Denver Actors Fund in Action: Joe Majestic

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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.

a joe fullFinancial-aid recipient: Littleton native Joe Majestic, a graduate of Arapahoe High School, appeared as Lewis in Ignite Theatre’s “Pippin,” and as Bobby in “Cabaret.”  He also played a protean in Town Hall Arts Center’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and has performed with the Original Dickens Carolers.

His story: Joe has been dealing with a double hernia for the past year, but, being without insurance, it went untreated. His condition   grew progressively worse until Thanksgiving week, when the pain grew so bad he couldn’t keep food or liquids down. Surgery was put off until Dec. 5, when the damage was repaired. He’s working with the hospital on a payment plan but, even after negotiating his bill down, his real costs are currently at about $43,000.

How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund board of directors has approved a gift of $2,000, matching the largest gift in the short history of the Fund. 

How you can help us help Joe Majestic more: Obviously our help will only buy Joe a little bit of time, but his remaining costs remain significant. If you would like to direct a specific donation to help further defray Joe Majestic’s obligations, mail checks made out in his name to Denver Actors Fund, 4594 Osceola St., Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link, and in your note, be sure to direct your gift to Joe Majestic.

A message from Joe Majestic: “Thank you so much for helping out.  It will help a ton in the coming weeks.”

Read more Denver Actors Fund testimonials by clicking here

 

ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:

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 financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers offers good neighborly assistance including meal prep and delivery, child care, transportation, errands, construction, pet-sitting and more. For more information, visit our web site at www.DenverActorsFund.Org

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund: Please go here (with our humble thanks):

APPLY FOR AID:

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

 

MORE WAYS TO HELP:

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to the Denver Actors Fund to:
4594 Osceola St.
Denver, CO 80212

COME TO OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

Feb. 17: The BDT Stage will host a special benefit performance of “Fiddler on the Roof,” with  proceeds going to the Denver Actors Fund. Your attendance serves as a tax0deductible donation to the Denver Actors Fund.  Click here for deals and tickets.

 

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Click here to see how you can buy DAF products such as T-shirts, key chains, puzzles and much more

 

Video: See highlights from “Miscast 2014,” a September fundraiser held on behalf of the Denver Actors Fund:

 

Denver Sonnets Project, No. 55: Cajardo Rameer Lindsey

By John Moore

CultureWest.Org is endeavoring to make short films out of all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each featuring actors with Colorado connections. The artistic intent is primarily to further CultureWest’s mission to spotlight the local theatre community and their current or upcoming productions. It’s also an attempt to promote Shakespeare education in a fun way. This is an entirely volunteer project with a proud budget of … zero dollars.

We are rolling out new Sonnet videos … well, as soon as they are completed.  Here’s a link to the YouTube playlist that hosts the entire series.

For Sonnet 55, multiple award-winning actor Cajardo Rameer Lindsey bleeds into the camera, proclaiming that, through his words, his beloved will outlive buildings, war, fire and to the end of time, living on in the eyes of all lovers who read them. Video production by Ulysses Porter Brown. Lindsey will next star in Curious Theatre’s “In the Red and Brown Water,” running March 7-April 18. Followed by a reprise of “The Brothers Size.” Both are part of a trilogy by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Call 303-623-0524 or click here.

The Denver Sonnets Project is an ongoing public art project, open to a variety of actors and filmmakers. Another new short sonnet film is posted here every Monday. Please support the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org.

Video series by John Moore. Sonnet 55 recorded and produced by Ulysses Porter Brown.

The Denver Sonnets Project is a volunteer collaboration, with limited eligibility requirements for participation. For information on how to register for a future episode, email your interest to John Moore at culturewestjohn@gmail.com.

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Completed episodes to date (in numeric order):

Sonnet 1: Cast of “Cult Following”: “From fairest creatures we desire increase …”

Sonnet 2: Josh Robinson, “See thy blood warm …”

Sonnet 6, Joe Von Bokern: “Make worms thine heir!”

Sonnet 10, Augustus Truhn: “Thou art so possessed with murd’rous hate …”

Sonnet 17: Anne Sandoe: “If I could write the beauty of your eyes …”

Sonnet 23: Gabra Zackman, “As an unperfect actor on a stage …”

Sonnet 31: Sean Scrutchins and Devon James: “Thou art the grave where buried love doth live …”

Sonnet 36: Rachel Fowler, “I may not evermore acknowledge thee …”

Sonnet 44: John Carroll Lynch, “Thought kills me that I am not thought …”

Sonnet 47: Adrian Egolf, “Thyself away are present still with me …”

Sonnet 73: Jim Hunt: “Love that well which thou must leave ere long …”

Sonnet 74: Lowry Elementary School: “Thou hast but lost the dregs of life …”

Sonnet 90: Adam Stone: “If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last …”

Sonnet 94: James O’Hagan-Murphy: Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds …”

Sonnet 124: Cast of Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s ‘The Tempest’

Sonnet 131: Josh Nelson, “In nothing art thou black save in thy deeds …”

Sonnet 136: Lyndsay and Jeremy Palmer, “Make but my name thy love …”

Sonnet 144: Cailin Doran, “Two loves I have, of comfort and despair …”

 

Please consider supporting the Denver Actors Fund at www.DenverActorsFund.Org

Video: DAF Night at ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is coming Feb. 17

Wayne Kennedy, star of BDT Stage’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” introduces a special added performance of the hit musical on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to benefit the Denver Actors Fund. Kennedy talks about when his 1-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia and why “the introduction of the DAF is so important for people in my business.”

All proceeds from the Feb. 17 performance after cost benefit the Denver Actors Fund.  The actors are all waiving their performance fees for that night.

Tickets for dinner and the show are $37-48. To make a reservation, call the BDT box office at 303-449-6000, or go to www.BDTStage.com.

A limited number of VIP tickets (36 at six tables) are also available. Each table purchase ($500) receives the following:

  • Six tickets to the show (including dinner)
  • Two bottles of wine for the table
  • Business logo in program

Photos with the cast after the performance. To reserve those, call 303-968-5834 or email chris.boeckx@yahoo.com.

BDT Stage is located at 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.

Read Denver Actors Fund testimonials by clicking here

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AID:

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

ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:

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 financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers offers good neighborly assistance including meal prep and delivery, child care, transportation, errands, construction, pet-sitting and more. For more information, visit our web site at www.DenverActorsFund.Org

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund: Please go here (with our humble thanks):

 

 

MORE WAYS TO HELP:

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to the Denver Actors Fund to:
4594 Osceola St.
Denver, CO 80212

 

COME TO OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

Feb. 17, 2015: BDT Stage (formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre) presents a benefit performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Call 303-449-6000.

SHOP AT AMAZONSMILE:

Denver Actors Fund