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Shelly Gaza

Shelly Gaza

Interim School Director, School of Theatre Arts and Dance; Interim Producing Artistic Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-1927
Frasier 105


MFA in Acting, Wayne State University
BFA in Acting, Millikin University
Certificate in Acting, Moscow Art Theatre School, Russia

Professional/Academic Experience

Member, Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)
Co-Founder and Associate Director, Statera Foundation for Women in Theatre

Research/Areas of Interest

Stage dialects, Linklater Voice Method, and Shakespeare performance

Publications/Creative Works

In addition to her academic work, Shelly is also the Co-founder of Statera Arts, a national non-profit organization committed to positive action for women in the Arts (www.staterafoundation.org.) As an actor, Shelly has worked with the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, and The Hilberry Repertory Theatre and The JET in Detroit, Michigan. For Little Theatre of the Rockies, her past credits include Masterclass (2012 Greeley Tribune Best Actress in a Drama), The 39 Steps, Private Lives, On Golden Pond, God of Carnage, Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike, and Collected Stories. 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 the University of Northern Colorado. She also directed As You Like It, Pride and Prejudice, and She Kills Monsters at UNC, and The Taming of the Shrew for the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Schools multi-state tour.

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