Stage Directions Readers 2023

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Cindy Laudadio-Hill

Stage Directions Reader

Cindy is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director who teaches and performs improv regularly at the Durango Arts Center. She has performed with the Durango long form group, Devise & Conquer, Merely Players, Men on Boats, and DART’s True West. Prior to her move to Durango, she performed with the SansScript Players, On the Spot, Sketchers and Acme Players at the Bovine Metropolis Theatre in Denver. She founded the longest playing, all-female improv troupe, The Dishwater Blondes. Her training includes Denver Center Performing Arts, The Second City, and Players Workshop West.

Jason Lythgoe

Stage Directions Reader

Originally from SoCal, Jason found his way to Durango and is thrilled to be involved in such a vibrant theatre community. He is currently the Artistic Director at the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Arts Rep Theatre. He also teaches and directs the DYT youth theatre program. He has appeared onstage locally as MacB in the “Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged),” Danny in “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha,” Father Flynn in “Doubt,” and more. Thanks to Playfest for welcoming me back

Melanie McLean

Stage Directions Reader

Melanie grew up in Boulder, CO, and earned a BA in theatre from Fort Lewis College in 1981. She has performed in multiple productions over the years with FLC and with several local theatre companies. Most recently, she was seen in Merely Players’ production of “The Lifespan of a Fact.” Melanie is a retired CPA and loves having more time for theatre, running, playing in the garden, and spending time with her husband, Hal.