Video: ‘Motherhood’ proceeds benefit Denver Actors Fund

DAFDonations are being taken this weekend at three concert readings of the new musical “Motherhood” to benefit the Denver Actors Fund.

“Motherhood” was written Mitch Samu. His wife, Kristen, is among the five performers. She is also heading the Denver Actors Fund’s new “Meal Preparation” and “Meal Delivery” Action Teams.

The concert readings are being performed by Clarissa Hope Stranske, Jacquie Jo Billings, Kristen Samu, Megan Van De Hey and Sarah Rex.

Admission is free. All donations will go to the Denver Actors Fund, a new source of immediate, situational relief for when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need.

The remaining readings will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Saturday, March 1), and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton.

“Motherhood” performers Sarah Rex and Megan Van De Hey.

Other upcoming opportunities to support the Denver Actors Fund include:

*All proceeds from both the Thursday and Friday (March 6-7) performances of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion’s “Tomorrow in the Battle” will go to the Denver Actors Fund. The play stars award-winnning actors Bill Hahn, Rachel Fowler and Gabra Zackman. The director is Tara Falk. Admission is free. Reservations are required by emailing There are a few remaining tickets for Thursday, but Friday is sold out. The address is 770 Pennsylvania St.

*Stagecraft, a new company headed by Wes Munsil, will donate $1 for every ticket to its upcoming production of “Copenhagen” that is sold between midnight tonight (Saturday, March 1) and midnight next Friday (March 7). “Copenhagen,” by Michael Frayn and directed by Bernie Cardell, will be staged May 9-June 7 at the John Hand Theater on the Colorado Free University campus. Click here for ticket information.

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Click here to view the Denver Actors Fund’s complete 2014 Action Plan.


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Video: The Shelly Bordas Story, Part 3: A Community Responds

On Sunday, CultureWest named Shelly Bordas Colorado’s 2013 Theatre Person of the Year. Here is the third and latest installment in veteran journalist John Moore’s ongoing video documentary series chronicling Bordas’ story since the Denver actor and mother was diagnosed – for a second time – with end-stage breast cancer that has now spread to her brain and eyes.

In Part 3, the theater community learns of Bordas’ dying wish to take her son on a Disney cruise — and makes it happen. Performers and interview subjects include Kevin Lowry, Jesse Greaves-Smith,  Adrian Holguin, Mitch Samu, Colin Hearn, Thaddeus Valdez, Susan Lyles, Megan Van De Hey, Sarah Rex,  Sarah Roshan, Rob Costigan, Jake Walker, Diana Dresser, Allison Watrous,  Emily MacIntyre and more.

Click here to read John Moore’s story on Shelly Bordas’ “Theater Person of the Year” award

To watch Part 1 of “The Shelly Bordas story,” click here

To watch Part 2 of “The Shelly Bordas Story, click here



How to help:

To help Shelly defray her ongoing medical expenses, please mail checks in her name to the Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St, Littleton, CO, 80120

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How you can donate to the Denver Actors Fund:

The new Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need. To donate to the Denver Actors Fund, please go here (with our humble thanks):