Little Theatre of the Rockies
Announcing Artistic Leadership for Summer 2022 Season!
Megan Van De Hey and Marena Kleinpeter have been announced as the Artistic Administrative Leadership for the 2022 Little Theatre of the Rockies season. Van De Hey will assume the role of Artistic Director and Kleinpeter has been appointed as Associate Artistic Director. Both women are alumna of the UNC Theatre and Dance and Little Theatre of the Rockies (LTR) programs, and each brings a rich background of theatrical experiences to these roles.
“I'm very grateful for the experience, insight, and enthusiasm that these women will bring to these positions, and very excited about the possibilities that will open up for LTR with this new Artistic Administrative structure in place.” – Shelly Gaza, Executive Producer of Little Theatre of the Rockies, and Interim Director of UNC’s School of Theatre Arts and Dance.
Summer 2022 Productions announcement coming soon!
Meet the Directors
Megan Van De Hey has been a working professional actress for the last 20 years. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Music Theatre Megan began her professional career in Chicago, Illinois where she expanded her skills by having the opportunity to work with such artists like James Lapine, Michael John LaChiusa, and William Finn. Megan spent four months performing at the Voltaire Cabaret Club while in Chicago and interned at the Geddes Talent Agency. She was nominated for the prestigious Jeff award numerous times for her work in A New Brain, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Spitfire Grill. Megan returned to Colorado fifteen years ago, where she has continued her work on stage, regionally performing at: The Arvada Center, The Aurora Fox, Curious Theatre, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Avenue, Vintage Theatre, Littleton Town Hall, Backstage Theatre, Little Theatre of the Rockies, Starkey Theatrix, Cherry Creek Theatre, The Pace Center, and Lone Tree Performing Arts Complex. She has been a member of the actors Equity union for 10 years and served on the Equity Liaison Committee for five years. Megan is a four-time Denver Henry award winner for her work in Company, Grey Gardens, Ragtime, and Toxic Avenger she is a three-time Denver Post Ovation award winner for her work in Nine and Next to Normal, and Best Season by An Actress. She has also received True West Awards, Marlowe Awards, and was voted Best Actor by the Greeley Tribune for her work in Next To Normal and August Osage County, and awarded Best Actress by Bill Wheeler for her work in Always Patsy Cline. Megan is an adjudicator at the Colorado State Thespian Conference, Bobby G’s and has been a regular guest artist at the University of Northern Colorado for the last twelve years. Megan has committed herself to a life in the theatre and has made it her goal to continue doing quality work on and offstage by strengthening the arts in her community. Her hope is to be an example to young people who choose a life in the arts and humanities
After graduating from UNC in 2017, Marena participated in a summer training program with Intiman Theatre in Seattle and has called Seattle home ever since. There she has worked with LG! Theater (The Secret and Impossible League of the Noösphere), Seattle Public Theatre (Fire Season), 5th Avenue (Prodigal Song), Edmonds Driftwood Players (Silent Sky), Taproot (Pageantry), and performed with GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park for three summers (Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter's Tale, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night). She also played Juliet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's touring production of Romeo and Juliet. And now she couldn't be more excited to return to UNC in summer 2022 where she once played, along with a handful of other roles, Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun, and Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost.
Summer '21 Highlights