The Crew

Twenty five years acting experience with some of our most prestigious celebrities in theatre, commercials and film, including the animated TV series "Super Friends" as the voice of Wonder Woman. Teacher of voice-over and on-camera commercials. Co-creator of a podium theatre in Los Angeles and a former theatrical and literary agent.  She is also one of the founding members of the Colorado Stage Company.
Producer and Sound/Lighting Design
A 35-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, recipient of CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement Award and named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Home Networking / Home Control Industry. Bill has produced the majority of plays for CSC.   He also creates all stage,  lighting and sound effects for Colorado Stage Company's productions. He is one of the founding members of the Colorado Stage Company.
Asst. Director


        James Kaiser James has worked at many area theatres and venues over the past 15 years primarily as a stage manager, lighting designer and sound designer.  He has been involved in over 200 plays, concerts and events in his career.  Some of his credits include 8-Track at Town Hall Arts Center, Lost in Yonders at Mizel Arts Center, Brief History of White Music at The Vogue Theatre, Walden Family Playhouse, The Theatre Group, Denver Center Theatre, Denver Civic Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre and many more.
Stage Manager
When she isn't wrestling bears, Stephanie loves to be rattling around the theatre.  She has, for over 30 years, worn the hat of actor, designer, writer, director, gopher and stage manager.  Her most challenging role is that of "mom" in the life of her son Joseph.  Stephanie would like to extend a great big thank you to everyone for the laughs and support.
& Props
Bonnie did costumes and prop's for last season's production of "Plaza Suite".  She worked most recently as assistant to the director for Encore Theatre's productions of "Party of One".  She is currently studying acting with Bill Homeg.

The Cast

in order of appearance

Part Played By
Chris Gorman Marcia McGilley Pessemier

Marcia is thrilled to be working with the Colorado Stage Company again, after playing Sheila Wonderly in Cafe Noir and Noir Suspicions.  Favorite roles include Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, Mags in Painting Churches, Florence in The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Dr. Stone in A Few Good Men.  In Colorado, Marcia has worked with the Backstage Theatre, Dillon Community Theatre, and Main Street Players. Marcia is a motivational speaker and is represented by Big Fish Talent for numerous commercial and feature film work.

Ken Gorman    Brian Landis Folkins
Brian is very pleased to return to CSC for his 4th show.  He was in our first production, appearing in Beyond Therapy and then in Cafe Noir. Brian has performed all over Denver in theatres such as Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, Littleton Town Hall, the Annex, the Changing Scene, the Denver Civic, and the Vic. Recently, he has been involved in Colorado Film.  He has been in over ten films in the last year ranging from shorts to feature length. You can currently see him in the Denver International Film Festival
Claire Ganz       Mindi Kessler Mindi grew up in Yukon, OK. She studied dance under Ko Yukihiro and Margarita Banos-Milton at the University of Oklahoma. In NYC she was a member of Mark Dendy Dance, Michael Yasenak’s Human Dance Company, and Pam Tanowitz’s Open 24 Hours Dance Company. For the past five years she has been a dancing member of Fischerspooner, a NYC based art performance group/band that is currently signed with Capitol Records. Most recently she was seen in the role of Charley in West End Entertainment’s production of ICHABOD! which premiered at the Denver International Film Festival. And many thanks to Connie for bringing me on board for RUMORS---what a gift to be invited into the world of Neil Simon! Thank you.
Lenny Ganz


     Justin Johnson
Justin has returned for his third appearance with CSC, his first being Plaza Suite and second The Odd Couple (female version). Justin has played the part of “Lenny” before and loved it so much, he just had to reprise the role with his favorite Colorado theater company! His most memorable theatrical experiences include playing Jerry in The Zoo Story, Zach in A Chorus Line, Touchstone in As You Like It, Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter and Stanley in Broadway Bound. He also loves directing and has directed productions of Angels in America, Wait Until Dark and K2, which won an award from Westword's “Best Of” series. He would like to thank the love of his life, partner and best friend, Jeremy, for his support, patience and unconditional love.
Ernie Cusack          Rick Williams Rick performed this summer at Denver's Theatre in the Park in a musical revue Cole for Caravan Players (for whom he also serves as producer). Other roles with that company include Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Ko-Ko in The Mikado. Rick made his debut with CSC when he played Greg in Sylvia. Other roles include Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with the Littleton Main Street Players and Percival in Misalliance at the Germinal Stage Denver. He has been trained in such far flung locals as the University of Hawaii and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 1985 he co-founded the Inner Eye Theatre in Fort Collins.
Cookie Cusack
  Helen M Trencher
This is Helen's first appearance with the CSC. She's applied her creative tendencies as a role player for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, a "standardized patient" for medical students at the University of Colorado, and in 2003 played Aunt Abby in the ACT Theatre Production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Helen is also pursuing a television and film career. She's performed as a sketch comic in a television comedy pilot, N2O -- Suck it Up! She's appeared as a young Christian woman in an independent film, Tough Talk, and played a sports fan in an Alavert commercial. You can also find Helen singing, storytelling, and hitting things -- she's an avid percussionist and teaches and facilitates interactive stage performances as her alter ego, "The Percussion Lady."
Glenn Cooper               Rick Riecks Rick Riecks enjoys acting and singing in live theatre whenever he gets the chance.  He caught the acting bug in musical theater, the highlights of which were local roles as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Chris in the world premier of We'll Beat the Adds, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors.  Recent non-musical roles include Greg in Sylvia (Town Hall Arts Center).  Special thanks go to his wonderful teammates in the production and his loving and patient wife. (Thanks, Sue, for reading all the other roles 179 times!)
Cassie Cooper



         Heather Day

Heather Day most recently appeared in 84 Charing Cross Road (Megan Wells) at Germinal Stage Denver, Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Penelope Ryan) at Miners Alley Playhouse, and in Bingo Boyz: Columbine with the LIDA Project. She has also acted in recent children’s theater productions with the Bug Theatre, Aurora Fox Theatre, and Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center. For the past two years, Heather was the director of the Boulder cast of Until Someone Wakes Up, a play about gender roles and sexual violence that toured in Boulder Valley high schools. Heather received her B.A. at Yale University, where she worked extensively with the Yale Children’s Theater as an actor, director, and playwright. This is her first role for Colorado Stage Company.

Officer Welch          Dan Keenan Dan is very happy to be doing his first show with CSC.  Most recently he played Lou Graziano in The Evergreen Players' production of Breaking Legs.  Other credits include Dawson Grutchfield in Ultra Maroon's production of The Family Gathering, Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound, Arnie in Modern Gothic at the Colorado Women's Playright Festival and Dr. Warden in When The Wood is Green.Dan  would  like  to  dedicate this performance to his father Harold Keenan & Charlie Moritz, two of NYPD’s finest.


Officer Pudney        James Kaiser   (see James' bio as assistant director above)