a disability–grew frustrated with the lack of theatrical opportunities for them. Phamaly was created to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to perform.  Phamaly’s founders were ahead of their time in building an inclusive organization that directly served disenfranchised individuals with disabilities from all racial, ethnic, gender and class identities.

Today, Phamaly continues to give individuals a supportive space to achieve their full potential and provides Colorado with an expansive artistic experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Through its innovative productions, Phamaly advances the social narrative of disability to effect greater inclusion, participation and respect for people with disabilities in all facets of society.  Phamaly is extremely grateful for Alpine Bank’s support and would like to thank them for their consistent support of the Colorado theatre community, including Phamaly Theatre Company.  To learn more about Phamaly and its upcoming productions, please visit

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