Denver Actors Fund in Action: Kevin Lowry

Kevin Lowry.

Financial-aid recipient: Kevin Lowry is an actor, improviser, teacher and photographer whose recent credits include “12 Angry Men” for the Cherry Creek Theatre, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” for The Edge Theatre, “The 39 Steps” for the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre and “Juliet and Romeo” for the Betsy Stage. Other credits include the Arvada Center, Miners Alley Playhouse, Aurora Fox and No Holds Bard. He is also very active on improv comedy stages around Denver with the group Hot Nap. When local actor Shelly Bordas was receiving treatment for cancer, Lowry hosted a fundraiser on her behalf at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. He studied at Millikin University in St. Louis.

His story: Kevin’s permanent retainer recently broke after 22 years, leaving him with a sharp metal wire poking directly into his mouth. He had to go to an emergency dentist to have the rest of the retainer removed, and have a new retainer and night guard made. He was told the cost of the repair and replacement was not covered under his insurance. After his dentist convinced him of the overall health benefits, Kevin had no choice but to put the $444.06 expense on a credit card.

How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund is reimbursing Kevin Lowry for his expense of $444.06.

A message from Kevin Lowry: “When I wrote to the Denver Actors Fund, I was not sure if they helped with dental issues, or if this were a large enough expense (to bother). But within 24 hours, I got a return call assuring me this was indeed why Denver Actors Fund exists. Not having this unexpected debt really allows me to breathe a little easier, and the financial assistance makes me feel connected to our theatre community in a powerful and unexpected way. Thank you, Denver Actors Fund. Thank you, Denver theatre community.”

(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.)


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 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.


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TUESDAY, MAY 10: “Be Brave!” The Denver Actors Fund celebrates the life of its late President, Brenda Billings, with an evening of songs from musicals she directed with the Evergreen Players and Miners Alley Playhouse. Songs will be performed from Hair, Hairspray, Godspell, The Fantasticks and Songs for a New World. This promises to be a night of wonderful music and surprise guest appearances that all fans of the musical theatre – and living life to the fullest – will enjoy. Hosted by Paul Dwyer. Musical Direction by Mitch Samu. Proceeds will equally benefit the Denver Actors Fund and Miners Alley Playhouse. Advance reservations strongly encouraged. Ticket information here.


ATTEND THE “DENVER ACTORS FUND PRESENTS …” MONTHLY FILM SERIES: The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton hosts a monthly film series in partnership with the Denver Actors Fund featuring films inspired by musicals that are currently being performed by a Colorado theatre company. Next up on Monday, May 23 is “Legally Blonde,” featuring pre-screening entertainment by cast members from Littleton Town Hall Arts Center’s upcoming production, scheduled May 20-June 19. “Legally Blonde” film director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah are scheduled to appear at this special screening and will participate in a Q&A and autograph-signing in the lobby afterward. Luketic’s films include “The Ugly Truth,” “Killers,” “Paranoia” and “21.” More information.


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By John Moore

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