Betty is a theatre artist whose mission is to help create space for necessary conversations. These dialogues can center around who we are as individuals, who we desire to be as a community, or how we can change long standing behavior to become more than we ever imagined. Through acting, directing and facilitating, Betty strives to be a change agent and a force for positivity, creativity, and collaboration.
Betty is both an actor who is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the union for professional actors, and a director. This year Betty directed The Scottsboro Boys for Vintage Theatre, one of the few shows produced in 2020, due to the Pandemic. In 2019, she directed Hooded: or being black for dummies at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, which became the third best seller in the history of the theatre.
Additionally, Betty is a full time facilitator and lead of the Experiential Learning Team for Kaiser Permanente’s Arts Integrated Resources (AIR). The Experiential Learning Team creates and delivers workshops for the community on such varied topics as laughter as wellness (Laughaceuticals), care equity, bias, and cultural sensitivity (The Care Equity Project), as well as a variety of topics internally for Kaiser Permanente. Betty is a master facilitator who moved to Denver in 2013 from Atlanta to be part of this vital work.
Betty serves on the Board of the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) and has co-directed the Henry Awards (celebrating Colorado theatre excellence) for the past three years.