Phamaly Theatre Company


Remembering Lucy

Remembering Lucy

Lucy Roucis - A True Grande Dame

We are heartbroken to share news of the sudden and unexpected death of longtime Phamaly actor, Lucy Roucis.

Woman sitting with man with white bob cut hair with his head in her lap.
Lucy Roucis as Princess Winifred with Jeremy Palmer as Prince Dauntless from Phamaly's Once Upon a Mattress.

Lucy was the epitome of the spirit and artistry of Phamaly…a true grande dame of our company and the Colorado theatre community. She performed in 43 Phamaly shows…more than any other actor. She was a key writer for years on Vox Phamalia and co-wrote on other projects, like Phamaly’s touring show Smile and Say Hello, the CineVox and Rewrite webseries, and many other events and outreach programs. She co-led education classes, and consistently worked with other Phamaly actors behind the scenes on honing their acting craft. She was a role model for fellow actors in Phamaly and beyond, and was admired and beloved by friends, critics, and audiences.

Phamaly has lost one of its most extraordinary and dedicated artists…an unmatched force of nature who was central to everything Phamaly has become. 

But we know at a moment like this, Lucy probably would have caught us off guard with an irreverent joke, funny face, or some dry wit accompanied by her low rumbling laugh. As we process through the sadness of no longer having her in person with us, we also celebrate her humor, artistry, energy, and talent that we were so fortunate to experience. The impact of her brilliance is forever imprinted on Phamaly and our community, and it will never be extinguished. 

We invite you to share in celebrating Lucy. Phamaly has created a virtual board where members of the community can post memories, photos, videos, and messages about Lucy. We also invite you to enjoy some of our filmed projects that featured Lucy.

In lieu of flowers the family asks people to make donations to either Phamaly or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Below is information about the celebration of Lucy's life. Together with Lucy's family and friends, Phamaly is planning to honor Lucy through multiple events this spring and summer. Events will be open to all that loved her, so that we can give her the curtain call she deserves.

We are so grateful for the time that we got to share with her, as well as our good fortune to have gotten so many incredible moments with Lucy in our Phamaly family. 

“No more despair, or burdens to bear…out there in the yonder…”

We love you, Lucy.


Honoring Lucy - A Memorial in Three Acts

ACT I - Remembering Lucy: Zoom Potluck
Saturday, April 3, 2021, 6:30PM MT
Join Phamaly and friends on Zoom to join others in sharing Lucy's stories and memories on a virtual "Zoom Potluck." The Zoom Potluck begins at 6:30 pm. You can RSVP for the event and sign up on the queue to share a story about Lucy below. If you are having trouble RSVPing to the Zoom Potluck please email with any questions.
ACT II - Easter Sunday Catholic Mass 
Sunday, April 4, 2021, 4:00pm
Church of the Holy Ghost (19th and California)
Join Lucy's family for traditional Catholic Mass on Easter Sunday. Lucy's name will be read during the Mass Intentions. No RSVP required. To continue with Lucy's generous spirit of giving, her family donated her body to science. The Roucis family will be holding a traditional Catholic Funeral Mass and Burial for her once they have her remains returned to them. Date TBD.
ACT III - We Love Lucy: Live Celebration

Date and Time TBD
Location/Streamed TBD