Meet the cast video series: Gregory Treco

In this ongoing series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 95: Meet Gregory Treco, a graduate of Eaglecrest High School in Aurora who is making his DCPA debut playing the revolutionary disciple Simon in the Theatre Company’s world premiere production of the new rock musical The 12.

Treco is part of the long line of accomplished performers who sang at Elitch Gardens as teenagers, a list that includes Nick Sugar, Andy Kelso, Jim Miller and many more.

Now one of Treco’s overriding social concerns is bettering our understanding of mental illness among young black men. “I am a light-skinned African-American man, so I have an interesting perspective on race relations,” he says. “That crazy black man over there isn’t necessarily crazy; he’s just somebody who needs help.”

The 12 imagines what happened when the disciples went into hiding for the three days following Jesus’ crucifixion. It plays through April 26, 2015, in The Stage Theatre.

Video by John Moore and David Lenk. Run time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

The 12: Ticket information
Through April 26
Stage Theatre
Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
Toll-free: 800-641-1222 | TTY: 303-893-9582
Groups of 10 or more: 303-446-4829
ASL interpreted, audio described and open-captioned performance: 1:30 p.m. April 26

More The 12 Meet the cast videos (to date): 

Tony Vincent as Tom
Christina Sajous as Mary Magdalene

Our previous coverage of The 12:
Video: Colin Hanlon and Gregory Treco talk The 12 at the Tattered Cover
Photos: Opening night of The 12
Robert Schenkkan’s Opening Night reflections
Neil Berg and the rockin’ roots of The 12
Video montage: Your first look at The 12
The 12: Three days that rocked the world
Watch short video samples of ‘The 12’ songs from the first sing-through
Video: Robert Schenkkan introduces The 12
The 12 opens rehearsals with a mandate to ‘dig deep’
Full casting announced for The 12
Final offering of Theatre Company season: Rock musical The 12

Eaglecrest High School graduate Gregory Treco performs as Simon in 'The 12' for the DCPA Theatre Company. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.
Eaglecrest High School graduate Gregory Treco performs as Simon in ‘The 12’ for the DCPA Theatre Company. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Previous 2014-15 “Meet the Cast” episodes:
Leslie Alexander, A Christmas Carol
Joyce Cohen, Benediction
Amelia Marie Corrada, Benediction
Jason Delane, One Night in Miami
Allen Dorsey, A Christmas Carol
Meet Adrian Egolf, Benediction
Donna English, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Charlie Franklin, Lord of the Flies
Patty Goble,The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sam Gregory, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Matthew Gumley, Lord of the Flies
Lenne Klingaman, Appoggiatura
Darrie Lawrence
, Appoggiatura
Colby Lewis, One Night in Miami
Eddie Lopez, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Beth Malone, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Nick Mills Appoggiatura
Paolo Montalban, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Burke Moses, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Linda Mugleston, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Rob Nagle, Appoggiatura
James Newcomb, Benediction
Leslie O’Carroll, A Christmas Carol, Benediction
Morocco Omari, One Night in Miami
Ben and Noah Radcliffe, Lord of the Flies
James Michael Reilly, A Christmas Carol
Socorro Santiago, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lesley Shires, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Gregory Isaac Stone, Lord of the Flies
Nik Walker, One Night in Miami
York Walker, One Night in Miami
Nance Williamson, Benediction