About Colorado State Thespians

Colorado State Thespians Mission Statement:

To promote and strengthen theatre arts in education through theatrical experiences that provide creative enrichment for students and teachers. — Revised January 2012

Colorado State Thespians Vision Statement

The vision for the Colorado Thespian Society is to use its collaborative talents and financial resources to promote, strengthen, and advocate for theatre arts education in all Colorado secondary schools. We believe the outcome of our efforts will be the cultivation of educational communities that share our belief that theatre is an essential component in our schools and in our society. We believe in the value of teaching human culture, history, diversity, responsibility, and integrity. — Revised January 2012

The Colorado State Thespians are affiliated with The International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association. The International Thespian Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt honorary organization for middle and high school theatre students. The society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre, and to this end publishes Dramatics Magazine, sponsors Thespian Festivals and theatre workshops, produces educational materials, and provides college scholarship opportunities for students.

The Colorado Chapter Director is Tami LoSasso, theatre director at Lakewood High School, Troupe #1697. Contact for web site management and Colorado State Thespian contracts. The Colorado State Thespians is a registered non-profit organization, (Ohio, Domestic Articles/Non-profit document #200323800776), Federal Employer Identification Number #56-2393274, and approved by the Colorado Secretary of State for operating a non-profit in Colorado. D-U-N-S #79-121-7750

Board of Trustees

  • Mrs. Tami LoSasso, Lakewood High School, Theatre Director (Chapter Director-Elect, 2015-2019)
  • Mr. Jeremy Goldson, Mountain Vista High School, Theatre Director (Chapter Director, 2011-2015)
  • Mr. Beau Augustin, Denver Public Schools, Instructional Curriculum Specialist (Director of Information Technology)
  • Ms. LauriLea McDaniel, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Theatre Director (Membership Coordinator)
  • Mr. Andy Jaramillo, Mesa Middle School, Theatre Director (Awards and Recognition Director)
  • Dr. Mary Schuttler, University of Northern Colorado, Professor of Theatre Education (Hosting and Judging Director)
  • Mr. Lanny Boyer, Fairview High School, Theatre Director (Closing Ceremonies Coordinator)
  • Mrs. Stephanie Morris, Horizon High School, Theatre Director (Registration and Main Stage Screenings Director)
  • Mr. James Dykstra, Legend High School, (Theatrical and Technical Director)
  • Mrs. Taylor Dykstra, Grandview High School, Theatre Director (Theatrical and Technical Director)
  • Mr. Andre Rodriguez, Westminster High School, Theatre Director (Programming Director)
  • Ms. Carolyn Warner, Cimarron Middle School, Theatre Director (Scholarship Audition Director)