Denver Actors Fund in Action: Traci J. Kern

Financial aid recipient: Longtime actor and 20-year vocal coach Traci J. Kern has appeared in productions for many local theatre companies, including as the Narrator in both “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for Cabrini Productions and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” for Ben Dicke Productions at the Aurora Fox. Recent productions as Music Director have included “The Nance” for The Edge Theatre and “The Marvelous Wonderettes” for Town Hall Arts Center. Traci serves many local theatre vocalists from beginners through professional through her private Traci Kern Voice Studio. She earned her masters degree in vocal performance from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Her medical story: On March 12, Traci’s hand slipped as she was making dinner using a mandolin slicer, and she severed a large section of the tip of the ring finger on her right hand. At the E.R., doctors stitched her finger back together, although further surgery may be necessary to repair nerve damage. Although Traci has health insurance, her out-of-pocket cost for the procedure still came to $2,693.

How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund Board of Directors has voted to reimburse Traci for the full amount of her remaining medical bill, or $2,693. You may also recall that Traci was one of the earliest beneficiaries of the Denver Actors Fund, back in 2014. Doctors discovered a mass on her right breast, which a biopsy revealed was benign. Nevertheless, her out-of-pocket costs were about $5,500. The Denver Actors Fund paid $550 to help defray her financial burden then, thus bringing to $3,243 the total assistance we have been able to provide for her to date.

A message from Traci: “Knowing that we have something as amazing as the Denver Actors Fund in our community allows us to all breathe a little easier when medical emergencies happen. I know for me, this gift has brought me immeasurable peace of mind. I’m blown away by the generosity of our theatre family.”

(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.)


HOW YOU CAN HELP US REPLENISH:

To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund:

Please CLICK HERE (with our humble thanks)


ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:

Video above: The Denver Actors Fund receives the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 2016 Community Impact Award.

The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in medical need. To date, the Fund has allocated more than $86,000 to artists facing 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 DenverActorsFund.Org.


HOW TO 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:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212

ATTEND UPCOMING DENVER ACTORS FUND EVENTS:

ATTEND THE UNITED IN LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT ON APRIL 30:

Beth Malone, who starred in the DCPA Theatre Company’s reimagining of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and then was nominated for a Tony Award her work in Broadway’s “Fun Home,” has joined the homegrown lineup for ‘United in Love,‘ a special concert event presented by Ebner-Page Productions and benefiting the Denver Actors Fund on Sunday, April 30, at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The concert is co-headlined by Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, Tony nominee Beth Malone (“Fun Home”) and Broadway veteran Mara Davi (“Dames at Sea”) for a music-filled night to help the nonprofit that in three years has made more than $86,000 available to local theatre artists facing situational medical need. The concert also will feature longtime Denver performer (and Denver First Lady) Mary Louise Lee, Broadway’s Jodie Langel (“Les Misérables”), composer Denise Gentilini (“I Am Alive”) along with Jimmy Bruenger, Eugene Ebner, Becca Fletcher, Clarissa Fugazzotto, Robert Johnson, Daniel Langhoff, Susannah McLeod, Chloe McLeod, Sarah Rex, Jeremy Rill, Kristen Samu, Willow Samu, Thaddeus Valdez, and the casts of both “The Jerseys” and the upcoming 13 the Musical (featuring Hinkle and an all-student cast). The lineup is subject to change, and additional stars may be added. For tickets, call 720-509-1000 or go to http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/sho…

“DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS …” MONTHLY FILM SERIES:

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton hosts a monthly film series in partnership with the Denver Actors Fund featuring films inspired by musicals and plays that are currently being performed by a Colorado theatre company. Next up on Sunday, May 21. is the film The Wedding Singer featuring pre-screening entertainment by cast members from the Performance Now’s upcoming stage production of the same title. Join us for live musical performances, trivia, ticket giveaways … and the movie! CHOOSE YOUR SEATS NOW

 


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Denver Actors Fund in Action: Nick Thorne

About Nick Thorne: Actor, director and producer Nicholas Thorne died on Feb. 8, 2017, of complications from a severe asthma attack. He was 25, and a graduate of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. He was the Artistic Director and a co-founder of the Black Actors Guild, which he helped lead for eight years. Thorne was a creative and fun-loving comedian, a mentor at a very young age, a fierce competitor and fearlessly passionate about the people around him, his friends told Bree Davies for a tribute article in Westword. He was considered by many destined for greatness. READ IT

