2015 - 16 SEASON


The Story Behind Stories on Stage

Stories on Stage creates programs from the belief that literature is a rich source of powerful stories and actors enhance the impact of literature on people’s lives.

In March 2008, the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross awarded Stories on Stage its first-ever Leadership in Inclusiveness Award. In being the Community Inclusiveness Hero, Stories on Stage was cited for giving audiences “an experience of identifying with people and situations outside of their own worlds.”

Our Board of Directors

Linda Treibitz, president, is Senior Manager, Project Support at SunGard iWORKS, a developer of investment accounting software for insurance companies. Linda has a B.A. in Music from Pomona College, and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has been on the Board of Stepping Stones, an interfaith religious school program, and has been a Regional Chair of the Pomona College Alumni Association, as well as a past member of the college's Alumni Board. Linda has sung most of her life, most recently with Singers Master Chorale, as a soloist with B'nai Havurah and Christ Congregational Church, and as a music leader for the monthly healing service at Swedish Hospital.

Linda Roberts Zinn, treasurer, grew up in Connecticut (where she started taking "acting" lessons at age 7), started college in Virginia and graduated from N.Y. University with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Linda worked as a paralegal before going to Law School at DU, graduating in 1989. Linda is a passionate gardener and volunteer at Denver Botanic Gardens. She was involved with the Junior Symphony Guild for 15 years. Linda has enjoyed Stories on Stage for the past 6 or 7 years as well as other aspects of the Denver cultural and artistic scene.

Dana Mathes, secretary, earned her B.A. in history from UC Berkeley. She is currently a principal editor in the University Relations department at her alma mater, where she writes letters urging her fellow alumni to give to Cal. Her varied career has included barista, grassroots organizer, wedding cake salesperson, and steward on party yachts that cruise the San Francisco Bay. For seven years, she worked in the marketing and development departments of California Shakespeare Theater — editing programs, planning major events, and running the theater store, among many other things.

Cristin C. Bracken is Associate General Counsel at SM Energy Company, and has been practicing law for over 20 years.  SM Energy is a publicly-traded oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, with offices in Billings, Houston, Midland and Tulsa.  Cristin has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature (emphasis on Shakespeare and modern American poetry) from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Denver, an annual Leadership Level supporter of the Mile High United Way, and a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.  She enjoys singing and playing the piano.  Her husband, Chris, is Vice President and General Manager, Security Services, for Mastec AT, and they have one daughter.

Cammie Cloman has extensive experience with and knowledge of nonprofit management, community outreach, strategic planning and marketing. Cammie was the Marketing Director at Denver Options, Inc. and Employment Link, Inc. – both organizations serving persons with disabilities. Her entrepreneur expertise comes from owning her own business, Abrakadoodle Art Education in Boulder, and supporting art projects with business and product development, such as a creative arts program for Boulder’s Society for Creative Aging. Cammie has served on many boards including the Boulder Valley Rotary, Associations for Persons in Supported Employment, Family Link, BVSD/LifeLong Learning Task Force, Centennial Middle School and Boulder High School. Cammie earned her B.S. in Business Administration Marketing from New Mexico State University.

Marty McGovern earned his M.A. in Philosophy at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Creative Writing/Literature at the esteemed Writing Program/The University of Houston. An Assistant Professor in Regis University's College for Professional Studies, McGovern worked as Associate Artistic Director of the former Ad Hoc Theatre (Denver) and as Artistic Director of Tir Na nOg: An Irish Theatre Company (Denver). His poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, the Chicago Review and elsewhere; his play "Joseph K," produced by The LIDA Project, won the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for Best New Work.

William Wei
is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is an authority on modern Chinese history and Asian American Studies.  He is the author of Counterrevolution in China: The Nationalists in Jiangxi during the Soviet Period, The Asian American Movement, and many other publications.  In the summer of 1997, he worked as a journalist covering the historic handover of Hong Kong to China.  In 2006, he was the Academic Dean of the summer Semester at Sea Program, visiting countries around the Pacific Rim.  He currently serves as Board Chair of Colorado Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.