Denver Actors Fund in Action: Maggie Lamb

Aid recipient: Maggie Lamb (who long went by the name Margie), had been performing in the local theatre community for two decades when she was cast as the bipolar wife and mother Diana in Next to Normal, and it changed the trajectory of her stage career forever. Maggie would never be looked at the same after playing Diana at the Midtown Arts Center, Aurora Fox (Ignite Theatre) and Littleton Town Hall Arts Center. Her awards for the role included the 2011 Denver Post Ovation Award and a 2015 Westword Best of Denver Award. Before that she spent five years as a Barnstormer at Country Dinner Playhouse and finally broke through playing chorus girls in classic musicals — including performing alongside future movie star Amy Adams in Crazy for You. Her work has been seen across Colorado, including Boulder’s Dinner Theater, The Arvada Center, Miners Alley Playhouse and Breckenridge Backstage Theater. Notable recent roles have included playing the adult women in Town Hall’s Spring Awakening, Alan’s mother in The Avenue Theater’s Equus and Abuelo Claudia in Town Hall’s In the Heights. Maggie trained at the former Loretto Heights College and the University of Denver.

Maggie Lamb in ‘Next to Normal.’

Her medical story: Maggie’s son recently was diagnosed with a lump on his thyroid. After many doctor’s visits, biopsies, blood draws, tears, worry and finally surgery, thankfully no cancer was found. Maggie and husband Gary Duff have insurance coverage through her full-time job at the Denver Center, but the total cost of their son’s medical ordeal exceeded $40,000, and of that the family was left with $2,877 to pay out of pocket. Maggie took a second job as a weekend caterer to try to pay it down — but a month or so ago, she fell and dislocated her foot. Doctors ordered her to stay off her feet, so no more second job. The unpaid bill had been sent to a collector, so the family was up against it.

How we are helping: The Denver Actors Fund’s board of directors has voted to pay down $2,000 of Maggie’s outstanding bill.

Update: Targeted donations to help Maggie Lamb totaling $350 have brought the total amount of DAF assistance for Maggie and her family to $2,350 through Aug. 30.

Maggie Lamb performed in ‘Crazy for You’ with Amy Adams at the Country Dinner Playhouse.

How you can help us help more: Even after this gift, Maggie and Gary still have nearly $900 to pay to keep the collectors at bay. If you would like to direct a specific donation to help the family pay down that total, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Maggie Lamb’s name 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 Maggie Lamb. (She will receive 100 percent of your donation.) Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the Denver Actors Fund’s general fund.

A message from Maggie: “A full-time job with benefits doesn’t always keep the astronomical health bills from knocking at your door. I was comforted in knowing my family and I were fully covered until my son was diagnosed with a lump on his thyroid. I was thankful that he was cancer-free and breathed a sigh of relief for insurance. Then we were blindsided with three very high, very unexpected bills with procedures ‘not covered’ by our policy. So I did what I had to do and got a second job to pay it off. All good until I became injured and was unable to maintain my catering position. To my beautiful theatre family: You have helped me go from terrified and helpless to tearfully grateful and comforted. Thank you for every penny that you give. I never thought I would need to turn to the Denver Actors Fund. I can’t wait to give back and help give someone else I love the same relief. Thank you, DAF, for being here for all of us, because … you just never know.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $262,000 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.

 


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 $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.


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:

Project Careaoke Launch Party for Denver Actors Fund, Sept. 9: Please join us for a fun karaoke (and much more) fundraiser hosted by Project Careaoke that could represent the biggest infusion of funds to the Denver Actors Fund in our history. And it costs only $12 to attend. There will be competitive karaoke, Jayson Payne from JAMMIN’ DJs, live music with Float Like A Buffalo, a local artist showcase featuring live art, and a silent live auction. Starts at 5 p.m. at The Venue. located at 1451 Cortez St. in Denver (at Highway 36 and Pecos Street). Please come, and spread the word! Purchase your tickets 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. Purchase tickets here or avoid fees by ordering by phone at 303.316.6360. (Leave a message if unattended.)