In a 2010 interview with then Denver Post Theatre Critic John Moore (later founder of the Denver Actors Fund), Thorne said: “The ability to imagine something, even if it’s the most far-fetched thing in the world, and then bring it to life onstage, is incredible. But what I think makes art even more incredible is the fact that you can provoke emotions, educate and change minds all while entertaining at the same time.” READ IT

About the Black Actors Guild: In 2009, Thorne and three fellow teenage pals formed a unique community of young artists that has grown into a multicultural and diverse group dedicated to preserving African-American culture by performing original improv comedy and theatre in classrooms and on the street. The players take on issues of race and class to make a positive impact in Denver. But the road has not been easy. Corin Chavez, one of the original founders, died in 2015. “These young men were strong leaders of their community while at Denver School of the Arts and after,” said DSA Theatre Teacher Shawn Hann. “They had a vision, desire and focus, and they would let no one tell them no. They saw a place in Denver for the Black Actors Guild to thrive, and they dedicated their lives to the work. There is no replacing these young men.” Other members have included co-founder Kevin Quinn Marchman, currently a cast member in the Denver Center’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot schools program, co-founder Ryan Foo; and Barton Cowperthwaite, who recently returned to Denver as a member of the national touring company of An American in Paris. In an interview with the DCPA NewsCenter, Cowperthwaite said: “They were creating something Denver that was culturally significant. I would not be where I am today if not for the Black Actors Guild.”

How we will honor Nick Thorne: A community crowdsourcing campaign settled the Thorne family’s medical and funeral expenses, and so, with the family’s  blessing, The Denver Actors Fund has made a $500 donation to the Black Actors Guild in Thorne’s memory.

A message from Kevin Quinn Marchman: “Through youthfully reckless ambition, Nicholas Thorne helped the Black Actors Guild grow into a creative entity focused on independent artistry and educating a new a generation of Denver artists. Thank you 1,001 times over.”

How you can honor Thorne’s memory, too: If you would like to add to our contribution to the Black Actors Guild in memory of Nick Thorne, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with The Black Actors Guild written written in the topic field), to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link. If you use the online option, be sure to designate that your donation is a targeted donation to the Black Actors Guild. Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the DAF’s general fund.

 

Video: Barton Cowperthwaite talks about The Black Actors Guild:

Video above by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

 

A sample of Nick Thorne’s writing:

“Game-Spitting Skit” (2010)

(The scene begins with two men sitting at a table.)

Babyface: Welcome to the 2010 World Series of Game Spitting! I’m Byron “Babyface” Michaels, and joining us today is all-star, four-time champion, Lucas “Lady-Killer” Robinson.

Lucas: It’s good to be here, Babyface. I haven’t seen this much competition since my classic championship run back in 1996. I like the focus that Deryll has. It’s key for a situation like this, and it could serve him well in the end.

Babyface: Indeed. Let’s go down to the field for today’s official rules.

Referee: All right, gentlemen, I want a good, clean round. Watch your hands and eyes, offer to pay, and remember to ask about her. I want respect out there, gentlemen.

Baby Face: And just like that, we are underway! Look at how Deryll is getting himself into position.

(A girl is putting on make-up.)

Lucas: I’ve never seen any type of position like this before, Babyface. I don’t know what he is setting himself up to do.

(Deryll creeps up behind the girl.)

Dawkins: Hey, how ya’ doin’?

Girl: (Screams) The hell are you doing?

Dawkins: Oh, I’m sorry, girl! I was just trying to say what’s up!

Girl: Don’t nobody want to say what’s up to you! How you come up behind me like that?!

(He exits.)

Babyface: That didn’t go too well for him.

Lucas: No, it did not. What he tried to do was be seductive, which isn’t a bad thing, but it was too much here. He should have had a formal introduction, and at least a dinner worth more than $25 to make an attempt like that. He dove in head-first and hit the bottom of the pool on that one.”

 

A memorial board at Denver School of the Arts honors and remembers Nick Thorne and Corin Chavez. Photo by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

 

(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.)


 

ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:

Video above: The Denver Actors Fund receives the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 2016 Community Impact Award.

