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Maurice LaMee

Head of Department of Theatre Arts

Contact Information

Moss Performing Arts Center 153

970.248.1796

mlamee@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MFA, National Theatre Conservatory 
BA, Theatre Loretto Heights College

Biography

Assistant Professor of Theatre Maurice LaMee is also the director of Aspen Words. This literary program, part of the Aspen Institute, hosts major literary festival Aspen Summer Words, as well as author talks, readings, residencies, fellowships, workshops and a growing educational outreach program for middle and high school students. With a superb team, Aspen Words has forged many partnerships with local non-profits, Aspen Fringe, Aspen Film, Aspen Ideas, The Wheeler, Red Brick Arts, local libraries, Explore, as well as CMC and all of the public and private middle schools and high schools of the Roaring Fork Valley.

LaMee is the former executive and artistic director of the Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT), a position he held from 2000 until the summer of 2012. During his tenure at CRT he helped transform the small summer stock company, located in a remote and isolated part of Colorado, into one of the most accomplished and highly acclaimed professional arts organizations in the southwest. CRT received a multitude of national and regional accolades, including Outstanding Achievement in Theatre from the National Theatre Conference (previous winners include The Public, American Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf and the Goodman).

In 2011, LaMee was named Colorado’s “Theatre Person of the Year” by the Denver Post. In 2010, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation awarded him a Livingston Fellowship for his contribution to the Colorado nonprofit sector. He is married to a fifth generation Aspenite, actress Trary Maddalone, and they have twins, Genevieve and Kieran.