Denver Actors Fund in Action: Alli Caw

Alli Caw in Off-Center’s ‘The Wild Party’ for the Denver Center at the Stanley Marketplace. Photo by Adams VisCom.

Aid recipient: Allison Caw is a Philadelphia native who earned her MFA in Theatre at Naropa University in Boulder and recently appeared in Off-Center’s “The Wild Party” for the Denver Center at the Stanley Marketplace. Other Colorado credits include “_______, An Opera,” and “Beowulf, A Thousand Years Of Baggage” for The Catamounts. She has been a member of the local performing community since 2013.

Her medical story: Alli recently aggravated a spinal injury from a past car accident that left her unable to work or walk without assistance. The injury essentially left her in tremendous pain and unable to work for seven weeks. During that time, she had to forfeit several jobs that were essential for her to pay for basic living expenses and was essentially homebound.

How we have helped: The Denver Actors Fund has approved a grant of $2,235 to cover Alli’s doctor-recommended physical therapy and lost wages as she recovered from her injury and was unable to work.

Update: Alli’s recovery has been slower than doctors expected, and has of yet not been able to accept jobs. The Denver Actors Fund Board of Directors has approved an additional $1,00o in assistance with basic living expenses, bringing the total of our assistance to $3,235.

How you can help us help Alli more: Even with this boost, Alli faces immediate financial challenges as she gets back to a normal work routine. If you would like to direct a specific, additional donation to Alli, simply mail checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund (with Allison Caw’s name 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 targeted for Allison Caw. Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the Denver Actors Fund’s general fund.

A message from Alli: “Since moving to Denver 2 1/2 years ago, I have been blown away by the incredibly supportive theater community here. Culturally speaking, we live in a society where the arts are underappreciated and underfunded. It is a gift beyond imagining to find a community that not only supports the arts but also the artists themselves. The Denver Actors Fund and its donors acknowledge and address the financial challenges that arise for artists when medical emergencies occur. With their generous, I can continue my healing process without financial stress and worry. Let it be known that Denver gives back to its artists, and I am forever grateful!”

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.




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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 $210,000 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.


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Send checks made out to the Denver Actors Fund to:
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Thanks to the generosity of donors Brian Trampler and Becky DeLio Trampler, The Denver Actors Fund will hold a drawing on March 19 to give away two orchestra seats to the Saturday, March 31, evening performance of Hamilton at the Buell Theatre in Denver. There is a $20 suggested donation per entry, but no donation or purchase is necessary to enter or win. Drawing will be held on Facebook Live. You can’t win if you don’t play the game, and by law there is no purchase or donation required to enter. Give it a shot here.


Saturday, March 24: WAITING FOR OBAMA

Heeding the call from Florida high-school students for a national day of dialogue, marches and protest, the Bas Bleu Theatre will present a community conversation on the prevalence of gun violence in America, followed by a reading of John Moore’s play Waiting for Obama about one Colorado family that, like so many others, is deeply divided by polarizing political beliefs. Waiting for Obama was praised at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival as “a powerful and timely play that depicts the problem of gun violence in the United States in an emotional but often humorous light.” The cast will include Laurence Curry, Chris Kendall, Leslie O’Carroll, Drew Horwitz, Maggy Stacy, John Hauser and Jenna Moll Reyes. Panel at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with the reading to follow at 7:30. p.m. Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. in Fort Collins, CO 80524. Admission is free but donations to the Denver Actors Fund will be accepted. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 970-498-8949 or emailing


Monday, March 26: TOMMY

Join us on Monday, March 24, at Alamo Drafthouse by Sloan’s Lake for our next monthly film series event: The Who’s rock-concept film Tommy with live entertainment, ticket giveaways and other fun with the cast of the DCPA Theatre Company’s upcoming stage production of The Who’s Tommy. Scheduled to appear is Broadway and TV star Andy Mientus, star of Spring Awakening and Smash. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., with the film starting at 7. CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED SEATS HERE



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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