Michael Mulhern

Founder and Creative Director

Michael Mulhern is passionate about the arts and education; and is thrilled that his dream of a non-profit celebrating the performing arts and mentorship in writing has become a reality! Originally from Wiesbaden, Germany,  Michael has been a lover and supporter of the arts in Denver for nearly 20 years. He graduated with a BFA in Theater Performance from University of Wisconsin and gained his experience as a theater critic writing for BroadwayWorld.com and was promoted to Senior Writer for their Denver bureau. When not pursuing his passion for the arts, Michael is either working as a fine dining server and sommelier or spending time with friends and family.

Taylor Jo Oxley

Social Media Manager

Taylor was born and raised on a farm in Central Illinois, spending the majority of her childhood dancing, tumbling, singing, and acting in local productions. Upon graduation from Illinois State University she moved to New York City where she traveled, taught,
and performed with Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Taylor has been in Colorado for a year now, enjoying all this beautiful state has to offer. She spends her time working for a local visual artist, adventuring in the mountains, and watching baseball every chance
she gets.

Mona Lott

Education Consultant

Mona Lott has been seen on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network and NBC. She has performed at the Hollywood Improv and the Los Angeles Comedy Store and headlined in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Weekly calls her, “Original, funny and a little twisted!” Yellow Scene magazine said, “she excels as one of the most inventive bingo callers to exist” and The Denver Westword referred to her as, “Less of a Drag Queen than a Drag Empress” and went on to say, “But when it comes to sarcasm, merciless wit and explosive eye-candy, Mona Lott rises above the rest with her outrageous topical prescriptions”. Named Denver’s Outstanding Drag Queen by OutFront Colorado for 2014 she is more popular than ever!

Charlie Ray

Charlie Ray is an avid lover of corgis, hamburgers and all things pop culture.  When not spending time with his beloved cats, Norbert and Minerva, you can find him enjoying the company of friends at local dives or entertaining behind the mic as a trivia host around town.  His most notable theater credits include Enchanted Cheese Grater in “Beauty and the Beast” and Little Red Riding Hood in “Into The Woods” (seriously).

Owen Niland

Owen T. Niland is an actor, singer and director in Denver.  Owen has been part of nearly 50 productions in the 10 years he’s been active in the Denver theater community, having performed with Firehouse Theater, Germinal Stage, Spotlight Theater, Ignite, Performance Now and Breckenridge Backstage Theater to name a few.  Hailing from Pennsylvania, Owen started his theater career at the tender age of 10 in a production of A Christmas Carol at his hometown theater the Erie Playhouse, and hasn’t looked back since.  A graduate of Saint Bonaventure University in New York, Owen brings a studied eye for performance and design to his criticism.  Owen looks forward to bringing you insight from an actor’s point of view, illustrating the work a performer undergoes to bring a piece to life.  In his own words, “I won’t always be right, but I’ll always be honest.”

Edwin Lobach

Edwin Lobach is a dedicated theatre nerd and addicted to reading. Since childhood he watched with his father such works as Hello, Dolly and West Side Story. Edwin has enjoyed the Denver theatre scene since his move to the area late 2015. His passion is all things writing and is currently pursuing a creative writing degree.

Sue Leiser

It has been chronicled the Sue Leiser is the “oldest musical theater actress” in Denver, having performed here for over 40 years!  She has been a talent agent/casting director , has a resume of film and tv productions, radio voice-overs, and is the proud grandmother of 10! She moved to Denver from Chicago over 45 years ago and started performing shortly after in such venues as Country Dinner Playhouse, the Arvada Center, Shwayder, Theater on Broadway, Town Hall, Aurora Fox, RiverTree; many more theaters that are no longer with us!  You would think after performing as Golde in 5 productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” she would be happy to say “done”, but not so!  Yente is in her bucket list!

Isaac Rosen

Isaac Rosen is an actor and singer in the Denver area. Over the last few years, he has performed with the Loveland Opera Theatre, Equinox Theatre Company, The Denver Gay Men’s Chorale, and the Denver Chorale. Isaac is a Colorado native who grew up in Loveland. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, hanging out with friends, shopping, eating out and drinking! He is very excited to be contributing to Denver Theater Perspectives and hopes to offer fair, balanced constructive critique!

Devon James

Devon James has been a Professional Actor and Teaching Artist in the Denver area for the last 5 years. During that time, Devon has worked for DCPA, Arvada Center, Curious, BETC, Miner’s Alley, and Denver Children’s theatre. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Southern Mississippi and a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Ryan August

Ryan is a lifelong theatre fan and aspirant who now enjoys the distinct pleasure of educating the youth through dance. She is so excited to share in the joys of the Denver theatre scene!

Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica is a Denver based bartender and personal trainer with a penchant for all things creative. She enjoys eating everything, tequila, white wine, handstands, music, dancing , cartwheels, being cooked for by her personal live in chef, comedy, pictures of fat cross eyed cats and all things beaches or mountains.

Cassandra Lemmon

Cassandra Lemmon started acting classes at age 9 and continue to perform and manage productions through her Vocal Performance and English degree at the University of Denver. Since then she has worked as a Music teacher, directing plays, musicals, and music productions including her own Madrigal style feast. She now spends most of her time with her two sons, Rémy and Olivier, and teaching private voice and piano lessons. She works to take in as many productions as she each year and loves supporting her family of performers!

Kathryn Grant

She directed and starred in a feature length film that played in 21 film festivals and won several awards, including Best Director/ Best Feature (Beaufort International Film Festival), Best Director (South East New England Film Festival), and Best Actor (Bare Bones Int FF, Indie Gathering).  Her poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies from Fast Forward Press, (B)oink Magazine, and her own chapbook, Interior Life. She is a professional artist (www.facepaintingdenver.com), and  a performer, acting in comedy dinner theater for over ten years, in addition to other acting work.  She founded a Denver sister-chapter of Film Fatales, a monthly meeting/salon for women film directors, which she’s organized and developed for the past three years, encouraging women to create their own content.  As well as being a creative, she enjoys facilitating others’ creative process and authentic expression.


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