Newsletter – Fall 2017

Colorado ACTS Actors Company & Theatre School Newsletter 

Volume 20          Issue 3           Fall 2017

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -  John F. Kennedy


Angela Coates who has been our Office Manager is stepping down to concentrate on her career.  We are so grateful for all the hard work and time that she has spent dealing with all the craziness at the Theatre.

We are replacing her with 2 people.  Monica will take over the financial portion of the office and Leah will take over communication and general office duties.  Pilo will continue as our Financial Manager sending statements and invoices.  Please continue to contact him if you have bill or billing questions. 720 397 1345 or

Transitions are always difficult so we hope that you will be patient as everyone gets EVERYTHING worked out.  Both Monica and Leah can be reached by simply emailing the email address.  Initially, a number of people are being “copied” as we make sure that everything transitions smoothly.


ACTS runs a budget of well over $100,000 a year. We process 200-300 students through classes during the regular year.  We do 25 shows, which each perform

2-6 times, with average audiences of 50-100 people per performance.  ACTS typically employs 15 -20 people. (You can go to the “Faculty” page on the web to see many of their bios).We have an outreach program that reaches to hundreds of elementary students and seniors. We offer Free and Reduced After School classes to 5-7 schools.  As part of our fundraising efforts we do 4-5 Community Dinner Theaters and are partnered with Chick-fil-A as Mascot Cows and Wranglers.

Leah Nixon, with a BA in Theater Performance from Tarkio College, has had her hand in theater for almost 40 years in one area or another.  She is one of the founding directors of Colorado ACTS and has come back on board to help with various administrative duties, including email communication and registration.  In addition to ACTS, she is the director of the DDRC Players, which is an acting troop for adults with developmental disabilities.  She is happy to be back working with Cindy Troup and all of the other folk and students at Colorado ACTS.

Monica Mayhak received her B.S. in Applied Mathematics with minors in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Texas. Before switching to a major in math, she completed the coursework for a minor in English as well. For over 22 years, Monica has worked as a self-employed writer, developing content for websites and small publication editors. She has homeschooled all six of her children, watched several of them head off to college, and is thrilled to have a new grandbaby. She has taught math, economics, literature, history, and civics at home school co-ops for years and now is learning new skills in the administration of a non-profit home school enrichment program. Monica is thankful to be a part of the Colorado ACTS family, which has been a blessing to her children for years.

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.  - Winston Churchill