Denver Actors Fund in Action: Todd Debreceni

Examples of Todd Debreceni’s special-effects stage work.

‘I’ve seen more doctors since January 7 than I’ve seen in, well, ever!’

Denver native John Carroll Lynch is featured on the cover of Todd Debreceni’s book.

Aid recipient: Todd Debreceni of Aurora is Colorado’s most experienced and awarded prosthetic makeup effects artist, with more than 40 years in the entertainment industry. He has created prosthetics and special effects for innumerable film and local stage productions, most recently Littleton Town Hall Arts Center’s 2018 production of “A Christmas Carol.” Todd is the recipient of a 2017 Henry Award for his extensive body of work; a 2015 DCPA True West Award for “Shrek the Musical” and “Young Frankenstein”; and 2006 and 2009 Denver Post Ovation Awards for “The Wiz” and “Man of La Mancha,” respectively. Todd is also the author of the best-selling makeup effects book, “Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen,” now in its third edition. He is the husband of prolific local Music Director Donna Debreceni, who again volunteered her talents as Musical Director of “Miscast 2019,” the major annual fundraiser for The Denver Actors Fund. Todd performed “Agony” from “Into the Woods” with Mark Shonsey as Jacob Marley and Mark Shonsey, respectively. The event raised more than $8,600 for The DAF.

His medical story: Todd was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2019. In the course of his ongoing treatment, he has accrued substantial bills from a variety of medical providers. While they do not account for the totality of his financial burden, in August Todd submitted to us six outstanding bills for consideration of reimbursement totaling $3,585.10. As his treatment continued, Todd was looking for just enough help to keep his continuing out-of-pocket costs manageable.

Todd and Donna Debreceni at the 2017 Henry Awards. Photo by Brian Landis Folkins.

How we initially helped Todd: The Denver Actors Fund Board of Directors voted in August to reimburse Todd for the full $3,585.10 in medical bills he had submitted to date, while leaving his case open for further consideration as he accrued additional medical expenses.

How we most recently helped: As Todd has continued his treatment over the past four months, he recently submitted a number of new bills he has continues to accumulate. Fifty, to be exact. That’s how many individual medical bills he’s been sent, ranging from physical therapy to urology checks to prescriptions. The total comes to $2,807.97 in additional out-of-pocket responsibility. The board has voted to compensate the Debrecenis for the full amount, $2,807.97. To date, including an additional $1,069 in targeted donations from the community, The Denver Actors Fund has now provided the Debrecenis with $7,554.97 in overall medical assistance to date.

How you can help us help Todd more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help give Todd some additional breathing room as he continues his cancer treatment, simply mail checks in any amount made out to The Denver Actors Fund (with Todd Debreceni’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 targeted for Todd Debreceni. (He 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 Todd: “Donna and I appreciate The Denver Actors Fund more than words can describe. I’ve seen more doctors since January 7 than I’ve seen in, well, ever! This support is incredible!”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $425,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need.

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 their story told.

From left: Todd Debreceni, Donna Debreceni and Mark Shonsey perform at ‘Miscast’ 2019 to benefit The Denver Actors Fund. Photo by John Moore.

 

Todd Debreceni with pop star Debby Boone, whom he turned into The Witch for Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s ‘Into the Woods.’


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 $425,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have 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 ONLINE:

Go to our online giving site at: ColoradoGives.Org

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80211

VOLUNTEER:

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

COME TO OUR EVENTS:
Friends, we at The Denver Actors Fund believe in building community while building funds. Most of our events are performative in nature so that you have a good time while helping a good cause. Here are some of the events that are currently being planned on our behalf. Visit denveractorsfund.org anytime for an updated list.

Sunday, February 9: Celebrate the biggest night of the year for the movies! What better way to be a part of the action on the big screen than to join Denver7 and The Denver Actors Fund at the Alamo Drafthouse. Dress your Hollywood best (formal evening wear suggested)! Arrive around 5 p.m. in BarFly for your very own red carpet, paparazzi, and more before we open the doors for food, drinks and fun for everyone. Your ticket includes a glass of champagne (or sparkling cider) and a donation to The Denver Actors Fund!

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: Mark Duran

Mark Duran

‘My dad was a hard-working, loving and vibrant man who will be missed every day.’

Qualifying artist: Mark Duran of Denver was the Stage Vice President of IATSE Local 7. He worked dozens of Denver Center shows at the Buell Theatre, including having had a large hand in Denver’s pre-Broadway run of Disney’s “Frozen.” He also was the Head Carpenter for Colorado Ballet for many years and worked many Opera Colorado performances.

