Statera Members - Colorado


Cook, Lisa
Denver, CO
Stage Manager, Educator
e: lisacooksm@msn.com

Lisa Cook (she/her) is a professional Stage Manager, member of AEA, and TCG. She welcomes opportunities to mentor and to collaborate.

Franz, Wendy
Boulder, CO
Director, Designer, Producer, Admin
e: wendy.franz@colorado.edu
w: www.coloradoshakes.org

Wendy Franz (she/her) is the Managing Director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Since 2001 Wendy has directed, produced, and designed sound for numerous productions in the Front Range region, as well as served in arts administration roles in professional theatre and academia. She was a charter ensemble member and served as Production Manager for Denver’s critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre and has worked with CU Boulder’s Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Ashton Productions, square product theatre, Goddess Here Productions, Curious Theatre, the Santa Fe Opera, Colorado Dance Theatre, and Little Theatre of the Rockies. Wendy received her degree in Theatre Directing and Design/Technology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Gaza, Shelly
Greeley, CO
Director, Actor, Educator, Admin
e: shellygaza@mac.com

Shelly Gaza (she/her) is Co-founder of StateraArts and served as Statera’s Deputy Director from 2014 - 2018. Shelly is also the Interim School Director of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and the Interim Producing Artistic Director of UNC’s Little Theatre of the Rockies (LTR). Shelly holds an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University, a BFA in Acting from Millikin University, and a Certificate in Acting from the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. As an actor, Shelly has worked with the Utah, Colorado and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, The Hilberry Repertory Theatre and The JET in Detroit, and is a 6-year member of the acting and directing company at LTR. As a director, Shelly has received honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Compleat Female Stage Beauty at the University of Minnesota Moorhead, and Intimate Apparel and Legacy of Light at UNC, and also directed The Taming of the Shrew for the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Schools multi-state tour. Shelly currently lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband, two children, and eight back yard chickens.

Moon, Andrea
Greeley, CO
Director, Choreographer, Performer, Playwright, Educator
e: andrea.moon@unco.edu
w: www.amoonperformance.com

Andrea Moon (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Theatre and the head of Theatre Studies at the University of Northern Colorado where she teaches movement and dramatic literature. Andrea is a playwright, performer, poet, aerialist and teacher. Her theatrical work has been produced at theatres and Universities across the country as well as in Italy and China. Most recently her newest full length play was workshopped by the Apprentice Company at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Her written work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, New York Theatrical Experience and Applause Books. She has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her aerial training at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre in Boulder.

Tuckman, Emily
Boulder, CO
Director, Performer, Educator
e: etuckman@gmail.com
w: www.emilytuckman.com

Emily Tuckman (she/her) has been performing, directing and producing for over 14 years in New York, and for 2 years in Denver. Some of her favorite roles include Jackie-O in House of Yes (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Guildenstern in The Hamlet Project (La Mama Etc.), Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Menagerie (New York Fringe Festival), Wynne in Dinner (The Edge Theater Co) and Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Estraña Theatre Company). She also studied at Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Jack Doulin at NYTW and at Upright Citizens Brigade. She has her MA in educational theatre from NYU.