VISIT OUR ONLINE MERCH STORE:

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

Miscast 2018 for Denver Actors Fund: Performer lineup announced


Some of the local theatre community’s top performers will gather at the Mizel to support The Denver Actors Fund

Miscast 2018, the fifth annual fundraiser for The Denver Actors Fund, returns Monday, Sept. 17, at a new home: The Mizel Arts and Cultural Center. Miscast is an opportunity for some of the local theatre community’s top performers to sing songs and act out scenes they would never … ever … get cast to perform on a legitimate stage. The program includes audience-participation games and general silliness. It’s one of the best nights of the year in Colorado theatre, and tickets are now on sale.

The initial performer lineup (listed below) was announced today by Producer and Director Robert Michael Sanders, and it includes Broadway veteran Candy Brown, powerhouse vocalist Anna Maria High (Aurora Fox’s Hi-Hat Hattie), newly minted Henry Award-winning best actor Jake Mendes (Aurora Fox’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Denver Actors Fund co-founder Christopher K. Boeckx. It was previously announced that Shannan Steele and Steven J. Burge will host this year’s party. Steele will star as Donna in the Arvada Center’s upcoming production of Mamma Mia, opening Sept. 7. Burge just performed in the Denver Center’s extended relationship musical First Date at the Galleria Theatre and will next appear in Benchmark Theatre’s world-premiere play What You Will, opening Nov. 30.

TJ Hogle last appeared in Miscast in 2016.

Last year’s Miscast raised $7,000 for the Denver Actors Fund, which provides financial and practical relief for members of the Colorado theatre community facing situational medical need. In just five years, this grassroots nonprofit has distributed more than $260,000 in direct aid to help local artists with medical expenses, along with neighborly assistance from a group of 60 volunteers. Read some of their stories here.

Actors from throughout the Front Range submitted  their “Miscast concepts” for judges to consider, and once again Sanders, who produces and presents Miscast each year as his own in-kind donation to The Denver Actors Fund, received more submissions than he had performance slots. “This year’s turnout was completely overwhelming,” said Sanders. All applications were considered by a special selection committee based on variety and cleverness, among other factors. A premium, Sanders said, was placed on submissions that extended beyond simple race- or gender-swapping.

“We made the choices we think best suit this year’s show,” said Sanders, who called the resulting list “the best cross-section of talent from many different theaters, types and styles of performances.”

Sanders has announced the following lineup of actors who will perform at this year’s Miscast. But he’s holding back on announcing a couple of featured performers, as well as the songs his lineup will be performing, as a surprise for audiences who attend on Sept. 17. The following performer current list (in alphabetical order) is subject to change:

  • Avery Anderson
  • Christopher K. Boeckx
  • Candy Brown
  • LuAnn Buckstein
  • Anna Maria High
  • Kris Graves
  • T.J. Hogle
  • Chas Lederer
  • Jake Mendes
  • David Nehls
  • Suzanne Nepi
  • Mark Pergola
  • Arlene Rapal
  • Max Peterson
  • Elliot Peterson
  • K. Woodzick
  • Lisa Young

From left: Suzanne Nepi, Arlene Rapal, LuAnn Buckstein and Lisa Young have a surprise number brewing for ‘Miscast 2018.’

Plus a few unannounced surprise appearances.

Creative team:

  • Director: Robert Michael Sanders
  • Musical Director: Donna Debreceni
  • Stage Manager: Jordan Brockman
  • Assistant to the Director: Jessica Swanson
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Ashley Duke
  • House Sound: Tom Quinn
  • Backstage: Meagan Holdeman
  • Alexis Bond: Lighting
  • Bucket Brigade: Sue Leiser
  • Ushers: Jose David Reynosa

This year’s event will include several special performance twists, such as a series of games a la Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV hosts. Many area merchants and theatre companies are contributing more than $1,000 in prizes for the event.