The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in medical need. To date, the Fund has allocated more than $86,000 to artists facing 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 DenverActorsFund.Org.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:

To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund:

Please CLICK HERE (with our humble thanks)


HOW TO 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:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212

ATTEND UPCOMING DENVER ACTORS FUND EVENTS:

ATTEND THE UNITED IN LOVE BENEFIT CONCERT ON APRIL 30:

Beth Malone, who starred in the DCPA Theatre Company’s reimagining of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and then was nominated for a Tony Award her work in Broadway’s “Fun Home,” has joined the homegrown lineup for ‘United in Love,‘ a special concert event presented by Ebner-Page Productions and benefiting the Denver Actors Fund on Sunday, April 30, at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The concert is co-headlined by Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, Tony nominee Beth Malone (“Fun Home”) and Broadway veteran Mara Davi (“Dames at Sea”) for a music-filled night to help the nonprofit that in three years has made more than $86,000 available to local theatre artists facing situational medical need. The concert also will feature longtime Denver performer (and Denver First Lady) Mary Louise Lee, Broadway’s Jodie Langel (“Les Misérables”), composer Denise Gentilini (“I Am Alive”) along with Jimmy Bruenger, Eugene Ebner, Becca Fletcher, Clarissa Fugazzotto, Robert Johnson, Daniel Langhoff, Susannah McLeod, Chloe McLeod, Sarah Rex, Jeremy Rill, Kristen Samu, Willow Samu, Thaddeus Valdez, and the casts of both “The Jerseys” and the upcoming 13 the Musical (featuring Hinkle and an all-student cast). The lineup is subject to change, and additional stars may be added. For tickets, call 720-509-1000 or go to http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/sho…

“DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS …” MONTHLY FILM SERIES:

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton hosts a monthly film series in partnership with the Denver Actors Fund featuring films inspired by musicals and plays that are currently being performed by a Colorado theatre company. Next up on Sunday, May 21. is the film The Wedding Singer featuring pre-screening entertainment by cast members from the Performance Now’s upcoming stage production of the same title. Join us for live musical performances, trivia, ticket giveaways … and the movie! CHOOSE YOUR SEATS NOW

 


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Denver Actors Fund in Action: Daniel Langhoff

About Daniel Langhoff: Popular actor Daniel Langhoff most recently appeared as Cervantes, the playwright who defends his life through storytelling, in Performance Now’s production of “The Man of La Mancha.” Other recent roles include Tateh, the immigrant single father in the Performance Now’s epic musical “Ragtime,” for which he won a 2016 True West Award. Before that, he played Dan in Town Hall Arts Center’s “Next to Normal.” “Daniel Langhoff gives his all in a moving performance,” Westword’s Juliet Wittman said of his work as the long-suffering husband. Before that he made his DCPA Theatre Company debut in “A Christmas Carol.” Langhoff, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and the University of Northern Colorado, has been performing since third grade. Among his favorite roles along the way have been playing Younger Brother in the Arvada Center’s “Ragtime” and the Balladeer in Next Stage’s “Assassins.” He is married to noted local director and stage manager Rebecca Joseph, who helmed the first Denver staging of the Tony-winning best musical “In the Heights” for Vintage Theatre.

Daniel Langhoff with his daughter, Clara Esther Langhoff, and wife Rebecca Joseph. Photo credit: JR Cody Schuyler

Daniel Langhoff with his daughter, Clara Esther Langhoff, and wife Rebecca Joseph. Photo credit: JR Cody Schuyler

His initial story: Just a few months after Daniel and Rebecca welcomed daughter Clara into the world, Daniel was diagnosed with colon cancer and subsequently had the mass removed. The adjacent lymph nodes were removed along with the tumor. That was followed by 24 weeks of chemotherapy as a preventative measure to eliminate any microscopic cancer tissue that could still be there.

How we helped: The Denver Actors Fund board of directors approved an initial gift of $2,000 to help Daniel and his family with their immediate needs. The Denver Actors Fund also encouraged the community to offer additional donations targeted to Langhoff, which brought in another $2,990. Local photographer Laura Mathews Siebert raised an additional $1,500 for the Langhoffs by hosting an all-day photo session. In July 2016, a PET scan revealed no detectable cancer in Langhoff’s body.

