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Denver Actors Fund in Action: Keegan Flaugh

Keegan Flaugh in Town Hall Arts Center’s 2016 “A Christmas Story.” Photo by Becky Toma.

 

Aid recipient: Keegan Flaugh is a longtime actor in the Denver theatre community who will next be appearing as Lord Leonard Aster in “Peter and the Star Catcher,” opening Jan. 12 at the Town Hall Arts Center. Keegan, who is from Cortez, Colorado, graduated from Poudre High School and Colorado State University. Major roles have included Hanratty in the Aurora Fox’s “Catch Me if You Can”; Thomas Jefferson in “1776”  and The Preacher “Bonnie and Clyde” at the Town Hall Arts Center; Nick Arnstein in Vintage’s “Funny Girl”; and many of the “Magic Moments” annual revues with his children.

His medical story: Keegan needed emergency dental surgery after he broke one of his molars biting into a slice of pizza. The Denver Actors Fund has a partnering dentist who accepts certain emergency cases referred by the Fund, primarily as his own in-kind donation. Dr Brian Kelly DDS (himself a former Broadway dancer!) performed the surgery, first attaching a temporary crown and then a permanent one.

How we have helped: Dr. Kelly’s services would have cost Keegan $1,180 out of pocket, which he could not have paid for at this time. Instead, Kelly donated all services free of charge except for $100 in outsourced lab fees, which the Denver Actors Fund has paid. Because of this unique partnership, Keegan received the essential emergency treatment he needed at no actual cost to him, and only set the Fund back $100.

A message from Keegan: “I want you to know that I’m so thankful to The Denver Actors Fund for connecting me with Dr. Kelly. He was great, as were all of his staff at the Dental Center. I don’t know what I would have done without the DAF! You’re the best.”

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:

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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 $200,000 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:

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Monday, Jan. 22: Denver Actors Fund Monthly Film Series Presents … “500 Days of Summer” at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaon’s Lake, with live entertainment from cast members from DCPA Cabaret’s “First Date.” Half of all ticket proceeds benefit the Denver Actors Fund. BUY TICKETS

Monday, Feb, 18: Denver Actors Fund Monthly Film Series Presents … “Dumb and Dumber at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaon’s Lake, with live entertainment from Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s world-premiere comedy musical. “Totally Awesome ’80s Ski Town USA.” Half of all ticket proceeds benefit the Denver Actors Fund. Save the date. Tickets not yet on-sale.

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