BDT Stage raises $5,173 for Denver Actors Fund

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BDT Stage’s special added performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” raised a total of $5,173.29 for the Denver Actors Fund, making it one of the two most successful evenings in the growing non-profit’s short history.

Of that total, $1,660 comes directly from performers and musicians donating their show pay. Another $602.52 comes from added donations collected at the door as the crowd exited. The rest comes directly from BDT Stage (formerly Boulder’s Dinner Theatre), headed by Michael J. Duran.

The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in sanal 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

The Denver Actors Fund would like to thank Michael J. Duran, Wayne Kennedy, Shelly Cox-Robie, Jessica Hindsley, Rebekah Ortiz, Sarah Grover, Darrow Klein, Rachael Perez, Tricia Moreland, Katlin Miller, Brett Ambler, Burke Walton, Matt LaFontaine, Scott Beyette, Bob Hoppe, Jason Vargas, Barb Reeves, Brian Burron, Matthew D. Peters, Scott Severtson, Brian Cronan, Tracy Warren, Joanie Brosseau,  Amanda Earls, Bren. Eyestone Burron, Thomas Russo, Ethan Leland, Jake Elvig, Carter Hanson, Matt Reichen, Neal Dunfee, Jean Denney, Leah Mohling, Morgan Denney, Nick Vocatura, April Johanessen, Rob Reynolds, Rich Dustin, Michael Hilton, Gail Harris, Carlton Bacon, Nick Vocatura, Jon Stubbs, Nick Gnojek, Dean Vlachos, Seamus McDonough, Jared Williams, all the front of house staff, running crew and dining staff.

And, most of all, everyone who bought a ticket.

Read Denver Actors Fund testimonials by clicking here


Denver actor (and DAF volunteer) Rhonda Brown is offering theatregoers the opportunity to play the walk-on role of Molly Ivins’ assistant in her current staging of  “Red Hot Patriot.” For everyone who volunteers, Rhonda and Director Richard Pegg will donate $50 to The Denver Actors Fund in your name. Won’t cost you a thing. No rehearsal – just show up early on your assigned night and get some very simple direction. (You walk on and hand Molly a piece of paper four times. You have no speaking lines to memorize).

To put your name on the list and support a great cause, email Richard Pegg at “Red Hot Patriot” plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Aurora Fox Theater through March 15. Thank you, Rhonda, Richard and, of course, the late, great Molly Ivins. 




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By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at