Video: Three actors battling cancer helped The Denver Actors Fund raise almost $7,000 with help from dozens of other local theatre artists.

Miscast 2018: Ticket information

Learn more about DAF at www.denveractorsfund.org. Follow DAF at Denver Actors Fund on Facebook or on Twitter at @DenverActorsFun

Special thanks: Dan Rib, Steve Wilson and the Mizel Arts and Culture Center.

(Note: “Miscast” is a registered trademark of MCC Theater and is used with permission.)

Photo gallery from Miscast 2017

Miscast 2017
Photos from ‘Miscast 2017,’ which raised more than $7,000 for the Denver Actors Fund. To see more, hover your cursor over the image above and press the forward arrow. Photos by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

 

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Sue Thompson

Aid recipient: Sue Thompson, originally from Portland, Maine, is a Denver actor who last appeared in the ensemble of Performance Now’s “Hello, Dolly” in 2017. Sue has lived in Colorado since she was 11. She went to ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch and studied Music Theatre at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, where she met her future husband, Tyler.

Her medical story: Last October, Sue and Tyler found out they were expecting a child due June 20, 2018. The entire pregnancy was healthy. Sue was eight months pregnant when, early one morning in May, she noticed the baby wasn’t moving as much as was usual. Sue and Tyler went to the hospital only to find out their daughter, Clara Jean, had passed away. To add to her misery, Sue had to be induced and deliver her as if she were a healthy, living child. Clara Jean was delivered on May 20, 2018, at 12:13 am. Those few days in the hospital were the only time Tyler and Sue had with their daughter. The experience left them not only devastated, but with out-of-pocket hospital and doctor bills that added up to $4,944.

How we are helping: The Denver Actors Fund’s board of directors has voted to pay Sue’s entire outstanding medical bills totaling $4,944.

How you can help us help more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help Sue pay down living expenses that accrued while she was unable to work, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Sue Thompson’s name 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 Sue Thompson. (She will receive 100 percent of your donation.) Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the Denver Actors Fund’s general fund.

Update: Targeted donations to help Sue Thompson, notably a $1,000 gift from Performance Now Theatre Company, have brought the total amount of DAF assistance for Sue and Tyler Thompson to $6,051.66.

A message from Sue: “When I found out about the Denver Actors Fund, I never expected that I would qualify for assistance. But when I was told they wanted to pay for all of my medical debt, I was blown away. I had taken an extended leave from work, which was a huge financial burden. Knowing I no longer had to worry about the debt I had was the best news I have received in many months. I will be eternally grateful for the generosity of DAF and their many donors.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $260,000 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.

Sue Thompson , center, appearing in Performance Now’s 2015 production of ’42nd Street.’

 


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 $255,000 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:

Project Careaoke Launch Party for Denver Actors Fund, Sept. 9: Please join us for a fun karaoke (and much more) fundraiser hosted by Project Careaoke that could represent the biggest infusion of funds to the Denver Actors Fund in our history. And it costs only $12 to attend. There will be competitive karaoke, Jayson Payne from JAMMIN’ DJs, live music with Float Like A Buffalo, a local artist showcase featuring live art, and a silent live auction. Starts at 5 p.m. at The Venue. located at 1451 Cortez St. in Denver (at Highway 36 and Pecos Street). Please come, and spread the word! Purchase your tickets 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. Purchase tickets here or avoid fees by ordering by phone at 303.316.6360. (Leave a message if unattended.)