Mark Duran His story: Mark died in May at only age 42, leaving a wife and four children. “My dad was a hard-working, loving and vibrant man who will be missed every day by me, my mother and my three younger siblings,” said his daughter, Faith.

How we have helped the family: The Denver Actors Fund’s distribution policy allows for a gift of up to $1,000 be made directly to the next of kin of a qualified recipient for essential expenses. The Board of Directors has approved a $1,000 disbursement to Duran’s wife, Jade Martinez.

How you can help us help the Duran family more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help give the Duran family some additional breathing room during this difficult time, mail checks in any amount made out to The Denver Actors Fund (with Jade Martinez’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 targeted for Jade Martinez. (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 friend Max Peterson: “Mark was the epitome of a Union brother. He worked tirelessly to make sure our members were able to safely make a good living.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $378,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need.

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 their story told.


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 $378,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have 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 ONLINE:

Go to our online giving site at: ColoradoGives.Org

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80211

VOLUNTEER:

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

COME TO OUR EVENTS:
Friends, we at The Denver Actors Fund believe in building community while building funds. Most of our events are performative in nature so that you have a good time while helping a good cause. Here are some of the events that are currently being planned on our behalf. Visit denveractorsfund.org anytime for an updated list.

MISCAST 2019

Gin TonixSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: Jason Spillman and his family band “Gin & Tonix” are playing at the Clocktower Cabaret and donating 10 percent of total tickets sales to The Denver Actors Fund. Gin & Tonix, a group of talented musicians who have made music together for many years, features the harmonies of Morgan Griego, Kacie Thomas, Trinity Thomas and Eileen Adair, backed by Madi Spillman on guitar, Ian Spillman on drums and vocals, and Jason Spillman on bass and vocals. Gin & Tonix will be performing songs by Pentatonix, The Indigo Girls, The Eagles, The Avett Brothers and more. This is expected to be a sold-out show so reserve your seat now. Tickets are $20. Show starts at 7 p.m. at 16th and Arapahoe streets on the 16th Street Mall.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: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 2019” will be held Sept. 30 at a new location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center. Tickets are on sale here.

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: Katie Burke

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‘I am now able to continue working in the theatre without incredible financial stress’

KATIE BURKEAid recipient: Katie Burke is a Fort Collins actor and teacher who last appeared in “A Wonderful Life” at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown. Other credits include at Missoula Children’s Theater, Up In Lights and playing Cinderella’s dreadful stepsister in Candlelight’s 2016 “Into the Woods.” She was an instructor on The Academy at Midtown Arts Center’s 2018 production of “Grease Jr.” (Now called The Academy by Divabee). Katie is a graduate of Fort Collins High School and studied Theater Education at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She recently spent time in South Korea teaching English.

Her medical story: Katie was recently in a boating accident and lost her front tooth. She required emergency surgery for a bone and skin graft. After that heals, she will require a second surgery for a tooth implant. To date, Katie (who has no dental insurance) has accrued medical bills totaling $1,335.60, and she has been told the final overall bill after the second surgery will be around $5,000.

How we have helped Katie: The Denver Actors Fund Board of Directors has voted to reimburse Katie for the $1,335.60 in bills she has accrued so far, while leaving her case for further consideration after she has her second surgery.

How you can help us help Katie more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help Katie pay down the cost of her upcoming second surgery, simply mail checks in any amount made out to The Denver Actors Fund (with Katie Burke’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 targeted for Katie Burke. (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 Katie: “I am incredibly grateful to The Denver Actors Fund for the help I have received. After going in for my initial visit, I learned the damage was worse than anticipated, and that this was going to cost the entirety of my savings, and then some. I contacted The Denver Actors Fund at the suggestion from a fellow actor who received assistance in the past. I was stunned at the extent at which they were able to help me. The Denver Actors Fund is such an incredible organization that has provided me, and many others, with some peace of mind in a difficult situation. I am now able to continue working in the theatre without incredible financial stress. Thank for Denver Actors Fund for all you do!”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $375,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need.

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 their story told.

Katie Burke.

Katie Burke in action.


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 $375,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have 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 ONLINE:

Go to our online giving site at: ColoradoGives.Org

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80211

VOLUNTEER:

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

COME TO OUR EVENTS:
Friends, we at The Denver Actors Fund believe in building community while building funds. Most of our events are performative in nature so that you have a good time while helping a good cause. Here are some of the events that are currently being planned on our behalf. Visit denveractorsfund.org anytime for an updated list.