Update 1: Just as Daniel was beginning rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Arvada Center in March 2017, he learned that a growth in his abdomen contains cancer cells. He left the musical to prepare for a diagnostic surgery that revealed even more tissue damage than doctors expected. “I am now fighting a new version of the same problem, and I am more physically compromised than I was before,” says Daniel. “But what I am dealing with is treatable, manageable and potentially still operable.” Next for Daniel are two auspicious trips to clinically advanced research centers – the University of Colorado Heath Center this week, and MD Anderson in Houston next month to determine the best treatment approach. The Denver Actors Fund has approved an additional $2,000 grant to assist the family with immediate expenses. This brings the grand total raised for Langhoff and his family through the Denver Actors Fund and subsequent community efforts to $14,020but the need remains great and ongoing.

Update 2:Daniel Langhoff died on November 12, just 10 days after the birth of his second daughter, Naomi. In just  two weeks, the community contributed $36,984 in targeted donations through a special Denver Actors Fund initiative, all of which will go to Rebecca Joseph and will help her to provide for the future needs of her daughters. To date, the total amount of support for the Langhoff family through the Denver Actors Fund has risen to  $75,388.

How you can help us help the Langhoff family: The Denver Actors Fund will continue to accept targeted donations to Rebecca Joseph. with expenses, If you would like to direct a specific donation, simply mail checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund (with Daniel Langhoff’s name written in the topic field), to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link. When asked where you would like your donation directed, choose the “For the Langhoff Family” option in the pull-down menu. Or just tell us to direct your gift to Daniel’s family in the comment section. Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the DAF’s general fund.

A message from Daniel Langhoff (from 2015): “This year has presented me with more cataclysmic life changes than I’ve ever before experienced, both wonderful and challenging. My investigation, diagnosis, surgery, and chemotherapy has definitely been a challenge, but has also brought overwhelming support from this widespread and deeply compassionate theatre community. The grant I received from the Denver Actors Fund gives my family and me peace of mind, solace of heart, and enhances the idea that as we are many people and organizations that share this idiom and gift that is theatre; we really are one large family, and the outpouring from these people, and from the DAF, is a new example to me and mine of the magic inherent to our art that is our life. So many thanks are owed, and I’m happy to spend the rest of my life giving them.”

(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.)


 

ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:

Video above: The Denver Actors Fund receives the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 2016 Community Impact Award.

The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in medical need. To date, the Fund has allocated $86,000 to artists facing 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 DenverActorsFund.Org.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:

To DONATE the Denver Actors Fund:

Please CLICK HERE (with our humble thanks)


HOW TO 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:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212

ATTEND UPCOMING DENVER ACTORS FUND EVENTS:

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25: Equinox Theatre will donate 10 percent of all ticket sales for this weeken’s performances of Disaster the Musical to the Denver Actors Fund. 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. BUY TICKETS
Monday, Nov. 27: Vintage Theatre will donate all proceeds from its industry-night performance of Honeymoon in Vegas on will go to Langhoff’s family, including, remarkably, box office. The DAF’s Sue Leiser will lead a collection brigade. All tickets are $15 for this performance only. At 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, 303-839-1361 or BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, Nov. 28: National Giving Tuesday
Sunday Dec. 3: Miners Alley Playhouse’s annual benefit performance with all proceeds (door, bucket, bar tips) going to the Denver Actors Fund. Curtain 6 p.m. in Golden. BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Colorado Gives Day: Please help us get the word out and encourage any friends, family or other potential donors. This is the single largest annual revenue day of the year, and we need all the organic support we can to get the word out. You can schedule donation early (as in now). DONATE

Monday, Dec. 11: Denver Actors Fund Presents … “Elf” at the Alamoo Drafthouse Denver, with live entertainment from the Longmont Theatre Company’s “Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf.” BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is donating all proceeds from its performance of Every Christmas Story Every Told on Dec. 13 to the DAF’s Daniel Langhoff Fund. At the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, Dec. 19: The Nightly Met Christmas Special at the D.L. Parsons Theatre in Northglenn, hosted by Avery Anderson and Annie Dwyer, featuring Anna High, and Ryan Chrys and Rough Cuts. Tickets $8-$10. All proceeds to the Denver Actors Fund. BUY TICKETS


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Denver Actors Fund in Action: David Ballew

Financial-aid recipient: David Ballew has been an active actor in the Colorado theatre community for nearly two decades, with credits at local theatres ranging from Theatre Group to Equinox Theatre to Vintage Theatre and more. Memorable productions include Southern Baptist Sissies, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jeffrey and Evil Dead The Musical. Most recently, David appeared in Vintage Theatre’s Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and often can be found managing the bar at Vintage. He is originally from Farmersville, Texas, and is a former Head Park Ambassador at Elitch Gardens.