VISIT OUR ONLINE MERCH STORE:

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

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Will Ferrie

DENVER ACTORS FUND

Aid recipient: Fort Collins native Will Ferrie, a graduate of Rocky Mountain High School, is an award-winning actor and longtime member of OpenStage & Company in Fort Collins who most recently played Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot. He won the OPUS Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work as Bartley in The Cripple of Inishmaan, and was nominated for a 2013 True West Award for playing Professor Rupert Fenton and six other characters in Bullshot Crummond. Other favorite roles include Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Ernst in Spring Awakening, Larry in Burn This, M in Cock, Clifford in Side Man and Jason in Rabbit Hole. He will play Rab next spring in Nick Dear’s Frankenstein, and also will be appearing in the upcoming film RGB Nightmare, to be released this winter. Of his work in Bas Bleu Theatre Company’s Side Man, reviewer Kate Forgach wrote for The Coloradan: “Clifford is played with great facial intensity by Will Ferrie. Every twist in the action is written so well on Ferrie’s face that it deserves a close-up camera more than the distance of theater.” Will is also the son of prominent Fort Collins actor Charlie Ferrie, with whom he appeared in Spamalot.

Will Ferrie, left, with Ben Hilzer in OpenStage’s 2014 production of ‘Spring Awakening’ in Fort Collins

His medical story: Ferrie recently found himself in need of emergency dental care when a previous root canal failed and an abscess developed on a rear molar. That led to an emergency E.R. visit, where he was told the infection was threatening his right eye. The Denver Actors Fund referred Ferrie, who has no health or dental insurance, to Thornton dentist (and former Broadway dancer) Brian Kelly. Through a unique ongoing partnership with the Denver Actors Fund, Kelly accepts a limited number of emergency dental cases referred through the DAF as an in-kind donation. Kelly’s goal is to transition every referred patient from gum disease to health.

How we have helped: Dr. Kelly’s treatment plan for Will was to extract the tooth and build a custom retainer and prosthetic replacement. The billable value of Kelly’s services to date is $1,228. The amount Kelly has asked the Denver Actors Fund to compensate has been just $131 for reimbursement of materials. That makes the total valuation of Kelly’s overall in-kind donation to the Denver Actors Fund in the past two years to be $30,964 for his help with nine emergency patients from the Colorado theatre community. (And he already is working on Nos. 10 and 11.).

Video above: Will Ferrie, left, and his father, Charlie (center), were among a group of cast members from OpenStage’s ‘Spamalot’ who traveled from Fort Collins to perform at the Denver Actors Fund’s monthly film series screening of ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ at the Alamo Drafthouse. Highlights above.

 

A message from Will: “This takes a tremendous weight off my shoulders. I really got pulled out of a bind, and I would like to give back in any way that I can.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $262,000 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.


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 $257,000 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.

Project Careaoke Launch Party for Denver Actors Fund, Sept. 9: Please join us for a fun karaoke (and much more) fundraiser hosted by Project Careaoke that could represent the biggest infusion of funds to the Denver Actors Fund in our history. And it costs only $12 to attend. There will be competitive karaoke, Jayson Payne from JAMMIN’ DJs, live music with Float Like A Buffalo, a local artist showcase featuring live art, and a silent live auction. Starts at 5 p.m. at The Venue. located at 1451 Cortez St. in Denver (at Highway 36 and Pecos Street). Please come, and spread the word! Purchase your tickets 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 on sale here. All seats just $20.  No fees if you purchase by phone at 303-316-6360. (Leave a message if unattended.) .

VISIT OUR ONLINE MERCH STORE:

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

Denver Actors Fund in Action: Faith Ford

Faith Ford in Vintage Theatre Productions’ ‘The Addams Family.’ Photo by RDG Photography

Aid recipient: Loveland native Faith Siobahn Ford Ford is a graduate of Thompson Valley High School and the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently playing Alice Beineke in Vintage Theatre’s production of The Addams Family through October 27. played Tracy Turnblad in the Town Hall Arts Center’s “Hairspray” and was an ensemble member in the Green Day musical “American Idiot.” She previously performed Little Theatre of the Rockies’ “Sister Act,” “The Addams Family” and “Dogfight” in Greeley.

