Ilasiea Gray

Ilasiea Gray is a professional actress and arts educator, who is a proud recipient of a True West Award for her impactful work in the arts and arts education. She has a BFA in Theatre, Film & Television, and is pursuing an MFA in Social and Environmental Arts Practice. IIasiea performs both onstage and on-camera, and the work she finds most important are social justice/socially engaged pieces as well as educational theatre. She is passionate about theatre for young audiences and made history in Denver playing Sleeping Beauty as a Black actress (Denver Children’s Theatre). She has done several children’s theatre shows and tours, including with Kaiser Permanente’s Theatre Education Program.

Ilasiea is committed to arts education for young people and can be found teaching in many capacities for students Pre-K through High School. She has directed 25+ children’s productions and has devised original works with youth. She also runs her own programming coaching successful child actors who have professional theatre, commercial, T.V. & film credits and has several partnerships with organizations teaching her own curriculum. Teaching Artist Credits include: Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver School of the Arts, Mizel Arts & Culture Center, Senior Director for KidStage, Director of Curriculum for Opening Act Theatre Camp, Creative Director for Outspoken: Youth Voices of Black Lives Matter, and teaches Kids On-Camera Commercial Workshops for various companies.

Educational theatre for adults by way of professional development is very important to Ilasiea as well. She has served in actor-educator roles for Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Training, for medical students, and for lawyers. She recently joined forces with Kaiser Permanente again to work in trauma-informed practices for educators. In addition to performing and teaching, Ilasiea has a background as a Casting Associate, with credits in casting theatre, commercials, industrials, and film.

Ilasiea Gray is available for full or part-time residencies.

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  • BLACK. by Lamaria Aminah

    Performance for grades Pre-K through Adult

    A performance and discussion with the audience. When two women, one Black and one White, meet at a candlelight vigil held for another Black life taken by police brutality, an eye-opening conversation illuminates the need for sensitivity and awareness as a way to challenge our assumptions about race and privilege. First-time Curious New Voices playwright Lamaria Aminah has written a candid and timely short play about what it means to discuss issues of color and identity in this rapidly changing American culture. This is a Curious Theatre production.

  • Theatre Mania

    Workshop or Residency for grades Pre-K through Adult

    A variety of theatre arts programming including theatre-based games to build ensemble and culture in the classroom, improvisation, creating characters, dramatic play, performance, classroom curriculum enhancement, playwriting & devising original work.

  • On-Camera Jam

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Learn the skills of on-camera acting with monologues, commercials, and audition techniques. Allows students to have fun exploring the world of acting on-camera without having to be on camera! (For in-person learning a camera is an option)

  • Step-O-Rama

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    Exploration of the dance form Step, which incorporates the body creating rhythm and sounds while performing.

  • Conscious Conversations

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through Adult

    Facilitated discussions on different socially relevant topics from bullying, race, gender, disabilities, social media, and more, with tools for how to better communicate as human beings. Open to all subject matter.

  • Professional Development

    Workshop or Residency for grades Adult through Adult

    Teambuilding using theatre exercises and communication tools. Tailored to the needs of each group/organization.