MISCAST 2019

Gin TonixSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: Jason Spillman and his family band “Gin & Tonix” are playing at the Clocktower Cabaret and donating 10 percent of total tickets sales to The Denver Actors Fund. Gin & Tonix, a group of talented musicians who have made music together for many years, features the harmonies of Morgan Griego, Kacie Thomas, Trinity Thomas and Eileen Adair, backed by Madi Spillman on guitar, Ian Spillman on drums and vocals, and Jason Spillman on bass and vocals. Gin & Tonix will be performing songs by Pentatonix, The Indigo Girls, The Eagles, The Avett Brothers and more. This is expected to be a sold-out show so reserve your seat now. Tickets are $20. Show starts at 7 p.m. at 16th and Arapahoe streets on the 16th Street Mall.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: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 2019” will be held Sept. 30 at a new location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center. Tickets are on sale here.

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: Cole Emarine

 

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‘Not knowing what is wrong with your body is scary. Not being able to get answers is even worse.’

Cole Emarine in 'Newsies' at the Candlellight Dinner Playhouse.'

Cole Emarine in ‘Newsies’ at the Candlellight Dinner Playhouse.’

Aid recipient: Actor, dancer, costumer and choreographer Cole Emarine is a Fort Collins native who has worked on more than 150 productions across the Front Range, and in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he played Race in “Newsies” and Bert in “Mary Poppins” at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown. He also costumed and choreographed “Into The Woods” for Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (running through August 11) and is currently performing in “Beauty and the Beast” at BDT Stage (running through August 31). He also recently played Angel in OpenStage Theatre & Company’s “Rent” in Fort Collins and has performed at the Arvada Center, High Performance Dance Theatre, Lone Tree Arts Center, Up In Lights, Opera Fort Collins, Carousel Dinner Theatre and Fort Collins Children’s Theatre. This fall, his choreography can be seen in OpenStage’s “The Full Monty,” and he will play Ted Hanover in Candlelight’s “Holiday Inn.” Cole is a graduate of Thompson Valley High School in Fort Collins.

His medical story: Cole has been struggling with intestinal distress for months. When he began having difficulty completing the flight stunts in “Mary Poppins,” initial medical tests indicated that the problem might just be an allergy. But as his pain continued and grew more severe, he went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with Microscopic Colitis, an an inflammation of the colon. He underwent month-long steroid treatments to keep his flare-ups at bay. Cole has no health insurance, and his out-of-pocket expenses have been significant.

How we have helped Cole: While they do not constitute the totality of his expenses related to this medical incident, Cole submitted two E.R. bills totaling $2,000.04 for possible Denver Actors Fund reimbursement. The DAF Board of Directors has voted to compensate Cole for the full amount requested, or $2,000.04. To date, including targeted donations from the community, The Denver Actors Fund has now provided Cole with $2,375 in overall medical assistance.

How you can help us replenish: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help give Cole more financial breathing room, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Cole Emarine’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 for Cole Emarine. (He 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 Cole: “Not knowing what is wrong with your body is scary. Not being able to get answers is even worse. There are a lot of questions still to be answered about my condition, but it seems so much less daunting with the support of The Denver Actors Fund and my Colorado theatre family! I have received so much love and support from my families at Candelight Dinner Playhouse, BDT Stage, OpenStage and the Cast of “Into The Woods” at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. This community of artists has held me up when I was feeling lost and helped me find the drive to perform through my physical struggle. For that, I am forever grateful!”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $375,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need.

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 their story told.

Cole Emarine in 'Mary Poppins' at the Candlellight Dinner Playhouse.'

Cole Emarine in ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.


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 $375,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have 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 ONLINE:

Go to our online giving site at: ColoradoGives.Org

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80211

VOLUNTEER:

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

COME TO OUR EVENTS:
Friends, we at The Denver Actors Fund believe in building community while building funds. Most of our events are performative in nature so that you have a good time while helping a good cause. Here are some of the events that are currently being planned on our behalf. Visit denveractorsfund.org anytime for an updated list.

