Ouray County's community of PLAY
Minerva West grew from a commitment to the community theatre family developed by our Artistic Director, Kathleen O'Mara.
Kathy launched Ridgway's first community theater company in 2017 as Theater Director for Sherbino Theater. Over the following years she grew the company into a theater family that gave performance opportunities to more than 60 area residents who presented more than 25 shows together. All the while, she also led youth workshops that likely doubled the area's participation in the performing arts.
In 2022, Kathy left the Sherbino and established Minerva West. Dedicated to offering performance arts for all, Minerva West is a western iteration of The Minerva Arts Center (Minerva Stage), in Williamstown, MA, founded by O’Mara and friends in 1996.
The organization derived its name from Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, justice and the sponsor of arts.
Moving forward, Minerva West will strive to build on the community and sense of belonging that inspired its establishment through regular theatrical performances, youth workshops and performance arts education.
Meet The Team
Artistic Director - Kathleen O'Mara
Summer Intern - Riley Burr
... and many unnamed volunteers
Board of Directors
Brenda Racliff - President
Ninah Hunter - VP / Secretary
Debra Overton - Treasurer
Cat Lichtenbelt - At Large
Help Build The Team
Minerva West, like all nonprofit organizations, relies on the generosity of our volunteers and supporters to bring our mission
to life. All levels of support are greatly aappreciated. Giving levels are listed on our Donation page accessed via the Get Involved tab.
Join our team with a tax deductible contribution today.