Wendy Ishii is the founding artistic director of Bas Bleu Theatre and taught acting at Colorado State University. Her resume encompasses over 175 roles from the classical and contemporary repertories. Among many other awards, in 2018 Wendy Ishii accepted the 2018 Henry Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theater. By invitation, performances at festivals and conferences have taken her to Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Israel, and South Africa.
Meet the Staff
Our mission is to present outstanding theater that inspires both audience and artist alike in an intimate “salon” setting. Bas Bleu’s goal is to enrich the cultural life of the region and, in so doing, add to the common cultural experience that bonds us all to our community and the world around us. We are a non-profit theatre and we do all this with a very small and dedicated staff, and a small budget. Each and every one of us appreciate your patronage and your support of the arts!
Stephen Snow, General Manager & Development Director is a former actor and non-professional singer who has worked in theatre, film, and media arts for 20 years. Prior to joining Bas Bleu, Stephen was the artistic director of the Palace Theatre in Danbury, CT. He also co-founded the Center for New Media & the Arts in Bethel, CT in a loft where P.T. Barnum once had a vaudeville stage and Mark Twain played pool in the downstairs billiard hall. Stephen was thrilled to join Bas Bleu in 2019.
Lynn Bogner, Box Office Manager, is a director and actor who has lived in Fort Collins for the past 7 years. Another NYC transplant, Lynn fell in love with the theater at age 6 when her mother took her to her first musical, and that passion has led to a career spent sharing that love with others. A graduate of the Rollins College theater program, she worked in all aspects of the theater all over the country.
Zhanna Gurvich, Production Manager, is an award-winning designer and painter of theatre, dance, opera, and film at many venues including Broadway, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Goodspeed Opera House, the Joyce Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, and the Juilliard Theatre. She holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Clark University and an M.F.A. in Scenery and Lighting Design from Southern Methodist University.
Craig LoSasso, Technical Director, began his theater work in high school and worked as a scene shop supervisor in college. Craig worked in tech and lighting in theater and film, then went on to serve as a firefighter and paramedic for over two decades. He is grateful to return to his initial passion, and happy to join the Bleu Sox team!