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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To apply for Denver Actors Fund aid: Download the brief form by clicking here

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


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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