MAT’s Artistic Directors
Birgitta DePree is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Millibo Art Theatre and has served as MAT’s Artistic Director for over seventeen years. A graduate of Oberlin College, she received her MFA in performance from the National Theater Conservatory and has spent the last two decades working throughout Colorado as a performer, director and educator. Currently an adjunct professor at UCCS Birgitta was last seen as Queen Elizabeth in “Shakespeare in Love” at the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and seven different characters in the original play “Murder of the Heart.” She is a five time recipient of the Gazette’s “Best of the Springs-“Best Actress” award.
Jim Jackson – is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Millibo Art Theatre. Jim has been adventuring in circus and theatre since 1976. Along the way he has had a great deal of fun directing, creating and performing in over thirty original productions for children and adults. He is an acclaimed clown who has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with his award-winning solo shows. Jim has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall , the Edinburgh Fringe, a food court in Singapore and at thirty five International Children’s Festivals throughout the world. His writing credits include “Gods, Guns and Pancakes”, “The Canon City Trilogy – “Stick Guns”, “Royal Buckskin” and “HUT”, “Rubes and Luddites” and “The Hats of Mr. Zenobe”. Known for his collaborative work as a director and writer, Jim has created national touring shows with Tomas Kubinek, Robert Astle and Rebecca Buric.