A Staged Reading of The Laramie Project
BDT Stage will be observing the 20 year anniversary of the savage murder of Matthew Shepard with a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT. With help from the immense talents of John Ashton, Sam Gregory, Wayne Kennedy, Michael J. Duran, Greg Moody, Chris Parente, Sue Leiser, Alicia King Meyers, Nick Sugar, Tim Howard, Eden Lane, Philip Sneed, Emily Van Fleet, Megan Van de Hay, and Robert Michael Sanders (and more TBA) we are using the platform we know best to acknowledge and encourage the work being done to eradicate hate. BDT Stage is presenting a staged reading, meaning actors will be reading scripts on stage with basic blocking, props and set. This is a one night only special event with limited seating.
In addition to your $5 ticket purchase, help us raise considerable funds to support 3 non-profit organizations working around the clock to secure better futures for us all. Though we will have cash/check donation baskets in the lobby, we encourage you to learn more about each organization and donate on their website by clicking the links below. Whether your donation is $5 or $500,000, it helps these amazing organizations move closer to their goals.
Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs. Striving to replace hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance, Matthew Shepard Foundation shares Matt’s story and embodies his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are. Click here to erase hate.
Since 1994 Out Boulder County has educated, advocated and provided services, programs and support to Boulder County’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Out Boulder County offers 360 degrees of support to Boulder’s LBGTQ+ community and allies, but one of the areas they are working to improve for everyone is the reporting and prosecution of hate crimes and providing ongoing support services to victims. Fund inclusion in our own backyard by clicking here.
Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate relief when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need. The Denver Actors Fund offers both financial and volunteer assistance. To date, The Fund has distributed about $62,000 to help recipients with medical bills, insurance, co-payments, supplies and more. Action Teams, an army of more than 60 volunteers, run errands, provide rides, meals, child care, construction, pet-sitting, personal company and more. Volunteers have donated more than 400 hours of service since 2013. To help fix some broken legs, click here.