The only comprehensive arts magnet school in the Rocky Mountain region
Class of 2005
Gabe Ebert is a 2009 graduate of The Julliard School. He is the first DSA Alumni to win a Tony award for the Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Mr. Wormwood in Matilda. Gabe won an Obie Award in 2012 for his role as Leo in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. Previous theatre credits include Broadway: Brief Encounter(Stanley), Red(Ken, US). Off Broadway: 4000 Miles and Suicide, Inc. Other professional work “Gee, Officer Krupke” (Carnegie Hall);
The Sacrifices (SPF/Dir. Sam Gold). He has also been seen in Isaac and Ishmael;Much Ado About Nothing; Comrade; Ah, Wilderness! Suburbia!; Favor; Every Good Boy Deserves Theater; and From West Side Story (all at Chautauqua). In 2011, premiered Steven Slater’s new show Promethus Bound in Boston. He has been on Made In Jersey on TV.
Bonnie Hilton (Production Stage Manager) is a Denver School of the Arts seven year Theatre alumni and continues her studies in London and New York. Bonnie’s involvement in DSA’s How To Succeed in Business at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival launched her stage management career. After graduating she taught children’s theatre and then devoted a year to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief and teaching with AmeriCorps.
Some of her Stage Management highlights include Off-Broadway: Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St Luke’s Theatre, Actor’s Temple, East Coast venues), All American Girls (Actor’s Temple), East 14th Street (New World Stages), Beebo Brinker Chronicles (NYTW & 37 Arts), Signs Of Life (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre); Additional NY & Touring Credits: OUTwordly Fabulous (Crossroads Theatre, & Eastern Coast Tour), Kiss the Air (Elizabeth STREB @ S.L.A.M.), The Children’s Hour (Astoria Performing Art Center), Boots (Soho Rep), L’enfant et les sortileges (The Players Club), The Blue Room (Roy Arias Theatre), and many more. Bonnie has collaborated with Anne Bogart and manages events with organizations such as the American Theatre Wing.
She is currently mounting the 2011-2012 WIZARD OF OZ national tour as production stage manager. Bonnie is forever grateful for all the support during her time at DSA! Bonnie wears her class ring daily for inspiration and is more than happy to provide any insight she can to current and past DSAers. THANK YOU ALL!!
Along with husband, Kennedy Odede, Jessica is currently in Kenya building The Kibera School for Girls through the organization that we began together called Shining Hope for Communities. The Kibera School for Girls is a revolutionary project breaking new ground in Nairobi’s Kibera slum by providing superior education free of charge. The school is the first to be exclusively for girls and the only one completely free of charge in the Kibera slum. It will provide the neediest girls in Kibera with free education, uniforms, school supplies, and daily nourishment.
In Kibera only 8% of girls have the chance to go to school and many are forced into prostitution at early ages. The Kibera School for Girls offers a solution to these problems. It serves talented students, of elementary school age, who are vulnerable to sexual abuse and prostitution. Many students are street children, orphans, and infected with the HIV virus. In addition, The Kibera School for Girls raises awareness throughout the Kibera community about pressing issues such as child abuse, gender violence, and HIV/AIDS. Without our school, these students would face very grim futures.
Dylan Ward spent a few years in Seattle writing and traveling before graduating the University of Washington with a B.A. in Drama and The Comparative History of Ideas. Currently he is making original dance-theater in Seattle, under his own name and with groups like Cabin Fever and The Pendleton House. He also works teaching in an arts-focused preschool.