LaDios has resided in Denver, Colorado for well over 20 years. She loves her craft and has had several performances in theatrical plays, industrial and internet commercials as well as educational, music videos and feature films. She has TV credits in which she appeared in Price of Fame “The Carrie Fischer” and “Mackenzie Phillips” on Reelz TV and Fatal Attraction. She recently won BEST Female Performance in “Prudence” for the Betsy Palmer Award. In 2017 she won the BEST Actress award for The Colorado Theater Coalition.” She was nominated for The Denver Post “Ovation Awards” for BEST supporting actor in a Drama for “The Container.
LaDios has been recognized and nominated for the 2021 Juanita Gray Community Service Award for her leadership in raising awareness around social injustice and discrimination, income inequality and housing displacement, and most notably abuse—domestic or otherwise.
An advocate for anyone who is going or has been through domestic abuse—or abuse of any relational nature—LaDios is working to break the "lock-down victim-survivor cycle" that perpetuates this huge social problem. "Transitioning is possible so that you never allow anyone to abuse you again. It takes courage, but you don't have to do it alone."
“I always enjoy hearing the stories of various women voices who have made an impact in our community." She is ecstatic to play an iconic person such as Myrlie Evers, the wife of the late Medgar Evers. She extends a special thanks to Mike Broemmel for choosing me to portray such a powerful and meaningful role and to Michael Peters for doing a stellar job directing Call Me Mrs. Evers. "Thanks, Mike, for giving us creative control. Lastly, thanks all who support live theater…as this is where the real magic happens."
I was born in Atlanta GA, lived in Denver CO for most of my life and now reside in Jonesboro GA.
I have loved acting and performing for as long as I can remember. From singing and acting in front of relatives at a family get together, to performing on stage reciting Shakespeare, performance has been my outlet of genuine expression.
I have had the pleasure of being in the cast of amazing productions in Denver, a few of which were nominated for multiple awards. Two were nominated for Best Musical, and one of them won for best Choreography. They were, ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ and, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’, respectively. Porgy and Bess was actually the Best Seller in the history of the Fox Theater!
Most recently the project called Amplify, which I was proud to be a part of through the Arvada center, also won the True West Award for its content and groundbreaking style of performance during the pandemic.
Local productions that I have been a part of with Colorado Sisterhood Crusade have kept me close to the heart of the people and helped me to empathize with their struggles and also have allowed me to grow as a man of faith and a person of substance.
I am particularly proud of directing the one woman play titled, ‘Call Me Mrs. Evers," an unofficial biopic of Political Activist and Civil Rights Champion, Ms. Merlie Evers.
Prolific and award-winning playwright Mike Broemmel is the author of Call Me Mrs. Evers, the life story of civil rights leader Myrlie Evers. A resident of Denver, Colorado, Mike's other theatrical credits include: The Bonfils Girl, The Hours of Anne, Stand Still & Look Stupid: The Life Story of Hedy Lamarr, Taking Tea with the Ripper, Goddess People, The Row, The Lady of Ludlow, The Baptism, and La Primera Mujer: The True Story of Eva Peron. He is the creator of the Iconic Women Theatre Series.
Mike recently completed work on A Destination of My Own, a play that presents the life story of Richard Durham, a relatively unknown Black American who fairly can be said to have played a crucial role in building the foundation of what became the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. One of his most recent works entitled The Unreachable Star that chronicles the life of singer Connie Francis is slated to premiere in 2022 as is his play The Wind is Us: The Death that Killed Capote.
He currently is in involved in pre-production of four plays in Las Vegas. These include a yet-to-be-titled work about mob boss Al Capone as well a stage play on organized crime figure Virginia Hill. Read more about Witness: The Story of Virginia Hill at the production's website.
Mike has been the playwright in residence at Theatrix USA for nine years and is in his fourth year as playwright in residence of Colorado TINTS.
In addition to playwriting Mike is the author of novels that include Vine Dancing, The Shadow Cast, and Lauderdale Tales. Mike also writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.
In 2022, the National Endowment for the Arts and Colorado Creative Industries again awarded grants to Mike Broemmel for his work as a playwright.
More information can obtained at the Mike Broemmel website.