Actor David Ballew is also the Bar Manager at Vintage Theatre. Photo by McLeod9 Creative.

His medical story: David was recently overcome with pain from periodontal gum disease, but he has no dental insurance and knew he could not afford emergency treatment.

How the Denver Actors Fund is helping: The Denver Actors Fund helped David get an initial emergency exam at a Comfort Dental, as well as antibiotics for his infection. We then referred him to our new partnering dentist, Brian Kelly of Thornton, who extracted one tooth to relieve David of his immediate pain, and then arranged for Ballew to have a root canal later along with other essential work needed to bring his gums back to a healthy state. That involved creating and fitting five new teeth. Kelly has chosen to provide the bulk of these services as a personal, in-kind donation to the Denver Actors Fund. For the past 15 months, Ballew has receiving the essential treatment he needs at no cost to him – and minimal expense to The Denver Actors Fund. The value of Dr. Kelly’s ongoing treatment is, as of July 2018, $5,014. Of that, Dental Quest contributed $266.61 and Kelly billed he Denver Actors Fund for a paltry $164 in outside lab fees. That brings Kelly’s personal, in-kind donation to The Denver Actors Fund to $4,583.39. In addition, the Denver Actors Fund also reimbursed Ballew for the $63.97 in expenses he incurred for his initial exam, X-Rays and prescriptions before visiting Dr. Kelly. That brings the total direct benefit to Ballew through the Denver Actors Fund to $4,811.36. In addition, Denver Actors Fund’s transportation Action Team provided Ballew with rides to and from his appointments. (Thank you, Sean Mallary, Nita Froelich and Kristen Samu.)

Who is Dr. Brian Kelly? Dr. Brian Kelly DDS (named one of Denver’s top dentists by 5280 Magazine) is a former Broadway actor who also danced for the American Ballet Theatre. His Broadway credits include La Cage Aux Folles and A Chorus Line. Throughout the years, Kelly has been known to provide individuals in our theatre community with free or reduced-cost dental services. Recently, Dr. Kelly approached the Denver Actors Fund about an official partnership. Moving forward, Dr. Kelly has agreed to receive up to four emergency dental referrals each year from the Denver Actors Fund. These would be reserved for artists in need of immediate help moving from a diseased to a healthy state. Members of the theatre community must continue to apply for assistance through the Denver Actors Fund and are asked not to contact Dr. Kelly directly.

A message from David Ballew: “I am so thankful and grateful for The Denver Actors Fund. The kindness and feeling of community has really spoken to me in ways that I never thought possible. I love our community and how we reach out to each other in any way possible. I also want to thank Brian Kelly for helping me through this process. You are incredibly generous, and I can’t thank you enough for this. You and The Denver Actors Fund are going to be life-changers for me. Love and gratitude always.

Support the Denver Actors Fund: To help the DAF continue to help artists in need, mail a check in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link.

(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.)

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $245,000 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


HOW YOU CAN HELP US REPLENISH:

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


ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:


Video above: The Denver Actors Fund receives the Colorado Theatre Guild’s 2016 Community Impact Award.

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 $241,000 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.


HOW TO 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:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212

VOLUNTEER:

Ever thought about taking a more active role in the Denver Actors Fund? Click here for more information

COME TO OUR EVENTS:

Denver Actors Fund Film Series: Our next Denver Actors Fund film screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake will be a “West Side Story” singalong at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, hosted by Traci J. Kern and Ryan Belinak. Reserve your preferred seat here.

Miscast returns Sept. 17: “Miscast,” which is presented each year by Robert Michael Sanders as a benefit for The Denver Actors Fund, is an opportunity for local performers to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever! … get cast to perform on any legit stage. Think gender-bending, race-bending and age-bending. Odd couples and mixed groups. Wrong is oh so right. “Miscast” has evolved over the years into one of the biggest nights of the year in the Colorado theatre community – and it is a really good show. “Miscast 2018” will be held Sept. 17 at a new location: The Mizel Arts and Culture Center. Tickets onsale soon.

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