Gary Ketzenbarger is an Associate Professor (Speech and Theatre) for Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork Campus. He is also the Program Director in charge of Theatre for the college at the Spring Valley site.

Gary holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Denver, an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is a Ph.D. candidate (all but dissertation) in Theatre at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He has a long history of involvement in the theatre, both academically and professionally. In addition to being a professor of theatre, he is a playwright (Twists and Turns and Confession of Faith), an actor, and a director.

He is the winner of two Best Actor awards (CCTC) and has performed for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He has been a long-time company member at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company where he has been both an actor and a director.

Some of his favorite roles include “George” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, “Lt. Col. Vershinin” in The Three Sisters, “Jean” in Miss Julie, “Johnnypateenmike” in The Cripple of Inishmaan, “Duke Orsino” in Twelfth Night, “John” in Oleanna, and “Dr. Dysart” in Equus.

His directing credits include The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Collected Stories by Donald Margulies, Rumors by Neil Simon, Oleanna by David Mamet, Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows, The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, and The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel.

He has also been–in a varied and interesting life–a merchant seaman, an underground miner, and both a dog-sledding and white water rafting guide. He is very excited to be ushering in our new AA with an emphasis in Theatre degree and looks forward to great success with the program in the future.

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Call him at: 970 947-8252 or 800 621-8559, Ext. 8252