Denver Actors Fund in Action: Kent Sugg

Marley and Scrooge Kent Sugg and Brian Burron

Kent Sugg and Brian Burron as Marley and Scrooge in Candlelight’s ‘Scrooge.’

‘I’m blown away by the kindness and generosity of The Denver Actors Fund.’

Aid recipient: Kent Sugg is a veteran actor and director living in Boulder. He is currently playing Marley in Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s production of Scrooge after having just completed Mary Poppins as a member of the ensemble there. Before that he appeared in Candlelight’s Newsies as Joseph Pulitzer and in Man of la Mancha.

His medical story: Kent recently had a dental crown break. The crown had to be replaced and his dental insurance does not cover crowns. (Because why should insurance, you know – actually pay for anything?) Consequently, he was left with an out-of-pocket bill for $850.

How we are helping: The Denver Actors Fund has paid off the outstanding $850 bill.

How you can help us replenish: At The Denver Actors Fund, we love it when the money goes out as fast as it comes in, which means we are in a constant state of replenishment. That’s the gig. If you would like to help us do that, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link. Your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the Denver Actors Fund’s general fund.

A message from Kent: “I’m blown away by the kindness and generosity of The Denver Actors Fund. I had a dental emergency and the caring donors of the Fund were there to make it possible to afford the work. I just can’t thank you enough!”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $300,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need. If you would to help us replenish our general fund, simply mail checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO, 80212. Or use this donation link.

Read testimonials from other Denver Actors Fund beneficiaries here

Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have his or her story told.


To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund, please CLICK HERE (with our humble thanks)


The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in medical need. In addition to $262,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers has offered good neighborly assistance to more than 100 beneficiaries including meal prep and delivery, child care, transportation, errands, construction, pet-sitting and more. For more information, visit our web site at DenverActorsFund.Org.


To apply for Denver Actors Fund aid: Fill out this brief online form here



Send checks made out to the Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212


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Sunday, December 2: Comedy Brewers’ Improv Comedy in Fort Collins: The Comedy Brewers have been bringing interactive improvisational comedy to the public since before Miley Cyrus and Edward Snowden made us question our reality. Using audience suggestions, this improv troupe has been creating the tastiest comedic refreshment in Northern Colorado, on the spot, with no barrel-aging. Scenes and games are created with the audience to find and explore the humor around us. Quirky characters, crazy stories, and an occasional break into song are to be expected. 100 percent of the tickets sales from this event will be donated to The Denver Actors Fund. 7:30 p.m. at the Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., in Fort Collins. 970-498-8949 or click here for tickets.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 is Colorado Gives Day. You can schedule your donation in any amount right now.

Tuesday, December 11: Let’s get Happy (Hour): Join us at Stem Ciders for a casual happy hour to do good in your community! It’s called “Happy Hour Foundation.” For every drink you buy, Stem will donate $1 to one of three designated charities – and one of them is us (you get to choose which of the nonprofits gets that dollar). In addition to the buck-a-beer contributions, 303 Software and Ligature Creative will make donations to each organization. Enjoy a drink or two to benefit Colorado Veterans Project, Denver Actors Fund and SAME Cafe. Sponsored by Ligature Creative and 303 Software. Hosted at Stem Ciders. With support from Bobby Burch Photo and Video. Thank you to Tamara Arredondo for nominating The Denver Actors Fund! More info on the Facebook event page

Monday, December 17: The Nightly Met Christmas Special is back for another rocking night of holiday fun. Hosted by The Nightly Met‘s Avery Anderson and Henry Award-winning actor Annie Dwyer, the night will feature Avourneen, Kenny Moten, Jenna Bainbridge, Matt LaFontaine, Markus Warren, Sophia Dotson, Grace Dotson and Hannah Dotson. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the DL Parsons Theatre in Northglenn. Tickets just $8-$10. All proceeds benefit the Denver Actors Fund. Click here for tickets.

Tuesday, December 18: Miners Alley Playhouse is donating all proceeds from that evening’s performance of Josh Hartwell’s A Christmas Carol to The Denver Actors Fund. This fast-paced comic adaptation uses only six actors to bring Dickens’ most beloved characters to life using nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination. The cast includes Jim Hunt (Scrooge), Lisa DeCaro (Christmas Present and more), Meredith Young (Christmas Past and more), Jason Maxwell (Fred and more), Josh Hartwell (Marley and more) and Ella Matheo as Tiny Tim and Ignorance. 7:30 p.m. at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-935-3044 or buy online at


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