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Maurice (Mo) LaMee is the head of the Department of Theatre Arts at Colorado Mesa University and an associate professor of acting/directing at CMU since 2012. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Loretto Heights College and went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory. He teaches beginning through advanced acting classes, directing as well as several other related theatre courses.

He was director of Aspen Words (2013 to 2016), a literary program of the Aspen Institute, which hosts a major literary festival - Aspen Summer Words, as well as author talks, readings, residencies, workshops and an educational outreach program for middle and high school students.

Prior to Aspen and CMU, he was the executive and artistic director of the Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) from 2000 to 2012. During his tenure at CRT, the theatre received a multitude of national and regional accolades, including Outstanding Achievement in Theatre from the National Theatre Conference (previous winners include: The Public, ART, and Steppenwolf) as well as The Denver Post’s Reader’s Choice for Best Season by a Colorado theatre company for six consecutive years. LaMee produced more than 100 plays during his 12 years with the theatre, a third of which were original.

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. More recently, he’s been involved at the Aspen Fringe Festival, including directing the world premiere production of Sharr White’s Stupid Kid in 2016, Penelope Skinner’s Linda in 2017, and original work by Sharr White and Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens in 2021.