Her medical story: Faith began to experience issues with her throat more than a year ago, which eventually led to diagnosis of thyroid cancer at only age 24. Surgery to remove her tonsils, adenoids and lymph nodes left Faith with a staggering post-insurance, out-of-pocket hospital bill of $5,600. And she needed a second surgery to remove the thyroid and take an injection of radioactive iodine that thankfully removed all remaining cancer cells. The prognosis is god, but she has required continuing treatment, including having to take an (expensive) daily pill for life that replicates thyroid function. Plus she was out of work from her day job two months while recovering from the second surgery. The good news is Faith’s singing voice is unaffected, and she should otherwise face no further medical complications. Just expenses.

How we are helping: in 2018, The Denver Actors Fund’s board of directors voted to pay $5,000 of Faith’s expenses, which a the time represented the largest single initial payout to any of  of the Colorado theatre artists the DAF has now helped. In October 2019, the Board further approved a second payment of $1,289.03 to pay for additional post-insurance medical bills. Including targeted donations from the community,  The Denver Actors Fund has made $6,409.02 available to assist Faith with her medical expenses.

How you can help us help more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help Faith pay down her ongoing  expenses, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Faith Ford’s name written in the topic field), to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80211. Or use this donation link. If you use the online option, be sure to designate that your donation is a targeted donation to Faith Ford. (She will receive 100 percent of your donation.) Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the Denver Actors Fund’s general fund.

A message from Faith: “When I went in for what I thought would be a painful but common procedure and came out knowing I had been diagnosed with cancer as a young and healthy woman, my life did a complete 180. I was terrified knowing this was a cancer that could directly affect my voice. Theatre performance and singing have given my life more happiness and taught me more than any other thing. I never want to give it up. There has been an overwhelming amount of love and encouragement from all ranges of the world, many of those being a part of the theatre community of Colorado. I received many nudges shortly after publicly sharing my news to contact The Denver Actors Fund and ask for financial assistance. I am not one to ask for help, but I knew I couldn’t face this alone. When I was told the board had voted to grant me $5,000 I was overwhelmed. I would have been happy to receive any amount, but this grant has given me peace of mind. I have a long road ahead with surgeries, recovery, lost work time and many more bills, but the help and comfort I have received so far is heartwarming. I am so grateful to the Denver Actors Fund and everyone who is a part of the theatre community and supports live theatre and the Denver Actors Fund. Every person makes a difference no matter how small you may feel your impact is. The bigger picture is that you are actually probably changing someone’s life, as you have changed mine, and that is a gift.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $398,000 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, 80211. 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.

Faith Ford starred as Tracy Turnblad in Town Hall Arts Center’s production of ‘Hairspray.’ Photo by Becky Toma.

 


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 $398,000 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 THE EVENTS THAT SUPPORT US:

Barton BrothersMONDAY, OCTOBER 28: You know Jack Barton in the title roles of BDT Stage’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Peter and the Starcatcher.” He’s also half of an infectious, high-energy dueling piano duet called The Barton Brothers, who mix piano-bar sing-along classics with updated contemporary covers and original songs. Jack and Dan Barton are classically trained pianists and childhood choir nerds who grew up sharing stereos, piano teachers and bunk beds, developing a familiar musical vocabulary from the beginning. They’ll be taking over the BDT Stage stage for one night only, and BDT will donate $5 from every $25 ticket sold to The Denver Actors Fund. BDT is one of our greatest community partners. Please help them to continue to help us in aiding the incredible artists who make BDT Stage and all Colorado theatre such a wonderful and vibrant community. Note: There will be an a la carte menu available, but no food is included with the ticket for this event. Starys and 7 p.m. at 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, GET TICKETS HERE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28: Music Director and longtime Denver Actors Fund supporter Mitch Samu, who recently moved to New York, will be back with a DAF fundraising concert at Columbine United Church. He’s arranged for some local singers to perform at the gathering to raise a little money for the DAF while also asking attendees to bringing clean white man’s crew socks to be distributed to downtown homeless by local actors Tim Fishbaugh and Carla Kaiser Kotrc. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at 6375 S Platte Canyon Road in Littleton.

VISIT OUR ONLINE MERCH STORE:

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