Denver Actors Fund in Action: Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell in ‘Anything Goes’ for Performance Now Theatre Company in Lakewood.


Aid recipient: Tim Campbell is a well-known local actor currently working as the Food Service Manager at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, located 45 miles north of Denver in Johnstown. Tim, a graduate of Lakewood High School and Metropolitan State University of Denver, most recently played bumbling alcoholic uncle Billy in Candlelight’s A Wonderful Life. Other recent credits include Once Upon a Mattress for Cabrini Arts, Bat Boy for Equinox Theatre, Anything Goes for Performance Now, and Hairspray for Evergreen Players. Campbell came to the support of The Denver Actors Fund in 2016 when he appeared as Edna Turnblad at a memorial concert for late DAF President Brenda Billings.

His medical story: Tim recently sought medical attention for lingering stomach issues. Having two expensive diagnostic tests ended up costing him $1,340.52 out of pocket — even after he chipped in the $150 he could afford and insurance paid its meager share of $300. For context: Tim’s monthly premium to the insurance company is $360. (!) Tim was past due on the remaining amount and had no means to meet the obligation before writing to the Denver Actors Fund for help.

How we have helped: The Board has voted to cover the remaining  $1,340.52.

Tim Campbell performed as Edna Turnblad along with his Evergreen Players’ ‘Hairspray’ castmates at a memorial concert for late DAF President Brenda Billings in 2016. Photo by John Moore.

A message from Tim: “The Colorado theatre community is so lucky to have a program like this. I cannot express how grateful I am to have access to a program like the Denver Actors Fund that is helping so many people in a community that I hold near and dear to me. Thank you to the Colorado theatre family for making this a possibility. I am so grateful.”

How you can help The Denver Actors Fund help more Colorado artists in need: To date, The Denver Actors Fund has made more than $227,000 available to Colorado artists in medical need. If you would to help us replenish, simply mail checks made out to The Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO, 80212. Or use this donation link.

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. In addition to $225,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers has 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.


To apply for Denver Actors Fund aid: Fill out this brief online form here



Send checks made out to the Denver Actors Fund to:
P.O. Box 11182
Denver, CO 80212


Volunteer Appreciation and Re-Boot. Ever thought about taking a more active role in the Denver Actors Fund? On Monday, May 21, we invite you to join us from 6-8 p.m. at Buntport Theater (7171 Lipan St.), both to celebrate our current volunteers (party!) and talk about practical ways of beefing up our “Action Council” — that’s a group of about 12 “Super Volunteers” who each have taken ownership of a specific piece of the operation. The more, the merrier. This is your invitation to become more actively involved with the Denver Actors Fund as we continue to build toward the future. Click here for more information


Mile High 24: Madness Takes a Holiday! Denver’s annual 24-Hour Playwriting Festival returns for its 5th installment featuring short plays written, staged, and performed over a 24-hour period. This year’s theme centers around eight holidays. All proceeds benefit The Denver Actors Fund, and founder John Moore has once again agreed to be one of the sleepless playwrights. Two shows only, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. n Saturday, June 2, at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre. Click here for mote information 


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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