MISCAST 2019

MONDAY, AUGUST 5: Our friends at Miners Alley Playhouse are hosting an Industry Night performance of its hit comedy “Fairfield,” by Eric Coble, with ALL PROCEEDS benefiting the Denver Actors Fund. Tickets, normally up to $32, are just $15 on this night only. “Fairfield” is a regional premiere that “pushes every race button to hilarious effect,” says Alex Miller of OnStage Colorado. “Peace. Love. Respect for all.” Fat chance at Fairfield Elementary, a public school located in a diverse, liberal district. When a young teacher’s misguided attempts at celebrating Black History Month take a hilariously dark turn, chaos erupts. “Fairfield” is directed by Jada Suzanne Dixon and features Sheryl McCallum, Adeline Mann, newly coronated Henry Award-winning Outstanding Actor Brian Landis Folkins, MacKenzie Beyer, Kristina Fountaine and Sinjin Jones. Join us at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 5. Tickets available by calling 303-935-3044 or going online here. Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden. Thank you to Len Matheo, Elizabeth Scott-Mckean, Jonathan Scott-Mckean, Lisa DeCaro, Bryanna Scott, the cast, crew and whoever kindly works the bar. It’s nights like these that make what we do possible!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: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 2019” will be held Sept. 30 at a new location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center. Tickets are on sale here.

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: Kristy E. Pike

Kirsty E. Pike as Eliza in The Upstart Crow's 'Pygmalion.'

Kristy E. Pike as Eliza in The Upstart Crow’s ‘Pygmalion.’

 

‘I am incredibly grateful to have Denver Actor’s Fund as a resource’

Aid recipient: Boulder’s Kristy E. Pike directed and designed the lighting for The Upstart Crow Theatre Company’s The Lion in Winter in August 2018, with previous lighting credits including As You Like It and Pygmalion. She is currently designing the lighting for All My Sons, which opens in September. As an actor, she played Phebe in The Crow’s As You Like It and as Eliza in Pygmalion. Kristy also has served as the company’s Publicity Director for the past four years and also works part-time in the BDT Stage box office.

Her medical story: Kristy was in a bicycle accident on July 2 and suffered a a concussion and sprained wrist. Three days later, she was sent to the E.R. with a completely different medical issue. Between the two incidents, she was unable to perform 52 hours of scheduled box-office work as she recovered. Kristy was left with $752 in post-insurance medical expenses and missed out on $505 of potential wages.

How we have helped Kristy: After examining Kristy’s hospital and employment records, The Denver Actors Fund Board of Directors has voted to compensate Kristy for her out-of-pocket expenses and lost scheduled wages, or $1,257.

How you can help us replenish: If you would like to help us replenish by donating to The Denver Actors Fund, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80211. Or use this donation link, with our humble thanks.

A message from Kristy: “I am incredibly grateful to have Denver Actor’s Fund as a resource. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

The Denver Actors Fund has now made more than $375,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need.

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 their story told.


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 $375,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have 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 ONLINE:

Go to our online giving site at: ColoradoGives.Org

DONATE BY MAIL:

Send checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80211

VOLUNTEER:

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

COME TO OUR EVENTS:
Friends, we at The Denver Actors Fund believe in building community while building funds. Most of our events are performative in nature so that you have a good time while helping a good cause. Here are some of the events that are currently being planned on our behalf. Visit denveractorsfund.org anytime for an updated list.

MISCAST 2019

MONDAY, AUGUST 5: Our friends at Miners Alley Playhouse are hosting an Industry Night performance of its hit comedy “Fairfield,” by Eric Coble, with ALL PROCEEDS benefiting the Denver Actors Fund. Tickets, normally up to $32, are just $15 on this night only. “Fairfield” is a regional premiere that “pushes every race button to hilarious effect,” says Alex Miller of OnStage Colorado. “Peace. Love. Respect for all.” Fat chance at Fairfield Elementary, a public school located in a diverse, liberal district. When a young teacher’s misguided attempts at celebrating Black History Month take a hilariously dark turn, chaos erupts. “Fairfield” is directed by Jada Suzanne Dixon and features Sheryl McCallum, Adeline Mann, newly coronated Henry Award-winning Outstanding Actor Brian Landis Folkins, MacKenzie Beyer, Kristina Fountaine and Sinjin Jones. Join us at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 5. Tickets available by calling 303-935-3044 or going online here. Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden. Thank you to Len Matheo, Elizabeth Scott-Mckean, Jonathan Scott-Mckean, Lisa DeCaro, Bryanna Scott, the cast, crew and whoever kindly works the bar. It’s nights like these that make what we do possible!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: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 2019” will be held Sept. 30 at a new location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale in the coming days. In the meantime … Save the Date!

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.