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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
We hope you're safe and well. Amidst the emergence of spring and
increased feelings of hope, we may also find ourselves thinking back
to last year at this time and the confusion, uncertainty and pain so
many were just beginning to experience. While acknowledging the
suffering that has especially hit our performing arts and
entertainment community, we are honored to share how much help and
support we've been able to provide in the past 12 months.
You're invited to watch Follow Spot: What We Accomplished
Together, our 30-minute recap of how The Actors Fund has responded to
the pandemic during the past year and the extraordinary impact of your
support during the COVID-19 crisis. And with more than $20.5 million
in financial aid already distributed, the fundraising and care for our
Join us as Actors Fund's staff, Board members and people who
have utilized our services discuss the work we have accomplished with
your help. We also share our insights for the rest of the year ahead,
because while there is optimism for the days to come, our
community's path of recovery is far from over and still has many
obstacles to overcome. We're stronger together, though, and
we're so grateful for your continued support and encouragement.
Reasons to be Happy
Reasons to Be Happy
Wednesday, March 31, 8 pm ET
The Reading Series, a virtual benefit series, has announced their next
production with Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Happy. Directed by Alison
Tanney, the live reading will reunite Andrew Kober, Jessica Vosk,
Janine DiVita and Kahlil Garcia. The four cast members played their
same roles in the first production in the trilogy, Reasons to Be
Pretty, and will perform together once again for Reasons to Be Pretty
Happy on Friday, April 30. Donations to The Actors Fund are
Riders of the Purple Sage
Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera
March 25-April 11
Quantum Leap Productions presents Riders of the Purple Sage: The
Making of a Western Opera, a documentary film that celebrates the
artistry of live theater, as an online benefit to support creative
professionals out of work due to the pandemic. In the award-winning
documentary, opera's hallowed traditions and America's cowboy
culture converge to celebrate the collaborative power of art. The
documentary details the creative process of all artists involved in
live theater onstage and backstage. Zane Grey is read by Peter Coyote,
with performances by shining young opera stars Karin Wolverton, Morgan
Smith, Laura Wilde, Joshua Dennis, Joshua Jeremiah, Keith Phares and
Kristopher Irmiter. Half of all proceeds from ticket sales will
benefit The Actors Fund.
Available Now-April 15
Emma Z. is a hilarious short satire filmed entirely in isolation and
deals with the newest of 12-step groups to emerge in the
pandemic-Amazon Anonymous-and it's unexpected pitfalls.
For a donation of any amount (suggested $10) you will receive a
password protected link to the film. All proceeds go to The Actors
Fund so please join us in laughter and love for our community.
Directed and produced by Jeremiah Kipp and Jennifer Plotzke, Emma Z.
stars Yaegel T. Welch, Jennifer Johnson, Amy Chang and Jeanine Flynn.
More Online Events:
#BWAYWORLDRECORD: Help break The Guinness World Records title for
the record of largest online video album of people singing the same
Stars In The House: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 pm ET
to help those in need in performing arts and entertainment.